Hole 1 – Par 4
The first hole is an excellent opening hole. The elevated tee gives you a great look at this straight-forward par 4. The Rocky River runs down the entire right side so be careful off the tee. The green is protected by two bunkers but the center of the green is open for run-up shots. The green is relatively flat. There are no tricks to this hole which makes it a good opening hole.
Hole 2 – Par 5
There may not have been any tricks on the first hole, but that doesn’t last long. The second is a long par 5 framed by trees down the left side and the Rocky River down the right side. Three good shots get you to a slightly elevated green. A missed approach shot here finds you in a bunker or below the green with a tricky pitch shot.
Hole 3 – Par 3
The first of our par 3’s may seem short on the distance chart but miss this narrow green and you will find yourself with some very tricky shots. Be cautious here and consider the pin position / amount of green to work with if you should miss the green.
Hole 4 – Par 4
This dogleg right requires a full tee shot off an elevated tee in order to have an open shot. Just when you feel good about making the dogleg, you will see a pond down the right side of the hole. The approach shot typically requires a shot over the pond to a slightly elevated green.
Hole 5 – Par 3
A picturesque par 3 that requires a full carry over the Rocky River. The two-tiered green is protected by mounds on the right side and a bunker and severe bank on the left side.
Hole 6 – Par 4
The view from the tee makes this hole appear to be flat and long. However, about 60 yards from the green, the hole goes straight up. Hit the tee shot as far as you can. The green sets atop a hill that is some 100 feet above your head. The green is small and sloped from back to front.
Hole 7 – Par 4
Strategy and a little bit of luck may be needed on this hole. A dogleg left that requires a full tee shot to the turn. Left off the tee and you are working your way through trees. Right off the tee just gets you further from the green. And it’s what is waiting for you at the turn that causes the problems. A lake guards the right side of the green and a bunker guards the left side of the green.
Hole 8 – Par 5
A good par 5 for everyone. The hole is framed down the right side with a lake and trees and down the left side with scattered trees. Two good shots get you to a point where the hole doglegs right. Long hitters who hit a perfect tee shot down the left side of the fairway may be able to carve a fade around the trees at the dogleg and get to the green in two. The green is protected by some deep bunkers on the right and a wetland hazard just 10 feet to the left. The green has some slope to it from right to left.
Hole 9 – Par 4
The view from the tee is suitable for framing. A straight par 4 that is flat for the first 200 yards and then gradually rises to a green that is surrounded by trees on the right and left. The Tudor clubhouse sits majestically behind the green.
Hole 10 – Par 4
An elevated tee that provides you with a great view of the tenth hole. The fairway goes straight for the first 200 yards and then has a slight turn to the right. The fairway at the bend is protected by bunkers on both sides. Tall trees near the green don’t allow easy access to the green from the right.
Hole 11 – Par 3
The eleventh is the shortest of the par 3’s but don’t fall asleep on this one. A big bunker sits right in front of the green. There is only one way onto this green from the tee and that is over the bunker.
Hole 12 – Par 4
Our signature hole requires a precise tee shot to thread it through a narrow shoot guarded on both sides by the Rocky River and heavy brush. If you make it through the demanding tee shot, the hole doglegs slightly to the left leaving you a mid iron into a small green. With trouble lurking almost everywhere, this hole is the 2nd hardest handicapped hole and one that demands respect.
Hole 13 – Par 4
After hole 12, this straight par 4 is a welcome sight. The landing area off the tee is framed by bunkers on each side of the fairway. The green is one of the larger greens with good access to it.
Hole 14 – Par 4
Course management is the key on this hole. Although a par 5, the tee shot requires placement. The Rocky River cuts across the fairway about 240 yards out. The long hitter may want to try the 275 yard carry over the River. The second shot crosses the river and the golfer needs to manage the distance for their third shot. The third shot is the second time that the golfer is faced with the Columbia signature. The fairway is flat until you get 60 yards from the green at which point it goes straight uphill. Perched atop the hill is a small green that is severely sloped from back to front.
Hole 15 – Par 3
This unique par 3 requires a long shot over a deep valley and then back up to a green that is completed surrounded by tall trees and hazard. The green is sloped from back to front.
Hole 16 – Par 4
A fun par 4 where the tee sets atop a cliff overlooking the Rocky River. The tee shot flies over the river to a dogleg about 180 yards out. The Rocky River then follows the hole down the right side. The second shot approaches a flat green guarded on the left by a bunker and the Rocky River on the right.
Hole 17 – Par 3
Flat terrain from tee to green with a lake on the left side and a wetland area down the right side. On this lengthy par 3, be sure to take enough club to get to the hole.
Hole 18 – Par 5
Let the driver rip on this par 5. A long drive gives you an opportunity to hit the green in two. But beware, the Columbia signature comes into play for the third time. A flat fairway gives way to a steep hill up to the green. The green is well protected with bunkers.