Laid out by architects Bob Cupp and John Fought, the course at Rush Creek Golf Club played host to the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2004.
Designed originally to potentially handle professional level tournaments Rush Creek ended up being unable to create a test worthy of its mission. The course has numerous elevation changes with blind landing areas, pin positions and greens that fail to impress.
The course feels artificial and many holes from the tee box show little about how to make the correct club selection or pick the proper line for your approach. Many times a slight mishit can become a large number due to drop off's into waste or ponding areas. Expect to spend some time searching for balls within the foursome since you rarely will have the ability to see your ball come to rest.
The course has frequent issues with water. Too much causes excess ponding and kills the grass throughout the fairway and there are spots where drainage is so severe that grass can't get enough moisture to build a good foundation or recover from divots.
Restaurant and bar are top notch venues and the outdoor patio is a wonderful spot to reflect on your day on the course.