Date Played: August 11, 2012
3.0 out of
I have heard some positive reviews of this course, so decided to try it out. disappointing to say the least. At the inception of this course, one can see how this course may have been a nice track to play. However, the current condition is pretty poor. On this visit, I played to the South/West 18. To start, the range (grass tees) was pretty good. The layout for this 18 is interesting and challenging. A couple of the holes on the West 9 are tough, with narrow carries over heavily wooded/brush-filled ravines. A significant challenge here is: geese. They are EVERYWHERE. Meaning... goose droppings... EVERYWHERE. Tees, fairways, rough and greens. The fairways are inconsistent and in rough shape. The rough is fairly dry and sparse, with abundant dirt patches. The grass in the rough is not consistent with weeds and non-turf grass throughout. The tee boxes are reasonable on many holes, but still inconsistent. The traps were not maintained and hard as a rock. In many, the liners were exposed where the walls of the bunker had caved in. Lots of rocks and pebbles. The small ponds are swamps of weeds and algae. The larger water hazards are surrounded by a thick growth of high weeds around the edges and are murky and unattractive. They look absolutely horrible. The woods on this course are plentiful and the fairways a bit narrow. Should you miss left or right, hit a provisional ball, as you have limited chance of finding your original ball. There appears to be no effort to keep the underbrush cut down. Many of the greens are patchy, apparently from a variety of issues, one which was apparently a rotten prank by an ATV riding neighborhood resident. Playing on a Saturday, you would expect to have the Friday afternoon prep... final mowing, rake the traps, etc. None of this appeared to have happened. The greens had not been mowed. Once again... goose droppings EVERYWHERE. Several times, our group had to "clean" the putting line. Lastly, the clientele aren't helping out. The fairways and greens are riddled with divots. I fixed multiple ball marks on every green. No one rakes the traps after venturing in. Lastly, stopping at the clubhouse at the turn... no one at the snack bar or bar for 5 minutes. The bottom line here: this course is not being cared for properly. Either by the playing public... or the greens staff. Sad. Lots of promise here, but I won't be back for a while, if at all.