One of Pete Dye's earliest designs (1975), the course was restored by him in 2006 and he was very excited about the results. The yardage is 7002 yards, with a par 70. A stern, but equitable test of golf, whether the skill level is that of an 18-handicap player or that of a professional tournament player. The course is unique and demanding. It is a scenic course covering over 140 acres of well kept rolling terrain. Its two lakes and meandering creeks add to both the beauty and challenge of the Cardinal and its richly deserved reputation as one of the finest golf courses in the region.
As its primary attraction, the course offers golf at its best. Most people find it very difficult to match the quality of a Pete Dye golf course when trying to explain how the course will play. A Dye-stamped course is something that has to be seen and played for one to really appreciate the artistic skills of his design concepts.
The newly remodeled practice facility is one of the finest in the area. The teeing area has been lowered four feet to make it larger and more efficient. Greens and bunkers have been added to the practice fairway to present a more realistic picture for the golfer. The putting green, chipping and pitching areas and bunkers have been relocated and totally redesigned to improve the golfers' short game skills.