When we arrived the cart attendants insisted
on taking our clubs from the cars to the carts,
"That's why they pay me." he said. Excellent
We played all three nines which were similar
in both layout and difficulty. this being said,
I found the Piper course the longest (and it is
by about 100 yards) because of the the wind that
constantly seemed to be in our face.
I don't think a hole ever ran next to another.
Each hole was like its own little golf course.
There was a bit of driving between a few of the
holes but that was fine given the benefit of always
being by yourself of the course.
Lots of water here and some long holes too. The
course was in very good condition especially in
light of the tough winter the area had. The yardage
markings on the course were good and plentiful.
My only disappointment was the restaurant. After
our first nine I went in to get a sandwich. I
had to wait a little too long for my liking and
the sandwich was a ham and cheese sandwich on
white bread like i would make at home. I think
there might have been lettuce on it and it did
come with some potato chips, but for $5.50 I was
expecting a decent sized kaiser bun and a decent
The restaurant, called 'Pipers', was very nice
and I am sure that this is one of the reasons
that the food was a little more expensive. The
beverage cart was good, the girl was very nice
and pleasant. Again, though, my chocolate bar
was about $0.10-$0.20 more expensive than at most
The three nines are called, Sand, Piper and Bay.
Not all that creative but easy to discern nonetheless.
Best Hole: Sand course: #9
Why: Terrific dogleg left that
rewards accurate shot making. Your drive on this
par four needs to be far enough to have a look
at the green and also a little left otherwise
your approach shot will be a long iron instead
of a middle one. The green is large and slopes
back to front. Number 1 handicap hole on the nine.
Best Hole: Piper course: #7
Why: This par five plays extremely
long into the wind. Measured 536 yards from the
whites and playing into the wind, this hole is
a challenge for even accomplished golfers. The
water in front of you on the tee is very much
in play as you need to decide how far over it
you are going to go. Long hitters have a definite
advantage off the tee. After that its all about
shot making as the second lading area is narrow
and the green well protected. Stay out of the
trees on the right or a snowman (8) is very possible.
Best Hole: Bay course: #3
Why: Long par three with water
between the tee and green and often plays into
the wind. Measured at 193, shorter hitters will
have to lay up to the fairway left of the green
which is well protected. Even a great drive from
the tee can easily end up with bogey on this large
sloping green. One benefit is that the drop area
for the water is right behind the green in a very
Overall rating : Impressive
Overall value: Average