Callaway Gardens: Mountain View Course

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

412

508

400

397

212

432

543

178

427

3509

431

546

186

367

421

539

218

408

432

3548

7057

Hndcp

14

4

12

10

16

2

6

18

8

9

3

17

11

5

1

15

13

7

Par

4

5

4

4

3

4

5

3

4

36

4

5

3

4

4

5

3

4

4

36

72

Callaway Gardens, the Mountain View CourseIn 1972 while living in Atlanta, Georgia, I had the pleasure of playing this course.  It was the first  "premium" course that I had ever played and we had a very good if not respectful time that day.  I was playing with some fun-loving guys and was enjoying their company more than thinking about the attributes of the course, but the pros weren't playing the Buick Open here then.  As fine as the course was then, I never imagined that it would become an annual stop on the PGA Tour beginning in 1991. Designed in mid-1960's by Joe Lee and Dick Wilson, the course was the vision of Cason and Virginia Callaway, cousins of Ely Callaway, the famed manufacturer of golf clubs and balls of the same name. Unfortunately the originally designed nines are reversed for the tournament leaving the last two holes (originally 8 & 9) as a relatively boring finish. This scorecard shows the layout the pros play.  Initially the course was well received and was one of the more difficult on the Tour. After over 10 years as a fixture stop the course saw its last Tour event in 2003.  If the Resort is as well maintained as it was over 30 years ago, I would recommend the place for the whole family.  It's a beautiful environment and they make you feel welcome.

Chas Demster has recreated the course for Links 2001 and it can be downloaded free from Links Corner.


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