40384 Kirkton Road, southeast of Exeter (519) 235-1517
Information courtesy Janet Mason Hours: 7 a.m. to dark
Number of holes: 9 holes
Prices: Weekend – $30/18 holes; $20/9 holes. Weekday $28/18 holes; $18/9 holes. Twilight (after 5 p.m.) – play as many holes as you wish for $16.50. 16 and under and 60 and over (all week) – as many holes as you wish for $16.50. Carts – $32/18 holes; $17/9 holes
Owners: Bob and Janet Mason
Year established: 1961
Golf pro’s name: Bob Mason, CPGA professional
Skill level of golfers: Families and beginners come because it’s 9 holes. It’s not a short 9-hole course so it’s harder than some people might think. It’s fairly gently rolling and the fairways are wide. The slope rating is 127 from the white tees, 113 from the red.
Longest hole: 9. 510-yard par 5
Shortest hole: 3. 135 yards from white tee; 6 is 100 yards from red tee.
Most difficult hole: 7. It’s relatively long, you have to cross the creek and it has lots of trees.
Most interesting hole: 7. It’s pretty because of the trees and the berms around the green are like arms embracing the green. You also have to negotiate various hazards.
Best time of day to golf here: Quietest times would be: Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and weekend evenings.
Pro shop products: Soft goods, balls, gloves, tees, hats, towels, bags, and some clubs. Small selection of nice shoes from Footjoy.
Dining facilities and information: Snack bar; buffet if there is a tournament. Hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled cheese, BLTs, candy and pop. Licensed.
Other activities: Practice facilities. Nice deck overlooking course.
What people say: The barn is incredible. You don’t have a lot of buildings like this. It hasn’t been winterized so you can see all the history of the 135-year-old barn. We also have old clubs Bob has collected. The course is in great shape this year. We’ve had our ups and downs over the years but the grass is holding up well. We’ve had a lot of good feedback this year.