This was our tune up stop before Kiawah Ocean Course. February and 70 degree temps. If I could use one word to describe this course it would be WICKED!!!. I have played hundreds of courses around the country and I can honestly say there is no place to compare this too. I would no doubt put this course in the top 10 I have ever played. It is currently ranked #78 by golf digest but I have played 20 more in those rankings ahead of it and I would only put 4 of them in front. The holes are very demanding and they have twist and turns like you would not believe. Elevations and 40 foot deep bunkers are only part of the challenge. I can only imagine the condition of this course in the late spring and summer because I could not find anything to gripe about in February. Listen 4 years ago I played Pinehurst #2,4,8 and #2 was quite a let down at $350 and I even had someone back them say play #4 & 8 then take yourself to Tobacco Road & Pine Needles, I wish I had done this sooner. Finally if you live in MD like me or VA this is not a costly trip. you can make a noon tee time with a 5-6 hour drive Hotel, food, golf for two people under $400. Take the trip NOW, seriously hidden treasure here.
Date Played: February 17, 2012