Thursday, January 20, 2011
A Fun Nine Holes
This post is a tad late. Denny and I played the Suwannee Country Club golf course on January 3. We waited until late in the afternoon since we had had four days of miserably cold weather for the Florida panhandle and we weren't sure if the afternoon was going to warm up enough for comfortable play. Fortunately, this is only a nine hole golf course, although the manager was kind enough to offer us a discount ($14 each to play which included the riding cart) for arriving at 3PM plus he told us he'd discount another nine even more should we chose to continue after our first nine holes. Nice people here.
The course is in hibernation and they had just fertilized the greens so it was a bit rough putting. However, while the golf course itself is a bit short at 3087 yards for the men's tees and 2395 yards for the women's tees it plays a lot harder than that. If you play eighteen holes, there is a second set of tees and therefore the men's yardage on the back nine is 3024 for a total of 6111 yards and the women's yardage is 2440 for a total yardage of 4835 yards. I don't have the slope/ratings for this course. There are multiple sand traps placed right in front of your shot to the greens and the greens themselves have slopes and slants that you misread so it is a challenge indeed.
Since we started so late, Denny and I rushed our shots a bit, trying to make sure we finished before dark and therefore we didn't play as well as we could have and we didn't give the golf course the chance it deserved to be played well. While short, the course is fun and certainly it wasn't busy at twilight on a winter's day. We would definitely give this little course another chance on another day.