The stunning 18-hole layout is built on a 300-acre parcel of land that was used for tobacco farming in the not so distant past and is deceptively hilly with several holes cut across the picturesque and wooded valleys of Otter, Cedar and Spittler Creeks.
Construction of our first-class practice facility was completed in 2009. It features a 50 yard deep bent grass tee deck, six bent grass target greens, a short game area for chipping and pitching, fairway and greenside bunker and two bent grass putting greens.
Construction of our rustic 5,000-square-foot clubhouse and 1,500-square-foot patio was completed in 2010. Open to the public, the clubhouse and patio offer stunning views of the 18th hole as it carves through the wooded creek valley.
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OTTER CREEK – HOLE #1
At 409 yards, this moderate length par 4 is a deceptively difficult looking opening hole. The tee is located over a ravine with a hardwood forest on the right hand side that visibly misdirects golfers straight toward the green. The fairway however runs far left of center toward a lone out-of-play bunker utilized for orientation and direction. The ideal tee shot is a slight fade with a driver or fairway metal. The true difficulty begins with a mid-length approach from a slightly sloping downhill/sidehill lie to a contoured green located across a valley. Bunkers positioned on the right and in the front protect the green. Hitting the green is difficult enough but hitting the correct quadrant of the green in relation to the varying slopes and pin locations is the true challenge. Otherwise, par will be in jeopardy. Be cautious of the false front on the green.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #2
A slight dogleg left, this par 4 measures 474 yards. From the tee, a vast waste bunker over two acres in size is set in front of the back tees and guards the corner of the dogleg. The more you choose to bite off, the more this bunker comes into play. The green, however, is the most memorable aspect of this hole. It is raised above the fairway and has deep bunkers both left and right. Bold contours and swales flow throughout the green which is tilted severely from back to front, with a terrace in the centre. This large green contains many smaller greens within. Three putts are very likely if you hit the wrong portion of this green.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #3
The first of two par 5’s on this nine plays downwind and measures 553 yards with out of bounds all the way down the right side. It is essentially a straight golf hole that is extremely heavily bunkered with an undulating fairway which will not give up many level lies. A good drive will leave a demanding second shot to a well protected landing area leaving a short approach shot to a raised and undulating green that falls from front to back. Only the bravest will try to go for this green in two shots! A par here is well earned.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #4
This 299-yard par 4 is a straightforward risk reward hole and can be reached by the adventurous player willing to take out the driver. There is out of bounds on the right just over the dunes. By far the easiest birdie hole on the course, which makes it extremely difficult, because a 5 (or even higher) is also possible. A properly placed tee shot down the left side, perhaps with a fairway metal or long iron, will open up the green for a wedge or sand iron approach. This is a very different hole when the golfer “goes for the green” with the tee shot. Doing so brings the far left bunker into play. The chance of overcompensating and driving into the right rough, with a difficult pitch over a pair of bunkers to a very difficult green looms. There are two great pin positions on the hole, one long right and the other middle left and it is rare to get a completely straight putt, even 3-4 feet from the hole.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #5
This par 3 plays 201 yards down hill to a green with a lot of internal movement. The tee shot is visually deceptive as the green significantly drops off from behind the green, and to the right and left hand sides. Because of the lack of containment, depth perception is inhibited from the tee. There are two deep bunkers on either side of a narrow approach to the green, and saving par from either of these bunkers would be a great save. Club selection will have to be carefully considered given the extreme downhill nature of this hole.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #6
The second of two par 5’s on this nine measures 577 yards and doglegs to the right at a distance of 300 yards from the tee. The green is certainly reachable in two if you can carry a hill and get the extra roll you need to see the green. Be aware of the deep valley-of-sin just short of the green, which attracts many errant shots. From this position, your third shot, being a chip or a putt, will be extremely difficult. The green is perched on the edge of a ravine and long and or right is dead. Choices are certainly available here as there is a much easier way of arrival. A golfer could opt to use two long irons followed by a short iron approach. The green complex is large and its contours are subtle. Be careful not to allow yourself to get into the two pot bunkers to the left of the green, from which recovery will be difficult.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #7
