Come Play The Lakes at Glendarin Hills
Glendarin Hills offers rolling terrain on a golf course that meanders over a site of about 475 acres. Thirteen holes have water in play - after all this is a county with 101 lakes.
You’re going to see wonderful views all around because there is 110 feet of elevation change from the highest point on the course to the lowest. You can probably hit your driver on most of our holes.
Our No. 1 is a straightaway par-4 (400 yards from the back tees and 287 from the front) with a big green. It’s the perfect way to get your round going at Glendarin Hills with a minimum of trouble. Stay to the right on the fairway and you can hit an iron into a large green.
The 3rd is one of the trickiest holes on the course, a long par-5 (578 yards from the back tees and 447 from the front). It’s a setting of rolling hills with water off to the left. “The water doesn’t come into play except on the approach or for longer hitters on their drive,” said Matt Funkhouser, our Head Golf Professional.
The first par-3 you’ll encounter at Glendarin Hills is the picturesque 4th, nestled among a grove of hardwood trees. On this hole you’ll need a very long lofted shot to get up the hill. From some tee boxes you’re going to be hitting as much as 200 yards, depending on where the pin is set on the green. The forward tees are set at about 115 yards.
You won’t find our 5th hole, a par-5, all that long. It measures 531 yards from the front and 427 from the back. But you need an accurate tee shot here. “It’s a severe dogleg left, and longer hitters can bring the water into play on their second shot,” said Funkhouser. “There’s a fairly tight landing area that slopes toward the water on the right. The green also slopes from back to front.”
On the 8th, you’re looking at a short par-4, measuring 353 yards from the back and 264 from the front. You’ll have to watch out for what we call our “Pilgrim Rock” wall on the right hand side. That wall has been there as long as anyone can remember, and when the course was built, we cleaned it up but left it standing. It lines the entire right side of the fairway.
“You don’t need your driver here,” Funkhouser said. “The green is large from left to right, but not deep. Proper club choice is a must for going at the flag.”
Bigger hitters might be able to knock their ball on or get really close. But the average golfer will hit up to the fairway bunkers in front of the green. This is the only hole where you can roll up your ball on the approach.
The 9th is a straightaway par-4 (411 yards from the back and 330 yards from the front) that plays downhill to a three-tiered fairway with stretches of rough in-between the short stuff. It’s the kind of hole that gives you a chance to test your best golfing strategies. Off the tee, you want to land on the top shelf of the fairway directly in front of you, leaving about 150 yards to the green. There is also water to the right of the green and three greenside bunkers to contend with.
Another exciting downhill stretch comes up on the 10th, a par-5 that measures 574 yards from the back tees and 460 yards from the front. Water is in play on your second shot on this straightaway hole.
But the fairway splits in the middle and has two sides, each running around a pond. “After your tee shot, you can go either to the left or right of the pond,” Funkhouser said. “The green here is elevated and slopes from back to front.”
The 15th, a par-4 that plays at 400 yards from the back and 253 from the front, is one of the best holes on the course and one of the most exacting. It’s a slight dogleg left par-4 that runs uphill. Stronger hitters can get over the pond to the green. But shorter hitters can avoid the water by going around it.
The last holes make for a great finish. No. 17 is an uphill par-3 that can require a 165 yard shot from the back tees and 118 yards from the front. The green slopes from back to front. You don’t want to be above the pin on this green. There’s not a false front, but your ball can roll back down to you.
The 18th is a huge par-5 straightaway that now measures 620 yards from the back tees, going downhill. From the front the distance is 424. The green is well-protected by bunkers. Water is not in play here, except if you go to long on your drive. “It’s a tight fairway after your drive,” Funkhouser said. But if you play this hole correctly, you can finish off your scorecard with a great birdie.
Ratings and slopes on the course are: 74.0/141; 72.2/135; 69.1/127; 70.8/124.
Call us today at (260) 624-3550 to book your tee time.