Although it was about 32 degrees (0 celsius)
when we drove up at 8:00am and we were one of
only two cars in the parking lot the staff seemed
very pleased to see us and were very helpful in
putting our clubs on carts and getting our foursomes
set up. The pro shop staff were pleasant although
the pro shop itself was a little lacking in selection
and seemed a little expensive.
This course offers a great mix of holes and the
layout is one of the better ones we encountered
during our trip to the south. Bunkers were well
placed and the holes played very fair to all levels
of golfer. Water in play on many holes and a great
selection of traps and doglegs kept me on my toes
the whole way around.
We replayed in the afternoon and after a little
discussion with the wonderful pro shop attendant
she agreed to let us play 18 holes again for the
price of 9. After all we will be back for many
years to come and it was just about freezing too!
She was wonderful.
The food in the clubhouse was quick and satisfactory.
Nothing to write home about but this course really
is about the golf rather than the facilities.
And in that respect the course excelled. I assume
the reason that there was no beverage cart was
because only about 10-15 foursomes played the
day we did. I would be very surprised if there
was not a beverage cart at this facility during
busier golf seasons!
Although the overall score here is only 'good'
the course is more fun to play than that would
indicate. The cost at $50 including a cart is
Best Hole: 5 (par 4)
Why: The ninth handicapped hole
on the course. Be careful on your drive here as
long hitters will flirt with the water. Look closely
at the rocks surrounding the water - they are
actually all shells! The approach over water is
somewhat misleading as the prevailing winds will
likely require at least one extra club. The green
is well protected on the left with a bunker and
on the right and front with mounds. Nice fun hole.
Overall rating : Good
Overall value: Average