Date Played: June 22, 2013
3.0 out of
Haven't played Springwood for 3 years. The course is in decent shape--seen a lot worse and some better. However, they are making strides to restore this course. First, the greens were in good shape. Only one had a dirt spot close to the edge, but most in good shape and ran true. The fairways were mixed--some had a fair amount of divots (not the course fault, but players who don't use the mix on the carts) and a couple fairways had some bare spots. The place where they need to focus some attention and work are the bunkers. 90% were eroded around the edges, had mud or standing water, and very little sand--most red dirt and pebbles. Looks like they have repaired a lot of the cart paths, but now need to work on the traps. The restaurant area has been enlarged with an outside deck opening to the golf course overlooking #18. Very nice. And, the food and service are excellent...very reasonable as well. This course is not for the feint of heart--lots of elevation changes, drastic slopes, native grasses, and requires you to think your way around the course with each shot. Don't underestimate it--it will eat your lunch! The front nine is fairly open with some narrow fairways, but the back nine tightens up a bit so don't get over confident. For $47 w/Tee Time Book on a Saturday morning, it's a good deal.