I've been slow to blog the last couple of months. Work, holidays and a long-overdue ankle surgery have kept my focus elsewhere, but I've got courses still to cover from my golf adventures in 2022 before I get out of the post-surgery boot I'm stuck wearing until at least the end of February and can begin to start swinging the sticks again to start the 2023 season.
First up is Kinloch Golf Club in Manakan-Sabot, Virginia. Just a short drive west of Richmond, Kinloch currently ranks No. 66 on Golf Digest's list of the top 100 courses in the United States and is considered by many to be the best course in Virginia. Unlike many of the other clubs among the top 100, Kinloch has a relatively short history. The club is one of the few on the list to have opened this century and earned the distinction of Best New Private Course in America from Golf Digest when it first welcomed members to play in 2001.
Originally, the plan for Kinloch was to build a daily-fee course where players would feel like members for a day when they visited. That's worth noting if only because Kinloch is considered by many to have become a very exclusive retreat. With grand dreams, the club's founders -- Marvin "Vinny" Giles, III; C.B. Robertson, III; and Charles Staples -- realized during the very early stages of planning that a private club model would better suit their vision for the property. And once golf course architect Lester George signed on to design the course, the three men set out to create for Richmond a "first-class golf club emphasizing immaculate conditioning ... [featuring] a championship golf course and practice facility with service of the highest quality," as Giles noted in 1999. And by all accounts, they succeeded.
Giles is particularly noteworthy as he consulted closely with George on the design of the course and is often credited as co-designer. He and George also oversaw renovation work on the course in 2019. But Giles's real prominence in the game of golf came from what he accomplished with his clubs rather than an architect's pencil. In fact, the Kinloch logo features both a St. Andrews Cross and the U.S. Amateur trophy in reference to Giles's playing career. An incredible amateur talent, he is the only golfer to ever have won the U.S. Amateur, British Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur championships. He also played on the winning U.S. team in the Walker Cup at St. Andrews in 1975.
Featuring a relatively modest (in size) but very well-appointed Tudor-style clubhouse, Kinloch hosted the U.S. Senior Amateur championship in 2011 and will host the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship in 2024. Routed through dense woodland, Kinloch may not be the ideal course to host huge galleries, but its design offers both the playability members desire and strategic options along with high-risk, high-reward holes that make it especially well-suited to host intense competitions.
Now, I should point out that if you play much with me, you'll inevitably hear me say at some point that it never rains on the golf course. That positive attitude has not kept me from getting soaked from time to time, but it has saved me hundreds or maybe even thousands of dollars on high-priced wet-weather gear. The day I visited Kinloch was a day when I wished I'd spent all that money to keep myself dry and then some.
I mention the weather not because it put a damper at all on our enjoyment of the course. I'm speaking there from the perspective of my playing partners and myself; our caddies may have had a very different opinion of our decision to play the full 18 in spite of their smiles and good attitudes! The real reason I mention the weather is that it definitely impacted the quality of some of the images I was able to get throughout the day. So, I'm hoping to get back on a better weather day; when I do, I'll update the photos here with better-quality images because this course deserves high-quality images. I will say that I've supplemented my own photos here with a few stills from some drone footage I was able to find online to help give you an idea of what Kinloch looks like when the sun is shining.
From the tips, Kinloch plays to just over 7,200 yards. I played from the blue tees at 6,405 yards, and my references to hole yardages throughout the remainder of the blog will be from the blues.
Hole No. 1 - Par 4 - 383 Yards - "Glade"
One of the things I loved about Kinloch is that -- on most holes -- you feel like you're in your own part of the world, removed from even the rest of the golf course. The routing flows very naturally throughout the property, but most holes feel like they exist almost in their own little pocket among the trees. Still, it doesn't feel small or tight at all. In fact, the space each hole has been given is especially wide in order to allow ample sunlight to reach the turf. That's critically important given the hot, humid conditions through so much of the summer.
So, when our group reached the first tee, I was surprised at how wide open the hole felt considering the density of the trees that surround it. And we needed the space as more than one member of the foursome cranked our opening tee shots out to the right.
