Fossmill Golf Club

Designer: Mikael Thunberg

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2016 TaxSlayer Spring Shootout CC-A CJ Doane
2016 TaxSlayer Spring Shootout CC-B Jason Dowey
2016 TaxSlayer Spring Shootout CC-C Ashley Manaley
2016 TaxSlayer Spring Shootout CC-D Hugo Poullard
2016 TaxSlayer Spring Shootout CC-E David Harrison
2016 TaxSlayer Spring Shootout CC-Z Ryan McCue
2017 The Honda Classic PGA Scott Doyley

Other Courses by Mikael Thunberg

Course Name Theme Par
Gewella Golf Club Countryside 72
The Pellaway Hills GC (Tournament Edition) Countryside 72
The Vania Hills GC Harvest 72
Vallentuna Golfklubb - Sweden Boreal 72
Zewina Golf Club Countryside 72
Timberland Golf And Hunting Club (sunday) Boreal 72
Massara Golf Club Countryside 72
Ponderosa Golf Club, Georgia - Sunday Boreal 72
The Talina Pines CC Swiss 72
Odina Golf Club Countryside 72
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, Stadium Course - Sweden Boreal 72
Lerina Golf Club Autumn 71
Taby Golf Club - Sweden Boreal 72
The Pink Bush Hills Golf Club Countryside 71
The Dellaway Hills Golf Club Highlands 71
Wissmore Golf Club Highlands 71
Gewella Golf Club 2017 Countryside 72
Massara Golf Club 2017 Boreal 72
The Dellaway Hills 2017 Rustic 71
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club - Sweden Boreal 72
Tarwa Golf Club Delta 71
Tillma Golf Club Countryside 70
Copala Golf Club - Par70 Delta 70

Member Reviews:

This course looks more like Pine Valley than Pine Valley does, it's uncanny. Where this course differs from Pine Valley is the size. Pine Valley is huge, with long hole and wide fairways, where Fossmill is much shorter and narrow, to the point where it can start to feel claustrophobic at times. I can't lie, I prefer a more open experience with lots of shot options, and some of the holes here simply give you no option other than to hit a small fairway. On the other hand, several holes are very creatively designed, and the strategic process of determining shot strategy and the correct club can be interesting. The holes also open up at the greens, which are generally quite large. You can end up with some longer than average putts at times, but the speeds run closer to medium, giving you the opportunity to be aggressive with your putts.

Side note, the 15th hole (I think), with the sharp dogleg left and a tree placed right in the middle, is eerily like the 14th hole at Tullymore in Michigan. I know Mikael is from Sweden, so I will take it as a coincidence only.

As a tournament venue, I think this one should produce moderate scores, and will definitely reward the most accurate and consistent shooter over the course of 4 rounds.
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 3/14/2016