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Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6741 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Championship 72 6741 yards 72.8 137
Blue/Back 72 6317 yards 70.7 132
Combo Blue/White 72 6072 yards 69.6 128
White/Middle (W) 72 5796 yards 72.7 126
White/Middle 72 5796 yards 68.4 124
Combo White/Gold 72 5523 yards 66.8 118
Combo White/Gold (W) 72 5523 yards 72.1 126
Gold/Forward 72 5245 yards 65.1 115
Gold/Forward (W) 72 5245 yards 70.6 122
Combo Gold/Silver 72 4765 yards 63.0 112
Combo Gold/Silver (W) 72 4765 yards 67.5 120
Silver/Front 72 4432 yards 61.9 108
Silver/Front (W) 72 4432 yards 65.5 116
Scorecard for Farms/Birches
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: 71.9/127 418 541 193 392 381 418 153 491 433 3420 405 498 193 387 369 174 390 525 380 3321 6741
Blue M: 69.7/122 399 526 166 378 369 340 137 481 393 3189 389 485 163 379 356 144 352 496 364 3128 6317
Blue/White M: 68.6/119 362 526 166 378 369 328 137 451 365 3082 335 485 163 379 334 144 352 448 350 2990 6072
White M: 67.4/118 362 456 145 347 356 328 113 451 365 2923 335 460 131 337 334 140 338 448 350 2873 5796
White/Gold M: 66.1/116 W: 71.5/120 310 456 145 322 336 328 113 451 336 2797 317 460 115 329 297 109 310 448 328 2713 5510
Gold M: 65.0/112 W: 70.0/118 310 451 127 322 336 296 90 423 336 2691 317 382 115 329 297 109 310 369 328 2556 5247
Gold/Silver M: 62.5/105 W: 67.3/115 310 400 127 322 256 296 90 331 270 2402 268 382 115 258 297 109 310 369 255 2363 4765
Silver M: 62.0/99 W: 65.3/113 258 400 106 232 256 261 90 331 270 2204 268 382 113 258 255 103 254 340 255 2228 4432
Handicap 5 9 15 13 7 1 17 11 3 6 10 16 14 8 2 18 12 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 11 17 9 13 7 15 1 5 4 12 18 10 14 8 16 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/15 Closed: 9/01
Architect Bruce Matthews

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Birchwood, unlike many "equity" share clubs, initially required property purchase for membership. There were varying lots of different sizes, some "buildable" others merely membership lots; prices were set accordingly. The problem the is that the club experienced some questionable financial decisions by board and management that resulted in property values plummeting - to the point of being worthless. What the club chose to do to compensate for the downfall was implement bylaws that forced members, at the time they cared to resign their memberships, to pay a $15,000 buyout fee. And, additionally, should the family member who originally joined not buy their way out, upon their death the membership passed on to their family. Not an enticing way for a club to go about its business. Member Beware, and read the bylaws fine print

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Plays A few times a week
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Previously Played

Member beware

Birchwood, unlike many "equity" share clubs, initially required property purchase for membership. There were varying lots of different sizes, some "buildable" others merely membership lots; prices were set accordingly. The problem the is that the club experienced some questionable financial decisions by board and management that resulted in property values plummeting - to the point of being worthless. What the club chose to do to compensate for the downfall was implement bylaws that forced members, at the time they cared to resign their memberships, to pay a $15,000 buyout fee. And, additionally, should the family member who originally joined not buy their way out, upon their death the membership passed on to their family. Not an enticing way for a club to go about its business. Member Beware, and read the bylaws fine print

Value Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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Previously Played

Just a thought

Birchwood initially required property purchase for membership. There were varying lots of different sizes, some “buildable” others merely membership lots; prices were set accordingly. The problem is the club had a decade of poor financial decisions by the management and board of directors that resulted in property values plummeting - to the point of being worthless. What the club chose to do to compensate for the downfall was implement bylaws that forced members, at the time they cared to resign their memberships, to pay a $15,000 buyout fee. And, additionally, should the family member who originally joined not buy their way out, upon their death the membership passed on to their family. Member beware and read the fine print

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Member beware

Birchwood, unlike many "equity" share clubs, initially required property purchase for membership. There were varying lots of different sizes, some "buildable" others merely membership lots; prices were set accordingly. The problem the is that the club experienced some questionable financial decisions by board and management that resulted in property values plummeting - to the point of being worthless. What the club chose to do to compensate for the downfall was implement bylaws that forced members, at the time they cared to resign their memberships, to pay a $15,000 buyout fee. And, additionally, should the family member who originally joined not buy their way out, upon their death the membership passed on to their family. Not an enticing way for a club to go about its business. Member Beware, and read the bylaws fine print

Value Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Just a thought

Birchwood initially required property purchase for membership. There were varying lots of different sizes, some “buildable” others merely membership lots; prices were set accordingly.. The problem was the club had a decade of poor financial decisions by the management and board of directors that resulted in property values plummeting - to the point of being worthless. What the club chose to do to compensate for the downfall was implement bylaws that forced members, at the time they cared to resign their memberships, to pay a $15,000 buyout fee. And, additionally, should the family member who originally joined not buy their way out, upon their death the membership passed on to their family. A cautionary tale, beware member

Value Poor
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