The first hole is a relatively straight par-4. The tee shot plays over a rise, and while it's not blind, for the first-time visitor, the effect can be that the fairway bunkers left and right appear larger and to pinch in more than they actually do, suggesting that the fairway may be narrower than it actually is. From the fairway, likely playing with a short-iron or possibly even a wedge, the approach shot is not especially difficult. There is a large bunker to the left of the putting surface, but it's safe to play a bit deeper into this green, as it slopes from back to front and will hold approach shots well.
Hole No. 2 - Par 4 - 340 Yards - "Crest"
The second hole is the first introduction to the split fairways that are a signature feature of the course at Kinloch. Conservative players will stay well right of the bunkers in the middle of the fairway, likely playing something shorter than a driver, as the fairway ends at about 240 yards to that side. That'll keep them out of the sand off the tee but could present trouble as the tree line cuts in from the right and could make it difficult to reach the green. Players who approach from the left side of the fairway will need at least 180 yards of carry to reach the fairway and 220 yards in the air to completely take the sand out of play.
The green on No. 2 is angled from left to right. It's only 21 yards deep on the left side and about 16 yards deep on the right. That doesn't leave a lot of room for error for players coming in from the right side of the hole. There's also a large bunker short-right of the green. Distance control with your approach is paramount. For those who play in from the left side of the hole, the green is narrower but offers the option to play a very straightforward bump and run shot that chases into the green and avoids any chance of trouble.
Hole No. 3 - Par 5 - 523 Yards - "Crease"
No. 3 is the first par-5 at Kinloch -- a dogleg-right beast of a hole at 523 yards. Three fairway bunkers on the right demand that players of average length stay out to the left. It only requires about 220 yards of carry to take the sand out of play, but for those who attempt to cut the corner, it'll take another 30 yards in the air to cover the rough inside the bend and reach the short grass.
Just past the bunkers, the hole begins to play slightly downhill. Catch the slope with your drive on a hot, dry day, and you may find yourself looking at something between 220 and 240 yards into the green. Still, the putting surface is fronted by a large pond and is positioned between greenside bunkers left and right, making this a real risk-reward decision. I was thankful to have been short enough off the tee on this hole that all of the decision making was done for me. With no chance to get home in two, it was easy to decide to just lay up with a comfortable 5-iron.
I can't say enough great things about the conditioning of the course. The fairways were like carpet. The rough was challenging but so purely uniform throughout. The bunkers were consistent and meticulously maintained. When I took this shot looking into the third green, past a fairway bunker and across the pond, I remember feeling like the folks who take care of this course must really have a love for the place. I don't know that to be true, but that's what I felt when I was there.
The green here at the third is sloped from back-left to front-right. I've read reviews that have referred to this green as "tricked up" because some of the undulation on this green is dramatic, but I personally liked the fact that that creates more interesting pin positions. And -- at least the day I played the course -- the greens were appropriately quick without being so fast-rolling that it was ever impossible to stop a ball near the hole. Assuming that's the way they're regularly maintained, I don't think the greens were "tricked up" at all.
Hole No. 4 - Par 4 - 310 Yards - "Gauntlet"
Wish I could say I played it really well, but regardless of my score, I can say that I love the fourth hole at Kinloch. A short par-4 with another split fairway, the fourth is probably a pretty easy par if you're smart enough to just hit a mid-iron off the tee. Laying up short of the split in the fairway -- about 190 yards from the tee -- will set up a relatively easy 100-or-so-yard approach. Big bombers may see the yardage of the hole and the fact that it plays a bit downhill and decide to try to drive the green, but a very narrow fairway to the left, a stream that runs through the split and just right of the putting surface, along with three bunkers short, right and left of the green, make that a dangerous proposition. There is a wide stretch of fairway right of the split, but I'm not sure there's much to gain apart from setting up some sort of half-wedge approach over the stream for players who take a longer club off the tee and aim for the right side of the short grass.
Just short of the split, it's just about 100 yards to the center of this green that slopes primarily from left to right. Mounding short and left-long of the green creates a bit of a punchbowl effect on the left side of the green that will help to collect balls that find the putting surface and funnel them toward center and right pin placements. There may be a very rare eagle to be found on this hole for those daring few who have the length to challenge all of the trouble on this hole and take dead aim at the green from the tee. But there are a lot of birdie opportunities to be had for those who simply find the fairway -- any part of the fairway.
