Golf Course Overview: Carroll Municipal Golf Course
Insights From An Insider With Chad Tiemeyer, Parks and Recreation Director
By Brian Weis
Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Chad Tiemeyer who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.
Provide a brief description of the golf course/property, the terrain and best times of the year to play.
Shorter course with a few drivable par 4s. Greens are large with some difficult pin locations. Wide open fairways and not many in play hazards. A couple of long challenging holes. A great mixed bag of styles of holes.
Share with golfers, your most recent awards and golf course improvements.
Currently in a pump improvement project to help get more irrigation when needed, efficiently. Will have new carts sometime in the 23' season. Clubhouse in low in age, but very clean and fun atmosphere.
Any tips on playing and reading the greens?
Not as fast as higher end private courses, but faster than most Muni's. Lots of break on certain holes. Pin locations can be a problem for even really good golfers.
Starting on hole #1, are there any tips to get your round off on the right foot?
Stay in the fairway. Leave approaches short rather than long.
What is your favorite par 5, and how would you recommend playing it?
4. It is a long par 5. Usually blind second shot for an approach. Need to set yourself up nice, reaching in two is very very difficult due to a clump of trees guarding one side of the green.
What is your favorite par 3, and how would you recommend playing it?
Famous hole 7. Usually plays about 100 yards across water. Not many water hazards on the course, so this water hazard messes with a lot of people.
In your opinion, what is the hardest hole and do you have any tips on playing it?
14. water and OB on both sides. decent length par 5. Drive needs to be accurate, with penalty possibilities on second shot as well. Keep the ball in the fairway and manage the hole well, you will be fine.
As a golfer plays the final three holes, is there a chance for salvation? (any tips on closing out the round?)
Yes. To finish you play a 150-180 yard par 3 with an aggressive green that sets in a bowl. If your tee shot is off the green, it could provide difficulty. This is followed by an rolling hills par 4. Great drives will leave you around 150 out to a plateaued green. Easier green, but going long makes things difficult. To finish, you have an average length, down hill drive followed by second shot up hill to a tree guarded green. While they can be easier for low handicaps, mid to high handicaps these can provide a lot of problems.
Carroll Municipal Golf Course
2266 N. West St Carroll, Iowa, 51401
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