The West Union, Ohio club fixed three unusable holes to bring the 9-hole, par-33 course back into play. The club has also lowered rates.
The golf course at Adams County Country Club in West Union, Ohio is open for the 2012 golf season after reparations to holes 3, 4 and 6, the West Union People’s Defender reported.
“We have a great little course,” says Dan Combs, a club member who is volunteering his time to help in the course’s clubhouse this summer. “There are a number of spots on the course where I just like to stop and admire the scenic view of the course and the surrounding area.”
The 9-hole, par-33 course offers a challenging dogleg par 5 of hole No. 7 for men, plus a quartet of both par-four and par-three holes, the Defender reported.
The club has lowered rates for the course as well.
“A golfer could conceivably drive to the green on at least seven of our nine holes,” added Combs.
The course was built in 1933 by Harlan Piatt and sold to a corporation with Albert Richmond as club President around 1970. For 2012, the course has added a safety fence between it and the highway on hole No. 1, a bridge on hole No. 8, and ten new Yamaha golf carts, the Defender reported.
The club’s popular summer youth golf league has produced successful young golfers, the latest being Tanner Huntley, who qualified to participate in the OHSAA State Golf Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. The league has 85 young golfers, both male and female.
“The youth program was at first run as an imitation of the Men’s League, with flights and weekly matches,” said West Union golf coach Carl Schneider. As the numbers grew and summer programs expanded for other sports, it became difficult to keep that format because of the number of conflicts, the Defender reported.
“I felt it was more important to put an emphasis on fundamentals of the game and golf etiquette,” Schneider said. “Instruction is given at the younger levels for the first few weeks before any attempt is even made at playing the holes. Each week a different type of game is played and weekly winners are awarded.”
The course is non-profit, so it relies on volunteers to get work done. A full slate of events are scheduled for the course in the upcoming weeks, including scrambles and couples outings, the Defender reported.