Mallard Cove Golf Course first opened for play in 1976. The course was designed by James A. Wall. It was later redesigned/rennovated by Kevin Tucker.
The course has 25 large bunkers and water hazards on 12 of the 18 holes. This course's fairways are wide open and rolling. The greens are very undulating and large. The front nine is more wide open than the back nine. The back nine requires more precise tee shots due to the narrower, tree-lined fairways. There are sand bunkers on every hole except #1.
In 2005, Hurricane Rita damaged the clubhouse beyond repair. A new clubhouse opened in July of 2009. The cost of this 11,500 sq. ft project exceeded $1.7 million. It is a grand structure for a municipal golf facility that features a southern flavor with a craftsman style. Guest lockers are available at low daily rates if you want to bring a change of clothers and a shower towel with you.
Mallard Cove Golf Course plays to 6,903 yards from the tips for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.4 with a slope rating of 125.
Blue tees: par-72, 6,903 yards, 72.4 / 125
White tees: par-72, 6,444 yards, 70.5 / 121
Red tees: par-72, 5,294 yards, 70.1 / 117
$26 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2011 at 10am
It is a good course with just enough challenge for the avid golfer, however, due to it's popularity, the pace of play is slow. Would like to see the marshall be a bit more assertive and involved in keeping the pace of play going.
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