Course Website: www.kinderlou.com
With a championship length of 7781 yards the course at Kinderlou Golf Club will challenge your skills. With varied topography and a design committed to the natural flow of the land, the course will inspire you as well.
On the front nine you find yourself in a pine forest with an understory accented with dogwoods. The frontnine combines flat, long holes set in a a planted pine forest with rolling terrain that begins at Hole 5, and a mix of pine trees and hardwoods bringing the course around full circle. .
By the time you get to Hole 12, you find yourself in a pine forest with an understory accented with dogwoods. The back nine feature wide open holes with long-range views. Plenty of mature hardwoods adorn the landscape. A creek along numbers 11, 12 and 13, the deep ravine on number 11 and changes in elevation are most dramatic here. You won't soon forget playing around the ravine.
The Love Golf Design team shares a love of the game and a respect for the traditions of golf course design - blending artistry and vision with a common sense design approach. Today, advancements in construction methods allow for wholesale landscape changes. However, it's really the natural subtleties of design that set a course apart.
Kinderlou Forest has taken advantage of all the land had to offer. As with traditional designs of days past, there wasn't a lot of earth moving here. Instead, the land is used to incorporate traditional playing strategies - there's more than one way to play and enjoy each hole.
The design style of Kinderlou contains elements of famed golf course architects like Donald Ross, with runoffs around the greens into chipping areas, and bunkers that create distance illusions. From Seth Raynor and C.B. Macdonald, here you'll find sharper lines and more squared-off greens and bunkers.
"The Langdale Company provided us with a beautiful piece of ground on which to work and, equally important, the freedom to create what we believe will be a truly outstanding golf experience. We like to combine the classic design features we've seen before with the unique characteristics of the land to create memorable, natural looking golf courses."
- Love Golf Design