This course was designed and built by Donald Ross in 1920. Ross spent a considerable amount of time on this course due to personal relationships in Rome. It is said that he scored his first hole-in-one on Teugega's 7th hole.
Teugega's course has not been significantly changed from the original Ross design. Ross authorities have stated that it is among the top 10% of original Ross courses in this respect.
Hole Number: 01
The First Hole is a par four for men, par five for women, playing as a slight dogleg right. The terrain slopes right to left from the rough to the fairway. Three fairway bunkers are cut into the right side of the fairway, two in the driving area and one approximately 80 yards from the green. The approach plays uphill to a large elevated green that slops back to front and left. A bunker guards the left front corner of the green.
Hole Number: 2
The Second Hole is a straight par four. While the driving area is relatively flat, the land drops off steeply on the right side of the fairway. Two bunkers are located on the left side of the fairway. The green sits fairly level with the fairway but drops off severely on the right side. A large bunker guards the left side of the green. Don't forget to check the pin position of the 4th green while standing on No. 2 tee.
Hole Number: 3
The Third Hole is a long and beautiful par three. The elevated tee plays to a green that accepts a left to right tee shot. A back right hole location makes this hole particularly challenging. The green is surrounded by three large bunkers.
Hole Number: 4
The Fourth Hole is a straight par five. The hole takes advantage of the natural topography. The drive is straight forward with a lay-up shot to a natural plateau that rises after a dip in the fairway. The green sits up onto another high next to the second tee.
Hole Number: 5
The Fifth Hole is the second of back-to-back par fives. The drive is a blind shot that is oriented by three bunkers cut into the hillside in front of the tees. The second shot is straight forward and is defined by bunkers on the left side of the fairway. Players may be tempted to get greedy with this hole, as the green looks benign from the fairway. However, there is a large ridge bisecting the green and the area behind the green drops off quickly.
Hole Number: 6
The Sixth Hole is a dogleg left par four. The best position for the drive is on the right side of the fairway. The trees on the left side of the fairway block shots from the left side. The green complex is wonderfully composed with a beautiful sculpted surface and is surrounded by five deep bunkers. The green directly contrasts the 5th green.
Hole Number: 7
The Seventh Hole is a short, downhill par three. This is the site of the first hole in one recorded by Donald Ross. The green is surrounded by eight bunkers that give it a wonderful definition. The green surface has distinct hole locations with a lower area in the front of the green and higher shelf on the sides and back. What a view of the clubhouse and Lake Delta.
Hole Number: 8
The Eighth Hole is a par four dogleg right. The tee shot must be played to the left side of the fairway to have a good view of the green. The green drops off on the left side making it even more important to get the ball in position on the left side of the fairway.
Hole Number: 9
The Ninth Hole is a straight par four. The drive is played out of a chute of trees over a pond. The landing area is very narrow, with woods on both the left and right side of the fairway. Two large bunkers guard the green eighty yards out. The green is surrounded by several mounds, a signature of Donald Ross courses. If the green is missed, shots out of the surrounding mounds can be very challenging.
Hole Number: 10
The Tenth Hole is a slight dogleg right. Trees and out of bounds are along the road up the right side of the hole. A large bunker is located in the middle of the fairway but is out reach for most players. With a hump in the middle, the green is divided into left and right hole locations.
Hole Number: 11
Eleventh Hole plays as a fairly straight par 4 for men, par five for women. The drive is played out to the edge of a highpoint in the fairway. The best position is slightly left as trees guard the right side of the fairway. The land dips after the landing area and rises back up into the green complex. An intermittent stream runs in front of the green. A steep slope divides the green into front and back hole locations. This makes the approach shot very challenging.
Hole Number: 12
The Twelfth Hole is a unique and beautiful long par three. It is reminiscent of a classic "links" hole. The tee box is elevated and the green is nestled into large landforms. It contrasts the long par three 3rd hole as the ideal shot into the green is "right to left". Two bunkers well short of the green catch poorly executed shots and orient the golfer to the proper alignment.
Hole Number: 13
The Thirteenth Hole is another beautiful par four. Drive position in the fairway makes a big difference due the angle and set-up of the green complex. The best position is the left side of the fairway where the throat of the green is open and players can more easily attack the hole locations on the right edge of the green. The position from the right side of the fairway is more challenging. Players must carry bunkers and execute a lofted shot onto the green. If the hole is located on the right side of the green, the difficulty is greater. The green itself has beautifully sculpted contours that present a variety of hole locations.
Hole Number: 14
The Fourteenth Hole is a long and demanding par four. Woods define the right side of the fairway and a fairway bunker is located on the left side. A series of bunkers just off the tee provide orienting and challenge for less skilled players. The hole has a links character to it. A long drive is necessary if a player wishes to obtain par. The approach shot is into an elevated green.
Hole Number: 15
The Fifth Hole is a medium length par three that plays over a low waterway and up into an elevated green. The green slopes off steeply on the left and is high on the right. The green itself funnels to the middle helping to collect shots.
Hole Number: 16
The Sixteenth Hole is a straight par four. The hole makes perfect use of dramatic topography. Players need to hit a straight drive to a landing area that drops off steeply at approximately 250 yards. From the high point, golfers must hit over the low and into a green that is cut into another high area. The green drops off steeply on the right side, while bunkers guard the left and right.
Hole Number: 17
The Seventeenth Hole is a long par 4 dogleg right, originally designed as a par 5. The drive is from an elevated tee over a lower area and up to an elevated landing area. The women‘s tee is located at the base of the low area, making it a challenging tee shot up the slope. A good drive is necessary to have a realistic change of par. The shot to the green is long and must carry another dip in the fairway before the green. One of the most challenging holes on the course.
Hole Number: 18
The Eighteenth Hole is a short dogleg right par 5. The right side of the fairway is bordered by dense woods with numerous trees up the left side of the hole. Players must hit a straight drive to have a chance at reaching the green in two. The second shot is straight and the fairway narrows at the landing area. The green is located close to the ninth green and is similar in character with mounds surrounding.