Rush Creek flows from the eastern edge of its like-named lake, and soon meets the fairways of Bulrush Golf Club. Here, it becomes either a pleasantly babbling course feature or a maddening nuisance to golfers as they direct their golf balls around the 18-hole championship course. Designed by George Shortridge and Mike Morley, the course also encompasses a handful of small ponds and wetlands, making for a soggy round for any golf ball whose owner can't control their shots or wants to make an example of it for other misbehaving golf balls. After putting the ball over the last of the course's 6,929 yards, golfers can head to the bar at Rush Hour Bar and Grill for post-round drinks and eats such as pizza and sandwiches.
You've probably heard the old adage, "It takes a village to raise a child." But what about a golf course? Such was the case for Frederic Golf Course in 1956, when a small group of locals decided it was time the village of Frederic had a golf course of its own. To fund their project, these citizens went door-to-door asking residents and business owners to purchase shares of stock for $100. When enough money was raised to purchase the land, the village's residents weren't finished: on Sundays, many of them volunteered to get the course ready by cutting down trees, picking rocks, and potty-training golf carts.
The nine-hole Frederic Golf Course finally opened in 1957. In 2000, the back nine was added, completing what is today a meticulously manicured and tree-lined course, rife with lush greens and challenging fairways. During rounds, players encounter one test after the next, from two-tiered greens to slight and sharp doglegs. Afterward, though, they can kick back and relax thanks to daily lunch specials, a full-service bar, and a fully stocked pro shop.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total of 6,462 yards from the back tees * Three tees per hole * Course rating of 70.6 * Course slope of 123 * Click here to view the scorecard.