Played here on a Thursday morning...for the first time ever. This course has a fun layout. Back to back par 5s then a par 3 make for an interesting way to start the day. Hole 1 is reachable so that always helps, hole 2 is a very long par 5. Then, a few holes later you have almost a 500 yard par 4 (from the tips). Everyone in the pro shop , outside services department and the snack shop are SUPER nice...definitely good on a golf course.
Tees - some were hard to find a flat part to hit from, but all were blessed with good grass coverage. Would give these a 7 out of 10 here.
Fairways - some had some visible signs where it was still recovering from a big flood last year (apparently some of the holes were completely under water), but most were in good enough condition to play from any day of the week. Would give these a 7 out of 10 as well.
Rough - same as the fairways...I guess that's to be expected though. 7 out of 10 rating for me.
Sand - there was a big rain the night before, so most had a lot of standing water our first time around. We just played as GUR and pulled and placed. no rating on these since I didn't actually play out of them.
Greens - few had visible bumps, fungus spots, etc...but it didn't really affect play at all. Ran a little slow though...maybe a 7 on the stimp.
Pace of play - this part was awesome. We were behind a 4 some who told us they were within one shot of the group in front of them....but we could see the next 3 holes and there was no one on them. After the marshal came around and realized what was happening, he stayed with the group in front of us until they caught back up. Then, on 11 they fell behind again...waived us up and told us they were within one shot of the group in front of them again. When we passed them, we didn't catch anyone until hole 15, so I guess we have very different interpretations of "within 1 shot of the group in front". Regardless though - the marshal was awesome here to keep things moving. When we played our second round, there was no one out there and we flew around in just under 3 hours.
Will definitely be back to this course...fun layout, nice people, well worth the trip.» Close