Recent Golf Course Reviews


4Aces
Severn, MD
320 Reviews
Waverly Woods Golf Club of Marriottsville, MD
  
Tee Time Book has a special--4 players on Saturday before Noon for $64/player (vs. $79 rack rate). That is a deal for this course! Course, as usual, in excellent condition. Fairways are lush and perfectly mowed, the bunkers are nice thick sand (don't have to worry about hitting hard pan underneath), and the greens are fast and nicely manicured. For a Saturday morning, I was surprised how nice the pace of play was--we finished in about 4 hrs. 20 mins. This course requires some course management, strategic shots, and hitting the fairways. Select the proper tees as the sloping fairways, deep rough, and fast undulating greens will give you all you can handle. Excellent condition and a must play!

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Date Played: July 22, 2017 | Cost: $64


thegolfinguy
Lakeland, FL
16 Reviews
TPC Myrtle Beach of Murrells Inlet, SC
  
Ever wonder that it is like to play a PGA Tour caliber course? Here’s your change, at the only course in Myrtle Beach to receive a 5-star rating by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” – TPC Myrtle Beach

The Tournament Players Club in Myrtle Beach was designed by Tom Fazio with input from PGA Tour player Lanny Wadkins and opened for play in 1999. The course earned accolades quickly and the next year (2000) hosted the Senior Tour Championship, which was won by Tom Watson. Other PGA greats such as Gary Player, Ray Floyd and Lee Trevino have tried their luck against the complexities of the course.

From the tips, TPC MB measures 6,950 yards with a rating of 74.1 and a slope of 144. At 6,133 yards (72.5/138), the white tees will provide a formidable adversary for the average golfer without too much embarrassment or frustration. Ladies will find a challenge from the Red Tees at 5,118 (70.3/128). As always, pick the distance that’s right for you and have a good time.

Players weave their way through forests of red oak and pine, around Lowcountry marshes and picturesque wetlands on fairways as plush as carpet. Miss the fairway and you’re setting yourself up for a long day; the mounding and swales that sit on the periphery make for some tough play. Many fairways are tree lined, with ample landing areas off the tees. But trees aren’t all you’ll find out here; water comes into play on at least 11 holes, whether it’s a lake or wetlands.

The green complexes are worthy of praise all on their own. Most of the greens are elevated with subtle undulations – and fast. It’s not uncommon to have a putt with at least two feet of break during your round. Some of the greens are multi-tiered, adding to the necessity of a good putting game. The bunkers are well manicured; often siting several feet below the green.

In addition to a great golf course, TPC Myrtle Beach boasts some pretty impressive practice facilities. There’s a full length, targeted driving range, a short game area with sand bunker and a large putting green. No wonder touring professionals such as Dustin Johnson come here to practice in the off-season! I guess the fact that DJ has a golf school here would be a contributing factor as well!
There’s also a fully stocked pro shop so you can stock up on logoed gear and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Players can shower off/freshen up their round before heading home, and then grab a quick bite in the new Champions Pub. Enjoy a post-round cocktail or choose from numerous draft and craft beer selections. The Ahi Tuna Caesar Salad and Grilled Chicken Sandwich on Ciabatta Bread are recommended suggestions.

Pro’s Pick: Number 17, Par 3, 158 yards. (White Tees). To many, using the words TPC and island green in the same sentence means one thing: Sawgrass. But not so fast. Although Number 17 at TPC Myrtle Beach merely has a peninsular green, it’s every bit as intimidating as its evil step cousin down the Interstate. And, although there is only water on three sides, the fourth side has a large bunker which is by no means a picnic should you enter it. Complicating matters is the fact that the green slopes towards the water and know this – the wind will be a factor. At 158 yards, it provides a great challenge.

Favorite Par 4: Number 12, 277 yards (White Tees). Given the length of this hole you have to go for the green off the tee. A draw would be the preferred shot off the tee; there’s not a whole lot of trouble here unless you find one of the bunkers on the left side. The green is wider than it is long; something to keep in mind should you require an approach shot.