This drop shot par 3 of 177 yards is one of the best green locations on the course. There is a waste style bunker beginning at the forward tee and ending up tight against the green on the left side. The long and narrow green angles from left front to right rear and is protected on the front by a deep bunker. Club selection will be very important on this hole.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #8
A par 4, dog-leg right measuring 393 yards, the hole traverses the Otter creek twice; from the tee and again on the approach to the green. The fairway is substantially lower than the tee, making club selection important. Probably a fairway metal for the better player, which will leave a short iron approach to a green, perched above the creek that runs both in front and all along the left side.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #9
This 498 yard hole is one of the most difficult holes on the course. It is basically a straight hole which plays from an elevated tee to a receptive fairway with 3 bunkers on the left side and dunes on the right side. The long approach shot will be across a deep ravine to a well protected green.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #10
This pretty, uphill par 4 of 410 yards is a moderate dogleg to the left which will play much longer than the yardage indicates. A good drive up the centre will leave a mid iron to an undulating green protected by bunkers on all sides.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #11
A definite 3 shot par 5 of 562 yards, this long and undulating hole is well bunkered along with a pine forest down the right side. After a good drive and a strategically placed second shot, the player will be left with a short iron to a highly elevated green protected by extremely deep bunkers in front and on the right.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #12
A difficult par 3 measuring 214 yards. The green is situated on a plateau above a deep valley at the rear. The tees are perched above a valley which has been converted into a waste style bunker with fescue grass on all the capes. This bunker starts at the tees and continues all along the left side to the front of the green. There is one pot bunker in the centre front of the green. There is a slight approach area on the right side and the front right that is available for run-ups. The green slopes gently from right to left and front to back with subtle motion throughout.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #13
This 398-yard par 4 plays from elevated tees, and because of this, the tee shot will seem to take forever to land. The dogleg right fairway plays around a large pond on the right with a naturalized environmentally sensitive area continuing on the right all the way to the green. There are 2 bunkers just over the pond. It will take a 280 yard tee shot to clear these bunkers which will leave a short iron to a green set on the side of a hill protected by one bunker just in front. Just over this bunker is the best pin location on this green. A more conservative line of play would be to go just left of the two fairway bunkers which will leave a longer approach to the green. There is a stream all down the left side and behind the green. Do not be long or left on your approach!
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #14
This 418-yard hole has the widest fairway on the course. It plays along a ravine on the right side and continuing behind the green. The tee shot is over a naturalized area and across a waste bunker which continues along above the ravine for 260 yards. The fairway has a right to left diagonal ridge across it. The further left the tee ball is hit the longer the carry to reach the flat portion of the undulating fairway will be. The green sits at fairway level and is surrounded by chipping areas with two bunkers cut in, one on each side. The middle is left open for bump and runs shots.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #15
This 469-yard hole is probably the number one stroke hole on the course. It is essentially a straightaway hole and on the left side of the landing area are two “internal” pot bunkers. There is a pine forest all along the right side. The second shot is slightly uphill to a well protected green with bentgrass chipping areas on both sides.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #16
This par 4 measures 419 yards and will be remembered for the extreme contours of both the fairway and the green. The fairway slopes drastically from right to left. The approach demands a mid-iron from a sidehill/downhill lie to a well bunkered green which has a bold mound at the rear and moving into the putting surface. The resulting contours divide the green into mini-sections. Three putts are a norm on this green but it all depends on your approach.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #17
An uphill par 3 measuring 178 yards set on the edge of a ravine on the right side. The green is protected by 3 bunkers on the left side and one in the back. Take your par and run.
OTTER CREEK – HOLE #18
This 475-yard hole plays from an elevated tee to a raised, undulating fairway with the irrigation reservoir to the left and the Otter Creek all along the right side of the fairway. Following a downhill tee shot, the second shot will be played uphill across another creek to a green which peeks around the corner of the large hill on the right. There is more room on the left than appears. The more prudent player may choose to lay up leaving a simple approach to the elevated green which falls off to the right and back. The 18th is a very strong closing hole with the clubhouse and patio offering a great view of the finishing hole!