Nestled alongside the White River, Winding River Golf Course weaves through rolling terrain dotted with groves of trees and Audubon nature areas. Measuring 6,672 yards from the tips, the course's undulating layout showcases a host of compelling holes, culminating in an epic par five 18th hole, a 543-yard behemoth that provides a satisfying end to the round.
Seasoned instructors help golfers on their path to longer drives, fewer putts, and lower scores at Winding River's golf academy. An indoor studio equipped with video swing analysis fosters improvements of swing mechanics, and club-fitting services ensure that average golfers aren't saddled with clubs designed for massive Viking-people.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,672 yards from the tips * Course rating of 71.3 from the tips * Slope rating of 118 from the tips * Four tee options * Scorecard
Bent grass tee boxes, amorphous greens, and slender fairways come together to form the 18-hole track of Winding Ridge Golf Course. Players can tackle the course from any of five sets of tee boxes, with the longest measuring just over 7,000 yards and the shortest set at 5,189 yards. Water comes into play at a number of points, including on the second hole, which happens to be the course's hardest, as well as on the 555-yard par 5 tenth hole, which features water and no life preservers along the entire right side of the layout.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,038 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 74.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 135 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
Of the 18 holes that constitute the course at Shortee?s Golf, not one measures longer than 100 yards. This is so beginners?youngsters especially?can enjoy the game without getting frustrated because they can?t yet hit the ball as far as Tiger Woods or afford to pay a fan to kick their golf ball into the fairway, like Tiger Woods. Instead, they practice short game fundamentals, both pitching and putting, which happen to be the most crucial aspects of the game, regardless of the size of the course. The facility also holds a net driving range and putting green for further repetitions, and conducts five-day junior golf camps in the summer to help the future phenoms improve.
A bitter cold wind whips across fairways, and a thick layer of snow blankets once-fertile greens. These aren't ideal golfing conditions. Rather than letting avid golfers languish indoors or risk neighborhood resentment by hitting drives through open windows, the Golf Dome furnishes an indoor golf setting sealed off from the vagaries of Mother Nature. Golfers empty driving range buckets and take lessons from pro instructors under the shelter of a massive bubble, preventing rust from accumulating over months of inactivity. Though a golf-specific facility in name, the facility also hosts other sports inside its cozy environs, such as soccer, baseball, and softball.
The most popular holes at Saddlebrook Golf Course are the ones that force golfers to make tough decisions. Take the 18th hole. Its possible to chase a birdie by hitting a forced carry over a pond to reach the green, or to play the par-5 hole conservatively and avoid the water hazard at the cost of a longer route. This kind of decision typifies the par-71 course, which features a more open layout on the front nine, a shadier, tree-strewn back nine, and ample ponds and lakes where fish might share golf tips for food.
The narrow fairways of Thatcher Golf Course wind through dense forest that looms threateningly and forces players to exhibit control. Its nine holes are spread over a short and relatively flat layout. Water and sand hazards lie ready to swallow wayward golf balls on four holes, and mature oak trees guard three others, thwarting approaches with outstretched boughs. Should golfers want to threaten the course par of 35, they must rely on their accuracy, as opposed to distance or guardian golfmothers.