Forsyth Missouri Golf Courses

Taneycomo Golf Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
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

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
West Plains Country Club -- Great Course
Review by: A.J. Wahlquist The West Plains Country Club is a great golf course. Most of the holes are what you would consider short par 4's with the longest, #17, going about 430 yards. It has a narrow fairway surronded by woods and a pond, requiring a long and straight tee shot to give access to the green in two shots. There are four par three's in which two of them are short and the other two require a long iron of about 200 yrds from the blue tees. Number 4, a fairly shot par 5 is a dog leg right requiring a shot over a fairly large pond in order to meet the green in two. This hole is often birdied. Avoid the O.B. to the left and trees to the right off the tee and this hole is an easy 5. The course is filled with O.B., so accurate tee shots are a plus for good scoring. You will certainly enjoy your visit to W.P.C.C. Fairways are of Bermuda. The club has an excellent golf pro as well as maintenance director and staff.
From Monett, Mo.




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