Played this course in mid-October and it was in great shape. I am an avid golfer and this was my first experience on a Pete Dye course--I was not disappointed. There are hidden challenges on virtually every hole, so spring for the yardage book so you know what to expect. I loved the small tricky bunkers and undulating fairways--classic Pete Dye design.
On the down side, the greens were smallish and did not hold nearly as well as I expected. Not sure if it was lack of rain, time of year, or just firm greens, but plan on playing short of the hole and letting ball run to flag. Holes can seem close together due to limited to space in the river valley, but that was never a problem for our group. (The scenery and challenge from the New River more than made up for this.)
Beautiful scenery, friendly staff, reasonably priced ($50.00 week day with a cart), and world famous course designer make this worth the drive. Call for directions, chances are your GPS won't get you there.
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