Jennings Mill Country Club near Athens, Georgia
BOGART, Ga. - Jennings Mill Country Club is a Bob Cupp design, built in 1986, and Cupp, like many of the golf course architects from the old school, felt bunkers should be there for a purpose, not for decoration.
Jennings Mill tops out at a tad over 7,000 yards from the back tees, and, with the narrowness of the fairways, can be a handful from back there.
It's an excellent course, though the conditioning could only be described as average; there are some rough areas on the greens that could be better tended. Having said that, it is still a bargain at $49.
Jennings Mill has been highly thought of for quite some time. Golf Week has ranked it in the top 25 in the state, and the Georgia State Golf Association ranked it 16th; the same association also ranked No. 13 the best hole in the state, and it is indeed a very good hole.
No. 13 is a mid-length par 4 with a creek that cuts across the fairway about three-quarters of the way down. The elevated green falls off hard in front, but don't be long here - anything long will present you with a chip shot back to the cup that's nearly impossible to stop.
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