Louisiana Missouri Golf Courses

Pike County Country Club


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Pike County Country Club -- Leisurely Golf
Review by: Phil Eastman If you're tired of the fight for tee times and the 5 - 6 hour rounds offered by the metropolitan golf courses, then you'll enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Pike County Country Club. The course is rarely crowded enough to cause any delays in your round. You get to play at a very comfortable pace. Plus, the course is generally in good condition. There are only nine holes, but two sets of tee boxes for each hole allow you to play 18 holes with some variety on the "back 9". The course is not terribly long, but it offers some challenges with water coming into play on over half the holes, plus some hilly terrain, bunkers and threatening out-of-bounds. The course is very picturesque, especially in the fall. This is golf probably more like your father or grandfather remembers, before the golfing explosion of the last 10 - 15 years.
From Olathe, KS

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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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