I arrived at 940am for a 1040am tee time. There are no markings on the three buildings that share the same address on the GPS.
The Club House is the building with the 3 flags flying in front.
You drive around behind this building for the bag drop. There will be an attendant who will provide your cart and load your bag and direct you to the back door of the Pro Shop.
I made my way down to the driving range and began to hit some balls which are included in the $75 green fee which also includes the cart.
I made my way to the #1 hole which was not marked.
The carts have GPS so it did say ‘Jackson’ and hole #1 even though there is no yardage marker on the 1st hole
I was told there would be a starter named Grant to check me in and confirming my pairing, there was no starter.
I waited a few minutes and saw another cart coming down the path.
I introduced myself and it was Ted & Carmen. A local couple who had played the course several times.
They explained the GPS operation on the cart and impressed upon me the importance of staying within distance parameters of the greens. If you go too far, you’ll hear a loud beep and text on the GPS screen instructing you to ‘put your cart in reverse back to the cart path’ Happy to be paired with some locals who explained this as the cart attendant never said a word nor did anyone at the Pro Shop on check in.
For the most part the course is top tier for a public course, The tee boxes are well marked and in very good condition. The fairways were not so great. Very sparse with grass in areas, it’s been a while since they had some rain and it showed.
The greens were in really good condition, they are mostly large and very undulating creating challenges.
Most every green is gudarded by at least one bunker
There are ponds on many holes but no creeks
My favorite hole was The Signature #6 a Par 3. From an elevated tee box you look down 150 yards to the pin. There is a massive pond on the right and trees guarding on the left. There are 3 large bunkers on the left side which slope down the to the green.
I nailed my tee shot, my red Callaway sailed beautifully and landed on the green and bounced a little before stopping about 25 feet from the cup.
The round took about 4 hours total. We called ahead to order food on the 9th tee box & food was ready in the bar/restaurant when we arrived.
At $75 it’s more than I would normally pay for a public and non-resort type course. I will have to think long and hard about another 1.5 hour trip here from Fort Mill, SC but it’s #1 on the B-Man’s ranking of the top 10 courses so it’s now checked off!