It had been many years since I played Seven Springs (see report on Hidden Valley as well) and I eagerly anticipated playing it again.
My annual North vs. South (MD vs PA) event again took place 7 years later at this beautiful 4 season resort. We arrived for a twilight round which was a nice discount from the regular rates. Although Seven Springs is known as a ski resort, the condition of this golf course certainly makes it (in my mind) a true golf destination (besides, I don’t ski).
Anyway, from 7 years ago, I seemed to remember the course conditions were pretty rough and we focused on the scenery of the course since it was a little beat up in our opinion. My playing partners confirmed that to be true as this time, we really noticed that the course was in much better shape. All of the conditions were superb and the wonderful scenery from many of the tee boxes and greens are only made better by your ball sailing down the middle on another well struck tee shot.
The hole I remember from last time was #11 which is a long downhill par 3 (depending on tees may be 200) guarded by a lake just right of the green. And I do mean, just barely to the right. A career 6 iron for this lefthander nearly went in for my 1st ace so I’ll be sure to remember it again next time but one swing thought that I did have was to simply hit the ball and trust my swing – sometimes good things happen!
Our group had 2 outstanding days on this course, culminated by a tie match on Friday. That means we will have to play again soon – and what’s NOT to like about that!
Seven Springs has a great “after golf” bar and grill. Although the eats selection is kind of thin – usually after a round of golf, the beverages are the attraction…and trust me, we had NO problem with the beverage selection!
Lefty fired an 88/85 on this trip.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort – Seven Springs, PA – www.7springs.com