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 -- not as easy as it looks
Review by: John Olsen Triple A Club's golf course LOOKS easy - especially if you're simply looking at a scorecard and noting yardages. It's not. Though it is certainly a SHORT course, it's challenging for several reasons. Greens. They're small, and they're not flat. The slope on some (notably, #1 and #9) is downright mean. Fairways. Uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies are common. Distance. Wait a minute! It's a SHORT course, right? How could DISTANCE be a factor in it's being HARD? Well, it might be more appropriate to call this the "fakeout factor". Golfers new to Triple A are often tempted to use the driver on all the par 4 holes. Sometimes (especially, on #2 and #4, but also #5 and #6) this can leave you with an awkward "between clubs" shot or lying on the front side of a hill. Hole Number Nine. If you haven't played this hole previously, it often comes as a nasty surprise. It's a sharp dogleg left, with the outbound fairway sloping steeply to the right (into the #8 fairway). Then, the inbound leg is straight uphill to a green sloping steeply to your right. It's a challenge, this hole. The alternate greens and tee boxes provide, almost, a feeling of playing 18 different holes. On some holes, the difference wrought by the alternate tee box is just more distance. On #3 and #8, there are not only alternate tee boxes, but alternate greens, and those holes play VERY differently on the back nine. All in all, it's a nice, and surprisingly challenging, little course.
From St. Louis




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