|Described by the club as “a golf club, pure and simple”, the course at Old Collier is set alongside the Cocohatchee River and Tom Fazio laid it out across 270 acres of park-like ground in 2001. One of Fazio’s best Floridian designs, Old Collier does what it says on the tin. “It’s pure golf.”|
I have been very fortunate to play here a number of times over the last few years. The whole set up is fabulous. The caddies are terrific, mainly because they mostly Scottish I would say (biased), the staff are great and so very well looked after. I always make the course look difficult, but then I make any course look difficult, but it is a test when the wind blows and the water looks ever so close. No houses to be seen at all. Just a tall block from a hotel I think is visible from the course and that is your line on the par 5!.
The greens are immaculate, always have been when I have played, and the fairways are excellent. The grass is Paspalum and makes for the rough to be kinder than other grasses.
If you get a chance to play here grab it quickly, its a true gem and "pure golf"