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Golf goes up Creek in Middletown

Hollow Creek adds to area landscape

Hollow Creek adds to area landscape

July 02, 2002|by DAN SPEARS

dans@herald-mail.com

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Tri-State golfers received another option for their weekend schedules on Monday when Hollow Creek Golf Club officially opened.

The course plays 6,246 yards from the men's tees (6,590 from the tips) and was designed by Rick Jacobson. Centered around Hollow Creek, the course puts a premium on straight shots and proper position on greens that feature plenty of slopes and breaks.

The course has not completely finished maturing, but the signature hole will likely be the 18th, a 417-yard par-4 with a pond that runs down the left side for the last 175 yards of the hole to the green.

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Other featured holes:

-- The par-4 1st is the No. 1 handicap hole. The 422-yarder is made difficult by a fairway that cuts to the right at 260 yards because of Hollow Creek, which runs down the left side for the rest of the hole.

-- The par-3 4th, which only plays 160 yards, but features a four-tier green and a nearly two-foot ledge in the middle that essentially splits the green in two.

-- The par-4 9th runs just 400 yards and is downhill, but the fairway ends at 240 yards and requires a forced carry almost the rest of the way to the green.

-- The par-4 17th will remind many area golfers of No. 17 at Greencastle Greens, with hills on both sides of a straightaway downhill hole. This time, however, the water comes into play with about 70 yards to go, not on the left side.

The course held its official opening on Monday with a media day featuring several members of Klein Golf Associates, which runs the course, head pro Leighton Thomas and assistant pro Steve Miller.

Hollow Creek is located in the Glenbrook section of Middletown, just off Alternate U.S. Route 40. Currently, the course is semi-public, with weekday fees of $40; weekend fees are $60.

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