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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6902 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.1

Course Details

Year Built 1959
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Max Maxwell (1999) Nathan Crace (1999) Nathan Crace (2005) Nathan Crace (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Internet Access

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

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5.0
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Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
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This Press Maxwell design is the former home of the PGA Tour’s Magnolia Classic from 1968-1993 (fun fact: it is the site of Payne Stewart’s first Tour win). However, the routing is about that is left of Maxwell’s 1959 design. Nathan Crace redesigned the course a little more than 20 years ago, resulting in one of the more fun courses I’ve ever played.

HCC is a throwback to the PGA Tour courses of the 1980s and 90s. It reminded me of Callaway Gardens, another former Tour host that has fallen by the wayside. Not overly long, but fairway-finding is an absolute must or you will be punching out from pine-laden jail. Small green complexes with interesting sections and good movement. One of my favorite things about the course is the options off the tee. Several shorter holes don’t necessarily take the driver out of your hand, but you can also take less club with less risk and still enjoy the hole.

The variety of the holes is fantastic. There is a great rhythm to the round as they blend together seamlessly. Be prepared for a bevy of doglegs and the bulkhead greens are some of the best on the property.

The finishing hole is terrific. A narrow three-level green is guarded by a lake making for a tough downhill approach shot.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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