The course layout spreads over 5692 yards of beautifully maintained fairways for a par 72 rating. Perhaps nowhere else in the county can a wider range of distances be found on a golf course. Hi-Level’s shortest hole is 120 yards, while the longest is 670 yards. The front nine features six par 4s and three par 3s.
“The eighth hole is probably the toughest on the front nine,” Hess said. Hole #8 is a 400-yard par four. The back nine includes two holes over 600 yards in length, the 625-yard #11 and the mammoth 670 yard #16, which is the par 6. Hole #16 is longer than the fourteenth and fifteenth hole combined.”
Roughs are short and manicured to prevent lost balls and to speed play. The holes are arranged to allow the golfer to use most clubs in the bag. Hazards include one pond, bunkers on five holes, and ever-green trees lining many fairways.
Another unique component of Hi-Level is its scenery: various types of fruit trees line the fairways and dot the course. “My father planted those because he thought it would be nice for golfers to grab some fruit while enjoying a round,” Hess stated.