Carya is a wonderful place! First, the club house facilities are very good. Upon your arrival, you are treated in the finnest of manners. The practice facilities are tremendous! The large putting and chipping area allows you to work on all the facets of your short game. The range is great too!
The course has a very nice layout and is the conditionning is excellent. The front nine is solid, with no real weak holes yet without any memorable ones. The back nine offers the weakest holes as well as the best ones. The 10th and 11th are somewhat disapointing, the 10th giving you the feeling of being squeezed in there to make room for the 11th coming back to the club house. The stretch from the 12th, a nice downhill par 4, until the 16th is the course's highlight. Thhe par 3 13th is a very good uphill par 3 where you need to make the right club choice and trust your swing as you don't see the ball land. The 14th is the best hole on the course, a downhill par 5 where you can go for it in 2 if you've hit a good drive... And if you're willing to take on the lake in front of the green. The 18th used to be a very good hole until they decided to add a lake between it and the 17th... Taking all of the strategy out of the finishing hole, where you could either be agressive and have a tricky wedge shot to the uphill green and lay-up short of the tree and risk having it directly in your face for your second shot.
All in all a good course comparing very favorbly to its neighbors!
Date: November 04, 2016