Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Golf at Green Crest

Driving down I-75 towards towards the little burg of Bethany Denny and I realized it had been over nine years since we had played golf at the Green Crest Golf Course. Even though it was a 45 minute drive from our home in Beavercreek, we always liked to play this course because it was a nice course to walk (yes, once upon a time we did walk when we played golf) and the course was never crowded during the middle of the week.

We chose to play here again because Green Crest has a special price of $25 to play eighteen holes with a riding cart on Mondays before 2PM. We discovered that there were a whole lot of other people who knew about the Monday special and settled in for a long day of golf.

Fortunately, on the second hole we were invited to join up with Elaine and Mike, a couple from Monroe, Ohio and that made the wait on every hole more pleasant. Waiting with us at times was a young man from Oakwood, Ohio who was on the high school golf team and was playing by himself. He had one of the newest Nike drivers and could hit that ball a mile. Of course, he was bored to death by the slow play and he welcomed the chance to chat to kill time and proved himself to be extremely personable. All in all, it was a very pleasant day for us and we even managed to hit a few good shots (I was even applauded by a twosome on another hole when I managed a nice chip shot onto the green that ended up three feet from the hole) so we walked off the course ready to play again. Which is not always the case with us. Heh.

Green Crest Golf Course is located at 7813 Bethany Rd., Bethany, OH. Phone (513)777-2090. Regular green fees during the week are $37 for 18 holes with a cart, and seniors pay $26 during the week. Weekend rates are $39. The fairways are tree lined, there are some sloping greens that are tricky and the sand in the traps is fluffy so there are enough challenges to make this course interesting, whatever your level of play. The tees are at 6230 feet, 5984 feet and 4884 feet, so it's not the longest course out there, but you have to be able to hit the ball straight to stay out of trouble. The RV Vagabonds recommend this one.

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