Golf Magazine Salutes Barren View’s Name TAGGED AS NUMBER TWO!
In September of 2011, Golf Magazine ran a list of what it regarded as the eight worst golf course names on the planet Earth.
Barren View nailed down second place, taking a backseat only to Australia’s Cape Schanck Golf Course. The View easily beat out such contenders as Manitoba’s Rat River Golf Course and Washington State’s Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.It clobbered Murder Rock Golf & Country Club, Bayonet at Puppy Creek, and Dead Horse Lake State Park Golf Course. Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Club never had a chance.
Members here aren’t at all concerned that people might look askance at the name. They understand that the word “barren” doesn’t refer to land that is infertile, unfruitful, or sterile, but instead looks to nearby blueberry barrens, which turn red in Fall and are remarkably beautiful.
Course owner and superintendent Lenny Espling is happy to be included on Golf Magazine’s List. “National publicity has gotta be a good thing,” he says. “Long as they get our name right, it’s fine with me.”