Date Played: August 25, 2013
2.0 out of
This course reminds me of many courses in the foothills of North Carolina. The ground is mostly red clay, so that makes for hard fairways with thin grass. The fairways are narrow, oddly shaped and not terribly forgiving for errant shots (see photos to give you an idea). The greens are sloped and have multiple breaks even for short putts. This all adds up to making this a real "shot makers" course (see the photo of the "tips" provided by the course to give you an idea - seven holes have "layup" yardage from the tee boxes). If you can pick your shot and make it most every time, you will find this course will use every club in the bag and be a good test of your skills, especially on the green, even though it is a fairly short course. Some other things you may want to know: 1) Skycaddy only has the yardage of the holes, not to any of the hazards or landing areas - a tough handicap on a shot makers course; 2) the greens were punched recently, and there was still a bit of the punch trash on the greens, making the putting even more challenging; 3) take a cart - this course winds all through the woods, over hills, down dales with some long runs between holes - walking this course would be a real challenge, and it would be easy to get lost but the directions are well marked; 4) bugs - the gnats are out, and the Mosquitos are in the woods so prepare for that. There are better courses in the area for about the same amount of money, but if you want a true test of your game consider coming here. If you want to beat your friends, play the course once before you invite them - you will have the advantage of knowing what to do with the many blind shots this course requires. The first time you play this course, try to go with someone who has played it before.