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“One of the best courses in the area.”

DarkHorse Golf Club
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Owner description: Challenging Keith Foster-designed layout features 18 holes stretching 7,031 yards with more than six ponds and eight streams coming into play.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Dark Horse is a quality course with few shortcomings. Modest cost ($42). Well maintained (exceptions are some of the sand traps), GPS carts and an adequate bar and club house.

Thank SteveY207
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We played this beautiful course and really enjoyed it. The course was in great shape, the staff was nice. The fairways are nice and open but the greens are very challenging. Beautiful elevated tee boxes offer majestic mountain views, with deer roaming around the course. We loved it and would definitely play here again.

Thank DaisyRoswell_GA
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

When my family comes to visit, they always plan a day of golf at Dark Horse. They have "good deals" during the middle of the day.

Thank Sharron E
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We visited Auburn for golf and sightseeing and chose to play at Darkhorse. We were not disappointed. It's great golf for the price. Very friendly starter and shop staff. The bent grass greens were in outstanding condition. Fairways were good, tees ok. The bunkers didn't have a lot of soft fluffy sand in them but they were consistent all the way around the course and playable. I would advise calling the course directly to reserve a tee time. It seems they use a 3rd party provider to book online times, and we had reserved 6:40 but they didn't open until 7:30. There were a few other issues you should consider so it won't be 5 stars for you if:

you need a beverage cart (none on the days we played)
you hate sandtraps that aren't full of fluffy sand
you need fancy on-course bathrooms (porto-potties on the days we played)
you want valet service for your clubs (cleaning, loading/unloading)

5-stars if the above is not critical for your golf enjoyment. If you care most about just the golf it's a great experience. The course is challenging but fair, very scenic and is an excellent design with a great mix of holes that favor a right to left approach, a left to right approach, and any approach. Some great risk/reward holes. Fun fun fun and a joy on the greens. Enjoy it if you're in the area.

Thank psppete
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

I have played quite a few golf courses over the years and including Bandon Dunes and Spyglass and find that Darkhorse is just several notches below these other courses. Darkhorse is under new ownership and it's very apparent that the new owners are going to bring the course back to a very positive playing experience. It was apparent that the previous owners had deferred golf course maintenance due to budget constraints, such as not maintaining the bunkers and not watering the grass on a regular basis. The new owners are making a concerted effort to bring the course back to it's original excellent playing conditions. There is a sticker on the golf carts reminding players to play from the tees that are best suited to their individual games in order to make the golf experience a positive one. Please follow that advise. The landing areas are wide enough for players of all abilities so no one has to struggle with placing their drives. Also, the average player is going to have difficulty hitting every drive in the most desirable location. This course is set up so MOST drives don't land in very bad lies. (Unless of course you happen to hit a banana slice or hook the ball into the next fairway). Each hole is unique and this course is definitely not a cookie cutter layout. We did find the fairways to be very wet and the lies in the fairways were very tight, so you will have to hit the ball precisely in order to get it onto or near the green in regulation in order to make birdie or par. The course will improve with the maintenance that it deserves.

Thank LocustTree
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