Date Played: August 15, 2012
I can't really say much about the condition or speed of the greens...they were ok, not too fast or slow, not very flat either...fairly decent size. My main concern is the condition and "openess" of the course itself, fairways and tee-shots, the approach-shots. Redgate is somewhat of a rolling course, fairly vertical, heck it has a lot of valleys, 50 -100 ft drops from tee to fairway and a lot of uphill greens, most of it. I took that as the distinguishing feature of the course. Where there weren't "undulations" there was water...often both together. It's a challenging course to play yet somewhat unrewarding because it's almost overly tricked-out and the course is fairly open. You get lucky and hit a tee shot and approach shot into a "good place", fine. If one of the two are off, you're in trouble. It's pretty simple. Really too simple and too much of it is up to luck, for me to really enjoy it. That plus the fairways were not really in great shape either of the 3 times that I've played (summer-winter) so there was a fair amount of dirt and scrub to deal with. It's ok, get out there and bang a ball around and have fun without going up to say Little Bennet or out to Twin Lakes, two courses which are just in a different league, but not really a course that inspires me to play it again.