The property that is now Rocky Branch Golf Course, used to be home for cattle that
enjoyed grazing on these 119 acres. Bill Ashmore of Lincoln County leased the land
for his cattle, then bought the land for them to graze on. But Bill's son Dave, told
his Dad that those 119 acres would make for a fine golf course. So, in 1995, Bill and
his wife, Sue, began building their golf course, which opened October 18, 1996.
Who hit the very first drive off the first tee? Mr. Bill did, and his drive went down the
right side of the fairway, about 160-yards.
In 2013, a group of local investors purchased Rocky Branch, and continue to own it
What makes Rocky Branch Golf Course so enjoyable to play? It's a challenging course
on a relatively small piece of land. There are numerous holes that reflect the elevation
changes of the Double Branches community. On the front nine, you'll find more open
spaces, and is fairly easy. Make the turn to the back nine, and you'll see more trees that
define the holes, making the fairways tighter, and the holes harder. And the creek that
goes through Rocky Branch, invites you to hit over it five different times.
Reactions from first-timers playing Rocky Branch Golf Course? They like the pro shop,
the large clubhouse, a very friendly staff, good greens with good pacing, and they truly enjoy playing a shorter and more strategic layout!
Above all, Rocky Branch is a good test of golf, no matter what your handicap is, and an exceptional value for players of all ages!
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Where did the very first drive at
Rocky Branch Golf Course go, and
who hit it?
And where did the SECOND drive hit
at Rocky Branch go? Just ask Al Holloway
in the Clubhouse...
We start with a 333-yard Par 4 over water, to begin your trek! A little right-to-left off the tee at HOLE #1, and you might get it down the hill for extra carry. Start with a par here.
HOLE #2 , a 143-yard Par 3, requires you to land on the green, or there's trouble to be had. Choose your club wisely, because this is a long green.
Here's the view for your approach shot on HOLE #3, if your well-played drive lands near the big rocks in the fairway. A short iron will help you get to the sloping green, on this 333-yard Par 4.
HOLE #4, a 245-yard Par 4, is a big Risk-Reward hole: The green is reachable, but so is the pond to the left side. A nice cut shot and you are putting for Eagle!
Your first Par 5 is 373-yard uphill HOLE #5. With your drive over the pond, the sloping green and front-right bunker await your uphill approach shot.
The first of two 90-degree doglegs, HOLE #6 is a 356-yard Par 4 dogleg left. If you fly the corner, you can land in eagle territory. Otherwise, drive down the middle.
Now it's time for a 90-degree dogleg right, on the 383-yard par 4 HOLE #7. Trying to get to THIS green on your drive isn't easy. Most will cut it a bit, for an uphill shot to the green.
HOLE #8, a 113-yard Par 3, is the easiest hole at Rocky Branch. Bunkers protect the left side of the gentle green, so take advantage of this birdie hole!
Before the turn, enjoy this 444-yard Par 5 HOLE #9. A long drive on this wide fairway might get you down the hill, for a shorter shot into the uphill, bunkered green.
The hardest hole at Rocky Branch gets you started on the back nine. Watch out for the creek on this 386-yard par four HOLE #10, and the trouble around the large green!
HOLE #11, is a slight dogleg left, 320-yard Par 4. The second easiest hole: throw your drive as far as you can, a short iron to an elevated green, and get your birdie.
At HOLE #12, no need for the driver here. A short 276-yard Par 4, looks peaceful, but right before the sloping green, is a bunch of bogey material to ruin this hole for you!
HOLE #13, a 329-yard Par 4, is the fifth hardest hole. Requires a straight drive down the middle. Then, you have a somewhat blind approach to the deep green.
At 98-yards, HOLE #14 is the shortest hole at Rocky Branch. It looks simple, but scary, with water behind the green, and it is the 11th hardest hole on the course.
The first Par-5 on the back nine at Rocky Branch, is HOLE #15. This 474-yard challenge is the third hardest hole at Rocky Branch. It requires a right-to-left drive, pulling-up before the pond.
HOLE #16 is a dogleg right, 347-yard Par 4. Don't try to cut too much corner, and don't go down the steep hill on the left with your driver. An uphill approach awaits.
We end with a Par 3 and a Par 5. HOLE #17 is 129-yards and the fourth easiest hole at Rocky Branch. A relatively flat green awaits your tee shot. Don't go left!
HOLE #18 with it's huge green, offers you a birdie. Make your first two shots down the middle, on this 416-yard Par 5, and you'll probably end your round with a smile! We hope you enjoy playing Rocky Branch!
Rocky Branch Golf Course is only 6-minutes from the Little River Bridge, and Columbia County.
Warm-up your game by hitting the practice range, and then our practice green, before hitting the course.
Because Rocky Branch is a good value. We think its a challenging course for most golfers, no two holes the same. A fairly easy course to score well, but you can quickly run into trouble! And it's an enjoyable course to play, too! Plus, rates that are nice and low, so you can play more often.
...you'll find the putting green, to get your putter warmed up
Check-in for your round at Rocky Branch in our
friendly Pro-Shop, and pick-up what you'll need
to play your best!
Grab a bite to eat, get yourself a cold
drink, and sit a spell to re-play your
best shots at Rocky Branch Golf Course.
18-HOLES: Monday-Friday $33.00
Seniors, Mon-Fri $28.00
9-HOLES: Monday-Friday $16.00
18-HOLES: Monday-Friday $15.00
9-HOLES: Monday-Friday $10.00
SPECIAL: After 2:00 everyday $22.00
REPEAT PLAY EVERYDAY: 9-Holes $8.00
DOGFIGHTS: Weekdays $30.00