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4.4
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
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3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
93.6%
Recommend this course
112 out of 133 reviews
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4.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6482 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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The Chief Golf Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect John F. Robinson (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code No Swimwear or Beach Attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
133 Reviews (133)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Forced Carries 14
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9
At a Resort 8

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Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

This course is awesome. One of the most beautiful I have played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in Great Condition

Always enjoy playing this course although it is out of the way. The course was in very good condition. While the fairways are fair if you can hit them, the course can be a challenge if you miss. Some holes you definitely have to choose your landing area in order to have another shot at the green. The course layout is a little confusing with the holes being here and there and moved about - better signage on some holes are needed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in Great Shape

The fairways and greens were in good shape. This course is fair but you need to hit the fairways or figure a double boggy. They probably would get more play if the rates were a little lower - out of the way unless your staying at the resort there.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Chief course

Course was in good shape staff very friendly. We had a hard time finding some of the holes as the course is not well-marked. I would suggest a few more directional signs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 59
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wild fun beast of a challenge, mountainous like treetops

Very unique, hilly should I say somewhat tricked up tough track with lots of blind shots. Wierd layout but fun nonetheless. Wife and I enjoyed it. A 139 slope from white tees a real challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very pretty views

This course was very hilly and nestled in the trees on many holes. There are long distances between greens and the next tee with very steep cart paths. I would never walk this course!!! The course was in good condition and was fun to play and was not crowded at all. We

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 59
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 85
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 59
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course, bit of a drive

The Chief course was outstanding with challenging hole layouts and brilliant use of the topography. They have a driving range and practice area although I didn't see it mentioned on their web site. A few of the holes are stunning with sunken or raised greens. Quite a few doglegs. My only complaint, for a single who was new to the course, was how poorly the cart paths are marked. This is necessary as it is a very spread-out course. There is quite a bit of drive time between some of the holes as the course runs in 3 different directions. A few additional signs here and there (I'm thinking of you 16th hole!) would have been appreciated! Great bar/restaurant set up and staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GPS Issue Still

The course is terrific, and a great value compared to nearby courses!! But, after changing the layout two years ago, they still haven’t updated their GPS. And, don’t trust their handout renumbering the holes. Play it! Some forest carries that are spectacular… Play The Chief and have fun!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First visit

So, not a bad track. I think I visited a bit too early in the season... first, the course. Very quirky layout that weaves among the trees and hills. This generates a lot of tunnel like driving views and blind or “target“ golf. Which means, if you’ve never played the course before, or you’re not a scratch golfer, a bit hard to think your way around the course. But, oh well, that’s out of their control of the personnel at the golf course. So, if that doesn’t bother you, you would probably like the course.

Next, the amenities/staff. They were nice, just seemed like stuff wasn’t really rolling yet. The small bar and clubhouse only had one employee and she would “nuke“ you a hotdog if you needed to eat..... The other part that is a bit odd is they had twosomes, threesomes, foursomes, and singles (me) all over the course. Makes for a very fragmented pace of play.

So, all in all,… average. Hard market up here with so many great golf courses. Nothing about this course stood out to bring me back. But, The people seemed great, so nothing would have me tell people “stay away“…

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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