Date Played: November 27, 2009
5.0 out of
Stonehaven Golf Course is the 2nd of 3 golf courses located at The Resort at Glade Springs. The Resort is a more of a community with hundreds if not thousands of residents, some seasonal but many primary residents, hundreds of homes and thousands of acres to the resort community; many ammenities available. The Resort does cater to guests with a recently built hotel and they also feature cottages and homes for rent. Perfect place for a 12 man golf trip. Now to the course, the stonehaven course is technically a private course owned by the P.O.A (property owners assoc.), however the course is also available to resort guests, either as single rounds or golf packages, which also include rounds on the Cobb Course. The Stonehaven course is totally different than the very traditional lay-out on the Cobb; Stonehaven is a very challenging golf course from the tips, a tough course from the next tees up but from the white tees you can tear this course a new one. It doesn't realy matter what tees you play, it is a awesome Thomas Clark designed mountain course, plenty of elevation changes and the course was adapted to the surrondings. Some par 4's are really short and drivable from white tees, but from the tips you are hitting a lot of long irons in on approach shots. The greens are always in nice condition, they roll very good, my only beef with this course is that there seem to be a lot of little unseen breaks in the green, making it very difficult on 4-6 ft putts (hit the first one closer bubba!), and also there are a lot of blind tee shots, everything bends to the right and between holes 7 & 13 you kind of forget where you are; holes all look similar. The area around the greens are all shaved down, no rough, dry summer day you can putt and play some bump and run from about 30 yards out if needed, one catch.........this course is hardly ever "dry", drainage a little sketchy throughout some fairways. Also the course has very few sand traps, the course features what is considered a "waste bunker", some type of "fine" rock, you can "ground" your club in these and it won't scratch you clubs.......that bad. It is a fun course, good for drinking beer and being occasionally louder than you should be because you are in the middle of nowhere at times. Hit 'em good!