#2 Best Course in the State, Atkinson CC
Anytime I get the opportunity to get a round in at Atkinson, I make sure I am available. Atkinson sucks you in once you take the turn onto Country Club Drive. You drive by 2 of their executive course holes to give you a quick sample of what you will be in store for. The pro shop is one of the nicest around and once you go in and square up you come out to have your cart ready for you to go right over to the range to get some work in.
After a quick range sesh, the first hole awaits you which feels about a 1/2 mile drive to get to the first tee, but the first hole which is an inviting 360 yard straight par four to get your round started. After that there is a fine balance of challenging and less challenging holes, but until your able to get your mind around the fact there is a few score-able holes out there, you will find it to be as difficult as it seems. Atkinson has always been a great experience for me and coming up that 18th hole on a summers night with the deck packed of onlookers is the most intimidating shot you can have on a summers eve.