$10 (cart not included), played on Thursday, June 2008 at 2pm
Evergreen golf course is the perfect size for the not-so-great-golfer, the lazy golfer, or the golfer who likes to fool himself into thinking that he's had a healthy workout.
Evergreen is a par-66 "Executive" course measuring out at just 4,569 yards (the average course about 2,000 yards longer).
Are you a hooker or a slicer? Fear not, because in lieu of rough there's just more fairway. The entire course is mowed daily, so, wherever a ball lands, it's in play.
Did your drive cozy up under an oak? No problem. All the trees have been pruned from the ground up for at least eight feet.
Did your ball land in one of the greenside sand traps, Bunky? Don't sweat it. They're so flat and hard packed, most balls can easily be putted out.
Afraid of getting your ball wet? Don't worry. There's only one water hazard. It's the size of an above ground pool, and about 75 yards away from the 9th tee. If you put your ball in the water at Evergreen, it's time to seriously think about switching to shuffleboard.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays it costs only $10 to play the course if you walk it. And unless you're just the laziest schmuck on Earth, there's no reason not to walk Evergreen. It's built atop one of the flattest parcels of land in the mid-Atlantic. Christ, I've seen greater elevation changes on a pool table.
All that said, Evergreen is just a hoot to play. There's plenty of opportunities to break out the big cannon, including par-four holes measuring 276, 292, 393, 271, 282 and 305 yards; plus a honking 500-yard par-five.
I've played at a lot of courses over the years, but both the lowlight and highlight of my game have occurred here at Evergreen. My worst round of golf ever was shot here. It was a 102 (that's 36 over par).
I've never had a hole-in-one, but last year during a tournament at Evergreen, I did drive the ball 306 yards and followed up with a four-foot putt to score an eagle on the 17th hole, a 305-yard par four.