(Note : This is an old post, been lying in my draft folder since June!!)
Bear’s Best Atlanta, a lovely and picturesque course to play on a rainy morning in June. I was in that part of the world on a work+vacation trip and was recommended this course as one I should try and play on while in Atlanta. So, I had booked a tee-time well in advance.
The day started with me calling the course to check if they were open (given that it had been raining incessantly since I landed a couple of days back) and being told ‘If I am here, we most definitely are’. When I reached the course, I was greeted by one of the folks at the course with a ‘you are a better man than me to play on a day like this’ – one of those moments when you are left with nothing to say in response.
Each hole in this Jack Nicklaus course is designed around one of the signature holes from one of his courses around the world (check this link out for a hole-by-hole description http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Bear-s-Best-Atlanta/Golf/Course2). The wet conditions and the constant drizzle mean that there was hardly any roll and the 6513 yards felt nearly like 7000 yards.
The fairways were extremely well maintained. And the greens were firm and true despite the conditions, if one could find them in regulation. The two par-3’s over the water (#6 and #11) were as challenging as they were pretty. All said and done, I had a good round – one that was made better by the chip-in birdie on the long par-4 finishing hole.