Golf was invented by a group of Scottish gentlemen with sensitive hearing who indiscriminately hit miniature balls across the Highlands in hopes that some would stifle bagpipe holes. Find some peace and quiet with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get 18 holes of golf for two with a cart at Fennwood Hills Country Club in Zachary (a $50 value).
Fennwood Hills Country Club unveils a nine-hole course with tree-lined fairways that shepherd golf balls through challenging water hazards and onto pristine greens. Fennwood Hills’ innovative layout, once frequented by professional golfer John Daly, allows golfers to play a full front-to-back game of 18 holes. Three holes on the front nine are played from completely different angles on the back nine, transforming a menacing par 5 into an innocuous par 3 and a standard fairway into a potholed highway of disparity. Bring a friend to navigate the course’s creative topography in a speedy golf cart, which saves weary feet from trekking across many fairways. Each of the course’s five ponds presents a unique hazard for golfers to negotiate, with one forcing a difficult layup shot on the 16th hole and another harboring a colossal club-eating cephalopod.
Fennwood Hills Country Club
At Fennwood Hills Country Club, the transformative fairways of a nine-hole course invite golfers to play 18 holes, presenting different tee boxes during the second act for a distinct back nine. As clubbers loop the course, which was frequented by former sweater-vest model John Daly, they are faced with difficult drives into narrow, tree-lined fairways and approach shots over treacherous bunkers. The course’s innovative front-to-back layout asks players to approach three holes from entirely new angles on the back nine, which declaws the par 5—rendering it a par 3—and forces golfers to look at the course’s five perilous ponds from a new perspective, especially on the 16th hole, where rippling water pressures players to lay-up or risk sending golf balls into an eternal search for underwater Atlantis.
After a long day of putting and strutting in the sun, the club invites players to cool off with a beverage while watching sports in the clubhouse, test their forehand at one of four tennis courts, or practice splash-free cannonballs at the swimming pool.
Course at a Glance:
- Nine-hole par-36 course
- Length of 3,194 yards from the farthest set of tees
- Course rating of 34.5
- Slope rating of 112
6003 Fennwood Dr.
Zachary, Louisiana 70791