Favorite Par 5: Number 18: Par 5, 496 yards (White Tees). I would name this hole “Decision Time” because, with a good drive – preferably down the left side – you’ve got a decision to make. Standing on the tee box, you can’t help but be in awe as you stare down the fairway at the back of the clubhouse. There’s a very picturesque creek that meanders down the right side of the fairway and crosses about 300 yards from the white tees. Once it crosses the fairway, it flows into a large lake that guards the front and left side of the green. Most players will opt to make this a 3-shot hole and lay up right of the water. Hit it to the largest part of the fairway over the creek and you’ll leave an approach shot of around 100 yards to a large, well-bunkered green. This is one of the best finishing holes in the Myrtle Beach area.

Most Challenging Hole: Number 9, Par 4, 445 yards. A monster of a hole that requires your best drive of the day. Playing your tee shot up the left side of the fairway will take the water and trees on the right out of play. You’ll be left with a long approach shot that plays uphill to a narrow green with a large, deep bunker on the right. Miss it left of the green and you’re looking at a difficult up and down. I’ve played shorter par 5s – all pars are well earned.

Last Word: TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the top 3 courses in the Myrtle Beach area, with all kinds of challenges. If you hit the ball high, you should fare well with approach shots to the elevated greens. Spend some extra time on the range and hit every club in the bag; chances are you will on the course. In fact, every shot you hit will be a test. For most of us, this is as close as we will ever get to playing between the ropes in a professional event. For more information or to book your next round at TPC Myrtle Beach, Click Here.

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Date Played: July 19, 2017 | Cost: $0.00


thegolfinguy
Lakeland, FL
16 Reviews
TPC Myrtle Beach of Murrells Inlet, SC
  
Ever wonder that it is like to play a PGA Tour caliber course? Here’s your change, at the only course in Myrtle Beach to receive a 5-star rating by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” – TPC Myrtle Beach

The Tournament Players Club in Myrtle Beach was designed by Tom Fazio with input from PGA Tour player Lanny Wadkins and opened for play in 1999. The course earned accolades quickly and the next year (2000) hosted the Senior Tour Championship, which was won by Tom Watson. Other PGA greats such as Gary Player, Ray Floyd and Lee Trevino have tried their luck against the complexities of the course.

From the tips, TPC MB measures 6,950 yards with a rating of 74.1 and a slope of 144. At 6,133 yards (72.5/138), the white tees will provide a formidable adversary for the average golfer without too much embarrassment or frustration. Ladies will find a challenge from the Red Tees at 5,118 (70.3/128). As always, pick the distance that’s right for you and have a good time.

Players weave their way through forests of red oak and pine, around Lowcountry marshes and picturesque wetlands on fairways as plush as carpet. Miss the fairway and you’re setting yourself up for a long day; the mounding and swales that sit on the periphery make for some tough play. Many fairways are tree lined, with ample landing areas off the tees. But trees aren’t all you’ll find out here; water comes into play on at least 11 holes, whether it’s a lake or wetlands.

The green complexes are worthy of praise all on their own. Most of the greens are elevated with subtle undulations – and fast. It’s not uncommon to have a putt with at least two feet of break during your round. Some of the greens are multi-tiered, adding to the necessity of a good putting game. The bunkers are well manicured; often siting several feet below the green.

In addition to a great golf course, TPC Myrtle Beach boasts some pretty impressive practice facilities. There’s a full length, targeted driving range, a short game area with sand bunker and a large putting green. No wonder touring professionals such as Dustin Johnson come here to practice in the off-season! I guess the fact that DJ has a golf school here would be a contributing factor as well!
There’s also a fully stocked pro shop so you can stock up on logoed gear and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Players can shower off/freshen up their round before heading home, and then grab a quick bite in the new Champions Pub. Enjoy a post-round cocktail or choose from numerous draft and craft beer selections. The Ahi Tuna Caesar Salad and Grilled Chicken Sandwich on Ciabatta Bread are recommended suggestions.

