The staff seemed a bit "low tech". They spent 20 minutes trying to charge me and my friend for 18 holes that we reserved a tee time for. At one point between two of them they got the total price up to $120. After they got someone who new how to work the machine they wanted to charge me $25 dollars to play and an extra $20 dollars for a cart, even though the price online included a cart. We finally figured it out. The staff wasn't trying to be sneaky, they were just a bit ignorant.
The "Driving range" is set between three holes. If you slice your ball to the right off of the first hole, just say goodbye. If you slice your ball to the right on the second hole, start crying because its gone. If you slice your ball to the right on your second shot of the ninth hole, its time to take some lessons...and you lost another ball. You also have to be on the lookout on hole 9 because there are some people on the driving range just learning to golf, and their aim isn't up to par.
The fairways are nice and wide. My issue with them is how high they are cut and they are usually covered in weeds. Beginners will complain that they lose sight of the fairways on four or five holes, but they are nice and forgiving nonetheless.
The greens are pretty good. People in Gardner don't like fixing divots apparently, but I'm not putting that on the course.
Overall its a fairly easy course. There is almost no sand at all, which beginning golfers love. The only hole with significant water is the hole that is pictured on their website, so don't let that picture deter you if you have hydrophobia.
The value is ok. Its cheap, but the course reflects that. This is a beginner course in my opinion. I would rate its difficulty about the same as Minor Park, but without a crowd and for a cheaper price.
Date Played: September 16, 2014 | Cost: $25