I have always liked Holston since the first time I played it 50 years ago this Summer. Didn't someone buy it recently, and are going to put a bunch of money into it?
Yeah, McConnell Golf bought the property last year. They manage courses across the South, like Country Club of Asheville, Providence Golf Club, Sedgefield, Grand Dunes, and others. And if you're a member at one club you get access to all McConnell golf properties. At Holston, I know they have already added a fitness center and are currently renovating the club house, which includes opening a new dining room, patio overlooking 18th/9th, and pro shop. I went for a tour and played the course. It is amazing. I left with a huge smile on my face. They were definitely trying to sell me on the vision and improvements coming in the future, but honestly the course sold me on its own. It was so relaxing, peaceful, and a very fun round . That is truly how golf is meant to be.
Gettysvue has amazing incentives and is easily the most affordable, but I do not know if I would enjoy playing that course all the time. I got to play it as well and struggled. It is a very tight, narrow course that requires some accurate tee shots. Plus if you hit any of the $500k+ homes lining the fairways you're liable for the damage. That just gives me an uneasy feeling. I'm sure it would get better with familiarity, but I could see myself playing Holston every day and even multiple times a day.