Pro’s Pick: Number 17, Par 3, 158 yards. (White Tees). To many, using the words TPC and island green in the same sentence means one thing: Sawgrass. But not so fast. Although Number 17 at TPC Myrtle Beach merely has a peninsular green, it’s every bit as intimidating as its evil step cousin down the Interstate. And, although there is only water on three sides, the fourth side has a large bunker which is by no means a picnic should you enter it. Complicating matters is the fact that the green slopes towards the water and know this – the wind will be a factor. At 158 yards, it provides a great challenge.

Favorite Par 4: Number 12, 277 yards (White Tees). Given the length of this hole you have to go for the green off the tee. A draw would be the preferred shot off the tee; there’s not a whole lot of trouble here unless you find one of the bunkers on the left side. The green is wider than it is long; something to keep in mind should you require an approach shot.

Favorite Par 5: Number 18: Par 5, 496 yards (White Tees). I would name this hole “Decision Time” because, with a good drive – preferably down the left side – you’ve got a decision to make. Standing on the tee box, you can’t help but be in awe as you stare down the fairway at the back of the clubhouse. There’s a very picturesque creek that meanders down the right side of the fairway and crosses about 300 yards from the white tees. Once it crosses the fairway, it flows into a large lake that guards the front and left side of the green. Most players will opt to make this a 3-shot hole and lay up right of the water. Hit it to the largest part of the fairway over the creek and you’ll leave an approach shot of around 100 yards to a large, well-bunkered green. This is one of the best finishing holes in the Myrtle Beach area.

Most Challenging Hole: Number 9, Par 4, 445 yards. A monster of a hole that requires your best drive of the day. Playing your tee shot up the left side of the fairway will take the water and trees on the right out of play. You’ll be left with a long approach shot that plays uphill to a narrow green with a large, deep bunker on the right. Miss it left of the green and you’re looking at a difficult up and down. I’ve played shorter par 5s – all pars are well earned.

Last Word: TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the top 3 courses in the Myrtle Beach area, with all kinds of challenges. If you hit the ball high, you should fare well with approach shots to the elevated greens. Spend some extra time on the range and hit every club in the bag; chances are you will on the course. In fact, every shot you hit will be a test. For most of us, this is as close as we will ever get to playing between the ropes in a professional event. For more information or to book your next round at TPC Myrtle Beach, Click Here.

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Date Played: July 19, 2017 | Cost: $0.00


thegolfinguy
Lakeland, FL
16 Reviews
Blackmoor Golf Club of Murrells Inlet, SC
  
Gary Player has played and designed golf courses all around the world, but there’s only one Gary Player Signature Course on the Grand Strand - Blackmoor Golf Club. Blackmoor Golf Club plays 6,614 yards from the back tees, with a course rating of 71.1 and a slope of 126. Blackmoor is also a favorite of female visitors to the Myrtle Beach area and plays 4,807 yards. Play from the yardage that best suits your game and you’re sure to have a good time.

This Gary Player signature course takes advantage of the natural terrain as well as beautiful vistas, producing a combination of shot varieties, which adds to your enjoyment no matter how good or bad you’re playing. Marshes, wetlands and/or water come into play on about half the holes and the green complexes are well protected with either sand or grass bunkers and swales. With all of the thought Player put into this course, he has made it challenging for low handicappers and enjoyable for high handicappers.

Easily the most memorable hole on the golf course is Number 8, a par 4 that plays 347 yards from the White tees – much shorter with Option B. “A Tale of Two Fairways” would be an appropriate name for this hole. The conventional, aka wider fairway is to the left, making this a dogleg right. You can leave driver in the bag with this route and hit a 3-wood or hybrid off the tee. That should leave a moderate chip shot into the green.

