Forsyth Missouri Golf Courses

Taneycomo Golf Club


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Taneycomo Golf Club -- This is not your father's Oldsmobile
Review by: Mark Godwin Short. No sand. No water. No rough. What makes this course is the terrain and the greens. The course is built mostly on the side of a hill. There is only one flat hole and it's a 90-yard par 3 with a semi-blind tee shot. Many challenging lies and stances, with ball above or below your feet lots of the time. But it's the greens that really make this place. They are small and subtly sloped and can be lightning quick when mowed close. I once saw a good golfer six putt on the third green. The second green is maddeningly difficult. The ninth green is merely impossible. It's a small, two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped affair cut into the side of a very steep hill. That it comes at the end of a long, uphill par four is icing on the cake. One day every year we talk the greenskeeper into cutting the hole on the upper tier. When that happens, it's Caddyshack meets Tin Cup. Seven is a good score. This is an unusual course in many respects. The fairways are sparse. The clubhouse is spartan. No bagboy will greet you as you pull into the unpaved parking lot. But if you like unique challenges you will enjoy Taneycomo and the price is right. Sitting on the patio behind the ninth green, watching the group behind you trying to negotiate that killer is a sport all its own.
From Des Moines, Iowa

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Triple "A" Golf & Tennis Club -- Member review
Review by: Fred Hill Rolling terrain, trees and small fast greens with plenty of break make this course much harder than its' scorecard length indicates. The par 3 number 1 hole plays 167 yards uphill to a fast left to right sloping green. From the second tee box it plays as a tough 195 yards for the 10th hole. Number 2/11 plays an even 300 yards from the blue tees, but watch out for OB on the left and trees on the right. The front of the green is lined with bunkers. Number 3 is a teardrop par 3 at 89 yards demanding an accurate wedge because of front bunkers and big trouble behind the green. A second green and set of tees plays this hole at 116 yards as number 12. Number 5/14 plays at 310 from the blues, with another demanding second shot to a fast shallow green with a dip in front and bunker trouble at the rear. Number 7/16 plays a long 410 from the blues because of a large swale in the tee shot landing area for the average player. Two good finishing holes will challenge even scratch players. On the par 5, 510 yard 8th an inaccurate second shot will find big trouble on the left side of the green. For a real challenge play it as number 17, at 522 yards, which has a second set of tees, and plays as a double dogleg left to a second green tucked into a narrow chute of trees. Number 9/18 is a sharp 340 yard dogleg left with a big left to right sloping fairway and green. Big hitters can try cutting the dogleg off but often get caught by trees guarding the corner. The challenge of this hole is not over until the ball is in the cup as three putts are common on this fast green with big breaks if the approach shot is not close.
From St. Louis Missouri




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