|3/30/2006||The course has really grown into its own since I last played it two years ago. Early drainage issues and rough cart path areas have disappeared. The course still maintains the unique flavor of its two owners Denny Perry and Jerry Wampler. Both guys are very colorful characters who have been on the course both times Iíve played. When you play, ask someone in the clubhouse to point them out to you. They love to talk about their course, and justifiably so.
The course is always very windy due to the piece of land adjacent to a quarry that it was built on.|
You get a reminder of this when you pull the flag out on the first hole and you see that a special circular brace has been inserted into the cup to keep the flagsticks from blowing out. For the first few holes I kept thinking that I was pulling the cup liner out along with the flagstick. Another small touch respectful of the abundant breeze, are flags in several fairways with red, white, and blue pennants. Depending upon which color pennant is flying, you can determine the approximate wind speed. Since the course is built in an area rich in limestone, the numerous lakes contain no algae. The results are lakes with blue water reminiscent of the Bahamas.
Another 18 holes are under construction and should be ready in about two years. The two courses will then be a re-routed combination of new and old holes. Three quarters of the new holes will have water. One par five actually has five lakes on it now! Ayce
|5/26/2004||Rock Harbor is the labor of love (of golf!) of two buddies Denny Perry and Jerry Wampler, two of the nicest guys you could run into on a course. Four years they parlayed their enthusiasm for the game into one of the most unique courses around. Each hole is very different, and about half the holes are like nothing you have probably seen on a golfing eighteen. In setting out to build a course that was fair, fun, memorable, and drained well, these guys have succeeded on all counts. A series of a handful of ponds dominate the holes on one part of the course making for plenty of watery graves on par 3s, 4s, and 5s. Elevation changes compliment the lush valley where the water holes abide making this a tough track to walk. Generous use of large stones (Perry is in the quarry biz) add to the distinctive beauty of the course. Fees are quite reasonable, and the location just outside Winchester makes for a nice drive. Another nine is planned for 2006 but donít wait, try the original eighteen! Ayce|