Option B is for the gambler in you. Number 8 gives you an option to go directly at the green, up a narrow alleyway which plays about 270 yards. Be warned, hit it straight or pay the price. Either way, you end up at a gently undulating green protected with bunkers left – or behind the green – depending on your route. Executed correctly, Option B could help you pick up a shot on the field.

Even without the old slave cemetery that runs down the left side of this hole and dates back to the 1800’s, Number 13 (478 yards from the White Tees) would still be a good hole. Add in the cemetery and good becomes great! Calling this a dogleg right doesn’t do it justice; it’s more like a 45° right turn. A long fade off the tee goes a long way in lessening the burden on your second shot, where, depending on your length off the tee, you’ll have a decision to make. Anyone with a clear shot at the green needs to go for it; there’s not a lot of trouble around the green other than a bunker on the right side and trees on the left if you’re way off. The green slopes from back right to front left, so do your best to keep the ball below the hole.

Half of the holes at Blackmoor are doglegs and will require not only proper club selection but also good placement if you want to score well. Many greens are elevated and require you to fly it on the green as opposed to running it on. All of the greens roll fast and true.

Blackmoor also has an excellent practice area with a full-length driving range where you can hit every club in the bag to your heart’s content, and a putting green. The clubhouse features a well-stocked pro shop with all of your favorite logoed Blackmoor gear and a grill and bar that serves all of your favorite libations and clubhouse food. The burgers are unbelievable.

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Date Played: July 18, 2017 | Cost: $0.00


thegolfinguy
Lakeland, FL
16 Reviews
  
Plantation Golf & Country Club is one of those courses you can play over and over again and never have the same shot twice; that’s what makes it such an enjoyable course. Jack would have it no other way.

Pawley’s Plantation is a championship, par 72 course that measures 7,031 yards from the back tees, yet the most memorable hole on the course is a mere 115 yards long. More on that later. From the back tees, the course carries a course rating of 75.7 and slope of 148. Most golfers will find that the White/Egret Tees (6,184/72.0/139) will give them as much golf course as they can handle. Five sets of tee boxes give golfers of all levels of ability the chance to enjoy this Lowcountry classic.

The course is not without its share of notoriety; Golf World named it one the state’s top 30 courses in 2009 and 2010. Golf Digest has awarded the course 4 stars as one of its “Places to Play” and Zagat has called Pawleys Plantation one of “America’s Top Courses”.

The front nine winds its way through pine and hardwood forests and features several tree-lined fairways; others use beautiful lakes to frame the border. Massive sand bunkers are prevalent on several holes. The back nine is a different story as several holes extend out into the saltwater marsh and offer fantastic views of the surrounding area. Rest assured that because of your location, the prevailing winds will be a factor. Two hundred-year-old moss-draped oak trees come into play on several holes, most notably on number 14, where “Jack’s Tree” sits in the middle of the fairway near his old house.

For the most part, landing areas are generous; and the green complexes are nothing less than you would expect from a Jack Nicklaus design. The TifEagle hybrid Bermuda grass greens are large with subtle undulations and run-offs typically associated with Nicklaus courses. They putt fast and true.

It’s not often that the par 3 holes add the most excitement to a round, but at Pawleys Plantation that is certainly the case; all showcase water, sand or both. Ask anyone – including those that have taken a double or better – what hole they remember most and they will undoubtedly say number 13. This hole plays 115 yards from the White Tees and is every bit as much of a test as #17 at Sawgrass. Locals have dubbed it “The Shortest Par 5 on the Grand Strand”. To get to the tee, you drive from the 12th green across a causeway, past the 17th tee box, and stop about ¾ of the way across. The tees for 13 and 17 are built into the causeway; 17 is a par 3 that plays 150 yards, over a saltwater marsh to a green that is a lot wider than it is deep. It too is a tough hole.

