Links O’ Tryon – Played 2014
- Rankings: None of the four lists
- Location: 11250 New Cut Road, Campobello, South Carolina
- Year: 1987
- Architect: Tom Jackson
- Course Access: Public
- Walking Rules: Carts Available
Score Card Information:
- Rocks: 6,877 yard, Par 72, 73.4 Rating/140 Slope
- Blue: 6,425 yards, Par 72, 71.1 Rating/137 Slope
- White: 5,772 yards, Par 72, 68.0 Rating/124 Slope
- Gold: 5,338 yards, Par 72, 65.7 Rating/116 Slope
- Red: 5,079 yards, Par 72, 69.8 Rating/128 Slope
Links O’Tryon is a public course in my area that our weekend group has played on occasion. It is a very affordable daily-fee club that is usually in decent shape. The architect also designed the course where our normal group plays and where I grew up playing the game. I also happen to go to church with him and he is a wonderful guy. I was out playing the course on this day with one of my college buddies and his father-in-law. Other than the starter rushing us to the tee before our scheduled tee time, we were on our way smoothly.
Hole 1 – 359 yards – Par 4
The first hole starts off your round easy. Driver is not necessary.
This is the first of a few sharp doglegs on the course. This one bends to the left. Anything more than 210 yards needs to be drawing to avoid running out of fairway.
This hole presents a good birdie opportunity with a great drive. With the slope of the fairway you definitely want to favor the right side.
This tee shot is challenging. It plays uphill over a deep bunker and the green is not fully visible.
Here we have another dogleg left. I wouldn’t advise going much past the 150 stake on this shot. That provides the widest landing area.
This hole plays pretty tight, but luckily you probably won’t need driver. A draw works best from this tee.
This hole favors a fade due to the trees on the right. The maintenance man is working on some bee nests in the bunker. He advised us to stay away. No problem buddy!
This one plays long! It is all uphill. It goes straight to the right at the top of the hill.
This hole is another stout one especially if it plays back into the wind. There is plenty of room out there so bombs away.
This hole aims you down the wrong section of grass. The fairway is actually to the right of this line. It is quite a bit downhill.
We have another narrower hole here. A fade starting at the bunker is a great line.
What you see is what you get on this hole. You just need a good middle iron shot.
This hole bends to the left and has a fairway that cants left as well. Driver is absolutely a gamble.
While a shorter par five, there is plenty of bend to complicate this hole. A fade is the obvious play here.
This hole features the most water we have seen so far. Anything left is going to a watery grave.
A shorter hole here with not much trouble. Tee it high and let it fly.
This tee shot plays over some water, but it not a huge forced carry. You can aim at the left cart in the distance to set up a good approach.
The final hole provides a birdie opportunity if you can hit a good drive. A good line is splitting the carts in the fairway.
This course is not spectacular, but it doesn’t break the bank. It is a relaxing course to play since it is not overly long. I always seem to play well here, probably because I don’t have to hit driver very much! I wouldn’t drive out of your way to play it, but if you find yourself in the area it is a good, budget-friendly course to play.