Dan, I and our brother-in-law Don played this course on a beautiful fall day in September of 2016.
The Newberry Country Club golf course is well-suited for a broad range of golfing abilities. There are four tee positions, the longest being 6177 yards and the shortest 4983 yards. While not overly long from the Blue Tees, the terrain change and profile of each hole plus challenging greens and pin locations make it an enjoyable round for the more advanced golfer.
The fairways are tree-lined providing good definition for each hole and for higher handicap golfers not excessively narrow. The grass in the rough is mowed so shots missing the fairway can be found with relative ease. With advancing age and arthritic infirmaties unfortunately my golf handicap is going in the wrong direction. But despite woods and water and errant shots, I was able to finish with the golf ball I began with. (When your game goes to pot you gotta seize upon small victories!) So while there is challange for the lower handicap golfer there is foregiveness for those of us with less well advertised scores.
The Newberry Country Club is a public golf course and facility serving the entire community, with season pass and daily rates. It is very scenic course, set in rolling hills lined with spruce, pine, and mixed hardwords. A feature I liked about the course, that I sometimes find wanting in other quality courses, is it was easy to find your way from one green to the next tee. This is important for new visitors to the area who are likely playing the course for the first time. A missing feature, however, was the lack of a graphic layout of each hole on the score card. But the monuments at each tee did provide a nicely detailed rendition of each hole so you had a good idea of what to expect. Another plus for the golfer new to the course - the trees and terrain layout did a nice job of defining each fairway. So the view from the tee box gives a good clue on the orientation of the hole. All of the holes had defined cart paths, some paved; others graveled. I've been told plans are to eventually have all cart paths fully paved and work is underway to improve the playability of certain holes (we had no complaints about playability, but I like that course management has set high standards).
Originally a 9 hole course, it was later expanded to 18 holes and re-designed in 2013-14 by new ownership. A spacious, modern club house, restaurant, and pro shop were also added at that time. The club house is open year round with its sports bar and restaurant offering winter time hospitality to snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. The pro shop has an adequate assortment of equipment and clothing options and offers lessons from a club professional.
The 2016 fall rate for 18 holes, with cart and unlimited range balls was $40. The carts are fairly new and equipped with rain awnings and folding windshields. Decent carts, unlimited range balls, and a modern club house & pro shop as amenities coupled with an attractive, well-maintained course in my opinion add up to a good golfing value.
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Newberry Country Club
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