Archive for year: 2014

Chimney Rock Golf Club – Bayard, NE

17 Dec
December 17, 2014
Chimney Rock GC #6

Hole #6, Par 4 – 336 yards from white tees.

Pride; Professional; Passion; and Perfection. These words describe what we encountered at Chimney Rock Golf Club. Ed and I quickly motored our way to the second hole to bypass the crowd at Hole #1. We did come back to finish our round at this straight and easy par four opening hole.  Read more →

Crestview Golf Club – Waldport, OR

01 Dec
December 1, 2014
Crestview Golf Club

Hole #5 – Risk/Reward Par 4

Driving south down the 101, our GPS directed us through a Post Office parking lot. It must have been the most direct route because we did find Crestview Golf Club with no issue. This course was plowed under and closed for the 2008 season, redesigned by Dan Hixson, and reopened in 2009. Read more →

Annapolis Golf Club – Annapolis, MD

10 Nov
November 10, 2014
Annapolis Golf Club

Annapolis Golf Club – our first glance was not a positive one.

We traveled over 2,000 miles to play Golfweek’s #15 ranked 9-hole hole golf course from it’s 2011 ranking. Our anticipation grew as we drove through a well-appointed neighborhood that looked like it would support an outstanding course. Panic set in Read more →

Apple Valley Golf Course – Fairmont, WV

19 Oct
October 19, 2014
Apple Valley CC #1

Hole #1 – Par 4 – 425 yards (white) – Theme for the day – Wide Open

Two local golfers stated that Apple Valley Country Club is wide-open and very long. This 9-hole track measures 3561 yards from the blue tees and plays to a par of 38. Everything is wide except Read more →

Bobby Nichols Golf Course – Louisville, KY

28 Sep
September 28, 2014
Bobby Nichols GC #3

Hole #3 – Par 4, 337 yards with a well-guarded green.

I wanted to play Valhalla…but they did not want me. So what was the problem? Just a few issues…1) It’s a private golf course; 2) The PGA had some major tournament occupying the course this day; 3) It’s not a 9-hole course. So down the road we traveled to Waverly Park and a more accommodating track – Bobby Nichols Golf Course.  Read more →

The Course at Sewanee (The University of the South) – Sewanee, TN

26 Sep
September 26, 2014
The Course at Sewanee #2

Hole #2 – Par 5, 548 yards (white tees) – These bunkers are awesome (as long as you avoid them)!

The next time someone tells me that a 9-hole golf course is not a “real” course, I will politely refer them to The Course at Sewanee. This 100-year-old beauty received an overhaul during 2011-12 by
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