The Quarry Golf Club
The Quarry
designed by Keith Foster
Price: more than $100*
Walker-friendly | GPS

Perhaps no other city can boast of a site less than ten minutes from downtown that would match that of The Quarry Golf Club, a Keith Foster design opened in 1993 that is one of the most unusual layouts anywhere. At 6,740 yards from the back tees, its moderate length may lull you into a false sense of security. Make no mistake about it, this is a very difficult golf course that changes personality in a hurry.

The watery, treeless front nine lies between an adjacent expressway, railroad tracks and an office complex -- not exactly a serene golf experience. Tall heather abounds, adding an esthetic touch with a propensity to swallow golf balls.

An entirely different experience awaits as you descend into the quarry for the back nine. It's one beastly hole after another, with carries over waste bunkers, narrow fairways, and 400 extra yards.

The setting, however is something to behold. The sheer walls of the quarry extend up to a rim lined with luxury homes, and the factory where limestone was once converted into concrete is now the upscale Quarry Market mall. It's urban renewal, with a touch of The Flintstones' Bedrock.

*This club can exceed $100 a round on weekends (Fri - Sun).

Yards Slope Rating
6913 / 136 / 73.90
 6481 / 130 / 72.00
 4781 / 114 / 67.80
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