RGA's back nine will trouble most
Posted July 9, 2013
Updated November 25, 2013
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.