Sunset Valley in Highland Park is one of the most stable and reliable courses in my rota. It never knocks my socks off, but it never disappoints. I play it at least once a year yet I’ve only taken four pictures of it despite the fact that I marvel at it’s simple beauty every time I play it.
It has a bunch of huge weeping willow trees, a handful of strategically placed ponds, and a shaggy creek that comes in to play often. It also has bent grass greens, tees, and fairways and a challenging back tee that almost reaches 6,500 yards. It’s competitively priced and always relatively crowded, mostly with locals.
I just couldn’t get anything going today. Every time I thought I had it going I three putted, duck-hooked a drive, or chili-dipped a wedge. Tough round.