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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6831 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6831 yards 73.4 137
Blue 71 6318 yards 70.9 130
White 71 5788 yards 68.9 122
White (W) 71 5788 yards 74.0 132
Green 71 5135 yards 65.9 114
Red (W) 71 4944 yards 69.2 123
Red 71 4944 yards 65.0 113
Scorecard for North River Yacht Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.8/130 530 388 181 441 426 148 325 442 584 3465 506 401 165 310 400 412 449 209 385 3237 6702
Blue M: 70.6/125 511 392 207 402 384 156 354 405 553 3364 476 363 151 281 377 372 373 193 368 2954 6318
White M: 67.3/121 471 338 140 358 360 129 291 394 503 2984 472 357 127 278 346 340 347 156 313 2736 5720
Red W: 69.0/118 422 307 104 263 310 110 243 346 456 2561 434 239 90 230 292 301 255 134 273 2248 4809
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1978) Ron Kirby Bob Cupp (1999) Bob Cupp (2015) Randolph P. Russell (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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One of the better courses in Alabama

It is always a thrill to be able to get on this private track that includes the University of Alabama's head football coach Nick Saban among its' members. First, a note about the clubhouse and its' surroundings: the structure itself is an homage to a Japanese pagoda. It is equal part museum, with art from around the world. There are many statues of animals, including what we were told is the largest bronze elephant statue in the world. Additionally, don't miss the statue of Neptune (or Poseidon), which serves as the club's logo. This is a classic style course that ebbs and flows through both heavily-wooded areas and open terrain. The original design was by Gary Player, but Bob Cupp redesigned it in 1997. In 2015, the course changed to TifEagle Bermuda greens, and while still a bit firm, they are maturing as expected. Just allow for a bit of release on approaches. The first hole is a classic hardwood-lined, shortish par 5 with a rolling fairway and a downhill approach to an amphitheater green. From there, the course opens up to a windswept three-hole stretch with hardly a tree in sight. The fourth hole, however, heads back into the forest and is a short, downhill par 4 that is an excellent birdie opportunity, provided you can avoid the two cross bunkers off the tee. It is one of the best holes on the course. Next up is a picturesque par 3 on a peninsula green fortified with a beautiful rock wall. The par 3s really stand out here. The front nine concludes with a true three-shot par 5 and gives way to another par 5 to begin the back nine, which is one of the more unusually designed, but better shot value holes on the course. The 10th fairway is seemingly 100 yards wide, but the hole moves 90 degrees to the left, so a driver or 3 wood for better players will probably run through the fairway, leaving you blocked out. Finding the fairway makes you decide whether to go for the green, which will likely call for a long iron with a bit of a fade to avoid a well-placed hardwood just waiting to knock down even the heartiest of shots. No. 13 is a driveable par 4, but do not go long! The greens on 14, 15 and 16 have a tremendous amount of slope to navigate, putting par in jeopardy. The par-3 17th would blend in on the finest old-line clubs in the Northeast. Take a moment to let the view soak in. The closing hole seems benign, but don't flirt with the bunkers on the inside elbow of the 90-degree dogleg left. Play straight away off the tee, even if you run through the fairway. Take plenty of club on the second shot, as it plays longer than appears. While not very long, this course puts a lot of pressure on accuracy off the tee and puts a premium on second-shot club selection, due to the extreme elevation change, particularly on the back nine.

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