Prairie Creek Country Club was built in 1968. It has matured into a very tight, challenging course with lots of beautiful but challenging trees. Length is important, but accuracy is essential.
A short par four to open, but far from a pushover. The fairway slopes right towards thick woods, there is a stand of mature pines to the left. It’s a tight fairway, folks, and you can easily drive through it into more woods.The smart player plays a little draw with a fairway wood, two putts the heavily sloped green, and celebrates.
The most difficult hole is the par 5 hole 6. Can you spell T R O U B L E? How about a long, narrow par five through the trees with OB to the right? It doglegs left, and the green is protected by right and left bunkers. A five here feels like a bird.
The closing hole at Prairie Creek Country club is a short PAr 3. The green sits on a hill 50 feet above the tee box, and missing it right or left is deadly. A three is doable, but you’ll have to use at least one extra club.