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Since my buddy David lives two hours away, we meet halfway and tee it up. That's how I came across Lexington Golf Club, just off I-85 in Lexington, NC.

Lexington is a classic design and very enjoyable. Narrow holes, many running parallel to each other. A recent renovation has the greens in excellent shape, while the fairways are still growing in. It's a peaceful setting with lots of ups and downs, but not very long. Can you hit it straight?

I love the fourth green. It sits in a bowl with a creek running close beside ... sits in there just perfect. There's also a massive water tower near the eighth tee. You might need a drink of water after playing that hole -- it's tough.

The opening trio on the back side are very good. No. 10 is a longish par-4 with trees on either side. The green is protected by a gaping bunker in front and has roll-offs. The next two holes are par-3s ... 11th is long and ascending, 12th is downhill to a nice green carved in a bowl. The 17th green is cool, too, while the 18th hole is a rolling par-5 with Donald Ross charactertistics.

The clubhouse is old school; white brick and feels like a golf clubhouse should feel. Prices are very reasonable. Visit the course: Lexington Golf Club.

Lexington Golf Club

200 Country Club Blvd.
Lexington  NC
(336) 248-3950

Greens Fees: weekdays are $16 to walk and $27 to ride. Seniors $23 to ride. Weekends $34 for all with cart

Reviews in recent years are quite complimentary about layout and condition.

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