Orrville Ohio Golf Courses

Pines Golf Club, The
Riceland Golf Course

Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Crooked Tree Golf Course -- A Poor Man's Gatlinburg
Review by: Larry Redwine Now surrounded by a nice residential development, Crooked Tree is attempting to smooth out the rough areas visible throughout the course. If you broke your driver in a tirade last night and haven't had time to re-shaft the club, never fear. Placement, even on the par fives is more important than distance. A tough hole to par on number one is followed by an uphill par three with no view of the green from the tee box. A tree in the middle of the fairway on #3 makes reaching the green in regulation impossible for all but the skilled long hitters. Number four restores your confidence only long enough to face another placement dilemma on five. Shot makers can negotiate narrow landing areas on numbers 7,8 & 9 (the latter being a par five where a driver is best left in your bag.) A poor man's Gatlinburg aptly describes the entire course. Fairways seem always blocked by unnecessary obstructions. Water can come into play on as many as ten holes if you're long on your approach shot to #1. You seldom notice the bunkers. The greens are entirely too inconsistent. A long hitter that wants to let it out needs to visit some of the other local courses. But if you need to work on your shot making, this is the course for you. The staff is accomodating, if a little constipated. The limited restaurant/bar is open at their convenience, but staffed by friendly folks when it is. The pro shop is developing a better selection, but lacking in deals. The clubhouse seems dingy and underground, along with needing a fresh coat of paint and new carpet. The surrounding development (nice not opulent) deceives you into thinking it will be a polished course with sufficient amenities. It comes up a little short there.
From Somewhere between Landen and Maineville, Ohio