Date Played: October 3, 2014
4.0 out of
With the Tee Time Book, was $45 on a Friday morning. Great deal for this course. This is a very difficult layout. The first 4 holes lull you into thinking it's fairly benign, but it rises up and bites you from there out. The #5 par 5 has a split fairway where you have to carry environmental to get to the second fairway where there are no flat lies (except around the 150 stake) and then straight uphill to a small green. #7 is also a par 5 which sneaks up on you. #12 is a short par 4 but with an extremely narrow fairway and a bunker running down the entire left side to the green (to catch all the wayward shots). And, the finishing hole #18 is a big environmental carry off the tees, a somewhat narrow fairway that doglegs left around water--need to place the 2nd shot for a decent shot into the green. On top of the diversity of holes, the rough is brutal, so stay out of it. The course is in excellent shape--tee boxes, fairways, bunkers, and greens. I particularly liked the greens as they were a little on the fast side, but readable and rolling true (although I did have one 3-putt and one 4-putt!!). They have 5 tee boxes ranging from 4738-6889. But, make sure you play based on your handicap because the slope/rating are challenging...64.1/123 to 74.1/150 for men and 69.6/124 to 76.6/140 for women. Pick your poison! It's a great course with a good mix of risk/reward and scoring holes. You will enjoy it if you can hit where you aim; otherwise, it may be a long day. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and seem to appreciate the business. Congrats to Colonial Heritage for keeping this Arthur Hills design in great shape.