Designer: Brian Jeffords
Firm / Speed: Med / Fast
Top 100 Ranking: 6th (November 2015)
Designer’s Notes: Welcome to Bison Run! A place where the Buffalo truly did roam in their heyday. You could find Bison Run in states like Nebraska, Kansas, parts of Colorado or even Oklahoma. With wild grasses, prairie flowers, windswept plains and shaded lakesides it’s a visual treat and you will enjoy every minute of your walk. The course plays long from the back tees and your longer irons will get a workout. You’ll see forced carries and long approach shots but you’ll also use those long irons from the tee a few times unless you want to take on a difficult but rewarding drive over and around the many hazards that dot the course. Bunkering is varied throughout and you’ll find yourself in one or more bunkers if you go pin seeking. The greens are receptive but you will need to plan your landing areas very carefully if you want to be left with a short putt. Your putter will also be challenged during your round. ENJOY BISON RUN!
Quick Review Notes: A very technically sound countryside course that won’t blow you away visually, and yet is very nice and fitting for the theme. From a design standpoint this one is among the best. It is a smart, solid test of golf.