Re: I think I've played the worst course in America.
The "Executive 9" at White Birch GC in Barnesville Pa.http://www.whitebirchgolfcourse.com/
Check out the rules/regs page. "No practicing
" is my personal favorite, although "No beach attire
" is good too. And trust me, these rules are in place essentially just for the 18 hole "course" that they had, not the executive 9.
$9 and you play as long as to want, basically until youre just too drunk to swing anymore. By the time we were 16 they instituted the rule that you had to be 21 just to get a cart, along with leaving them a credit card in the "pro shop" due to the number of unfortunate accidents that some of the carts underwent.
We used to wait in the back and bribe guys coming off the course to give us theirs after that. Until one day a half-lady, half-brontosaurus saw us out the clubhouse window and somehow made it through the door to try to throw us out. Completely worth it.
Most holes bordered at least one road, no fences of course, and nothing but horns blasting as you play because the savvy motorist in the area knew that most ppl were just aiming for the cars and if you wanted to keep your windshield you should try to distract us.
There was one length of grass tee to green, somewhere between fairway and rough, and the greens were kept somewhere between 'aerated' and 'just aerated'
Home of the 50 yd. downhill par 3, we used to just throw the ball onto that green, and we rarely played with shirts on in the summertime. and, needless to say, some people saw fit to bring some registered "carl spackler bent" grass to the course to add to the recreation, which tended to slow play considerably.
I owe everything wrong with my swing to this date to that course, and I was sad to here the rumor that they recently stopped cutting the grass all together. Great place.