Formidable Challenge Amidst the Scenic Beauty at CrossCreek
Rolling hills, rippling creeks and groves of age old oak and sycamore trees make the CrossCreek Golf Club a place of resplendent natural beauty. But they also present a formidable challenge to CrossCreek golfers. You might enjoy the tinkling sound of a fresh water creek, but you won’t be too happy if your ball lands in it.
The natural hazards on the Arthur Hills designed course demand careful shot making, beginning on the first hole, a dogleg right lined with trees that requires a tee shot to the left to avoid a layup. The first five holes border Sycamore Creek, bringing water into play early. The most dynamic water holes are #9, a demanding par 4 with a large pond to the left of the green, and #17, the signature hole, a downhill par-3 that crosses a creek to an elevated green.
The par 5 7th, the longest hole on the course, plays into a breeze that increases its length. The 13th, a downhill dogleg par 4 demands an elevated tee shot across a deep valley. The 18th, a dramatic finishing hole, features a long shot over a deep ravine to a well guarded green.
The course features firm hard to hold fairways, rough edged bunkers that are difficult to escape, and firm, fast greens that slope away for tricky putts.
The par 71 layout runs 6,853 from the championship tees, combining length with the array of natural hazards. There are three shorter tee positions that make the course accessible to all levels of player.