Gerald Owens

Crooked Creek a straight-on challenge

Posted February 18, 2013
Updated February 19, 2013

Course: Crooked Creek in Fuquay-Varina

This one is intriguing on a number of levels. I’ve played it with people who swore they would never play it again because it was so difficult, but they came back anyway. There are so many risk-reward holes on this course, no matter how good you are.

Play: My favorite hole is No. 3. It’s a par 4 which temps you to go for the green off the tee. The problem is the lake between you and the green. If the wind is in your favor, or if you can hit your ball 250 yards, and make it stop on a dime, go for it! I’ve tried a few times, almost made it once. Anyway, the smart play is a 200-yard layup to the right, which leaves you between 150 and 100 yards left.

This course is so diverse and offers a little bit of everything. It’s hilly on the back nine, with some of the most beautiful holes you will see in this area, in my opinion. A downhill par 3 and an off-the-cliff par 4 come to mind.

Worth noting: If you’re straight off the tee, you will do well here. If not, get in line. I’ve had some of my best rounds ever on this course and some of my worst.

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