It was raining cats and dogs when we played Coppinwood. But in between all the nastiness was a surprisingly playable layout with gorgeously tumbling topography and beautiful textures. It started to get dark early but that made for some awesome light in many places.

Coppinwood will inevitably be compared to the other Tom Fazio golf course in Canada (The National). To us, Coppinwood is a better members course while The National is the better championship course. That’s not to say Coppinwood isn’t challenging — try tipping it from the backs and you won’t come close to saying Coppinwood is easy — but much of the front nine is wide and forgiving and the same can be said of the back.

If we had to split our rounds between Coppinwood and The National we’d go 6-4 in favour of Coppinwood if for no reason other than to save us from losing all confidence in our game by playing The National regularly.

A round at Coppinwood shouldn’t be missed.


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