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Not an Ordinary Walk in the Woods

bkuehn1952
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Pros: Wonderful design, Fine conditioning, Not crowded, Walking allowed at all times

Cons: No driving range, Weekend rates a bit high

This hidden gem winds its way over gentling rolling hills bordered by native grasslands, forest and wetlands.  Tipping out at 6,914 yards (72.5/135) one better have their "A" game ready or consider using one of the 4 alternate tees.  The front nine is a bit more open with varied hilly terrain consisting of grassland and forest.  One large pond and a stream bisecting two holes is the extent of the water on the first nine.  Once one makes the turn, the course routing is tighter as the holes hop scotch through wetlands and forest.  The back has forced carries on 7 of 9 holes so the importance of selecting the proper tees in the beginning becomes painfully clear if one bit off more than one should have.

 

The course is never manicured but conditions are consistently good.  During mid-week the course is never crowded and they run various specials that keep the cost down.  Weekends can be busy and the rates tend to be a bit less competitive.  The lack of a driving range or practice area (other than a large putting green) may be a turn off to some.

1 Comment:

Nice review. Thank you. I've played Pierce Lake a number of times and the back nine always kicks my butt. It's much tighter and the forced carries you mention can be hard to negotiate if your game is off. Overall a fine track at a very fair price.
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