BY JULIE FRITZ
The pandemic has been stressful for all of us. One of the hardest parts has been finding ways to relax and enjoy yourself while practicing social distancing. Everyone seems to be in a situation where they are overwhelmed somehow, and the typical outlets they have been using in the past are not all available. However, golf is one pastime that is a pretty good choice during a pandemic.
Golf can be played individually or in small groups and is an outdoor activity. That makes it a relatively safe choice for social distancing. And, golf courses around the country have seen a lot of traffic. Seasoned golfers are taking advantage of continuing to play golf, and there is a whole lot of people giving golf a chance for the very first time. The big question is whether or not people are going to stick with it. Suppose golf is becoming popular because other activities are unavailable. Will people fall in love with golfing or go back to their previous activities once the pandemic is over? Only time will tell.
If you are looking for a local golf course in the Clemmons area, you are in luck. We have some beautiful golf courses that can meet a variety of needs for any golfer.
Tanglewood Park has two championship golf courses for public use. These courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. reside on the Yadkin River banks. Their championship course was recently updated and redesigned to improve the game and the scenery. You will not be disappointed by playing either course, and it is easy to book a tee time online. They offer various membership options, or you can pay to play at your convenience without a membership.
Tanglewood Golf is located at 4201 Manor House Circle, inside Tanglewood Park, in Clemmons. For more information about becoming a member or booking a tee time, you can call 336.703.6420, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at golf.tanglewoodpark.org.
Salem Glen Golf and Country Club
Salem Glen Golf and Country Club is home to the Triad’s only Nicklaus design golf course. This 18-hole course is a popular choice for local golfers, and it is also quite beautiful. You will enjoy four-and-a-half miles of creeks, nine lakes and 150 feet of elevation changes throughout the course. Each hole offers five sets of tees so that players novice to expert can get the most out of their experience. Two distinct nine-hole courses can be played separately or together. The front nine holes are nestled near the Yadkin River Basin, while the back nine holes are a Carolina mountain style course with noticeable elevation changes. Whether you play this course on occasion or decide to become a member, you will undoubtedly enjoy it.
Salem Glen Golf and Country Club is located at 100 Glendale drive in Clemmons. If you’re in need of more information, give them a call at 336.712.1010, or email Darren@salemglen.com. You can also visit their website at salemglen.com, where you can learn more about membership options, green fees and more.
Bermuda Run Country Club
Bermuda Run Country Club offers 36 holes of championship golf to the members of this private golf club. Their two elite courses were designed by renowned architects Ellis and Dan Maples. The East course comprises Bermuda greens, while the West coast is made up of bentgrass greens. This variety creates lots of options for different types of play and gives you a chance to explore different options in your game.
Bermuda Run Country Club is located just west of Clemmons at 324 Bermuda Run Drive in Bermuda Run. If you think becoming a member might be the right choice for you, please give them a call at 336.998.8155, or visit their website at clubcorp.com/Clubs/Bermuda-Run-Country-Club.
Oak Valley Golf Club
Designed by Arnold Palmer, Oak Valley Golf Club is a USGA and PGA qualifying site. This semi-private golf course located in Advance, North Carolina, has been providing an excellent golf experience for 25 years. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to play these 18 holes carved into beautiful farmland, which also lets you challenge your game.
Oak Valley Golf Club is located at 261 Oak Valley Blvd in Advance. For more information, call 336.940.2000, or email Andy Cardwell, General Manager at AndyCardwell@OakValleyGolfClub.com. You can also visit their website oakvalleygolfclub.com. There you will find lots of great info about the course, membership, and even a detailed hold by hole course guide.