Golf Course Profile | The Meadows
The Meadows at Pemberton has long been dubbed as Pemberton's local course. Much of this has to do with the construction of the original course which was built by the local farming community as a way to spend time during the summer months.
Thanks to the addition of a back 9 and the construction of a new clubhouse the course has evolved into a championship caliber 18 hole facility. While the course has experienced a number of changes over the years it still remains Pemberton's local course thanks to the affordability and friendly service at the club.
Because of the late addition of the back 9 holes the course sets up very different from front to back. The front 9 is significantly more open and invites you to hit the driver on several holes. Water is in play on 7 of the 9 holes so knowing where to miss you're tee-shot is imperative to scoring well. Two long par 3's number 4 and 6 provide a stern test in which par is a wonderful score. The front nine is also home to the courses signature hole the par 4 number 8. The hole is only 287 from the back trees, however an island green forces you to make the decision to lay up or go for it. This beautifully simple hole should be an easy par, but if the wind is up its usually straight into you making for a tough two shots.
The back nine and front 9 are almost polar opposites when it comes to openness. The last nine holes have been carved out of a forested area resulting in tree's lining every fairway. If you're having trouble with the driver on the front it may be time to park it in the bag for the back. One of the hardest holes in the sea to sky greets you on the back 9 in the par 4 number 12. At only 399 yards from the tips the tee-shot requires a dead straight shot or else you will be swallowed up by the trees to the left and right. Once you're safely in the fairway you still have to hit a good shot into an elevated green. Any poor second shot will bounce off the sides into long grass surrounding the green. If you keep it straight off the tee on the back 9 you can score well but anything wild prepare to go bush whacking.
The Meadows at Pemberton doesn't offer the fancy amenities or services as it's neighbour next door Big Sky but the course itself is top notch and is a great track to play. Anyone looking for an affordable place to swing the sticks should look no further than this course. Take advantage of their un-real twilight rates which range from anywhere between $25 - $49, depending what time you play and what day.
For more information on The Meadows at Pemberton check out their website at pembertongolf.com.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013