The Reynolds course at Tanglewood was designed by Robert Trent Jones. This scenic
and challenging course has been a favorite of golfers for many years. Jones completed
the first nine holes in 1965 and the second nine in 1970. It is 6537 yards from
the back tees with a slope rating of 136 and a course rating of 72.5. It has been
ranked in the top 75 public golf courses in the country by Golf Digest.
Accuracy and shot-shaping are required to score well. Many holes are doglegs which
demand draws and fades. The sloping tree-lined fairways penalize errant tee shots.
A well placed drive with a fairway wood or hybrid club is usually the best option
and often leaves a mid to short iron second shot.
The par four eighteenth hole is considered by some to be the most difficult hole
at Tanglewood. A narrow twisting uphill fairway is guarded by a bunker left and
by woods right. A long straight tee shot is a must in order to have a chance to
hit the tiny elevated green in two shots. The green is protected by a deep bunker
in the front right and a shallow bunker in the back left while slopes in front and
right allow poorly struck shots to roll off. Very few birdies are made here.
The Reynolds course is one of the best values in this region!