From Our Editors
Designed by esteemed fairway forger Thomas Bendelow—whose prolific career as a course architect earned him the moniker “The Johnny Appleseed of Golf”—Country Club Estates Golf Course’s nine-hole course gently rises and falls over 3,011 yards of kempt greenery. Guests pass through a medieval-style arch to gain access to the course, entering a realm populated by sand traps, water hazards, and squirrels dressed as court jesters. The layout challenges golfers with many shots to blind targets, placing confident swings and sound course management at a premium. Before rounds, players can peruse the pro shop to upgrade aging golf gear or motivate underperforming clubs by introducing them their potential replacements.