Word is getting
around about the master design of Ray Hearn
that debuted in Augusta last year. Not
that Augusta, the one between Battle Creek
trusted Ray Hearn to make a great course
on this site without altering the unique
natural beauty that existed...and he did
just that,” owner Bill Pulte said.
Hearn suggests that the acreage afforded
him was the most spectacular inland setting
for a golf course that he’s had the
pleasure to work with in his 16-years of
course design and development.
“ With the large number
of courses to choose from, we set out to create
a unique golfing experience at Yarrow,” Hearn
Yarrow opens with a very manageable
par 5 of 588 yards. Your drive from the clubhouse
delivers you to a tee box that gives you a grand
view of the course as you are perched 60-feet
above the fairway. Follow this hole with a gentle
145-yard par 3.
Hole No. 3 is a stout par 4 on
the front nine, measuring 426 yards uphill with
a three tier, stair step green that measures
50 yards in length front to back.
A classic risk-reward hole awaits
you at number five. From the back tees, a 250-yard
drive left of a fairway mound puts you in the
garden spot of this left dogleg that requires
you to twice manage the lake it hugs. If you
opt to take the water out of play from the tee,
you’ll need a mid or long iron to reach
the green that slopes from right to left, toward
Take caution on hole No. 8. It’s
440 yards in length with a two-tiered green that
slopes away. It plays shorter than it appears,
as does number 9, a left dogleg that runs downhill
about midway in the fairway.
The back nine is punctuated by
two successive risk-reward holes, numbers 13
and 14, measuring 390 and 396 yards, respectively.
But the real sucker hole is the par 5 sixteenth.
Many players will charge at this 473-yard hole
in two but a wiser choice is to play a couple
of 200-yard shots and take a wedge into a green
that requires a soft, high arching landing.
Learn more about The Golf Club
at Yarrow on the Internet at www.yarrowgolf.com.