The Goofy Game of Golf Looking for the Answer

Yesterday we went to golf heaven in Boardman Ohio, about a an 80 minute drive from my house. We played 36 holes at Millcreek. This is a state park in Ohio and the golf courses are simply called Millcreek North and Millcreek South. These courses are over 80 years old and to say that they have stood the test of time would be a major understatement. The courses were designed by famed architect Donald Ross and they are a couple of gems. Both courses are about 6500 yards from the tips and play to a par of 70. The South course is a little longer and harder than the North course but they are by far the best courses we have played so far. Each 9 has only one par 5 and the par 3’s are very good but the meat of the course is in the par 4’s. There are 9 par 4’s that are over 410 yds with the longest being 465. The courses were in excellent shape with the fairways and roughs perfect and the greens running a very smooth 5.5 on the stimpmeter. I don’t think I saw a putt bounce the entire day unless it hit a ball mark. Every hole is tree lined and even though not extremely tight you can not be wild off the tee. The course is very flat and every hole is challenging.  There is not a really easy hole on the golf course but on the other side of the coin there is not a super difficult hole. I think this is what makes a golf course truly great. The hot dog at the turn was delicious with another toasted bun. The group played pretty well also. I shot 75 on the North course and 76 on the South. Pete had 84, 81, and Donna shot 89, 88. The weather was very good with some clouds and a small amount drizzle to start which then cleared into a very nice sunny day with temp’s just touching 80. Obviously this course is worth the trip even if you have to walk to get there. The best thing is the 36 hole rate they give, 37.50 for 36 holes with a cart. Like I said welcome to golf heaven. Thiry five courses down 55 to go.

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