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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.3

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Paul N. Coates (1959) Tom Vardon (1924)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission.
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

5.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Reviews 108
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Visually Attractive Private Course

Stillwater Country Club is a visually appealing parkland style course that is a genuine pleasure to play. With five sets of tees ranging from 6,800 yards and a 73.1 rating to 5,271 yards the course is playable for a variety of skill levels. The fairways are almost all sloped either right or left with significant undulation, meaning that a flat lie is hard to find. You'll be hitting shots with the ball below your feet, above your feet, uphill and downhill. And you better be in the fairway. The rough is high enough to be truly punitive. Balls that miss the fairway will often settle down into the grass and will be hard to find. If you're lucky enough to find the ball, hitting a wedge back into the fairway will usually be the prudent play. Almost all of the greens are well bunkered and will have a significant drop-off on one side or the other, so it's important to hit the green or miss on the correct side. Fortunately, there is a course tour on the club's website that provides tips on where to place your tee shot and how to approach each of the greens. Studying this course tour and making some notes will make your round easier and more enjoyable. One of our foursome commented that there isn't a hole on the entire course that is not truly visually appealing, so that it's difficult to pick out a favorite out of the eighteen. Probably two of the most memorable are the par 3 13th and the par 5 11th. As designed, the 13th plays to 175 yards from an elevated tee over a valley hazard to a severely sloped green protected by a deep bunker on the left. Unfortunately, when we played the back tee was being renovated so we had to play from an alternate tee which required a tee shot over that bunker. The 11th fairway requires a lengthy and well placed tee shot in order to avoid a downhill second shot as there is a deep valley that must be cleared. Reaching the green in regulation does not guarantee par, as the green is large, undulating, and fast. Playing at most private country clubs is almost impossible unless you're a member or know a member. However, this is not the case at the Stillwater Country Club, as the club sponsors the annual Lyle Cran Shortstop Tournament which is open to anyone. One hundred dollars will get you a qualifying round the first day and at least two 9-hole matches the second day. With a course as special as this is, that one hundred dollars is a great bargain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic old style golf course

I'm still new to the area and had never played the course but was invited by a friend who knows good golf. If you appreciate classic golf, you will really enjoy this course. The course tips out at 6800 and it's a solid test. Great mix of short and longer par 4s, subtle greens with plenty of speed. Hard to pick a favorite hole but #18 is fun par 5 with a fair chance to make birdie. If you get the chance to play here, you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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