Opened in 1969, Bolivar Golf Club unfurls nine holes of tee-to-green challenges tailored to golfers of all abilities. The course cleaves through parkland terrain for a total of 3,288 yards from the farthest tees and a standard par of 36.
Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par 36 course * Length of 3,288 yards from the tips * Course rating of 69.9 from the tips (adjusted for 18-hole round) * Slope rating of 129
Dream Valley Golf Course’s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,255 yards of pristine fairways kissed by seven ponds amid a farmland perimeter teeming with lush foliage. Though mostly characterized by forgiving, tree-lined fairways, the course’s inventive layout requires adept course management with many twisting hole designs and flagsticks that double as jousting sticks during golf-cart battles. A dramatic dogleg right on the par-4 fourth forms the course’s hardest-rated hole, wherein golfers must either attack the 365-yard corridor by crushing a forced carry over a large pond or lay up about 160–180 yards for a safer but less rewarding tee shot. Clubbers can careen across the emerald meadows on their own spiky-soled feet or enlist the help of the club’s stock of rental carts, which help loop the links efficiently while insisting on being called a Mars rover-in-training.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-71 course * Length of 6,255 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 68.5 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 113 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Click here for scorecard
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