Couldnt get a Tee Time at Quail Valley, so we decided to play somewhere close.I Figured out of Cedar Ridge(Dog Track), Westminster National(Joke), South Hills and Flatbush, that Flatbush would probally be the best option, well I was wrong. Flatbush is a decent layout, but the Greens were full of Poa making them very slow, almost like putting on Tee Boxes. Fairways were not cut and was about the same length as the Rough, heavy clumps of dead grass all over the roughs. Course Markings are horrible, Tee Boxes didnt even have a Yardage Marker, Sprinkler Heads in the Fairways had nothing. Bunker Sand was very thick,heavy and dry. Now, Pace of play....We followed a Foursome on the Front, had to wait on every shot and they never once let us play through. By #7 I called the Proshop and asked them to send someone out to handle the situation, He tells me he's busy and will try to find a Ranger(After hanging up I never once saw anyone)We did end up passing them at the turn.It's almost like the Hackers this place draws have no Golf Etiquette what so ever. The price is right here, but I would avoid it and definately play Quail Valley.
Date Played: May 20, 2012