Anyway, back to 13. The tee box is elevated above the marsh and if you are afraid of heights (like me), it can be quite the extra challenge. The hole is bulk-headed to the marsh and there is zero room for error. Your tee shot is complicated by the prevailing wind and very rarely plays the stated yardage. The 13th green and the 16th green are one and the bunkers around the 13th green catch any errant shots that the water does not. This hole truly lives up to its billing. There’s a 5 on my scorecard and that’s being generous! If you look down into the saltwater marshes at low tide, you can see where others have tried – and failed – too.

The second hole is rated the #1 handicap hole and is very demanding; even more so because it is only the second hole. At 408 yards from the White Tees, it takes two good shots to get on in regulation. There’s water to the far left and sand to the immediate left of the large undulating green. Par is a very good score here.

Mr. Nicklaus thinks Number 10 is one of the nicest holes on the course and I tend to agree. If you play a hybrid or long iron off the tee and leave it short of the large fairway bunker on the right side, you’ll have an approach shot of less than 130 yards. Should you decide to play left of the bunker, you can get your approach distance down to about 80 yards. Either way, you’ll have an approach shot over water to a long, narrow green bulk-headed in front and well bunkered on either side. This is a great thinking man’s hole!

As you can tell from the slope rating, Pawleys Plantation is not an easy course. Jack Nicklaus’ philosophy has always been that golf is “a game of precision as well as power” and nowhere is that more evident than here. From the tree-lined fairways on the front to the marsh-laden back nine, Pawleys Plantation keeps you guessing. You’ll need to hit it long and straight on some holes and finesse it onto the putting surface on others. Thankfully, Pawleys Plantation provides each golfer with a yardage book.

A good course is not complete without a good 19th hole and the Palmetto Pub raises the bar when it comes to your typical clubhouse fare. In addition to your favorite clubhouse food and libations, they have an outstanding food menu with some nice surprises. The night we were there, the special was a 12oz NY Strip steak, cooked the way you like it, served with salad, potato and vegetable. Their She Crab Soup and homemade chili also hit the spot.

Because of its location, Pawleys Plantation is a popular spot for weddings, with a scenic and private location overlooking the 18th green. Pawleys’ professional event planning staff and executed chef Leon Nesbit can help put together an event that you will remember for a lifetime.

To book your next golf vacation at Pawleys Plantation, Click Here. If you fill out a package quote form on the Waccamaw Golf Trail website – with no obligation to buy – they will send you a voucher for a free round on one of their courses.

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Date Played: July 17, 2017 | Cost: $0.00


thegolfinguy
Lakeland, FL
16 Reviews
The Heritage Club of Pawleys Island, SC
  
The Heritage Club is all about gracious, tasteful living. Look at the houses along the course and you’ll know what I mean; graceful estates that exemplify southern plantation living. Driving to the golf course you get the sense that you’re in store for something special.

Your day at the Heritage Club begins at the gated entrance and a drive beneath majestic oak trees leading to a Southern Colonial clubhouse overlooking the Waccamaw River. This 18-hole Dan Maples masterpiece is built on the site of the True Blue and Midway Plantations, where over 600 acres of magnolia trees, 300-year-old moss-draped oaks, and fresh water lakes and marshes have been transformed into a golf course and community that rival the finest in America. It’s no wonder that the Heritage Club was ranked #33 in 2009 by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and has received 4 ½ stars in “Best Places to Play”.

At the Heritage Club, you can choose from 5 sets of tees that measure between 5,201 and 7,118 yards. Your level of enjoyment on this championship track will begin with your ability to choose the right set of tees. Bite off more than you can chew, and you’re in for a long day. The White Tees at 6,310 yards carry a course rating of 71.1 and a slope of 127 and provided a fitting challenge.

