Baldwin Corner Sports & Outdoors
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This is a very short golf course; more like an executive course where golfing is just an activity to fill in the blanks during an outdoor business meeting. The short tees are 5000 yards and the long tees are only 5500 yards or so. No hole is over 500 yards which makes it playable, even for duffers like me, within a 3hour period.
The Oak Orchard River sidles up along the north and west side of the course and offers a nice panoramic view of the countryside.
Fairways and greens are resilient bent grass which holds up well through the hard winters and stays playable (but a bit fast) in the dry hot summers. The trees along the edge of the fairways are far enough out that they present little problem. The sand traps are well-kept close to the greens and will cost you a stroke if you land in them.
The establishment is 45 years old in 2006. And the course is as well maintained now as it was decades ago. The greens fees are $25 typical rate for 18 holes and a cart; there are some discounts depending on age and day of week. The course is open most days between May and November; from 8am to 9pm in the summer.
Stop off at the proshop to talk about the course with the local pro. He can give you a few pointers before you get started. If you need clubs, you can rent them here at reasonable cost.
Right next to it is the driving range where you can warmup with a $5 bucket of balls.Related to:
- Road Trip