I grew up playing Barton Hills and will try to keep any bias I have built up over the years out of this review. The course has gotten even stronger with the recent renovation work. The first is a strong opener with a slight dog leg left with a bunker in the crook of the dog leg. The green is well protected and and has good undulation. Two has OB down the left off the tee which gives more trouble than it should. 6 is a bit weird with a blind hazard off the tee (water) about 220 out. It does not seem very Rossian to me. 8 is a strong par 3 the funnels balls to the back left. 9 has a fun green with a bit of a top hat which makes the challenge on the par 5. 11 is a strong long par 3 that welcomes a low and hard fade in to the green. 13-15 are 3 strong and difficult par 4s with the 15th green having an extreme front to back tilt. 16 is a odd long par 3 over a large valley that seems a bit out of place and 18 is a strong finisher back to the clubhouse.
Overall Barton is fun to play and offers the golfer good challenge and a good amount of fun. A must play if you are in the area.
Date: September 18, 2019