The Garden at Castleberry Hills

Designer: Jeremy Lock
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Course Description:

This course is a mix of inspiration from other designers, and a mix of very different techniques of my own. A few holes are modeled after real holes, while the rest of strait from the imagination. The planting was very generous, and take that as a warning, as the limit was about 75% full. The firmness is about halfway, and the greens speeds about the same, making this course easier than it looks. There is a good mix of both easy and hard holes here, and some right in the middle.

Staff Review:

Even though it actually crashed my video card (game crashed out into error wanting me to switch to 32-bit graphics), this is still a quality gem of a course.  Forewarning that it plays like a realistic course, but with a lot of fictional elements.  For one, there's a bunker or two on almost every hole in the middle of the fairway in the landing area.  It's something that really stands out as unique, but it may be a polarizing design choice that could turn off golf purists, but to me these styles belong in video golf games.  The greens are a good blend of large and small and different designs.  The golfer really needs to plan out where to land the ball on each and every shot.  Another great example of a thinking man's course.  The use of the plants are superb as they highlight the hills and slopes.  And the holes around the lakes stand out as spectacular. 


Pros:
-Unique and excellent bunker work

-Shot planning required and rewarded

-Stand-out holes around the lakes

-Excellent greens

Cons:

-Several pins on narrow shelves from long shots that make it nearly impossible to get close (i.e. hole 9)


Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2015 South Georgia Classic Web.com Stephen Thompson
2015 South Georgia Classic Web-B Neal Collins
2015 South Georgia Classic Web-C Troy Haines

Other Courses by Jeremy Lock

Course Name Theme Par
Harbor Island Black Links 72
Kobeoshi Royal Boreal 72
Redwood Elite Boreal 71
White Sands National, Alamogordo, New Mexico Desert 72
Barstow Country Club Desert 36
Baja Classic Championship Course Desert 72
The Colonial Grand Rural 72
Kodiak Reserve Golf Club Boreal 72
Kodiak Reserve Championship Course Boreal 72
Kodiak Blue (Front 9) Boreal 36
Kodiak Blue (Back Nine) Boreal 36
Kodiak Black (Front 9) Boreal 36
Kodiak Black (Back 9) Boreal 36
Halifax Black Autumn 72
Chamber's Hills Countryside 71
Chamber's Hills Countryside 71
Brickyard Double Black Harvest 71
McKee McGrodo - Platinum Highlands 71
Harbor Island Gold Highlands 72
Old Course @ Eugene Links - Members Highlands 70
Old Course @ Eugene Links - Tour Highlands 70
Old Course @ Eugene Links - Tour Highlands 70
RollingRock EverBlades Highlands 71
The Arizona Diamonds Desert 70
The Sunday Course of Course @ Irving's Retirement Estates Delta 72
The Club at Saguaro Lake Desert 70
Kiawah Ivory Coast Course Tropical 70
Caramel Creek Golf and Billiards Club Harvest 72
Caramel Creek Harvest 72
Kiawah Keys Tropical 70
Arizona Azure Desert 70
Raging Rooster Delta 70
Jackfish Jungle Delta 72

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Canuck's Course Critiques

Pros
- One of the prettiest courses ive played in regards to planting.
- Abundant, perfectly contoured bunkers
- Tee shots require quite a bit of thought with the numerous obstacles in and around the landing areas.

Cons
 -A couple "unfair" fairway bunkers (#14? and 18) on very long par 4's make them a nightmare if you land in them.

Verdict: Another excellent design by one of the community's best designers. This should be on everyone's to-play list. 4.75/5 Very Good
Reviewed by: Andre Quenneville on 2/7/2015