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Windermere Golf Club, Columbia SC. Course Review:

Windermere 18 from 17 tee
Windermere 18 from 17 tee
Jeff Jenkins

Windermere Golf Club

Rating:
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A Pete and PB Dye design, complete with railroad ties, and unbeleiveably deep bunkers. Located just North of Columbia, near I 77, despite being private, groups can book it while on vacation, and there are a few tee times each day listed online at the course website for the public.

Condition:
Bent grass greens and not much in the way of overseeding on the rest of the course leaves a little to be desired for astetics. The greens are smooth and fast, the fairways playable on the winter dormant bermuda grass. The bunkers have a decent sand, nothing tour quality but you can play out of it.
Rating TTTT Green Speed Fast

Playability:
There are some great holes and a few bland holes, but overall this is a tough course. Position off the tee is critical, and getting to the proper part of the green on many holes is imperitive, the course starts out with a good par 4, a position tee shot, and a second over the creek which runs down the left. Number 2, has a killer green, stay below the hole. The par 5's are good risk reward, mostly reachable, with number 18 being a rough replica of the 18th at Pebble Beach. And Number 10 being an uphill hole with a green perched above you, and a 20ft deep bunker on the right. The par 3's are a nice mix of length, with the ninth being a long hard hole over a lake. 17 sits next to the large lake that is also left of 18.
Rating TTTT1/2

Amenities:
A really nice clubhouse, usually serves dinner, the pro shop is small but reasonably well stocked, especially with logo merchandise. There is a small practice green near the clubhouse and a small range near the first tee, along with a wedge range.

Rating TTTT

Overall:
For the golf traveler this is a nice stop, a solid Pete Dye course, close to the interstate.

For more information, visit the website www.windermereclubsc.com

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