Course Review and Comments
Definitely a "throwback" course, Stevens places a premium on shotmaking and short game rather than length and power. The layout is very quirky and includes hole designs that you don't see much on more modern courses. That can be feature or a bug, depending upon your taste. With so many 1980s - and 1990s-era courses around, I find Stevens a refreshing change of pace.
There are only 8-9 holes where driver is necessary - or prudent - off the tee, and three of the par 4s are 90-degree doglegs that call for a mid-to-long iron off the tee followed by a wedge or 9-iron. The course runs through an old and affluent neighborhood, and many of the holes are tight onto residential streets and backyards. The greens are small and often tucked into corners with OB a real possibility. The back nine features 2 of the toughest par 3s in the area - both over 200 yds long, both over water, and both with hazards (including OB) behind and right of the green.
The course has several drawbacks: 1) It is *quite* short - about 6000 yds from the tips. If you like courses that reward big hitters, you probably won't like Stevens. 2) It gets pretty rough during winter; it usually doesn't green up until April. 3) The finishing holes - two of the 3 dogleg par 4s mentioned earlier - don't make for a very exciting finish.
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