Course of the week: Bissell Golf Club
Location Lisbon, N.D. Course specs 9 holes, 3,014 yards (middle tees). How much does it cost? 9 holes, $10 weekdays and $11 weekends. 18 holes, $15 weekdays and $16 weekends. Degree of difficulty On a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 4. Landscape Mos...
9 holes, 3,014 yards (middle tees).
How much does it cost?
9 holes, $10 weekdays and $11 weekends. 18 holes, $15 weekdays and $16 weekends.
Degree of difficulty
On a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 4.
Mostly flat with a few holes taking advantage of valleys created by the Sheyenne River. Course has a wide variety of trees, some native and some planted.
The sixth hole is a par-3 beauty that takes advantage of the natural river attractions with a touch of hand-planted flowers. It's the signature hole.
One to write home about
The par-5 first hole gives golfers a good chance at a good start. The key is to place the second shot beyond the corner of the dogleg, which gives you a very short pitch to the green and a prime birdie chance.
Par is always a good score
The 373-yard fourth hole is a dogleg right that is protected by water. It's possible to cut the corner, but you risk hitting into the ever-present northwest North Dakota wind and winding up in the drink.
Trick or treat
The 155-yard par-3 third hole has a large elm tree that acts as a center trying to block a basketball jump shot. The key is to block it out of your mind.
You get a bonus before you start with a nice clubhouse that overlooks virtually the entire couse. The restaurant is just as popular as the course. Although winter kill damaged two greens, the course is well-maintained and a source of pride in the community.
-- Compiled by Jeff Kolpack