How’s that old saying go? “I came, I saw, I got conquered!” Well maybe not quite, but I will say my brother Randy and I were challenged at the Cedar Valley golf course.
We ventured up to my cabin in Luzerne to cut up some of the 200 or so trees that came tumbling down during a late winter snow storm. The plan was to cut trees in the morning and golf in the afternoon. By afternoon, I mean whenever we got “tuckered” out from running chain saws and stacking wood! Usually by noon we were ready to relax and hit some golf balls.
The Cedar Vally Golf Course is located about 12 miles away from my cabin. I had golfed there twice last year, and fell in love with the layout and the towering pines, ponds, and wildlife around the course. It was a no brainer going back this year, and the timing was so that we were able to do 18 holes at a pre-opening special ($20 bucks with a cart.) Officially they don’t open till the first of May, but the weather has been so unusually warm that they opened a month early. After May 1st. eighteen holes of golf with a cart are $36 dollars weekdays, and $41 dollars on weekends.
John and Virgina Holberton bought the 180 acres many years ago, with the plan of building a beautiful golf course. With the help of sons John, Lee, and Dan the facility was ready for business in 1990. The Holbertons had six sons and two girls, with John now co-managing the course. A driving range, putting green, and club house are all at your disposal, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. The golf carts are newer, with plenty of “zip” and a windshield that can be removed if so desired. The total yardage of the course is 6330 for a par 71. The course carries a 71.3 rating and a 126 slope angle. To say that John and Virgina achieved their goal would be an understatement. Many ponds are strategically located around the course, and deer seemed to be everywhere. The course is “tres” beautiful, and will continue to get my business when I’m at the cabin.
Virgina and the family have decided to sell the course, and listed it with AuSable Realty out of Mio. I hope whoever buys this little piece of Paradise doesn’t change a thing. Tammy (Johns wife) told me that they have quite a few groups that have their golf outings and picnics right there on the grounds. I’m thinking of getting a group of friends together for a summer outing myself. Hey if your a golfer, and in the area, check out Cedar Valley. Even if you don’t break a hundred, you’ll still enjoy yourself-Just ask my brother Randy!! LOL!