7/16/2009 - There are bad holes and then there are boring holes, depending on your tastes only you can judge which is more tolerable. Personally, Iíll take boring over bad any day, which is why Indian Spring gets the nod as a playable course that provides a decent round of golf for very little money.
In the interest of full disclosure, I live a stoneís throw from the course and play more rounds there than I care to admit. If you have not played there in recent years I am happy to report that the maintenance has improved greatly under new management, and while the small greens do take a beating, one can expect a decent round of golf on playable turf and puttable greens.
From an architectural standpoint the course is essentially a wasteland. There is little to report, and even with over 100 rounds logged on the course Iíd be had pressed to declare any one hole as being particularly better than any other. This is due both in part to an amateurish design, as well as the nearly perfectly flat site on which it sits. And while Iíd point out the dogleg par 5 fifth as being a truly bad hole, the rest of the course flies under the radar and manages to avoid offensive design and architectural malpractice.
With walkers welcome, weekend rounds for under $40, and a high probability of getting on quickly as a walk-up, itís a decent backup golf course if you need a cheap round that wonít beat you up and gives you a chance to do some scoring.
- by JD