Now is the time of year that Pendleton Golf Club in Ruther Glen, (just north of King’s Dominion) looks like an authentic Scottish Links Course. Now that the Bermuda grass fairways turn a golden brown, (the Bermuda grass goes dormant during the winter) I get the same sensation I had in Scotland in the summer. Even though the Bermuda grass fairways appears tan, the ball sits up beautifully as if it were on a brush.
We had a great time Saturday and I highly recommend playing at Pendleton. Rates are low this time of year so call Jim Mason at 804-448-4727.
Pendleton has FIVE tee boxes! The Ladies tee is very friendly and placed in front of any hazards one would have to clear. The senior tees allow our senior golfers to enjoy themselves on a Championship caliber golf course without feeling beat up after the round. You have the white tees, which are a reasonable challenge. The blue and black tees are not for the golfer that is short off the tee. It is a different golf course from the black tee. For instance, if you are playing from the white tee on number 5, (a par 5) you can hit it over the trouble if you can fly the ball about 225 off the tee. If you’re playing from the black tees you can forget it, unless you can hold the ball in the air 270.
You won’t find a better driving range to practice from. The driving range tee has been cross seeded with rye grass so it’s nice and green. One feature I enjoy is the real target greens with laser yardages.
To get to Pendleton just get off exit #110 on I-95. Go west to US 1. Go south about 1/2 mile to the brick front entrance. Follow the signs to the club house. I highly recommend the chicken salad sandwich for lunch.
The staff is friendly, helpful and go the extra mile to make your day is an enjoyable one. Are conditions absolutely perfect, no. It’s winter time! I personally can’t wait to get back next week.
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