Played 1.27.18 with a 9 am tee time. The course is in great shape now. The greens in particular were rolling really nicely.
This course winds thru a retirement type community, where many of the residents are members with their own carts etc. I say this because It seems as tho the course employs / deploys many of the senior residents as greeters, starters, attendants, and marshals. I played as part of a group that rotates the game to many of the courses in the area weekly and we get the most attendance when Palm Valley is on the schedule.
Coming off the 9th green we were greeted by a marshal who asked how we found the course conditions to that point. He seemed to genuinely want our input and we found that refreshing.
You would be hard pressed to find a course that gives you more value for your green fees. $40 resident fee includes range balls and a discount at the 19th hole. All the staff we encountered were warm and welcoming.
On the course the highlights for me were definitely the greens! they were...... beautiful ? That seems to be the best description. The fairways were lush with not many bare spots or unprepared divots, except on a few holes like 9, 13, 14, 18. These holes are designed such that most golfers find themselves in pretty much the same place in the fairway with their tee shots.
The sand in the bunkers was fluffy and only 1 bunker was messy and out of sorts with the others ( the front bunker on 14 which seemed to be a popular catch spot for long drives and short approach shots ).
The course is not a difficult one but the set up provides for a fast POP and a fun time. Birdies can be made on this fun track .» Close