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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6338 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.2

Previously known as "Green Hills Country Club" and "Whispering Oaks Golf Course".

Course Details

Year Built 1949
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Diddel (1949)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

My home course

I have played cardinal hills hundreds of times and I used to work at the pro shop. I am going to write a in depth review to give you guys all of the insight I have obtained from experience to help you optimize your chances to shoot well on this course.

The course is a 1950's country style course with lots of down and back holes with little magical nuggets thrown in to make this course a thrilling experience. Cardinal hills isn't overlong and the rough and the fairway are essentially the same cut, so hitting it long is optimal here without being overly punishing on the front. The back is much tighter which requires much more precision off the tee. The greens are very small, so do not expect to hit lots of GIR. The course has a multitude of elevated greens that moderate undulation that will put your short game up to a hefty challenge. The greens are not overly quick but roll true. They have subtle break, so keep the ball below the hole. The course has hardpan on lots of holes so a low bounce wedge is optimal.
The staff is awesome here too!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great experience at local golf course

My husband and I played on Sunday afternoon. Overall the course was fun and in good shape.
Greens are in great condition. New carts. The staff was very friendly. Clean pro shop with variety of golf equipment, clothing, shoes and hats. Great atmosphere several golfers enjoyed lunch and adult beverages on the porch. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Waste of Money

I know there has been a lot of rain to be fair. a lot of dirt looked like where water had been standing. Cart path's were rock washed out with holes. coundn't drive on them. reminded you of a farm turned in to agolf coarse. Greens were small for the most part. 3 of the nine Greens were more sand then Greens. Wife said restroom was dirty. Staff was to busy talking to friend except one. Water holes smelled so bad you couldn't hardly stand to hit your ball next to them. Bad experance and waste of money. Never will go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tiny Tiny Greens

I'm not sure if this course has the smallest greens I've ever played, or if that honor goes to Fall Creek in Pendleton. But either way they are really, really, really, small. When I played they were pretty shaggy and slow too but were in good shape overall.

The rest of the course is your standard old school country course. The fairway is barely discernible from the rough - both look like your backyard grass. The tees were also like your backyard too. This isn't a course you'd want to "play it down" as there are a lot of small ruts and patches throughout the course. I also usually never ever say this - but some trees on the back need cut back a little, especially on 12 and 16. Otherwise it's a traditional layout with gentle doglegs. Most holes from the blues (tips) are still somewhat short, but there are a couple long holes for their pars (4, 12, 17). If you spray off the tee you will find trouble, especially on the back, which makes your approaches to the small greens difficult.

There are worse in the area but there's better too. But the course knows its price point, and if you're around it's worth a go.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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