The front nine is predominantly woods and trees, and Maples (not the trees) does a great job of using trees to shape holes and many tee shots. It’s not uncommon to stand on the tee box and wonder what you’re going to do about that lone tree standing between you and that ideal tee shot. On the back nine, you’ll encounter more water – it comes into play on at least 5 holes. All holes culminate on large, well-undulated Champion Bermuda greens that are often guarded by water, trees and/or sand. The greens are in superb shape and roll true at a moderate pace. An abundance of flora and fauna can be seen as you make your way around the course including, crepe myrtles, azaleas alligators and bald eagles. But that’s nothing compared to the golf!

Memorable Holes
Number 1: Par 4, 369 yards (White Tees). The first hole is memorable because it sets you up for something you will encounter many times off the tee – a tree in your way! Fade it gently around the tree sticking out into fairway 200 yards down on the right and you’ll set yourself up for a short pitch into a two-tiered green. This is a good starting hole, especially if you can maneuver around the tree.

Number 5: Par 4, 384 yards (White Tees). It’s about a 200-yard carry over the bunkers on the left. Get caught up in the bunkers or the mounding that surrounds them and you’re looking at some pretty funky lies. A good tee shot will leave an approach under 150 to a Trillium-shaped green with many subtle undulations. It’s not uncommon to have to measure the break in a putt by feet instead of inches.

Number 13: Par 3, 175 yards (White Tees). A long par 3 that is all carry over water. The long,, slender green angles away from the tee, making front left and back right pin placements a challenge. Two small bunkers on the back-side of the green shouldn’t come into play, at least you should hope they don’t!

Number 18: Par 5, 470 yards (White Tees). Heritage Club saves the best for last. Unless you’re a true long-ball hitter off the tee or a masochist, this is a three-shot hole. Push your tee shot left and you’ll likely find the water. Hit a stellar drive and you’re still looking at about 220 to the green with a 60-yard wide pond that guards the front. Best to lay up and hit a pitch shot in. Beware, there’s water right. This is a challenging finishing hole.

Heritage Club has a practice center that includes a full-length grass range as well as chipping and putting greens. Inside the clubhouse, you’ll find a nicely stocked pro shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers and a restaurant/lounge with outdoor patio that serves breakfast, lunch and all your favorite libations.

Last Word
The Heritage Club isn’t a course that lets you come out and just bomb away off the tee; you need to think your way around and hit placement shots if you want to score well. This is especially true on some of the doglegs where, if you hit it short or long of the dogleg, you’ll have no clear shot to the green. Like any Lowcountry golf course, Heritage Club has its share of sand and marsh carry shots, with mild elevation changes.

I’m told that the Heritage Club does over 65,000 rounds a year and in my mind, there are a couple of reasons why. First off, the golf course is incredible – well maintained, challenging and friendly. Secondly is the staff – always smiling, helpful and willing to answer any question. Thirdly, is the fact that your greens fee includes a breakfast buffet, lunch with a wide variety of options and two free beers or fountain drinks during or after your round. You can make a day of it!

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Date Played: July 17, 2017 | Cost: $0.00


4Aces
Severn, MD
320 Reviews
The Woodlands of Windsor Mill, MD
  
Low rating because of ground bees on 16 out of 18 greens! They had bored holes with sand mounds all over the greens, and there were just hordes of bees flying all around. You had to use bug spray to spray them directly just to walk to and from and on the green. The course should spray for these--they are damaging the greens and are annoying to players. They were also in several bunkers. Other than that, the course seemed to be in pretty good shape--they were watering when we were there. Most of the fairways are in good condition and the rough has not yet started to brown out. We had an early tee time so were done in 3.3 hrs.

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Date Played: July 17, 2017 | Cost: $35


thegolfinguy
Lakeland, FL
16 Reviews
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club of Pawleys Island, SC
  
To golfers in Myrtle Beach and those who travel from many miles away, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is Myrtle Beach golf. Since opening to the public in January 1994, Caledonia has rapidly gained and maintained a reputation as one of the premier resort courses in America. In 2016, Golf Magazine ranked Caledonia as one of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” and Golf Week placed it on its list of “Top 100 Resort Courses in America” for 2016 and 2017.

