Best Hole at a Golf Course - 2009
What do we like about this hole? For one, its name. They call No. 12 "Gambler." Any golf hole named after the best damn song Kenny Rogers ever sang is a birdie on the scorecard of life. We also like that despite its name, "Gambler" is a thinking-man's hole that rewards smart play over big risk. A par five, the twelfth hole at Pevely Farms features an elevated tee that requires you to hit over a creek and marsh to reach the fairway. Big swingers then attempt a huge second shot in hopes of crossing another creek as the hole doglegs to the right. Best bet, though, is to lay up in front of the creek, then take a crack at the two-tiered green. Oh, and one more thing about No. 12: Off to the side of the tee box is an old abandoned building with a whole lot of broken windows. As you wait for the group ahead of you to clear the fairway, ask yourself: How'd all those broken windows get there?