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Windermere Golf Club in Cumming, GA

Me and Nicholas

The Stats

Tee Time: August 13, 1:09, 85 F, Breezy

Designer: Davis Love III, 2000

Playing Partners: Nicholas Carroll

Tees: Love, Par 71 (71.8 rating/137 slope/6,592 yards)

Course Handicap: 13 (11.3 index)

Stats: 89 (49-44); 34 putts; 9/13 fairways; 6/18 greens; 5 penalty strokes

The Course

Windermere Country Club in Cumming, Georgia about a half-hour out of Atlanta captures all the basics for country club living and golfing. Million-dollar homes line the course throughout. Expertly maintained grounds seem to shimmer in the summer sun. An atmosphere so calm and quiet it seems even the animals take care to quiet down during your backswing. Of course with that comes all of the shortcomings of country club golf, such as a lack of a beverage cart roaming the countryside. And… well that’s about it. Having grown up playing Blackhawk Country Club right up until finally getting a job and having to leave the nest, coming out to this Canongate facility felt like playing a round at home. The only exception being that this course’s maintenance and beauty for a country club setting goes unmatched. On some tee boxes, the only thing keeping me from feeling like I was walking Augusta was the lack of azaleas in full bloom. Continue reading Windermere