A quick look at the scorecard tells you that at 6,526 yards from the back tees, this Mike Strantz masterpiece is not likely to overwhelm the long hitter. But consider that it’s a par 70 course and the rating/slope from the tips is 71.8/138, and you quickly learn this course is no pushover. In fact, the White Tees at 5,710 yards (67.6/127) will show most golfers a challenge and a good time.

Ask any newcomer to the course which hole was their favorite, and the majority will choose Number 18. It’s a 377-yard par 4 that requires something less than driver off the tee. The goal here is to avoid the water and leave yourself a second shot, over water into an oddly angled green that has two tiers. The top tier tends to funnel back towards the water. Bunkers surround the green and to top things off, you may have a gallery watching your approach and putt from the balcony directly behind the green. It’s fun and intimidating at the same time!

I asked several members and Assistant Professional Mike Foley the same question and, interesting enough, all agreed that the risk/reward par 5, Number 8 was their favorite. At 512 yards from the Blue Tees, a well-struck drive off the tee over the left fairway bunker on the right leaves you with a decision. The rest of the hole plays downhill and a good drive will leave around 225 yards to the green. Again, it’s downhill, which makes it play shorter, however there is a pond in front of the green that you must carry. Something else to consider is pin location. If it’s front, it is slightly above water level. If it’s a back pin, the upper level of the green sits about four feet higher. It’s the ultimate risk/reward hole on the course.

My favorite was Number 10, a 531-yard par 5 that I almost reached in two. Fairway bunkers on either side create a narrow landing area for your drive and the waste bunker dotted with grass islands that make up the right side of the fairway is an imposing obstacle to overcome on your layup. The double-tiered green demands a good long look if you want to score well here – unfortunately I did not!

Even the short par 3, 9th hole (110 yards/Blue Tees) requires a certain amount of distance control and accuracy. Although it’s short, it’s all carry over sand, and with the green being very shallow, the two back bunkers see a lot of play. Number 7 is a short but interesting hole. It plays 346 yards from the Blue Tees and, with a right-side pin placement, 9 out of 10 players will have to play their approach shot over or under a massive moss-draped oak tree. Find the fairway bunker on the left off the tee and big numbers await.

After your round, do what many locals and other golfers do and visit the restaurant in the Old South-style clubhouse. They have a tremendous menu and, of course, your favorite post-golf libations. Now it’s your turn to sit in a porch rocker and offer encouragement on fellow golfers’ approach to the 18th green.

No round at Caledonia is complete without a souvenir of the day’s events and the pro shop can hook you up with a hat, shirt or towel from your favorite designer, complete with the Caledonia logo.

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Date Played: July 15, 2017 | Cost: $0.00


pittfaninmd
Essex, MD
83 Reviews
  
Course is in great shape from tee to green. Only 4 star rating on the greens due to lack of speed,rolled smoothly though. Great layout with a nice bar and deck and attached restaurant

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Date Played: July 8, 2017 | Cost: $45


4Aces
Severn, MD
320 Reviews
Quail Valley Golf Club of Littlestown, PA
  
I have always liked the layout of this course, and the tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in excellent condition. I've already played 79 rounds this year, and these greens are easily the best I've played this year! They were excellent...nice pace, very consistent roll, and readable. I had 11 putts on the front and 16 on the back! The fairways were lush, but mowed to a nice length...as was the rough. It was not too punishing, but did require you to think through how you wanted to hit the ball to make the shot you wanted. Finally, the pace of play was EXCELLENT! We played on a Saturday in under 4 hrs. The marshal was riding around the course--we saw him often. The foursome in front of us started out slow (with at least one hole open in front of them). By #5, they were moving out and we never waited again. Kudos to the staff for managing the course! Overall, course in super condition and the $42 rack rate was a great value!

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Date Played: July 8, 2017 | Cost: $42