Hole No. 5 - Par 3 - 165 Yards - "Mirage"
The first par-3 on the course is a mid-iron shot uphill to a green that appears to be much shallower than it actually is due to the elevation change and the prominence of the front bunker. In fact, the green is about 100 feet deep. Three other bunkers complete compass points north, east and west of the green, leaving the player with few options to bail out on this hole. The best miss on this hole is short-left, which will leave a relatively easy chip uphill into the putting surface, but players may want to favor the right side of this green with their tee shots as balls that find the putting surface will move significantly from right to left. This is an excellent hole on which to solicit advice from your caddie; then, trust your yardage and club selection, and put a good swing on the ball.
Hole No. 6 - Par 4 - 359 Yards - "Citadel"
No. 6 is a very cool hole. Playing downhill off the tee, it looks shorter than it actually is. In truth, it requires a tee shot of at least 230 yards in the air to carry the stream that cuts across the hole from right to left and reach the far fairway. More conservative players will want to layup short of the stream off the tee. The farther left you can play it, the longer you can hit your tee shot, running out of fairway about 240 yards down the left side. But the farther right you hit your tee shot, the shorter it needs to be, as the right side of the fairway only stretches out about 190 yards before you reach the stream. Players also need to keep in mind that balls played to the fairway short of the stream will bound forward as the fairway slopes downhill toward the hazard.
From the fairway short of the stream, it's a significantly uphill approach to the green. Anything short and/or left is likely to find serious trouble. The best you can hope for if you pull it left is to find one of the greenside bunkers that can at least keep your ball in play. The better play is to the right side of the green, letting the right-to-left slope catch your approach and move it toward the hole.
This aerial view of the 6th hole offers a better look at the way the stream snakes through the hole from right to left. It also opens up a look at the bunker right of the green that is nearly hidden from view to players at the bottom of the fairway.
Hole No. 7 - Par 3 - 199 Yards - "Moor"
A long par-3, No. 7 plays downhill but not so much that it dramatically affects club selection. The goal here is first to avoid the four bunkers that surround the green and, if possible, to simply find the middle of the putting surface. A false front will send balls hit short of center-green rolling backward toward the tee and down the hill to the collection area well below the surface of the green. Balls that reach the middle of the green will feed toward the center from the mounding on either side. Par on this hole is a very good score.
Hole No. 8 - Par 4 - 407 Yards - "Slot"
No. 8 is a terrific par-4, maybe the best on the front 9, featuring a blind tee shot up and over a rise before the hole dramatically sweeps downhill and two the left over a pond. From the tee, longer hitters will want to aim down the left side to set up a shorter approach, but it'll take at least 210 yards of carry and some height to make it over the tree just of the fairway for those who choose to play the hole very aggressively. Safer tee shots played out to the right side of the fairway will still benefit from the downhill slope of the fairway and will roll out from right to left, but will be left with longer approaches across the water.
The approach shot from the fairway plays across the water from almost any angle. This is one of just a handful of holes at Kinloch that doesn't offer players a real option to run a low ball through the fairway and into the green. In order to avoid the bunker to the left of the green, players may want to aim their approach shots farther out to the right, allowing the slope of the putting surface to bring the ball back toward the center. Don't be long, though. Mounds in back will leave you with a downhill chip to a green that runs away from you and toward the water.
Hole No. 9 - Par 5 - 540 Yards - "Palisade"
The 9th hole is undoubtedly one of the most interesting holes on the course. A long par-5, there is no end to the number of options players have when deciding how to approach his hole. From the tee, conservative players may want to aim just inside the first fairway bunker on the left. It's about 225 yards to reach the sand, and anything that finds the fairway there will move a bit from left to right in the direction of the green. That'll leave you a long way from home, but it's the safest way to avoid the stream that meanders up the right side of the fairway off the tee. More aggressive players may try to cut a bit of the dogleg. It'll take a carry of about 230 yards to make it over the stream and into the fairway at the bend, which could set up a second shot of less than 260 yards and the option to try to go for this green in two. And really aggressive players may try to play either a power fade or a high tee ball to cut around or go over the trees on the right. In that direction it's only 200 yards to reach the narrow fairway split off to the right side of the stream. It's a high-risk, high-reward proposition that could lead to an approach of 200 yards or less for those who have the nerves and the skill to try it and succeed.
