LOGANSPORT, Ind. -- Logansport Golf Club brings to mind the dozens of small, hidden parkland golf courses one stumbles across in Scotland.
The layout has sort of organically developed over a number of decades and is characterized by small greens, crossing fairways and quirky tee shots.
Conditions and service at Logansport G.C. are a bit rustic, but the abundant birdie opportunities mixed with a vexing assortment of hazards -- most notable of which are the Wabash River and several feeder streams -- keep your interest throughout.
Slicers will be bedeviled by dense woods, pesky ponds and a few OBs on the right side of many holes throughout the course. Hookers will generally catch far more breaks.
Logansport Golf Club, which is located about a half hour northwest of Kokomo, plays to a par of 71 and measures only 6,048 from the tips. Playing from the 5,689 offers several chances for big hitters to try to drive the green.
One of the most memorable holes is the 514-yard, par-5 opener. From the tee box, the uninitiated will have trouble picking out the line. The right side of the fairway abuts a road, and the rocky Wabash is on the other side of that. The right side of the fairway is also guarded by a towering oak, and the fairway slides off around it to the right.
The best tee shot is a high fade aimed at the topiaries on the left edge of the fairway. Overcook it, though, and you're OB right; undercook it, and you're in the eighth fairway (which isn't a terrible spot). A solid tee shot sets up a very realistic eagle opportunity.