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Gerald Owens

RGA's back nine will trouble most

Posted July 9, 2013
Updated November 25, 2013

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Course: Raleigh Golf Association or RGA

Play: It’s one of the oldest municipal courses around. You can’t beat the convenience of not needing a tee time.

This golf course struggled a few years ago when some of their greens succumbed to blazing summer heat, but the greens are back, and so is RGA.

The course is very fair. Translation: keep it in the fairway, and you’ll do very well. The back nine is a different animal than the front nine. Good golfers can clobber the front-9, but the back will get the best of most people. No. 17 is a prime example. It’s a relatively short par four, but requires such a precise drive, a slight mistake to the right and you’re in trouble.

Worth Noting: This course also offers an executive nine for members. I haven’t explored the membership route, but have played the exec 9. I think it has the most beautiful holes out of the entire 27.

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  • KT times infinity Jul 9, 2013

    The back nine is a bit rough, but for some reason I almost always post my best score of the day on hole 10.

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