Spring Creek Golf Club – Played September 2017
- Rankings: Golf Digest Public #58
- Location: 109 Clubhouse Way, Gordonsville, Virginia
- Year: 2006
- Architect: Ed Carton
- Course Access: Semi-Private
- Walking Rules: Carts Available
Score Card Information:
- Championship: 7,389 yards, Par 72, 76.5 Rating/152 Slope
- Marble: 6,673 yards, Par 72, 73.1 Rating/144 Slope
- Onyx: 6,197 yards, Par 72, 71.0 Rating/139 Slope (Men’s), 76.6 Rating/146 Slope (Women’s)
- Salmon: 5,589 yards, Par 72, 68.2 Rating/132 Slope (Men’s), 73.3 Rating/139 Slope (Women’s)
- Pewter: 4,781 yards, Par 72, 68.7 Rating/129 Slope
In late September of 2017, Clemson had an away game and I was itching to to get in some golf. I had had the Virginia courses on my list in my mind for a little while. I thought that it made sense to head up and get some golf and sightseeing in. The wife and I did some research and got everything booked for a quick getaway.
First up on our schedule was Spring Creek. It was designed by Ed Carton who has had professional associations with Hurzdan Golf, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Raymond Floyd. He believes in challenging course that are also playable. Now we hear that all the time, but his strategy has a tangible aspect. For example, he likes to keep the fairway 40 yards wide at the landing area, but narrower at around 300 yards. He also likes to employ “speed slots” to give a boost to good drives.
Spring Creek is semi-private, but the access is pretty easy. I played on a Friday with no problem. While Ms. TGT did some work in the grill, I was off to play. You can see the clubhouse below. I played the Marble tees and all distances will reflect that.