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

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
St. Peters Golf Course -- Not bad...but not great either
Review by: C. Moore I went to high school down the street from this course, and, although I am very acquainted with it, my opinion is anything but biased. The course plays well, and is usually in decent shape. The Pro Shop (actually Amateur Shop) is small and unadorned. The place feels old, and it is. But, as I mentioned the course is decent, if unoriginal. There are a couple of neat Par 3s, some water, and challenging bunkers. The 18th is a long dogleg Par 5, and tough. Warning: Don't try to cut the corner on that one. I have personally deposited about 100 balls in that drink. Overall, very affordable golf, but nothing special.
From San Diego, CA




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