Although the course is part of a private home community, it is always open for public play. We welcome residents and visitors from the surrounding area as well as tourists visiting our beautiful corner of Columbia County from elsewhere. Get ready to enjoy a fun course with great conditions.
Our course, built in 1978, is located close to scenic Swan Lake, a sparkling glacier-made and spring-fed body of water that measures 8.5 miles all the way around. With large greens, several doglegs and exciting water holes, this fully irrigated course is designed for the most seasoned player as well as the beginner.
Our first hole is a dogleg right par-4 (348 yards from the back tees and 316 from the front). Watch out for a pond in the middle of the tree-lined fairway, about 225 yards from the tee. You can hit your driver off the tee.
"But if you're a long hitter it's better to hit an iron up to the pond and then a short iron to the green. Pulling a driver out can get you in trouble."
On your second shot, it's going to be about 150 yards to a large elevated green with pines around the back to give it some definition. You'll find that all our greens are immaculate and beautifully manicured. In fact, they are some of the nicest greens you'll find in the area.
Our No. 2 is a dogleg left par-4 (362 yards from the back and 236 from the front) cut through a white pine forest. You need an accurate tee shot because trees line both sides of the fairway. After your tee shot, you'll be hitting into a green surrounded by pine trees.
Then it's on to the par-3 No. 3 (164 yards from the back and 127 from the front) where you'll be hitting over one of our ponds.
"The par-4 4th (428 yards from the back and 353 from the front) starts out very narrow with houses on your left and a pond on your right, so accuracy as well as distance is important with your tee shot on this lengthy hole."
The 5th is another par-3 (152 from the back and 123 from the front). You'll be hitting your shot to an elevated green that slopes back to front with a pot bunkers in front and in the back left corner and a stacked sod bunker to the front left of the green. In back of the green is a wildlife area again.
Probably our most difficult hole is the dogleg left No. 6, a par-5 measuring 470 yards from the tips and 434 from the front. "The conservancy area is on the right-hand side and on the front right of the elevated green is a pond.
You can breathe a little easier on the par-4 7th, playing at 321 yards from the back and 235 yards from the forward tees. It's a fairly straight hole, but there is out of bounds left and right along with pine trees from tee to green on the right side. Bunkers guard the left side of the green.
Another lengthy straightaway hole is the 8th, a par-4 measuring 405 yards from the back and 316 from the front. Again, out of bounds left and right. You're approach shot plays uphill to an elevated green.
Finish up with No. 9, a beautiful dogleg left par-4 back to the clubhouse (365 yards from the back and 292 from the front). Be accurate because this hole was cut through pine trees and accuracy off the tee is a must. There is sand to the front right and back of the elevated green.
Once you've played our nine, however, you may want to go around again playing 18 holes in all. Hit from another set of tee boxes for a different experience and challenge. With four different sets of tees you can choose the course length that is comfortable for you.
If you play 18, it's a par-70 adventure with the total distance measuring 6030 yards from the back and 4,850 yards from the forward tees.