From Our Editors
The mere presence of a water hazard can make golfers second-guess themselves during the split-second swing that determines shot trajectory. The ability to master that challenge will determine players’ fate during rounds at Hilliard Lakes Golf Course, where ponds and streams come into play on 12 holes, crisscrossing fairways and protecting greens like bouncers at a salad bar. In addition to its aquatic obstacles, the 6,985-yard course is designed with towering tree lines, more than 60 sand traps, and large greens that make two putts far from routine. Rather than gathering counterintelligence by bribing sand-trap rakes, golfers can prepare for their rounds with a stint at the course’s 10-station driving range and practice putting green.