From the fairway on the left, players have to choose whether to A) hit a short lay up to the end of the left fairway, setting up a mid-iron approach to the green; B) play a longer lay up to the right fairway on the other side of the stream in hopes of setting up a short-iron or wedge into the green; C) take out a fairway wood or hybrid and try to play across the penalty area to the upper fairway left of the green, risking water and sand along the way; or D) give it all they've got and go for the green. There are so many ways to play this hole, and I'm not sure any of them are particularly easy. But, there is a path to birdie or even eagle on this hole for players who can pull off the right shots at the right time. That path may just look very different from golfer to golfer.
This drone shot from the right fairway offers a look at the second shot that could be had for players who take the most aggressive route on the 9th hole (or the third shot for players who take a more conservative line off the tee and then play their lay up to the right fairway.
And here's another drone shot looking back at No. 9 from behind the green, which gives us a much better look at the complexity of this hole's design and the myriad options that a player has when they set out to play this fantastic par-5. It's a really great hole to offering up a lot of opportunity for drama to close out the front nine.
Hole No. 10 - Par 4 - 405 Yards - "Ridge"
The back nine at Kinloch is situated on the opposite side of a 70-acre lake from the clubhouse and the front nine, and features some very different looks as almost every hole has some view of the water. No. 10 plays away from the lake into a wooded corner of the course with streams that cross the hole just beyond the teeing area and then again nearer up to the green. This is one of the tighter driving holes with fairway bunkers left and right demanding accuracy off the tee. The bunker on the right sits about 235 yards from the tee, and some players may choose to play a fairway wood in that direction to set up their angle into the green while laying back of the sand. For those who opt to play driver, it'll take a carry of about 220 yards to fly by the trouble of the trap on the left.
The approach on No. 10 plays slightly uphill and across a stream that runs up the right side of the fairway for most of the hole and then cuts across just short of the green. Players who miss short will want to play farther right in order to avoid the water and in hopes of catching the narrow stretch of fairway on the opposite side of the hazard in order to give themselves the best possible chance of recovery for a par save.
Sloping from right to left, the green at 10 is guarded not only by the stream but also by bunkers left and right. At 39 yards deep, it's one of the largest greens on the course, and balls played to the right-third of the green will on most days roll left toward a center or left pin placement. It's not quite the 16th green at Augusta, but that was the comparison one member of our playing group made when talking about how this green plays.
This aerial view of the 10th provides a much better sense of how the stream works to define the shape of the hole and the decisions for how a golfer might play it.
Hole No. 11 - Par 5 - 467 Yards - "Dell"
Provided you find the fairway -- either fairway -- with your tee shot, No. 11 is the easiest par-5 on the course and likely your best chance at a birdie or perhaps even an eagle. The hole plays downhill, with a stream that runs down the center of the hole, splitting the fairway into left and right. The fairway slopes toward the green, so well-struck drives should enjoy longer roll, giving many players the option to go for this green in two regardless of the side of the hole from which you play. There are fairway bunkers to be found to the left and right about 230 yards off the tee, which must be avoided to set up a chance to go for this green in two.
Your approach shot -- whether your second or third stroke -- must carry another branch of the stream that cuts in front of the green complex. A large bunker on the left guards the, along with a smaller pot bunker in the center that the green wraps around. The green itself may be the most difficult facet of this hole with false fronts left and right of the center bunker and mounds on all sides. Balls to the left will roll right. Distance control is likely more important here than dead-accurate aim.
Hole No. 12 - Par 4 - 415 Yards - "Saddle"
The No. 4 handicap hole on the course, the 12th may not be the hardest hole on the course, but it could be the hardest hole on which to score a par. Long and uphill, the hole offers no significant roll out for shorter hitters to steal some extra yards. Rather, drives that land into the upslope of the fairway are likely to stay where they land. Fairway bunkers right and left stand to capture any slightly mishit balls that don't carry at least 250 yards. And for long hitters, the fairway begins to significantly narrow and snake right about 270 yards off the tee, which could easily result in a well-struck drive finding a difficult lie in the rough as the fairway bends left and then winds toward the green. It's a tough hole on which to position yourself for your approach to the green.
The fairway on No. 12 narrows so much as it approaches the green that it becomes really hard to imagine successfully running a low ball into this putting surface even if you've found the short grass off the tee. There are no greenside bunkers, but thick rough around the narrow green make getting up-and-down especially hairy. For those shorter hitters who found the upslope of the fairway off the tee, it's a 200-yard-plus shot into a space that -- from that distance -- looks like it might be too tight to park a smart car. Miss by just a little bit, and par becomes a real challenge. The one saving grace is that, beyond the false front that extends about 6 yards onto the green the putting surface generally funnels to the center. So, balls that do find the green should generally stay there.
