Meaning Riverside Meadow, The Callow is certainly no walk in the park. The elevation changes and variety of dogleg holes make for an enjoyable round of golf. You’ll need all your clubs and shot-making skills to master The Callow. Enjoy your view of the clubhouse as you approach #9.
Hole 1 - Par 4 | Black 376 | Blue 366 | White 321 - Handicap 7
Keep your drive in play from the elevated tee box and you should have a shot at the green with a lofted club. The green side bunker and rolling shape of the green make for some interesting pin placements. The original opening hole.
Hole 2 - Par 4 | Black 337 | Blue 328 | White 293 - Handicap 6
The uphill tee shot can be difficult and big hitters can drive the ball through the fairway. A slice makes for a long second shot to a tough green. Still a good tee shot puts a wedge in the player’s hand for the approach and a chance at a good score. Pick the club off the tee that gets you to your best distance and hope to find the flat part of the fairway.
Hole 3 - Par 5 | Black 569 | Blue 565 | White 539 - Handicap 2
A gorgeous view from the tee box nestled in the trees awaits you. Too far right off the tee and you could have a sidehill lie. Big hitters can find trouble on the left and a large sand trap. The rolling fairway has numerous bunkers as does the well-protected green. This is the #2 handicap hole on this nine, especially into a west wind.
Hole 4 - Par 3 | Black 223 | Blue 214 | White 174 - Handicap 8
The uphill par three makes for a challenging tee shot. With out of bounds to the left and a steep hill to the right, this can be a tough hole, especially from the blue or black tee box with shots of over 200 yards. The 174 yard shot from the white tee box is no gimmie and any shot that makes the green is a great shot.
Hole 5 - Par 4 | Black 374 | Blue 368 | White 315 - Handicap 5
The downhill dogleg left is a nice golf hole. Your drive is what is important here as risk/reward comes in to play again. Big hitters can go too far and find the water. The trees on the left can hamper those trying to find the green from the tee box. With water behind and a sand trap in front of the narrow putting surface, a well-placed tee shot to favorite approach club is the ticket to a good score.
Hole 6 - Par 3 | Black 160 | Blue 156 | White 135 - Handicap 9
This short par three may be the easiest hole on the golf course if you hit the green. The bunkers and long grass on the hill on the back side of the green can make for a difficult second shot and bogey or worse.
Hole 7 - Par 5 | Black 500 | Blue 496 | White 447 - Handicap 1
Following the easiest hole may be the toughest hole on the entire golf course. The uphill tree-lined fairway is no wider than 20 yards as it nears the hole. Good position off the tee is important as is a second shot that stays out of the trees. The green is protected in front by a good size sand trap and has a bit of undulation to it. Not a long hole but a tough one.
Hole 8 - Par 4 | Black 333 | Blue 330 | White 308 - Handicap 4
Well tie those laces a bit tighter and get ready to test your accuracy again. The downhill tee shot must make the corner but, find the trees right or long of the landing area, and you could be in for a big number. Find that landing area and it’s a fairly easy downhill shot to the green. Trust your distance for a birdie chance. Any golfer will be happy with a par on this tough little dogleg left.
Hole 9 - Par 4 | Black 417 | Blue 410 | White 367 - Handicap 3
Finally, a hole that favors a fade, but don’t slice it or the trees will grab your ball. The blind tee shot is not as tough as it looks due to a pretty wide open landing area. The view of the clubhouse is spectacular giving the golfer a great feeling of confidence prior to the downhill shot to the well-protected green. Any of the sand traps can make for bogey or more.