Glynns Creek Golf Course a jewel among the Quad Cities` treasure trove
Released on = July 18, 2007, 1:46 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Quad City Open-host Glynns Creek a worthy area play. Iowa course reviews at TravelGolf.com
Press Release Body = By Kiel Christianson, Senior Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
Gambling is a big draw in the Quad Cities these days. But with golf clubs like Glynns Creek Golf Course in Long Grove, Iowa - which hosts the annual Quad City Open - golfers know the \"Quad Cities\" are on an upswing.
LONG GROVE, Iowa - The mighty Mississippi meanders serenely between Illinois and Iowa, separating the two Illinoisan cities of Rock Island and Moline from the two Iowan cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. Although this area has seen its ups and downs in terms of the economy, the \"Quad Cities\" are on a decided upswing as of late.
Riverboat gambling is the biggest tourist draw, but golfers should note that well over half a dozen public golf courses - and several private clubs - dot the surrounding countryside. All of these are reasonably priced, well maintained and well worth a visit.
There are, in fact, such an abundance of hidden gems among these courses that the intrepid golfer is promised a far richer payoff than the grannies pumping quarters into the slot machines on the river.
One of the longest of the veritable treasure trove of golf courses in the Quad Cities area is Glynns Creek Golf Course, located in Long Grove, Iowa, just north of Davenport. The 7,036-yard Dick Watson design opened in 1992 and hosts the annual Quad City Open, making it a true \"championship course.\"
How Glynns Creek plays \"We\'ve got two different nines here,\" Glynns Creek Head Professional John Valliere said. \"The front nine is cut right out of the woods, so you must keep the ball in play or you\'ll be punching out. The back nine is more wide open.\"
This dual nature is typical of courses laid out on former pasture land, but the consistently rolling terrain prevents any associated discontinuity from becoming jarring. The overall design consists of a lot of parallel fairways running back and forth, but you don\'t feel particularly hemmed in or claustrophobic. The fairways are wide and generally straight away and the doglegs that do exist are gentle.
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July 18, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.