Date Played: October 3, 2016
5.0 out of
Always a treat, Queenstown The River is a premier course. After five days of constant rain, the course was open for play with cart path only, of course. They were trying to cut some of the rough, as it was extremely deep. Additionally, they were busy raking bunkers. I love the layout of this course, and it was in excellent shape even with the wet conditions. The greens were fantastic...a little damp when we first started and, therefore, slower; but, as the sun came out, they dried and became increasingly faster. Very nice!! Tee boxes and bunkers in good shape. And, the fairways were completely green and lush (where many area courses have suffered some loss of grass due to an extremely hot and dry August and early September). The weather didn't seem to negatively impact The River. The only reason I gave it four stars vs. five was due to the wet and spongy conditions. With the mowing, some of the fairway edges were muddy where the tractor weight did a little damage. The rough was extremely long and punishing--almost like hitting out of hay. And, finally, the staff were extremely nice and helpful...but, they always are. We had a coupon for a great rate, but this course is worth the $89 rack rate. What a treat!!