Bull Run Golf Club

Bull Run Golf Club – Played Sometime 2006-2009

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 52 James Madison Highway, Haymarket, Virginia
  • Year: 1998
  • Architect: Rick Jacobson
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Black: 6,979 yards, 73.1 Rating/134 Slope
  • Blue: 6,534 yards, Par 72, 71.3 Rating/128 Slope
  • White: 6,219 yards, Par 72, 69.3 Rating/119 Slope
  • Green: 5,730 yards, Par 72, 67.3 Rating/116 Slope
  • Red: 5,066 yards, Par 72, 68.3 Rating/110 Slope

As you can see above I don’t remember which particular year I played Bull Run, but I know the occasion.  I was up to watch Clemson take on Maryland on the gridiron before Maryland split to the Big Ten.

One of my college roommates parents had moved to within an hour or so of the area and we were looking for a place to tee it up the day before the game.  We were going to get rowdy the next day so we needed a relaxing 18 to keep us rested :).

The course sits in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain and is close in proximity to DC.  We played the blue tees.

Thanks to Brian for these photos.  Check him out on Instagram @virginiagolfguy and on his website vagolfguy.com.

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Canterbury Woods Country Club

Canterbury Woods Country Club – Played July 2017

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 15 West Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire
  • Year: 2003
  • Architect: Ross Forbes
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Black: 6,644 yards, Par 72, 71.9 Rating/129 Slope
  • Blue: 6,134 yards, Par 72, 69.2 Rating/125 Slope (Men’s), 74.5 Rating/126 Slope (Women’s)
  • White: 5,535 yards, Par 72, 66.2 Rating/117 Slope (Men’s), 71.9 Rating/120 Slope (Women’s)
  • Green: 4,957 yards, Par 72, 68.7 Rating/114 Slope
  • Red: 4,482 yards, Par 72, 62.5 Rating/96 Slope (Men’s), 66.0 Rating/108 Slope (Women’s)

I don’t have much to offer for a write up on this one.  It was the last course I played while up in New Hampshire for the summer.

I had played it once before a few years ago and thought it to be just ok then.  This time around the greens weren’t great and I wasn’t impressed with the overall conditioning.  Could have been a bad winter, but this was late July. Continue reading “Canterbury Woods Country Club”

Fossil Trace Golf Club

Fossil Trace Golf Club – Played June 2017

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 3050 Illinois Street, Golden, Colorado
  • Year: 2003
  • Architect: Jim Engh
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Black: 6,831 yards, Par 72, 72.3 Rating/138 Slope
  • T-Rex: 6,577 yards, Par 72, 71.4 Rating/136 Slope
  • Blue: 6,241 yards, Par 72, 69.0 Rating/133 Slope (Men’s), 74.5 Rating/145 Slope (Women’s)
  • Trike: 5,933 yards, Par 72, 67.8 Rating/122 Slope (Men’s), 72.8 Rating/140 Slope
  • White: 5,559 yards, Par 72, 66.6 Rating/112 Slope (Men’s), 71.4 Rating/133 Slope (Women’s)
  • Palm: 5,197 yards, Par 72, 69.1 Rating/127 Slope (Women’s)
  • Gold: 4,681 yards, Par 72, 66.5 Rating/117 Slope (Women’s)

The only non-ranked course on this trip was my second Jim Engh track in as many days.  While it wasn’t ranked the course was very fun and featured great views.  The large stone below welcomes you at the entrance followed by the clubhouse. Continue reading “Fossil Trace Golf Club”

Robert Trent Jones at Oxmoor Valley (Valley)

Robert Trent Jones at Oxmoor Valley (Valley) – Played May 2013

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 100 Sunbelt Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Year: 1992
  • Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Purple: 7,167 yards, Par 72, 74.9 Rating/146 Slope
  • Orange: 6,588 yards, Par 72, 72.1 Rating/139 Slope (Men’s), 78.8 Rating/145 Slope (Women’s)
  • White: 6,021 yards, Par 72, 69.4 Rating/129 Slope (Men’s), 75.4 Rating/144 Slope (Women’s)
  • Silver: 5,561 yards, Par 72, 66.6 Rating/119 Slope (Men’s), 71.9 Rating/131 Slope (Women’s)
  • Teal: 4,924 yards, Par 72, 64.0 Rating/113 Slope (Men’s), 68.6 Rating/119 Slope (Women’s)

I’ll refer you to the post on the Ridge course for the history of this complex.  Again I want to say thank you to Brian from @virginiagolfguy on Instagram for the photos.

