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4.6
Value
5.0
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 6893 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.6

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tift Dwarf Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.

Reviews

4.6
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Pleasant Surprise at Horse Creek

The layout is superb, with not a single weak hole. The course was in great condition with tees, fairways, greens and bunkers well manicured. We had handicaps of 13 and 3 and we played of the blues. We are from the UK and it was the first round of the trip and completely unplanned, and it was a very pleasant surprise. We played en route from Birmingham to Memphis, having flown into Atlanta the previous day . The photographs do not do the course justice. The staff were a delight and most welcoming. Finally, the green fees were just so reasonable, at $29 each with a buggy, reduced to $26 to reflect our ageing years. We shall be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun Course - Will Be Back!

This course is pretty challenging, but not impossible. All the par 3's are over a canyon/valley. Lots of water to play over. Nice wide fairways too. Staff is super friendly. Super cheap tournaments every Tuesday and Thursday!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent conditioning, even better value

The term "hidden gem" is often overused. This, however, is not the case at Horse Creek. This was my first round at this course 25 miles northwest of Birmingham that does zero advertising, relying almost completely on word-of-mouth endorsements. I was shocked to find that there were only two reviews of this place. Maybe the locals would like to keep it that way.

What I found was a tremendously well-maintained course at a very reasonable rate ($29, Mon-Thurs with cart).

The fairways were immaculate and there is a lot of width off the tee on the front nine. As a first-timer, there were a lot of semi-blind shots. Like most courses, and particularly here, I would recommend playing to the 150-yard stakes in the middle of each fairway. There are numerous forced carries off the tee, so be sure to select the right tees. These carries and some rather great distances between holes do not make it walker-friendly.

The Tift Bermuda greens were right-sized and provided gentle slopes. There is enough play in them, not to mention super grainy, to keep you focused with the putter in your hand. Perhaps it was just today, but I also noticed a tendency to tuck pins at the minimum legal placement on the edges of greens.

The back nine narrows a bit, and is without a doubt more fun than the front. Placement is much more important than length off the tee, as water is rampant. The par-4 11th has been added to my list of favorite holes in the metro-Birmingham area. It plays only 389 yards from the blue tees, but a forced carry is required to a split-tier fairway with a hazard all the way down the right. The approach must carry another hazard. It's a really well-designed hole.

Bunkering comes into play more off the tee than it does around the greens.

Excellent practice facility. I look forward to returning now that I've played it once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good value, exceeds expectations

This is a good municipal course and a good value. It does not look like much when you pull up in the parking lot, but the course is worth playing. Currently, they have two trailers as the pro shop, but they city of Dora has plans to build a clubhouse in the near future. This would be a very challenging course to walk (long and hilly). Driving range and putting green facilities are available.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Don't Let The Trailers Fool You

When we pulled in to the course we thought it was going to be run down and back woods; we could not have been more wrong. The staff was great and their practice area is pretty good and a good representation of the course. Though it was February, the course was in good shape and super enjoyable to play. It offers challenging holes that offer imagination in game management.

We came from out of town and I would go out of my way to play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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