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Calvertons of Fun
Pros: - Variety of shots - you'll use BH's and FH's - some long bombers that still manage to challenge; some tight wooded shots that require finesse; distance gets mixed up as well.
- Great use of the terrain. Water hazards that still have some outs; sand traps from the former golf course that are played OB which adds challenge to otherwise one-dimensional holes.
- Plays a loop
- bathroom and map at the pro shop
Cons: - $10 pay to play (or $125 for the year - a deal I'd definitely take as a local)
- loooooong transitions between some holes
- some back-tracking to next tees which makes navigation a little murky in places
Other Thoughts: - If you're coming from 495 you reach the course on your left very soon after crossing the train tracks. Look for a sign saying Cousins Paintball.
-This is another solid course for LI - a great complement to Heckscher. The crew here have obviously put in a lot of time on the course, clearing woods for some holes to add dimension to a former ball golf course that would otherwise be flat for most and open for all holes. That said, the long open shots have OB that make landing difficult - you definitely have to plan your shot, no spontaneous gripping and ripping.
Interestingly, on the wooded holes you'll see hundreds of golf balls littering the ground - the result of clearing out fairways on a former ball course. Someone could make a few bucks collecting and reselling them. Maybe even enough to pay for an annual pass?
Holes of note - Hole 5 - it's short and sweet but a misfire will put you into some thorny rough - tread lightly.
Hole 6 is a great example of a super long yet wide open shot that would seem boring if it wasn't for the OB sand traps dotting the entire fairway.
Hole 7 is an ace run with an unforgiving sand trap to the left of the basket waiting to hand out penalties and turn a potential ace-turned-birdie into a plain par.
Hole 8 tees from a wooden platform near the road - you should across the ball golf fairway to an opening in the woods which then veers to the left. It's like the best of both worlds.
There are benches scattered about, but they were for the ball course and aren't located near any tees. Navigation isn't the easiest. I'd definitely suggest getting the map in the pro shop - there are large flags marking each tee and next tee signs on most if not all holes. However, there's not yet any hole info at the tees (par, distance, map). I can see how as it's still brand-spankin'-new some of the issues present will be worked out, especially the signage. I can also see how this play could potentially be nice and crowded during fair weather.
Overall I had a great time - it's a long course for sure but lots of fun and well worth the $10 if you're visiting the area. As stated before, if I were local I'd seriously consider ponying up the $125 for an annual pass.
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