Hole No. 13 - Par 5 - 520 Yards - "Vista"
No. 13 is the final par-5 on the course and is likely the easiest on which to find the fairway. The lone bunker in play off the tee sits about 270 yards down the left side. The tee shot plays uphill, so most players can just aim at or slightly right of that bunker and swing away. Longer hitters may want to aim a little bit farther right, but apart from that bunker there's no real trouble to speak of off of this tee.
The second shot on 13 plays downhill all the way to the green. Two more fairway bunkers sit right of the fairway about 160 yards out from the putting surface, but most players will take their second shots right over those bunkers, whether they're laying up or attempting to go for this green in two. The green itself is one of the flattest on the course, offering a real scoring opportunity for those who find it in or under regulation. But beware -- the bunker left of the green is one of the deepest on the course, and balls that come in hot to this green do run the risk of racing through and finding the lake beyond.
Hole No. 14 - Par 3 - 130 Yards - "Redan"
Hole 14. My nemesis. Though you can't necessarily tell from the photo, it had begun to rain pretty hard by the time we reached this tee -- so much so that just after I yanked my 9-iron shot left and watched the ball bounce off the bank and into the lake a very nice young man from the clubhouse pulled up alongside the tee in a stretch limo of a golf cart and asked if we'd like to quit and get a ride back to the clubhouse. We were 13+ holes in. We'd been pretty well soaked for the last handful of holes, at least, so my playing partners and I declined the ride and decided instead to push on. Like men. Men playing a contact-free sport. Men who weren't carrying our own clubs in their heavy, wet bags. Men who knew we were going to have to tip our caddies especially well when the round was over. Like men, we marched on.
The short, par-3 14th called "Redan" is an interesting take on the template hole. The green generally moves right to left, but it's a bit more T-shaped than most Redan holes. What's more, while there is a bunker short and moving with the green from right to left, there is no bunker beyond the green to catch balls that might carry or run through. And jutting out on a small peninsula into the lake, the water becomes a very prominent feature and challenge on this hole.
The smart play on this hole is to just aim your shot to the right half of the green off the tee. Just don't roll your forearms at contact and yank it left like I did because there's no stopping it if you find the bank leading down to the water.
Hole No. 15 - Par 4 - 300 Yards - "Camber"
The shortest par-4 on the course, No. 15 is no pushover hole. With 11 bunkers -- five greenside and the other six stretching the length of the left side of the fairway to discourage big hitters from thinking they can just bomb it at the green -- this hole requires thought and execution. Strategic players may want to hit something like a 5-iron or a hybrid off the tee, aimed out to the right of the bunkers, to find the fairway and keep the ball from cresting the hill. Balls that run out beyond about 200 yards will likely collect in the swale at the bottom of the fairway, leaving an uphill pitch over sand -- especially difficult when the pin is located on the narrow front of the green as it was the day we played.
The approach to this two-tiered green is certainly more challenging when the pin is up front. The green slopes from back to front, and players must be careful to control the spin of their ball lest they wind up spinning otherwise good approach shots off the front and down the hill in front of the green. Players also must contend with the bunkers on either side of the narrow throat of green that makes up the lower tier. When the pin is back, players don't need to worry as much about spin or sand but do need to be mindful of their distance control. Balls that don't make the upper tier will leave difficult two putts, and balls that to long will make for a very tricky up-and down to a green that runs away from the player. Though it's only 300 yards, par is a good score on this short par-4.
Hole No. 16 - Par 4 - 390 Yards - "Cape"
By the time we reached the 16th tee, I think most of us were just hoping we could keep our drivers from slipping in our hands as we set up to hit our tee shots. Never mind where the ball might go; we had visions (waking nightmares?) of $600+ Titleist and Callaway drivers flying from our hands and finding watery graves in the lake that runs down the entire left side of this hole.
That said, I really, really like No. 16 at Kinloch. The hole moves naturally from right to left around the lake, and the terrain slopes that way such that balls played out to the right will come back toward the green. Water intrudes more than you realize from the tee, but players who are willing to risk it need only carry the ball about 200 yards to the clear the penalty area and find the left half of the fairway, which makes for a shorter approach on this challenging par-4.
