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What's in Greg's Golf Bag
Ping G30 driver
Ping G30 Hybrids 3,4,5
Taylormade M2's 6-PW
Cleveland CG 15 56 SW
Cleveland 588 RTX 52 GW
Callaway Mac Daddy 2 60 LW
Ping Cadence Anser2 Putter
Last Updated: June 12, 2018
Like to have a good time on the course and like playing with others that take the game serious, but not so serious that they miss having a good time.
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Played on Saturday morning with an 8am tee time. POP was a very relaxed 3 hours. Check in was pleasant and quick and they brought a cart out to my car... » More
Played on Saturday morning with an 8am tee time. POP was a very relaxed 3 hours. Check in was pleasant and quick and they brought a cart out to my car when I pulled in. After check in they told me to see the starter outside, but she was no where to be found. So I went to the first tee and took off by myself.
The fairways have a slightly brownish tint to them but was very lush and nice to play from. Noticed many unfilled divots and I used two bottles of sand during my round. Never affected any shots. Some soggy area's, but not sure if it was from sprinklers or maybe an over night rain.
Rough was in decent shape and could be a factor in club selection. Most of the rough has hills and would be thick enough to stop the ball from rolling down to the fairways.
Tee boxes were a mixed bag, some thin, some needed mowing (especially the par three 12th which was like teeing up a ball in the rough).
Bunkers looked decent. Was in one fairway bunker and was nice to play out of. Very course sand with a few rocks.
Greens were medium fast and putted ok. Greens were difficult to read as the putts didn't break as much as they looked. They are in a fight on the greens with another grass or fungus trying to take over. You can see where they have pulled up the patches of the grass or fungus.
I enjoyed the round and will return again soon....I hope.» Close
Before my review of this course please note that the front nine of this course is CLOSED for the summer. They are redoing the irrigation system. Next ... » More
Before my review of this course please note that the front nine of this course is CLOSED for the summer. They are redoing the irrigation system. Next summer they will do the back nine.
I arrived at the course at 2:00 on Saturday to an empty parking lot. The starter then in formed me that I would have to play the back nine twice, which was fine for me for the price of $25. Got my cart and I was off. The only other golfers I saw was two ladies putting out on 18.
The first thing I noticed was how green the course was. Even with the type of sunglasses I was wearing, which usually enhances the not so green areas, there was no brown to be found. The course played fantastic, lush fairways and nice greens, just putting a little summertime slow. The rough was just a little longer than the fairways and the ball could sit down a bit. I was not in any sand, but it looked fine maybe a little baked and crusty. On one note about bunkers on this course that I noticed, there was an abundance of rakes for every bunker.
Course was not overly difficult, but missing a green on the wrong side could be trouble. The course plays over 6800 yards from the blues and there are 4 sets of tees to choose from. I was very pleased i chose this course and playing the back nine twice was perfectly fine with these lush conditions. POP 2.5» Close
Played yesterday during the GK Cup Finals on a perfect afternoon for golf. Keith is spot on with his review on the course conditions. This was my firs... » More
Played yesterday during the GK Cup Finals on a perfect afternoon for golf. Keith is spot on with his review on the course conditions. This was my first visit to Black Gold and it will not be my last. The staff was great, very polite and welcoming. If I had one complaint is that our GPS on the cart did not work and a new cart was requested, but we never got a response. I had my handheld GPS with me, so it really wasn't that big of a deal.
This course plays tough and we played from the blues and I probably should have played from the whites. The par 3's on this course are tough, long and demanding. 3 of the 4 par 3's play at or over 200 yards. If the greens were not so bumpy in the afternoon, our group could of dropped a few shots each off of our scores.
Just be ready for most of your shots not to be from a level lie and there are many bumps and hills on the course. Such a fun course and it will keep you on your toes. Bring a few extra balls, you will need them. Thanks goes out to Black Gold for hosting us and thanks to Tim, Kieth and Dave for making this a very fun and enjoyable round!» Close
Late to the party with this review. Played the GK event on Sunday May 20 and this was my first time playing the mountain course. Even though my scorin... » More
Late to the party with this review. Played the GK event on Sunday May 20 and this was my first time playing the mountain course. Even though my scoring was horrible, I will not let that influence my review. This is a tough course, and nobody should expect to score well here until you played it a few times to pick up on all it's nuances, like the elevated greens makes club selection a chore. Like others have said before me, the conditions were good to very good. I found the green side bunkers firm, but playable and the fairways gave great lies. The greens were firm and holding shots took a good amount of spin. Reading the greens is another whole can of worms. they were fast one way and slow coming back, which means the breaks would change on comebacks.
The staff and facilities are top notch. I do want to come back soon for a rematch, and next time I will prepare better for this course.» Close
Played an afternoon round on Monday with a POP of 4.5 hours. The course had a variety of conditions. No hole was the same as the last hole played cond... » More
Played an afternoon round on Monday with a POP of 4.5 hours. The course had a variety of conditions. No hole was the same as the last hole played condition wise. Greens were mostly slow, some were bumpy and would knock a putt of course and others were very smooth. Hole 3 (I hate this par 3) was the only green that seemed like it had been punched in the last few weeks. The fairways has a lot of GUR going on, but mostly playable with St. Augustine fairways. I was only in one bunker (18 green) and it had to be the hardest sand I have ever encountered, it looked machine groomed, but when I walked through it to my ball, I didn't leave a foot print. Never have seen anything like it. Tee boxes were filled with divots and some are not level. Note: Hole 12 tee box is new since the last time I played here and adds length to the short par 4, but the tee box was so firm I bent 3 plastic tee's trying to get them in the ground.
Staff were very friendly and they make a great hot dog and fries at the turn.
May sound like I'm complaining, but I like the layout of this fun course and for 26 bucks on a holiday, I had a good time.» Close
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