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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5977 yards
Slope 130
Rating 68.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5977 yards 68.8 130
White 71 5592 yards 67.0 130
Red 71 5260 yards 69.2
Scorecard for Covington Links
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: 69.5/115 517 180 515 300 155 466 354 542 173 3202 319 363 202 582 171 561 384 112 395 3089 6291
Blue M: 68.5/114 501 162 497 285 145 460 333 520 173 3076 305 336 190 560 144 516 357 110 383 2901 5977
White M: 66.8/107 W: 71.7/117 475 136 481 265 120 445 305 488 145 2860 286 315 176 540 126 496 325 100 367 2731 5591
Red W: 69.9/114 450 113 466 255 110 433 283 460 118 2688 275 300 162 520 108 476 293 90 351 2575 5263
Handicap 5 13 11 15 17 1 7 3 9 16 8 12 2 14 4 6 18 10
Par 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1977
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Marty Johnson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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2.3
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2.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

So Many Trees!

Sometimes being available is better than being good. I played Covington Links today because it was the only course around that wasn't overrun with water. But I don't think I'd ever play it again.

The Good:
The greens were surprisingly good. They rolled very true and had nice pace. They also held well.

The Average:
The course condition was just okay. The fairways were thin and the tees weren't level. Also there were a lot of leaves to deal with.

The Not So Good:
Covington Links has the most trees in play of any course I've ever played. There are trees everywhere! The 15th hole has a tree in the middle of the fairway. I started on the back 9 today and didn't have a clean approach shot until the 17th hole. The trees also encroach on many of the tee shot windows. It's just way too much. I know tree removal is expensive but this course badly needs it.

I can't recommend Covington Links. With all the trees and the lack of conditioning, it's just not worth it.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great find

This is an 18 hole course that doesn't have a ton of length, but is well protected by trees and hazards. I really liked playing there. The pace was great, the greens were in excellent shape and played faster than most public courses. They have plenty of long par 5's and mix in some fun par 3's. the layout is a little funky, but they end up with a sharp dog leg to finish that give you a chance to make a decision.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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