The Vista Links
Hole #1: “PAXTON”
This classic opening hole is a slightly uphill par 4, golfers who aim slightly right of the target bunker on the left side are “on course” to find PAXTON’S large receptive landing area. A menacing bunker guards the right side of this otherwise receptive green.
Hole #2: “EPWORTH”
The longer hitter should keep in mind that a birdie is not out of the question on this deeply contoured par 5. The rock outcropping adds great character to this excellent golf hole.
Hole #3: “DINKY”
Exceptional Par 3’s are the standard at The Vista Links. This picturesque golf hole affords little room for error, so try not to “spray” your tee shot. Keep in mind the prevailing winds will play havoc on your choice of clubs.
Hole #4: “THE OLD BARN”
The Vista Link’s shortest and perhaps most stunning Par 4 is routed across a ravine to a generous green framed by an old barn in the background. Several options off of the tee seem to keep you wondering.
Hole #5: “ROBEY”
Visual intimidation is the theme at “ROBEY”. The tees are benched into the hillside and overlook a treacherous gorge of native grasses. Three-putting is not uncommon on this severely undulated green.
Hole #6: ”CASSIMERE”
This sensational hole plays longer than it measures. After a solid tee shot, the second shot must avoid the trouble and set up an approach into a well-guarded green.
Hole #7: “MOOMAW”
A gentle dogleg right offering a generous fairway off the tee, the second shot will play downhill into a small green guarded by a large bunker.
Hole #8: “THE TANNERY”
A beautiful drive toward a receptive fairway will set up for an uphill approach shot. One of The Vista Link’s smallest greens is defended by a right side bunker set well below the putting surface.
Hole #9: “MARLBROOK”
Another of the outstanding golf holes on the course. An expansive fairway allows the golfer to “rip-it” off the tee. Menacing bunkers are strategically placed to gather any miss-hit shots.
Hole #10: “JORDAN”
A slight dog leg to the left, this par 4 demands accuracy off the tee. A bunker on the right directs the shot to the left. From there, a second shot to an elevated green giving opportunity for birdie.
Hole #11 “LOCH LAIRD”
A short Par 4 leaves many options off the tee. Stay away from the left side and stay clear of the bunker. The green is level and will hold a short iron shot.
Hole #12 “MERRIWETHER”
Our 12th hole is a great test of golf. Favor the left side off the tee. Then the second shot is played between the bunkers to generous landing area, setting up a short approach into a severely undulated green.
Hole #13 “HART’S BOTTOM”
Don’t lose concentration with the change in elevation. This Par 3 requires a pinpoint tee shot into a well-guarded green.
Hole #14 “GREEN FOREST”
Playing through a tree-lined chute there is no bailout here. The simple green, protected by a creek, challenges the best. The tee shot should be played with an iron for control, setting up a short approach.
Hole #15 “CHALK MINE RUN”
This solid par 4 is another true test of The Vista Links. The tee shot requires accuracy in order to have an acceptable line at the green that is guarded by beautiful Sycamore trees on both sides of the green.
Hole #16 “BLUE HOLE
An extremely enjoyable hole which places a high premium on course management. Big hitters can reach this well-guarded green in two. “Blue Hole” should yield many birdies for those who can stay on track.
Hole #17 “McCLUER”
Large bunkers are common on this par 3. This uphill hole is all carry with no-where to miss. Try to make 3 and move quietly to the next hole.
Hole #18 “WAVERLY”
After admiring the panoramic splendor provided at the 18th tee, golfers are advised to “set sail” with the driver, while allowing the prevailing winds to guide them home.