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Each hole is inspired by Sports Illustrated's "Best 18 Holes in America" and reinterpreted by master golf architect Hal Purdy. We invite you to test your skill on a course that many consider "The Champion" of Pocono Mountain courses. Known for its distance drives and 6,500 yards of manicured greens. You can challenge your accuracy with dramatic elevations and strategically placed bunkers while you take in soothing streams, lush meadows and mountain vistas.
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Date: 2014-Jun-10 Review by Dan P
Mount Airy invites you to "test your skill" on their championship course and chances are, you will be tested.
Your round opens with a tough uphill par 5 that, as a first time player, you can only guess lies ahead. You opening tee shot is blind. in my opinion, hole #1 is much too tough to start a round.
Blind tee shots occur frequently making club selection a tough decision unless you were smart enough to pick up a yardage book. There is hidden water!
Most greens were large on the front 9 and a bit smaller on the back. All fairways were in good shape. The bunkers had coarse sand but they were all very playable. The front 9 is quite a bit longer than the back and the front will play long.
At just over 6,500 yards from the tips Mount Airy doesn't appear to be a long course but there is a lot of elevation change. With four tee decks you should be able to find the right distance for your game.
Hole #8 is a long par 5 where a lot of players will choose not to use a driver from the tee. Without a driver this is a definite three shots to the green.
Hole #13 is extremely tough. Too tough for a beginner golfer where double digits can easily be achieved. The elevated tee shot requires key positioning to a small plateau and then a long carry over a gully before an approach shot to an elevated green. Yikes.
The relatively short par 4 16th is another hole where a precise tee shot will benefit you with a flat lie so you clear a creek to the green.
Did I mention that each hole at Mount Airy is inspired by Sports Illustrated's "Best Holes in America"? At the beginning of our round I was provided a sheet that had a listing of the courses that influenced the holes. I asked which hole numbers on the course but no one seemed to know. I did notice that hole #18 was a reverse of Pebble Beach 18th but the remainder I couldn't even guess. The key word must be "influenced". I consider the Mount Airy course to be very much a novelty course where there is pleasure and frustration throughout a round.
I could find no washrooms on the course so plan for a stop after 9. As well, there is no practice range or putting green.
With the Mount Airy Casino on site you can plan a stay and enjoy the slots along with a round of golf.