My dad was in town last weekend and we headed out to Anderson links. I had only played Anderson once before and while it is not a very difficult course, I enjoyed it and was looking forward to seeing it again. An added incentive to go back was the opening of a new 9 last fall.
Despite the poor weather forecast the rain held off for the most part and the overcast kept the crowds away. We were able to play in 3 hours.
Although a little soggy (it rained for 3 straight days before we played) the course was in good shape. We played the East course first, which was the front 9 of the original 18. All 3 9s on the course feature 3 par 3s, 3 par 4s and 3 par 5s. All the par 3s on the East course were pretty much the same length (around 150 from the whites). I wouldn’t call the course boring, but it does get a bit repetitive. The greens were in great shape, rolled at a decent pace and true.
Our back 9 was on the South Course, which is the new 9 and a little dryer than the East was. The South 9 also offered 3 par 3s, 3 par 4s and 3 par 5s , but seemed to provide a little more variety with some dog legs and risk/reword holes. The 9 was built on a former farmer’s field so didn’t have much tree coverage. The greens of the South course had been recently punched, which made putting a little bumpy.
While I would typically play the back tee’s I played the whites with my Dad on this occasion, which meant some really short par 5s. Even with the short, relatively open course, I didn’t play great, shooting 77 with 36 putts.
See you at the turn,