Evergreen – Dryden
Eagles Landing’s sister course (if you will), Evergreen is also located in Dryden. Not something I usually frequent, this par 32 is the location of my dad’s men’s league and I was fortunate enough to partake in the festivities. Even as I described Eagles Landing as being pretty open and “simple”, this is one that takes it simple a bit further.
It’s something you would commonly refer to as a “pitch and putt” course. Pitching with your driver of that is. You’re able to bomb it off the tee without too much worry that trouble will rear it’s head. However, I must admit, hitting your target isn’t all that easy. One of the biggest challenges at this executive course is it’s greens. Most of them are mounded (like a turtle shell) and sloping front to back or back to front (most of the time). It also doesn’t help that they are quite small, somewhere in the 1200 sq feet range if we’re lucky. It’s not often a matter of hitting the green, it’s where you hit the green.
That’s it in a nutshell and I think it serves its purpose quite well. It’s a nice course to get started on, and in fact was the first course I ever played. So, even though it holds some sentimental value, it’s not something I often get excited about visiting. Maybe I should have referred it to as the red headed step-child of Eagles Landing?