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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6734 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6734 yards 72.7 137
Blue 71 6608 yards 72.2 134
White 71 6304 yards 70.7 131
Gold 71 6050 yards 69.4 129
Gold (W) 71 6050 yards 75.2 135
Red 71 5811 yards 68.3 127
Red (W) 71 5811 yards 74.1 132
Green 71 5123 yards 65.1 122
Green (W) 71 5123 yards 69.9 122
Scorecard for Meadow Club Fairfax
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black/Blue M: 72.7/135 492 444 403 399 195 427 438 168 464 3430 377 150 384 544 200 508 333 429 363 3288 6718
Blue M: 72.2/133 492 444 388 399 195 413 418 168 446 3363 377 150 384 544 200 508 333 406 363 3265 6628
Composite M: 71.5/132 492 430 370 399 195 397 404 168 430 3285 377 150 384 509 180 508 333 393 344 3178 6463
White M: 70.9/130 478 430 370 381 179 397 404 151 430 3220 352 140 360 509 180 498 316 393 344 3092 6312
Red W: 75.2/135 468 420 355 356 150 349 345 141 373 2957 345 139 349 485 132 488 293 393 342 2966 5923
Handicap 14 5 9 11 12 3 1 17 7 10 18 15 6 13 4 16 2 8
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 5 13 1 11 15 3 9 17 7 10 18 14 2 16 4 8 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alister MacKenzie (1927) Mike DeVries (1999) Robert Hunter (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Magnificent MacKenzie

I've played this Alister MacKenzie gem many times as a very grateful guest. Situated just north of San Francisco in a high meadow watched over by Marin County's Mt. Tamalpais, MacKenzie's first American course is a delight for the senses & a challenge for the skillful shot maker. MacKenzie's sprawling greens and his trademark bunkers have been restored to their original specifications. (A note about the greens: they're undulant & lightning fast; you had better bring your A putting game.)

The atmosphere is pure nature---Monterey pines, redwoods, oak trees, deer, water fowl, hawks overhead--and not a house to be seen. Among the beautiful variety of holes, #14, a long par 3 over a pond, is as picturesque as Augusta's #12, and possibly more treacherous.

The clubhouse is not too shabby either, an Arts-and-Crafts/Mission Revival beauty that overlooks the course and seems right at home with the natural surroundings.

So get your golf karma in order and get invited to one of the most enjoyable playing experiences of your life.

Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Classic Alistair McKenzie

If you love original, natural golf courses this is a special one. I was lucky enough to get on this private course and joined a group playing as the pace was slow, but to be fair it was a Sunday and the club should be commended for being so family friending, as there was a range of families playing together, all having great fun. It is a classic Alistair McKenzie, it looks simple but there is nothing easy about it, a fabulous design and a very welcoming club!

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A walk with history

Any golfer with a sense of history will fall in love with the Meadow Club, Alister MacKenzie's first design in North America. The private course - hidden high above the charming downtown of Fairfax by a winding, narrow road - has been restored by Mike DeVries, the Michigan architect who grew up playing MacKenzie's Crystal Downs Country Club in northern Michigan. It's too bad every golf course can't be this beautiful, this well cared for, this playable, this strategic. The game would never be in such dire straits. It's an easy walk, and there's a great variety of holes. The club bought acres of land surrounding the property and donated it to a land conservancy, so it will never be developed. My group played through nearly a dozen deer, some with large antler racks. The clubhouse, perched on a hill above the ninth and 18th greens, overlooks the entire course. As the sun dips below the surrounding hillsides, it's easy to find solitude in such a natural place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 10/29/2016

Meadow Club is just magical. I was fortunate to play on a warm sunny day and the course was in superb condition. The layout is quirky, the greens are treacherous, the rough is short but tough and the bunkering is what you would expect at a McKenzie course.

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