All yardages are from the orange tees.

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Robert Trent Jones at Oxmoor Valley (Ridge)

Robert Trent Jones at Oxmoor Valley (Ridge) – Played May 2013

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 100 Sunbelt Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Year: 1992
  • Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Purple: 7,055 yards, Par 72, 74.3 Rating/141 Slope
  • Orange: 6,527 yards, Par 72, 72.1 Rating/136 Slope (Men’s), 78.6 Rating/141 Slope (Women’s)
  • White: 6,148 yards, Par 72, 70.3 Rating/133 Slope (Men’s), 76.4 Rating/137 Slope (Women’s)
  • Silver: 5,546 yards, Par 72, 67.3 Rating/128 Slope (Men’s), 72.8 Rating/128 Slope (Women’s)
  • Teal: 4,974 yards, Par 72, 64.9 Rating/120 Slope (Men’s), 69.4 Rating/122 Slope (Women’s)

I’ve got some good news.  Brian from @virginiagolfguy on Instagram and vagolfguy.com let me take a peek through more of his pictures.  Fortunately, this will allow me to do many more course tours of places I may not get back to soon.  I want to give a sincere thank you to Brian again for that.  Going forward, I’ll credit him in the beginning for the photos he supplied.

Anyways, back to this post.  I went over my trip down to the RTJ Trail in some earlier posts.  We also played both courses at Oxmoor Valley.  This stop on the trail has 54 holes, which includes a short course.  It was built on land formerly owned by US Steel for mining purposes.  You will see from the photos, but the land offers forests, creeks, and plenty of elevation change. Continue reading “Robert Trent Jones at Oxmoor Valley (Ridge)”

Robert Trent Jones at Grand National (Lake)

Robert Trent Jones at Grand National (Lake) – Played May 2013

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, Alabama
  • Year: 1992
  • Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr & Robert Rulewich
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Purple: 7,289 yards, Par 72, 74.3 Rating/136 Slope
  • Orange: 6,488 yards, Par 72, 71.3 Rating/126 Slope
  • White: 5,948 yards, Par 72, 68.7 Rating/117 Slope (Men’s), 74.4 Rating/133 Slope (Women’s)
  • Teal: 4,910 yards, Par 72, 68.7 Rating/117 Slope (Men’s), 68.0 Rating/119 Slope (Women’s)

For our last RTJ tour on this go around, I want to give a final thanks to Brian for the pictures on this post.  Check out Brian’s other photos @virginiagolfguy on Instagram if you haven’t already.

According to the website for The Trail, Grand National was the single greatest site for a golf complex Robert Trent Jones, Sr. had ever seen.  The entire complex has 54 holes, which includes a Short Course.  It was built on 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee with 32 of the 54 holes along the shore.  The Lake Course hosts the Barbasol Championship on the PGA Tour as well.

Let’s get this tour started!

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Robert Trent Jones at Capitol Hill (Senator)

Robert Trent Jones at Capitol Hill (Senator) – Played May 2013

  • Rankings: None of the four lists
  • Location: 2600 Constitution Avenue, Prattville, Alabama
  • Year: 1999
  • Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr
  • Course Access: Public
  • Walking Rules: Carts Available

Score Card Information:

  • Black: 7,654 yards, Par 72, 77.4 Rating/132 Slope
  • Purple: 6,941 yards, Par 72, 74.1 Rating/125 Slope
  • Orange: 6,410 yards, Par 72, 70.9 Rating/126 Slope (Men’s), 76.4 Rating/134 Slope (Women’s)
  • White: 5,831 yards, Par 72, 68.1 Rating/121 Slope (Men’s), 73.6 Rating/123 Slope (Women’s)
  • Teal: 5,137 yards, Par 72, 64.7 Rating/110 Slope (Men’s), 69.6 Rating/116 Slope (Women’s)

I want to again thank Brian for the pictures on this post.  Check out Brian’s other photos @virginiagolfguy on Instagram.

The second course we will tour is the Senator Course at Capitol Hill.  It’s at the same complex as the Judge, but couldn’t be more different.  The links style course has much less elevation change and water hazards.  It’s a great 36 hole day due to the polar opposite courses.  Let’s get into it!

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