This is the result when there's not enough land to build another 9. It's good for beginners or for those who want a quick practice game. Here's the story from golfcoursenews.com:
What started out as a nine-hole addition project at Hinckley Hills Golf Course in Hinckley, Ohio, ended up as a way to draw nontraditional golfers to the game. Instead of nine holes there are five, and a course was born for beginners, youngsters or those who simply don’t have time to play nine or 18 holes.
The project began eight years ago, according to golf course superintendent Jean Esposito. Her family owns the 18-hole, Harold Paddock, Sr.-designed course, which is in a rural area south of Cleveland. It wanted to add nine holes but encountered problems securing the amount of land necessary for that size addition. This is when it began to think of alternatives.
Five years later, after five new holes were completed (three on the back side first, then two more on the front side), they were integrated into the existing course and a cluster of five par-4 holes were made into The Buzzard’s Nest, named after the bird of prey the course adopted as a mascot because of its yearly visits to the area.
“We hope it’s a great way for less experienced golfers to start, no matter what the age is,” Esposito says. “We thought five would be just enough.”
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