Arrived today at 7:00 am for a 7:50 tee time. Check in as always here is smooth and quick and today was provided with a complementary warm up bucket of 30 balls free of charge. (MORE ON THIS TO COME) Getting down to the range I could instantly see that the grass practice area was closed for ongoing reseeding. Several others were on the mats so decided to give those a go. There not the greatest in condition but far better than many I seen at other courses, adequate for the purpose of warm up.
The practice green is in beautiful shape, and rolling about a 10.5 so was excited to get onto the course and putt some med fast greens. My only complaint about the practice green was that only 5 pin placements had been punched and they were all very close if not punched together making a good warm up difficult with so many players in the same area.
Arriving at the starter, well it was a rather lengthy talk. Several fairways are cart path only and we were informed that Blue, combo and white tee boxes were closed to let the new grass take hold and continue its growth uninterrupted. My foursome and I were not happy about this and the starter informed us that this is why we were getting the free warm up bucket. The tees are currently playing from Red so any real discussion about how my game went is not worth the effort. Tees will continue to be at the current locations until next week according to starter.
Greens although in good shape in color and grass were horribly slow and showed several areas of unrepaired balls marks. When I say slow we are talking less than 10 and probably closer to a 9 if not lower, very disappointing and alomost troubling to me. The new seed is coming in well in the 1st and secondary cuts. Fairways are for most part good, except for the occasional swamp area and a few thin spots scattered throughout. Sand quality in average, some bunkers contain a good amount of sand and others well its mostly like hitting from a wet mix of sand for a thin top layer and mix of underlying fill.
Overall the course is in better than average shape and still a fun place to play even today with the tees being forward to the point of being ridiculous. For me I would wait until the teeing grounds are back to the normal placements.» Close