It’s only the beginning, but it grabs your attention.
The first hole at Tanna Farms may be its fifth easiest, but the 140-yard par 3 is considered the course’s signature hole thanks to its distinctive island green.
The shortest par 3 on the course has three bunkers guarding the putting surface, which can be accessed only by foot via a small bridge.
Needless to say, an accurate tee shot is required to entertain thoughts of making birdie here at the course five minutes west of Randall Road on Geneva’s far west side.
Be wary of windy conditions, which can make for a difficult start. Trust your yardage and hit to the center of the green is wise advice for most players here.
The par 71 course opened in 2002 with nine holes, expanding to 18 six years later. It plays to 6,510 yards from the back tees and 4,727 from the front with two options in between.
Plenty of undulations and subtle elevation changes highlight the layout, rich with wildflower-dotted prairie and wetlands.
The back nine is 776 yards longer than the front and features a pair of par 5s that stretch to 600-plus yards each, along with the challenging 215-yard 16th. The difficult par 3 usually plays into the wind and requires an accurate tee shot over water to a large green guarded on the right by a large waste bunker.