Cheviot Hills Golf Club
Posted July 16, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — One of the most popular golf courses in the Triangle area is Raleigh's Cheviot Hills. Open since 1930, thousands of golfers -- ranging from the low handicapper to the hacker -- have teed it up at the Raleigh club.
"The parking lot out in front of the club... you'll see an old beat up pick-up truck parked next to a Mercedes and the guys get out and they'll be playing together," says course pro Derek Anderson.
I learned to play golf on this course so it was an easy pick for today's Dream 18 hole. The par 4 16th, has a dogleg right that's 460 from the blues... 425 from the whites.
Derek says it's one of the courses tougher holes... probably the toughest.
"A lot of people think that they have to fade it off the tee or a lefthander has to hook it. But it's long enough off the tee that you can hit it dead straight and not have any problems."
Derek's tee ball is right down the pipe. Mine? Well, I could tell you it's by design, but it's more of a mistake shaving the treeline and cutting the corner.
"You got a good kick, " praises Derek. "Wasn't a bad shot, but you got a better kick."
We both have 176 yard second shots into the long and rolling green. Derek drops a dart just a few feet from the stick. I'm not as close, but I am green and have a shot at the birdie.
But the one thing about this hole... just because you're on the dance floor doesn't mean you have any rhythm! Every putt on 16 is a test as we both find out.
Derek does get his par, but I 3-putt and "the bogey man" returns.
You can walk this course for $16 to $25. If you need a cart, just add $10 and join the many who have played at Cheviot Hills.