Though it only has 9 greens and fairways, Balmoral Golf Club can easily be treated as a full 18-hole course. Each of the 9 holes has 2 completely separate tee boxes, which extend from as short as 130 yards to as long as 443. While the latter isn't actually all that long by most standards?indeed, there aren't any par-5 holes on the course?the overall effect welcomes golfers of all stripes. The course doesn't force beginners and shorter hitters out of their comfort zones, while more experienced players have plenty of room to polish swings and do cartwheels after a hole-in-one. At the culmination of a 9- or 18-hole round or 26.2-hole marathon, players can head into the stately clubhouse, which anchors the 45-acre grounds with private locker rooms, a dining area, and bar.
With an 18-hole course, indoor and outdoor driving ranges, and three simulators, Gray Eagle Golf Course & Academy fashions itself as a golf destination dedicated to enjoyable play and improvement. On the course, golfers can play from one of four sets of tees for their journey over the tees, greens, and fairways of bentgrass?a soft material known for its short root system, not its belief that every golfer is a supernatural being. Measuring 6,739 yards from the back tees, the layout may feel longer because holes 1, 9, 10, and 18 are each par 5s, bookending the front and back nines with 500-yard behemoths. When the weather fails to cooperate, the academy keeps golfers swinging with ample opportunities for indoor play, including a massive indoor practice facility, heated and covered outdoor driving-range stalls, and indoor simulators loaded with such world-renowned courses as Kapalua Plantation, Pinehurst No. 2, and St. Andrews.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,739 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.4 from the back tees * Course slope of 131 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
MAN Golf Management’s facilities give players myriad ways to curb their golf cravings. Coffin Golf Club and Riverside Golf Course invite guests to play through more than 6,200 yards of golf apiece, with three to four tees per hole and prevailing winds that can send shots sailing into sand bunkers or water hazards. Meanwhile, the Riverside Golf Academy lets players practice on 16 covered hitting stalls, 18 outdoor hitting mats, two grass chipping practice greens, and one indoor putting green. There, instructors also host private lessons to help golfers sharpen their swings without replacing their drivers with lumberjack axes.
The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor hard or clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively caf?, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.
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
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.