WALNUT RUN GOLF COURSE LAYOUT
A Golf Course with Character
Hole 1 Walnut Run Golf Course
An excellent opening hole to have the course show it’s teeth at the very beginning. A nice drive or long iron shot right down the middle leaves the golfer with 135-155 yards to a flat green. Nothing to it – take the par and move on.
Hole 2 Walnut Run Golf Course
Shortest par 4 on the course with the narrowest fairway (15-yds wide). A good mid to long iron shot with a little fade will leave the golfer with less than 150 yards to the pin. The green slopes from the right-front to left-rear with a mound in the mid-right section of the green. Look for a birdie here.
Hole 3 Walnut Run Golf Course
You could try the driver here. There is a creek to clear at 200 yards and a lake guards the left side of the fairway at 220 yards. There is more room for the drive than what appears. You must favor the right side of the fairway for a good look at the green. The green slopes from the back to the front with a ridge running up the middle. A birdie is very good here.
Hole 4 Walnut Run Golf Course
Hit the driver with a little draw. Distance is what you’re looking for here. Must favor the left side of the fairway to get home in two. The green has a helix shape – high right side behind the trap and curving around the back to the lower left front. A pin behind the right side bunker is tough, but any pin on the left side could get you an eagle. Grip and Rip!
Hole 5 Walnut Run Golf Course
Longest par 3 on the course and is often made even longer by the prevailing wind. This hole has a nice view from a group of elevated tees. Sometimes the driver is needed to get on the upper level of this green. Pray for a par.
Hole 6 Walnut Run Golf Course
Number one handicap hole! A drive over the rock in the middle of the sand trap some 225 yards out into the center of the fairway is perfect. (Note: Fairway only 15 yards wide here) No margin for error on this hole. The green lies at the end of a very narrow tree lined fairway and for any hope of a birdie you must be on line with the fairway center. The green has two level and drops 6 feet from back to front. You must take it to the pin for any possibility of a birdie. A league once played the entire year here without a birdie on this hole.
Hole 7 Walnut Run Golf Course
A reachable par 5! This hole runs down hill all the way to the green and will play shorter than the indicated distance. Drives should favor the left side of the fairway leaving 220-240 yards (plays like 200-220 yards). The green is guarded by a sand trap on the front-left side. One of your best possibilities of a birdie or even an eagle comes at this par 5.
Hole 8 Walnut Run Golf Course
All carry over water – plays longer than the yardage. Hit the tee ball long and draw it back for the best results. Not seen is a creek on the left; pull the tee shot and you’re wet. The green is flat, but falls off to the lake in front. Be careful! The putts will move slighty toward the lake. Since this is the shortest par 3 on the course, it’s always nice to birdie here.
Hole 9 Walnut Run Golf Course
Hit a mid-long iron in the middle of the fairway and bounce a 9-iron on the green. Stay clear of the woods to the left and to the right. The green is very small and is protected by two large oak trees on the left-front. Be careful not to go over the green into the collection area which gives you a difficult recovery shot. Birdies are very possible but be patient.
Hole 10 Walnut Run Golf Course
Unreachable par 5 – except maybe by the very longest hitter. The driver is probably not the best choice of clubs, but it’s a must for the big hitters. You’re better off to play three accurate shots and avoid the big number. Even with patience, the green is not without it’s problems. There is a large sand bunker on the left-front and water on the right side. Once you’re on this large undulating green, putting is not straight forward. A par is an excellent score on this very long hole.
Hole 11 Walnut Run Golf Course
Check the wind for both strength and direction on this hole. Trouble in front of the green only. Choice of club is critical on this hole because the green is so deep – 80 yards. Another large undulating green with difficult putting positions. A par is a good score here.
Hole 12 Walnut Run Golf Course
The 12th Hole was voted the Toughest Hole in Trumbull County. The hole requires two very accurate shots to reach the green. Situated on the far side of a creek bank, this green is long and narrow. Very difficult to find the right touch to land and hold the green. A ridge running down the middle of green will only compound your problems. A par on this hole is superb.
Hole 13 Walnut Run Golf Course
Very nice mid-length par 3. Sand bunkers guard both sides of the green on the front with one more bunker in the back. Rolling mounds tight to the green on the right side make it necessary to favor the left side of the green. Far to the left is the OB stake. The green has a ridge running across the middle. An excellent tee shot can buy you a birdie on this hole.
Hole 14 Walnut Run Golf Course
A straightaway hole with a large tree and bunker guarding the left side of the fairway. “Birdie Hole”! Need a good drive in the fairway and this should put you within 100 yards. Get up and down for the birdie.
Hole 15 Walnut Run Golf Course
There’s no advantage in cutting the corner because of three Scottish Pot Bunkers that will stop everything in sight. A shot down the center of the fairway around 225 yards will do nicely. If your drive fades a bit around the big tree on the right side of the fairway you should be in prime territory. This will give you a second shot to the pin of around 100-125 yards.
Hole 16 Walnut Run Golf Course
Hit the driver over the hill on the right side of the fairway with some draw. This should put you dead center of the fairway a 100 yards from the pin. If you fade right, you will be in jail. Don’t pull it left, or you’ll be OB. The green has a false front section which you must fly the ball over to get it close to the pin. The small rolling green is a bit tricky to putt.
Hole 17 Walnut Run Golf Course
The most demanding par 4 on the course. A big drive anywhere in the fairway will set-up a medium iron into this large green. A gently rolling green with a knoll in the back left corner. Most incoming shots will stop quickly due to the slope. There are some unusual breaks on this green. Read with care!
Hole 18 Walnut Run Golf Course
Two hugh cannon shot drives and you will still be short of this green. “No Piece of Cake”. The hole bends slightly to the right, so any tee shot to the mid-left fairway is great. Even the left rough gives you a playable recovery shot. Right rough is jail. The second shot should favor the right side of fairway for a good view of the green. This green runs away from the golfer so you must check the pin location. Hope you enjoyed your round. See you next time.