5 Courses to Put Spring in Your Step
When winter finally gives way to spring each year, the excitement is almost tangible. You can feel rejuvenation all around you with the warm sun shining, the birds chirping and green flora sprouting everywhere – including the golf course.
To celebrate the official changing of the seasons today, here’s a look at five GolfNow courses that will put a little spring in your step.
Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club (Leesburg, Va.) – Near our nation’s capital, this Gary Player layout boasts the only Scottish-Links style golf course in the region and provides golfers interesting shot-making decisions. The highly-rated course takes you through meandering streams and rolling terrain that are accentuated by the local raspberry trees that give the course its name.
Rivertowne Country Club (Charleston, S.C.) – This Arnold Palmer Signature golf course is the only one of it’s type in the area. The semi-private golf course features beautiful pampas grasses, marshlands, lakes, and some of the most beautiful vistas and landscaping in the region, including a plethora of classic southern live oaks.
Chateau Elan Golf Club (Braselton, Ga.) – Located on the expansive plantation of the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, the 63 holes of golf at Chateau Elan Golf Club are not only highly regarded, but also differ greatly in their contents. The Chateau course is a public track, a Dennis Griffith design laden with water hazards – 10 in total – and 87 sand bunkers. They also have a 9-hole, executive course that you can play during the day or at night as they provide glow-in-the-dark flagsticks, tee markers and golf balls for an unusual challenge.
Hammock Beach Resort (Palm Coast, Fla.) – Further south, Hammock Beach Resort offers two 18-hole golf courses that will test even the most skilled of golfers. The highly rated, Jack Nicklaus designed Ocean Course plays along the Atlantic Coast and provides a serene and majestic challenge as it incorporates pristine wetlands and sparkling lakes along with 6 holes.The Tom Watson designed Conservatory Course is the longest and is one of the toughest in the entire state. With three waterfalls, beautiful veneered stone work and a whopping 140 bunkers, this course is a beauty, but also a beast.
Country Club of Coral Springs (Coral Springs, Fla.) – Country Club of Coral Springs offers an affordable, recently refurbished course that might just provide you the most bang for your buck in the entire state. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Edmund Ault & Associates, the course is known to have the “truest greens in all of Florida.”