The opening hole at Cleghorn is deceptively easy. Hit it long or short, driver or 5 iron, right or left, and you will have a short approach to a generous green. Beware the bunkers left and right. Enjoy this par or birdie hole. The best is yet to come!
The second hole at Cleghorn is a dogleg right. Hit driver down the middle or the left side; there's plenty of room. If you slice your drive, you may end up in the deep woods so consider hitting rescue or 3 iron to keep it in the short grass. Your approach shot plays uphill so grab 1/2 a club more.
The third hole at Cleghorn is a delightful par 3. Don't let the elevated teebox fool you; play the actual yardage. There's plenty of green to work with. Beware being short because the greenside bunkers are deep and require skill to escape. While on the teebox, look left and check out the 150 year old gravestones of the Lollor family.
The fourth hole at Cleghorn is your first par 5. If you are big and brave, take your drive over the fairway bunkers on the left and set yourself up for a rescue or 5 wood into the green. Or, just hit your drive down the middle or right side of the fairway and play three shots into a receptive green. You still have a good chance for birdie so make your approach a good one. There are greenside bunkers left and right. Your best shot is slightly short so you can bump and run if necessary.
The fifth hole at Cleghorn is a tricky par 4 dogleg right. Hit your drive as close to the 150 yard marker as possible. If you can power fade your drive, so much the better. Your approach should be center or right center since missing left will land you in a lateral hazard. Playing slightly short will allow a bump and run if you need it.
The sixth hole at Cleghorn takes your breath away the first time you see it. Your tee box is elevated 300 feet, giving you a majestic view of the hole and mountains in the distance. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to aim for the 150 yard marker or further right. If you hook or pull your drive left of the cart path, you will be in a lateral hazard and have to drop. Your approach into the green is uphill so grab a 1/2 or full club more to be on the dance floor.
The seventh at Cleghorn is our signature hole, one of the prettiest anywhere. Framed by a backdrop of flowers, rocks, and trees, this par 3 will give you a run for your money. Being short will put you in a valley below the green so make sure you hit enough club off the tee. This is our largest green so don't get too fancy with your approach. If you're feeling bold, try hitting from the tips at 220 yards. Three other sets of tees are also available.
One of our favorite holes, the eighth at Cleghorn plays straight ahead. If you leak your drive to the right, plan on a search party in the woods. Play for the center or left center of the fairway; there's plenty of room to land your ball. You will have a healthy yardage into the elevated green, so play one extra club, possibly two. There's a generous landing area behind the green so swing away and par this challenging hole.
Formerly a par 5, the nineth hole at Cleghorn is a birdie opportunity. The tees have been moved up to make this a short par 4, giving your front 9 score an added boost just when you needed it. Hit driver or 3 wood and keep your drive headed to right center field. There is trouble left and the little pond in front of you eats golf balls for lunch so avoid left and short at all costs. After making birdie or par, come into the Pro Shop for your mid-round refreshment.
The second nine at Cleghorn begins a stretch of holes that is truly spectacular and unique. Hole #10 opens with Cleghorn Mill Creek running along the right side of the fairway. Keep your opening drive down the middle or right center to have a look at the green. A large oak protects the green on the left so keep your approach well right.
The eleventh hole at Cleghorn is a dogleg left. It offers spectacular views of #12 and #13, as well as our famous bridge and waterfall by #17. Aim your drive for the 150 marker or slightly right; there's plenty of room. Take note of Cleghorn Mill Creek running down the left side and the pond on the right. Once you survive your drive, your approach into this generous green is relatively simple.
The twelfth hole at Cleghorn is a lovely Par 3. Enjoy the water on the right and bunkers left and right. The green is receptive so don't be afraid to fire at the pin and play for birdie. Of course, 3 is a good score, too, as you head to #13, the number one handicap on the course.
The thirteenthe hole is a challenge to par. It plays uphill and longer than the scorecard indicates. The green is undulating so three putts are common. The key is to keep your drive in the left center of the fairway and hit a heck of a second shot. Remember, there are no greenside bunkers. Short game skills will be rewarded with a score of four.
The fourteenth hole at Cleghorn is a wonderful Par 5 that is not particularly difficult. Launch your drive and if you carry the first hill in the fairway, you will roll another 20 yards. Beware a fairway bunker on the right that will hurt your chances for par. If you decide to go for it in two, know that there is no margin for error behind the green. If you are long, you are gone so consider three shots into the green and one putt for your birdie.
The fifteenth hole at Cleghorn is charming and challenging. You will need to keep your drive down the middle or left center to have a good look at the green. Placement is more important than distance on this hole. Your approach will cross Cleghorn Mill Creek and land on a small green guarded by a tiny bunker. Play your yardage remaining and you will be rewarded with four or better.
The sixteenth hole at Cleghorn is a fun Par 3. There are no bunkers to worry about, only the Cleghorn Mill stream running down the right side. Keep your shot down the middle or left center since there is no room to miss right. There's plenty of room to get up and down so don't worry about missing the green. Swing away and take your three.
The seventeenth hole at Cleghorn is the most challenging hole on the course. As you survey your drive from the teebox, you will have to cross a pond, a large bridge, and land your ball on a sloping (right to left) fairway that also runs uphill. Your gameplan is to hit a solid drive right center that will end up somewhere near the 150 yard marker. Grab an extra club as you hit your approach into well-bunkered green up the hill. Making four here is a good score!
The last hole at Cleghorn is a rolling Par 5. Don't worry about hitting your drive 300 yards; no one gets home in two. Just make a smooth swing and put it anywhere in the fairway. Take care on your second shot because water will come into play if you bomb it. Leave yourself 125 to 150 yards into an elevated green. Hit one extra club and enjoy your last chance for birdie or par.