Biarritz

The 12th hole, Biarritz, is one of the most unique Raynor Template holes, and Midland’s does not disappoint. The history of the Biarritz is interesting, and just like many Templates, comes with differing opinions on how the hole should be presented. Most of the differing opinions revolve around if there should be greens height of […]

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Westward Ho!

“Wind, I consider, the finest asset in golf; in itself, it is one of the greatest, and most delightful accompaniments in the game. Without wind, your course is always the same, but as the wind varies in velocity, and from the various points of the compass, you not only have one course, but you have […]

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Valley

We’ve made the turn, and onto the back nine. The staff is regrouping, about to enjoy cooler days,  beautiful Fall sunshine, and the spark of momentum is propelling us towards the finish line. As a player, if you had a poor front nine, the back is where you hope to find that spark, and the […]

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Finally a Fresh Groom

It’s been a few weeks since our last winter trail groom. With no measurable snow, and dangerous temperatures, the current 15 degrees feels like a vacation. Our Assistant Supt. Tina Rosenow just completed a fresh groom of the winter trails. The forecast looks very favorable to getting back outside, and enjoying the outdoors. Hope to […]

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Halftime

We’re at the halfway point in the project. Now’s a good time to take a step back, and explain some of the things that were happening, behind the scenes, during construction. Mostly, regarding Midland’s staff: First, we were exhausted. The adrenaline of such an exciting project had worn off by this point, and we realized […]

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Cape

The current 9th, originally the 5th hole, now plays as the Cape. There has been a common misnomer that a tee shot over water has been the only trait that defines the Cape Template. However, Jim Urbina’s definition of a Cape is a combination of a risk/reward tee shot, that continues all the way to […]

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The Knoll

Midland’s 8th is the Knoll Template. A short, but fierce par 4, with a green perched upon a hill (or Knoll), in which most surrounding sides of the green surface fall off sharply. CB Macdonald got the inspiration for the hole from the 4th hole at Scotscraig Golf Club in Fife, Scotland. There are many […]

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The Eden

Our 7th hole, the Eden, has more than likely changed the least amount out of all of our 18 holes, since inception. It’s one of the reasons it’s Jim Urbina’s favorite hole at Midland. The original Eden, is the 11th at the Old Course at St. Andrews. One of the reasons Jim likes our Eden […]

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Lauderdale

As was previously discussed, the current 6th hole used to play to the current 4th green. The hole was originally the 2nd, and played as a slight dogleg left. In the 1950’s, a green was built in it’s current location. The pond fronting the approach was also built in this timeline, as a way to […]

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