was probably nice when first installed
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Other Thoughts: This course was pretty overgrown when I played it recently, although the middle section was not as bad as the first and last couple of holes. Unfortunately, there is a field of tall grass you basically have to cross in order to play the course (and by the way, it's the fairway for hole 1.
This is a short wooded course with some fun little shots. The tee signs are high quality, engraved marble I think, with bible verses on them.
I think this was probably a nice course when it was put in. It was never going to be top notch due in part to the length of the holes, but it could be a decent course with some TLC.
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Navigation aids: painted basket spoke (white, red) will point you towards the next tee (short, long). Several bridges to aid in crossing small creek. Even some tree roots are spray-painted to help direct your path!
The two-natural-tee-locations-per-hole are often tree-root filled. The rougher, less-established back nine, while quite playable, had some downed trees crossing the fairways and/or near the baskets - adding to the challenge, I suppose.
Enjoy open hole-1 while you can, because the remainder of the course plays in a woods, composed of a mixture of mid-sized hardwoods, evergreens, and plenty of holly. A small creek runs through the midst of the front nine, and elevation changes, found on about half the holes, are subtle.
Hole lengths are quite short, averaging ~200'/235' feet from the shorts/longs, so this course is well suited towards working with midranges. The throwing paths are not exceedingly tight, and a fairly even distribution of left or right turns (some sharp, some subtle) or straight off the tee is required.
Tee signs are sometimes at the long tee, sometimes at the short tee, and a few times in-between! For the most part, the long tee was simply straight back from the short tee. Navigation wasn't too bad, but be aware of: after basket-8, after crossing bridge, tee-9 to left / basket-9 to right. After basket-9, bit of a walk to tee-10, walking just inside woods, passing basket-18.
A decent course to work on your short game, and to introduce newer players to tree-avoidance/shot-shaping.
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Pros: The course has very easy to read signs and is showing signs of great promise. The signs are great to follow and of great quality. They make following the course very easy. The only sign problem was on 5 where the A tee is on the wrong side.
Cons: Needs a bridge on 6. If you play after a rain like I did be very careful because it is slick in places. There were several down tree limbs on the course that had to be moved to play.
Other Thoughts: I think what this church is doing is wonderful. As the course continues to develop this could be a very nice course that would compete with any in Richmond.
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