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2014 Forum Outing - Warm-up Course #2 - Hidden Valley

By Colby on 10/19/2014

We weren't sure what to expect from Hidden Valley Country Club.  After checking out of the hotel (we had driven to Salem after the round at Bedford Springs), we took the 10 minute drive to the course.  Driving in, we could see lots of elevation changes which were confirmed once we got out to the course.  The staff at the pro shop were excellent, and we were treated very well.  The driving range hit off into a bit of a gulley, so you didn't get a good feel for the distance of the shots, however it was good to warm up on a chilly morning.

 

The course was really well laid out with the exception of a few blind shots, and the rough was long and wispy and easy to lose a ball in.  I didn't play well, somehow developing a sway as I topped tee shot after tee shot.  That and the wind made the course play very long for me.  The greens putted very well, and as long as you were in the fairway, you could score.  On the first Par 3, Jeff hit driver to about 6 feet (the wind was really blowing).  I finally pulled things together on 18th, and managed to make a two putt par.

 

After grabbing a bite to eat, we headed back out for some revenge on the front nine, which I got on several holes.  After that, we jumped in the car and headed for the Raleigh, NC area.

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