While I don’t have time today to do a thorough review and post all 18 holes at Coppinwood (I’ll do that on Tuesday once I’m back from the LPGA press conference in London), I thought I’d give readers a taste of Coppinwood, the first Tom Fazio course to open in Canada in 30 years.
Impressions: The course is certainly visually pleasing, but that’s typical of Fazio, and the least one can expect. The course starts with a bang….[photopress:Coppinwood1brs.jpg,full,centered]
The first hole, which starts to the west of the clubhouse, has a great downhill tee shot and winds around to an interesting green site.
That said, the most interesting land starts on the back, specifically with the 11th hole, a par three and the 12th, a fascinating looking par four (below).[photopress:Coppinwood12crs.jpg,full,centered]
The remainder of the property on the back nine looks intriguing. The property rolls and Fazio doesn’t look like he’s imposed on it too much. That said, it isn’t clear if the course will play as well as it looks — a lot of the bunkers in the fairway seemed well outside of key driving areas, unless you bombed it 300 yards with most shots. However, the course presents a nice mix of yardage — ranging to 7,500, but largely with tees in the 6,600 yard range.[photopress:Coppinwood14rs.jpg,full,centered]