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My wife and I played recently for the first time in many (20) years. Yes, there are now houses filled in next to the course, but the layout is not as narrow as several other courses I play in Central NC. And I never felt crowded by the houses, just by trying to hit a narrow fairway. The course was in very decent shape, considering the heavy rains we've been having. The fairways were in good shape, the greens had been aerated within the last couple of weeks, so they were mostly filled in, still a little bumpy, but fair. The bunkers were hurting due to heavy rain, but so are the bunkers in some of the high-priced courses in the area. The folks who took my reservation and met us at the clubhouse were friendly and helpful. golf carts were charged up and running well. Water was available in number places, but the one set of bathrooms out on the course were locked up, even though the sign on them said "open". At $40 each on a Sunday, we got a good deal on a decent course. Yes, there are a lot of doglegs, and we were glad to be paired up with a couple who play here often and could "advise" us on where to aim. Also, I figure the Hedingham folks are on a tight budget, and got a chuckle when I picked up one of the scorecards and realized it was a xerox copy on some glossy paper with no map of the course, just the par/yardage/handicap info. Hedingham won't be one of my favorites, but I'd go back to try to do better (I shot 88 from the Golds, right about exactly on my handicap) now that I've been reintroduced to the course.
Can't help but laugh at the 33 handicap below that said he hit houses because of bad course design. There are houses Out of Bounds, outside the cart paths, well off the fairway. If you hit 80 yards off line at just about any course with houses on it you might hit one or two.. Not a bad track overall. Recently renovated championship bermuda greens are coming in really nicely, fairways are average to good. Regular Groupon and ActiveGolf online deals can get you a round for $20, which is a hard value to beat. There are a lot of houses on the course, but that shouldn't come as a surprise, the real problem with the course is the cart paths, which are very bumpy, hopefully the new management has a renovation to those in the works as well. If you're looking for a serene/intimate atmosphere, I'd stay away. But if you're looking for a challenging round of golf on a fair track at a good value ($25 for twilight, online deals for cheaper), it's definitely worth a shot.
Hedingham is a different layout than many courses. Looks like it was a housing development that decided a golf course would be a good addition. Course is a good place to play and challenging but not very difficult. Nice hills and conditioned greens. Staff was somewhat helpful, but not overly enthused. You do drive down the roads and between houses to get to various holes. Don't ask me why anyone would buy those houses.Back nine seemed to have the most houses on the course and even though I tend to drive the ball straight, I did find myself in a few backyards and felt funny retrieving my ball while people were on their patio. Plus the houses are small not that nice to look at and packed right on top of each other. Not many garages so not only could you hit the house, you could damage someone's car.There are MANY courses in this area so I would pick another place to play, but I did have a good day of golf.
Played this course this past month, I paid 42.00 for a golf course that is worth 20.00 on a good day. I read all the previous reviews and thought I would make my mind for myself. There was 3 broken down golf carts (which one was mine) battery died. The greens were in awful shape as well as the fairways. I would not be so mad but I asked the person checking us in what is the condition of the course, I was told "it is in good shape best its ever been in" if he told me the truth and the green fees were 25.00 I would not been so disappointed. All the other people who wrote reviews were correct on everything poor maintenance, no scenery and expensive.
I would not recommend this course. It was designed VERY POORLY. The course winds through side to side 1800 sqft vinyl sided houses for the entire 18 holes. It is not a pretty course to play. On top of it the houses are right up against the course. I lost track of how many balls were put into peoples yards. Between our foursome we hit FIVE HOUSES while playing. We're not complete duffers; the course is just designed that poorly. There was not a wide selection of food; only sandwiches / no candy, chips, etc. Staff did seem friendly. There is a small driving range ($3 for a small bucket). Price was $42 on Memorial Day morning.
Lots of homes to hit if your not accurate.This is a course that is built in a subdivision with the cart paths winding through peoples back yards and over roads. The greens are fair speed wise without a lot of break. There are blind tee shots on some of the holes which makes accuracy key. Actually accuracy is pretty key on most of the holes because of homes being on both sides of the fairway. There is a putting green and driving range. The club house could stand for a tv being in it, but is neat and clean. Alcohol is served. Overall, I enjoyed playing this course and will play it again.
Many people remark on how close the houses are to one another (and to the holes). That pain is a reality today. But 10-12 years ago, the majority of the holes were tucked into woods. This course is a simple result of extreme overdevelopment. My wife and I have not played there since we experienced the intense housing development.
Did not like the houses so close to the fairway, and the fact that you had to drive through the neighborhood.
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