Better than before
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Pros: There has been recent activity at Hodges Village Dam and the course is both expanded and improved. Nice work people !
There are now 4 wooded holes between old #6 and old #8 (now #11). The long tee for 6, (still on the bridge) is the only tee without a black mat. The 'fairway' of 2 & 3 are cleaned out some. Most importantly, a better map is provided on DGCR link tab, which includes the new holes.
Nice place. Usually quiet. Elevation used well, nearly every hole has some. Dual tees on 1-6 & 13. Some challenge. Rec players unlikely to score well.
Cons: Numbers on the baskets are all wrong.
OB rules not clear. Several of the ancient white tee signs survive to this day, but are the only tee signs here.
Other Thoughts: Pack in pack out. Few benches of low quality. 8 of the holes are the same as I recall from previous rounds.
Despite having been here 3 times before and holding the new map, still had navigation issues. But now after looking around one finds a newer tee pad and ya know you have the right spot, at least.
I could never love this course, likely a carryover from rounds played in the past. But it has NOW has a lot going for it. Will go back to try and shoot par from easier B tees someday.
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Pros: This is a typical 9 hole course with so much potential. There are dual tees for many holes and awesome scenery to take in. The navigation is fairly straight forward. I played this course before heading to Buffumville, I saw one other player here and Buffumville was packed.
- nice hand made tee signs
- natural tee pads in great shape
- good variety for 9 holes
- elevation usage
- risk/reward (water in play)
- very close to a 27 hole course
- plenty of room to expand
Cons: The course needs some TLC in the wooded fairway areas. I noticed one basket marked with a high teen number and I was confused for a moment.
- soggy, muddy areas
- water on #8 can be swift which can make retrieval impossible
- some holes are tricky to find the exact tee you want (hole #6 has a tee on the bridge)
Other Thoughts: My favorite hole was #8, a 390 foot throw from a hill over the run off from the nearby dam.
The first tee was tricky to find for a first timer, keep driving up until you cannot drive any further and park in that lot. Walk to the road you cannot drive on and turn right, follow that until you see tee #1.
Nice course, hope they expand!
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Best nine hole course I have played
Pros: The navigation is pretty straightforward and the paths in between holes are lined with chopped down timbers. The signage for the tee boxes and next tee signs are placed very well and almost impossible to miss. The tee pads are also some of the best natural tees that I have ever seen. They are almost totally level and are lined with 4x4's. Although the use of mando's and OB might be construed as gimmicky, this course has jut enough to make it fun and challenging. Hole eight has to be the signature shot over the dam water. That shot ups this course on beauty alone. The mix of holes between wooded and open is pretty fair. Also the dual tees will make for an interesting eighteen.
Cons: There are cut down trees in several of the holes fairways which could impede a low drive. Some of the baskets are in various stages of disrepair (I even had a putt fall through the bottom of basket one due to broken welds). Some of the tee pads for the alternate tees are hard to find. The basket numbers are also wrong. There is no map posted on the bulletin board.
Other Thoughts: Hole four shoots next to a lake and there is a bird observatory next to the tee pad. There are also walking trails throughout the dam. To get to hole six you must cross the bridge. The course was really windy especially near the water so be careful. Once you park near the ranger station go towards the house and you will see a sign that points you to the first tee (which is on the upper road at the end).
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