IMG_0190One look at the Plymouth Country Club’s website and I knew I had to get there to play:

“Philadelphia golfers who have played at Plymouth C.C. say it is like playing a home course because Flynn designed many of the courses in that area…”

Yes, I really have enjoyed most of William Flynn’s work in the Philly region, so when the opportunity arose during a trip to the Carolinas I was excited to head east and play this 9 hole example of the architect’s work. It did not disappoint.     

The experience began with the setting of the first tee… tucked right beside the clubhouse. It’s not exactly the veranda at Merion, but it is still pretty cool.

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I can only imagine how much fun it is there at the start of a big member event.  Then you’re off… and just to the right of the first fairway, an old graveyard.   Slicers beware!

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And that’s the way it went — two hours of pure fun.   No, the conditioning was not pristine, but it was the middle of a hot summer. And some bunkers had long since been changed to grass for maintenance purposes (I would have loved to see this course back in the day with more sand), but it was still a joy to play.

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Then a couple more headstones later in the round:

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Cool stuff. If you go around twice, the yardage is 6,214 from the back tees with a par of 72. The front tees are 5,124 with a ladies par of 74.

I would label Plymouth CC as semi-private. It is technically a private cub but it invites outside play from visitors.

Here’s the contact info:

301 Golf Rd
Plymouth N.C. 27962

Phone: (252) 793-3034

Website:   plymouthcountryclu.wixsite.com/plymouthcountryclub