Preferred by many members, the Foxfire Resort-West Course, formerly known as the Red Fox, offers wide manicured fairways and large elevated fast rolling greens. Water comes into play on 6 holes requiring forced carries from the back tees but with the option of going around the hazards from the forward tees. Fairway bunkers are stategically placed to grab the wayward shot and there is no lack of sand guarding the greens. This beautiful Gene Hamm design offers plenty of “bail out” places to avoid the most severe drop offs and deep faced bunkers. The G-6 hybrid bent grass greens hold shots well, but may confound even the best of putters with their characteristic subtle breaks.
The West Course offers its fair share of risk/reward shots often daring the advanced players to cut corners or play it safe. The 2nd hole is the most difficult at Foxfire. With water on the left and a steep climb to a huge green with a deceiving false front, this par 4 plays much longer than the 408 yards on the scorecard. The longest hitters may attempt to carry the water, but they need to fly the ball over 260 yards to clear the hazard. The 12th hole measures 573 from the back tees with a tight second shot and a challenging up hill approach to a triple tiered green. Give the West Course a try and tell us about your favorite hole.