Players who are worried about the water do have the option to bail out way to the right and play your approach from the rough on top of the hill. This really isn't a terrible place from which to play so long as you catch a decent lie. Two of the bunkers you can see in this picture are fairway bunkers well short of the green and likely only in play in the case of a mishit ball. Getting up and down from any of them would be a chore, but most players should avoid them pretty easily. There is, however, one greenside bunker short-left of the green that can make it especially challenging to get at a back-left pin placement. And the green features a spine that runs across it from the bunker to a mound back-right such that any ball short of the spine will come back toward the front of the green while balls that carry or crest the spine will roll toward the back of the green. I was lucky to have hit a perfect shot that landed on the front of the spine, hopped over and rolled out to about six feet from our back-left pin. Missed the birdie, but I'll take a tap-in par on the No. 2 handicap hole on the course any day.
This drone image shows the movement of the hole better shows the movement of the hole as it wraps around the lake. It really is a terrific golf hole.
Hole No. 17 - Par 3 - 175 Yards - "Cascade"
I really wish I had a better picture of this hole. What this photo doesn't show you is the beauty or the challenge of the stream that leads in from the lake back-right of the tees and then snakes its way down the hole and along the left side of the green. At 175 yards, the 17th is likely between a 5- and a 7-iron for most players -- a mid-iron shot with the stream on the left and a bunker right, both of which can be disastrous places to land. There is plenty of fairway cut in the front-right of the green to play a low runner at the bunker and let the terrain redirect it toward the center of the green. And balls that fly to the green should be played right of center in order to avoid the hard slope that could send them down into the collection area left of the green. At first glance, this hole might look deceptively easy, but figuring out how to manage your ball along the ground in order to get it close, whether you hit a high or a low ball, may take multiple visits.
Hole No. 18 - Par 4 - 377 Yards - "Summit"
So long as your miss isn't a pull or a hook, No. 18 is a really good finishing hole. The farther left you aim, the more of the lake you can bite off in order to achieve the shortest, straightest line to the hole. But it's a big lake, and it wants your golf ball. More conservative players can aim to the right, but landing in any one of the three large fairway bunkers on that side of this fairway may be even more catastrophic than a ball in the water off the tee. Pick your poison and play the longest club you know you can land between the water and the sand.
The approach on 18 may only be a mid- or even a short-iron for most players, but the visual of the lake left and long can be hard to ignore, leading more players to find the right greenside bunker than you might think. And from there, it's no easy out and in as the green slopes from right to left, running hard away from that trap. Nerves of steel on the tee. And nerves of steel on the approach. That's really all it takes to find this green and close out your round with a good score.
I cannot say enough good things about Kinloch or the company on this wet day. Our host, Brian, was one of the most gracious, most fun guys I've had the pleasure of playing with. We were only a few holes in when he told me I needed to come back in October and see the course in its fall glory. I didn't get to do it this past year, but maybe in 2023! He also generously allowed me to invite a couple of friends -- Eric and John -- to join us for the day. And for as water-logged as we all wound up being, I don't think any of us had any regrets about making the trip to enjoy this day together.
Hole No. 19 - Par 3 - 164 Yards - "Settle The Bet"
One very cool feature at Kinloch is the 19th hole -- a mid-length par-3 played over the lake as players head back to the clubhouse and used to decide any ties coming off of 18. Sadly, we did not play the 19th in the rain as there were no bets to be settled among us. But it's still a very cool feature and a hole I hope to play next time I visit if only to say that I've done it. Of course, my luck, I'll ace the damn thing and have to buy drinks for everyone in the clubhouse!
Speaking of which, we enjoyed a fantastic lunch in the grille room just outside the locker room. Again, huge thanks to our host for sticking around with us even after a long, soggy trek around the course. What a fantastic place to hang out after a round. It was relatively empty that day because of the weather, but what a comfortable, inviting place to spend some time with friends after a round. It's easy to understand why members love the club.
I am eager to get back to Kinloch at some point. Hopefully I'll play better and come away with some better pictures from the course if the weather cooperates. In the meantime, I did come across this fun course tour drone video from YouTuber The Boss Golfs that is worth checking out if you'd like to see more of the course.