I recently had the good fortune to play this course for the first time. It’s now tied for The World’s Best $25 Golf Course.
I love winter rates !
It’s on the north side of Evansville and it’s on top of a windy hill. The links style course coupled with the rolling southern Indiana hills made for an awe inspiring view. The clear blue skies, the grain silos, the dormant corn and bean fields were just the salve for my golf tortured soul.
It’s a fairly new development and the large, beautiful houses NEVER ONCE CAME INTO PLAY !
With the course being a links style, they should never be a factor and they weren’t. There wasn’t a tree to eat any of my golf balls, either. There is a fair amount of water, but I’ll chalk that up to American links style, versus the way they do it over the big water.
After my round I went into the temporary Pro shop and talked to a couple of the guys. They were incredibly friendly and helped me with my desire to figure out what kind of grass was on those wonderful fairways.
Turns out it was a mixture of 2 different kinds of zoysia. My favorite fairway grass, by the way.
This blend reminded me of the dormant zoysia in the Phoenix area, where my friend Gil Bezy retired to.
I never got 1 bad lie, in the fairway, and the greens were in pretty good shape for January 26th.
I love big, wide open fairways and these are now on my list of favorites.
There’s a lot of sand, by the standards of most courses in this part of the USA. It wasn’t over-bearing, but it kept you honest. It was packed down a bit, from the recent rains, but I hit the best fairway bunker shot I’ve ever hit, so I’ll not complain.
The par 3′s were fair, but challenging. There was a mixture of yardages and they required some thought.
The par 5′s felt LONG and I loved it. I got nowhere near any of them in two and I’m a fairly long hitter. Maybe the 47 degree weather had a little to do with it.
The par 4′s seemed to all be over 400 yards, but looking back at the scorecard, as I add it to and enter my score at NetHandicap, that wasn’t the case.
There’s still a lot of good home sites and it looks like it’s gonna be a great place to play golf on a regular basis, so if you’re near Evansville and you love golf and you hate trees on golf courses, this is the place to be.
If I lived there, this would be my new golf home !
I’m looking forward to inviting some of my Louisville friends to drive over for the weekend and I’ll teach ‘em about links style golf, Evansville style.
Oh, by the way, the proximity of this course to Stoll’s Restaurant is a big plus, in my book.
Head over to their website and then drive over and enjoy a great round of golf at a reasonable price.
Tell ‘em Mike sent you and maybe they’ll give me a deal the next time I’m there !