Charlotte, North Carolina
June 29, 2004
As for the golf, this was a thinking golfers course. There was a premium on shot selection and you had to hit a shorter club on many of the holes. In fact, you only need your driver on about four holes. But when you do need your driver, you have a chance to really hit some neat shots. For example, the 18th hole is downhill about 300 yards. I reached the green with a lucky bounce (unfortunately I three-putted). Hole 8 is a similar distance and just as fun. I reached the sand trap beside the green and ended up making a birdie. On other holes, you can cut the corners to save some distance, but the safe shots are usually the best way to go. On many a par-four you should hit an iron and not necessarily try to hit the longest drive.
The greens were in relatively good shape. They had been worked over a bit the week before I played, but I thought they were fine. You get some big breaks on a few holes, but the holes are pretty fair.
If you are an avid golfer, it is definitely worth playing. I only wish I had had my own clubs. I felt I could have really done some damage with my score.
From journal Fun and Games in Seefeld