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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6271 yards
Slope 127
Rating 69.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6271 yards 69.8 127
Red 72 5545 yards 70.9 122
Scorecard for Pine Hill
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.3/125 340 550 170 170 350 500 360 360 395 3195 280 345 390 440 146 520 175 250 530 3076 6271
Red M: 63.4/101 W: 68.5/117 310 485 160 160 300 450 350 330 335 2880 230 315 370 405 135 465 150 145 450 2665 5545
Handicap 15 6 17 14 12 10 5 7 2 16 4 9 1 11 13 8 18 3
Par 4 5 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 8 12 4 10 16 11 15 1 3 5 7 13 17 9 14 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
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5.0
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Big Improvements

Under a New Ownership, the Course has significantly Improved. Very Impressed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Closing stretch highlights this rural track

This course holds sentimental value for me, as it is where I learned to play the game as a kid. It had been almost 25 years since I've played it, and while there was one major change since my last visit (the nines have been flipped), the holes were unchanged despite more homes being built and some wooded areas cleared.

Pine Hill is an unpretentious rural course that caters mostly to the local players. The conditioning of the course was good. The mostly-flat greens were a bit slow, but the fairways we're healthy and provided good lies. There are not many bunkers, but all were in good shape.

I found this to be a very walkable course, with not too many inclines. Roughly half of the holes are parkland style, and heavily tree-lined. In my opinion, because of that, the most challenging aspect of this course is being able to drive the ball in the fairway.

The strongest holes are the finishing holes of each nine. The ninth hole requires a blind drive over a hill with a hazard waiting below. Approach shots must carry the hazard to a small green pitched sharply from back to front. The par-5 18th is one of the tougher holes you will find. To the right of the landing off the tee is a water hazard, while a large oak tree sits directly in the middle of the fairway. Most well-struck tee shots will be blocked out on second shots by this tree. The farther right you play off the tee, the more the small window opens up. But it brings that hazard into play and lengthens the second shot, which is complicated by another pond guarding the approach. Players must choose between hitting a low punch under the tree to set up a 100-125-yard approach over water. Or if you get past the tree off the tee, a ~240-yard shot over the hazard to a sliver of fairway fronting the green awaits. Excellent risk/reward hole.

Other standout holes are the par-4 11th, with another large oak to navigate off the tee, and the driveable par-4 17th - setting up two awesome risk/reward opportunities to close the round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course in a good golf county

Pine Hill Country Club offers a short, fun course for a good affordable price. The course is in Anniston, Alabama and is a par 72. Pine HIll has an outstanding staff, led by course manager Cory Etter, a pro shop with a decent selection of equipment and apparel, and a small restaurant. The course is a lot of fun to play, what it lacks in length it makes up for in its ability to offer a fun afternoon of golf. Most of the front nine is fairly simple, with the longest hole being the 550+ yard par 5 2nd hole, followed by back-to-back 170 yard par 3's. There are few elevation changes on this side with the exception of #8, which is a downhill tee shot followed by an uphill approach, and #9, which is the most challenging hole on the front 9. While it only requires little more than a mid-iron from the tee, the fairway drops dramatically down to the right to an area in front of two water hazards, which you must clear (likely with a downhill lie) to reach the highly-sloped green. The back 9 offers not one, but TWO potentially driveable par 4's, starting with the 280 yard 10th. This hole offers great risk/reward, as the green is guarded by water on three sides, including the front. The par 4 17th is easily reachable at only 250 yards, with a couple of bunkers up front for protection, but feel free to go for it here. The 18th hole is the most picturesque hole on the course, a par 5 that requires you to be long and avoid a tree to the left of the landing area from the tee to have a shot of reaching in two. The approach must also clear a pond and avoid the bunkers on either side of the well-protected green. The one negative point that must be made against Pine Hill is the greens conditions, as they are very inconsistent. One day they may be in excellent shape, and a couple weeks later they will have weeds and be borderline unplayable. But when they are in good shape, this is an excellent course to play. There are quite a few courses in Calhoun county, but I would rate this one easily as the second-best course, and #1 if you are on a budget.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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