Spring Creek Golf Club may not be as widely known as some other top 100 publics, but it’s one of the most playable golf courses you’ll find.
Located just 20 minutes east of Charlottesville, Virginia, Spring Creek Golf Club sits in the middle of a housing development. Not to worry though, the majority of the course is void of any houses, with dense trees flanking the fairways.
The initial holes are relatively flat, straightforward designs, but well-placed bunkering off the tee leave some thought before swinging away.
Elevation change begins to present itself on the par 3 5th, while the remaining front 9 holes wind through the trees and require some accuracy.
The back side is my preferable nine, with some really great golf holes.
The 430 yard par 4 11th plays uphill, and the stripped fairways lined by tall trees make for a postcard worthy hole.
14 is another stout par 4 (445 yards), and despite being bunker-less, provides plenty of challenge with a severe drop-off to the left of the massive green.
And the final hole is arguably the star of the show, presenting a reachable risk-reward par 5. Water runs down the entire left of the hole, and the approach leaves a great look at the clubhouse looming in the background.
Spring Creek is one of those courses you could play day-in and day-out with pleasure. And although it flies under the radar, it’s definitely worth a play if you’re in the Charlottesville area.