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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7781
Slope 143
Rating 77.3
Type Private Community
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7781 yards 77.3 143
Green 72 7257 yards 74.7 136
Blue 72 6471 yards 71.0 125
White 72 5974 yards 68.7 119
Gold 72 5315 yards 70.3 121
Scorecard for Kinderlou Forest Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 77.3/143 417 601 490 657 195 435 364 191 484 3834 445 566 469 466 580 240 464 216 501 3947 7781
Green M: 74.7/136 386 572 459 639 171 400 332 184 449 3592 419 541 439 426 540 209 436 195 460 3665 7257
Blue M: 71.0/125 351 523 390 595 138 373 301 151 398 3220 329 513 381 394 497 180 403 168 386 3251 6471
White M: 68.7/119 W: 72.2/123 334 503 343 585 109 349 274 138 363 2998 320 484 353 356 457 151 365 144 346 2976 5974
Gold W: 70.3/121 297 466 298 480 86 314 249 114 326 2630 314 458 335 302 411 106 343 120 296 2685 5315
Handicap 11 3 5 1 13 9 15 17 7 18 10 4 8 2 16 12 14 6
Par 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways TifSport Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Davis Love III (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code All men and women must wear a collared shirt. No denim or jean material is permitted.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course , great staff, great experience

We have had this course on our “to play” list for some time now but either the weather or timing have not worked out to fit a round in during our travels between Michigan and Florida. Finally the stars aligned and we were able to get a round in and it will not be the last. The course is a very short drive from I75 in Valdosta and is worth anyone traveling through the area to make a stop for a great round of golf. The staff were all very friendly, desk, starter, food and drink and all made us feel very welcomed. The layout and condition of Kinderlou Forest is absolutely spectacular. Every hole was unique but also very playable as well. The greens were in excellent condition and ran very true in roll and speed. No tricks or hidden elephants under the soft green carpets. Picking a favorite hole is not possible for me as it was just a truly wonderful 18 perfect holes of golf. Do yourself a favor and stop in to play this course as I know we will again and again on our travels.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course and value

While a bit off the beaten path, highly recommend as a stop for those on their way to/from Florida west coast. 5 minutes off I-75 and set in a residential community, the housing never intrudes on the golf. Nice variety of holes, greens were very nice and bunkers were firm but very playable. The reverse question mark par 5 fourth and par 3 fifth were highlights. Staff was very nice in giving us the senior rate which includes a small lunch.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Awesome, I Didn't Want to Leave

This is a perfect, I mean perfect, must play course. The staff is so friendly, and the price is unbelievable for a golf course this well designed and meticulously maintained. Each hole has it's own character and none are bland in any way. Every shot requires thought, you juts don;t bang it around. I cannot pick one hole as a favorite since all are exceptional. Bunkers are perfect, green surfaces, perfect and plenty of undulation. I just returned home and am planning on a return trip, perhaps late fall or early spring. It's not far off I-75 and they bought a motel, now the Kinderlou Inn to support golf packages, but they also have beautiful on-site condos for larger groups. Check the package rates, you'll not believe it. I would have never believed a golf course of this caliber would be located in Valdosta, GA. I am confident this course should appear in the top 100 courses in the USA, since I have played many of them that are far below the standards of Kinderlou. The owner, operations and maintenance staff have a fantastic course to be proud of, and they are.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding.

Love this course. First time I have played it in 8 years. Perfectly maintained throughout. Very long from the back tees.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course sets the bar for condition.

Very short review!!! Awsome . This course is presently in Professional tournament condition. This is a players course and is maintained as such. Very personable staff. The end.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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