|Review by: Kevin Wenger
||Horn Rapids Golf Course, located in Richland Washington, is a desert-style target course that can be played by the pro down to the novice. The course measures out at almost 7,000 yards from the back tees, but from the forward tees it drops down to 6300 yards. Horn Rapids is reminscent of Southwestern US golf courses, green lush fairways amongst sand and sagebrush. The course has a links look to it on several of its holes. Several of the holes are bunkered enough that ending up in them will surely raise your score. Getting wet only comes into play on the finishing hole on 18. Keith Foster's design primarily uses the desert as the greatest hazard, it can put a major dent in your final numbers if you travel to far off the fairway. The fairways ARE generous though. OB is not penalizing as it can be on some courses. A straight tee shot will be rewarded with a good lie. And once you get to the putting surface, be prepared to find the greens fair if not at times quite readable. Remember to watch the bentgrass grain, it will change from morning to late afternoon, moving a putt several inches from the same spot. Give Horn Rapids a try and enjoy!