a muni guy but a friend who is a member invited me out to
play. Wow, what a course.
Located north of 620 on 71 you may know
the area. Rolling hills, some oak and not a lot of water.
The concept is natural, the course follows the natural
assets of the area and there's only a single hole where
water could even come into play.
The killer is the rough and it is rough.
Get outside of the fairway and you'll be lucky to find your
ball. For straight hitters it's a dream, for someone a bit
less accurate, well, I lost more balls in one outing at AGC
than I have in the past year.
The course is maintained beyond
description. Tee boxes are better than the carpet in my
house. Fairways are a dream (so this is what a fairway
should be like!) and while the greens had been recently
aerated they were still fast by my standards, true and
approach shots stopped on a dime. No rolling 10 feet on a
well hit wedge shot, they just plain flat stuck. Most greens
are uphill, you need to be short as putting downhill is very
tricky as the greens were running about a 10.
It's a private club, I would expect the
buy in to be fairly hefty, but an outstanding course, one
that I'd like to play again. If there's ever a next time
I'll keep the big dog in the bag and hit the 3 wood or the 3
iron and try and stay in the fairway. I might not score well
but at least I won't lose as many balls! -- Don Watkins