The front is in the Scottish style, which means it is somewhat open by appearance. The Scots believe in letting nature be a golf ball’s worst enemy.
So as a result, the wind will have a dramatic effect on how each hole is played. Berms and mounds pervade the course and are coupled with over 30 sand traps to create a very unpleasant penalty for anyone unfortunate enough to explore their ridges or depths.
Every hole has a large, undulating green that is extremely treacherous for even the most skillful golfer. Water comes into play on three of the nine holes and in each case must be recognized and planned for in advance.
The back nine features a 26-acre, man-made lake which creates a watery grave for misguided shots on five of the nine holes.
The Grand River runs parallel to the 10th, 11th and 12th holes and any error to the right and your ball will need to learn the backstroke. Woods align the left side of these holes so there is no real room at all to miss the fairway.
The 13th hole will be a brutal 165-yeard, par 3 that requires a tee shot that must be carried the full distance to the green because of the lake. The other par 3 on the back side is number 15. this hole features an island green which must be attained from the tee box some 185 yards away as, again, the lake comes into play.
The most difficult hole on the course just may be #16. A par 4 which plays over 400 yards. It has an island tee and a fairway with water on both sides. A long straight drive is a must if you are going to par this golf hole.
Another crucial par 5 in No. 18, which doglegs to the right in addition to asking golfers to overcome length. This hole will reward the long hitter who can place the ball perfectly, but will destroy a round for those who are greedy and unable to be precise.
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