Blythe is a William F. Bell design, with an assortment of doglegs, water hazards, grass and sand bunkers, a dramatically elevated par 3, and some blind or partially blind shots. The second hole is 195 yards from the white tees, but plays 170
to a double green, shared with #6.
Many of the greens are elevated
They're smooth and fast, with tiers and some severe slopes, so care must be taken in planning the approach or chip.
The fairways are also tilted sometimes, and can put a pretty good shot into a bad place.
The front nine runs down and up the Mesa Bluff, with large elevation changes. The back, from 10-16 is relatively flat, but with more narrow fairways and doglegs defined by large trees.
17 is a double dogleg par 5, 550 from the whites.
18 is a strong uphill par 3 with a grass bunker in front
The course is a par 73, with 5 par 5's. The fairways are well-groomed, and the greens are pristine, smooth and fast. The greens fees are quite reasonable. I paid (hot deal on Golfnow) the same price I have paid for a bag of balls at Longbow. I shot 82 with two birdies, which I admit adds some bias to my opinion, but I will still maintain that this is an above-average golf course at a very reasonable price.