Given a long, narrow piece of land to work with, it would have been easy for an ordinary architect to fashion a course of straight, parallel holes. But Donald Ross was no ordinary architect and here he managed to route many doglegs and to set them at slight angles to one another so that there’s little sense of repetition.
He also makes sure that a properly placed tee shot is rewarded with a better angle to the green. Most of the challenge is avoiding the ubiquitous pines that line the fairways, giving the course a Carolina, rather than a Florida feel. Timuquana’s un-Florida vibe is also the result of its paucity of water hazards—only one comes into play. The greens are nicely contoured as well and most are sufficiently open in front to allow a variety of approach shots.
Date: April 27, 2017