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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6659 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.1

Course Details

Year Built 1918
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1918)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Simply Spectacular Golden Age course

This course is private, but I grew up caddying on it and was lucky enough to recently play it again in August '15) at nearly 50 years old as a courtesy to my current private club.

If I had only 1 course to play on my final day on earth, Somerset Hills would be it. It's an elegant and wonderful Tillinghast track and largely untouched since 1918, when it first opened. Tom Doak restored it recently and removed many trees that were detracting from the lines of play and the long views of the course. Its incredibly creative green contours are its primary defense, as it's not too much longer than its original length, playing about 6800 from the tips. There's a Redan hole with its severe right to left sloping green; a Biarritz hole, with its bisecting gully in the middle of the green, as well as a host of others with huge swales and slopes, none of which seems too severe. Each hole is a gem and postcard worthy. Each is unique and leaves a lasting impression. Each seems to be the only hole on earth as you play it. Each seems like nothing you've ever seen before. It's fun but challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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From $530
Valid dates: Sep 16, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020
Located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC along I-77, the Olde English District includes seven counties in the Piedmont (upstate) area of South Carolina.
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