Played The Crossings yesterday with an early tee time. Haven’t played this course in years and forgot how fun it really is. Was playing in preparation for a tournament and played the blue tees. Course was in great condition all around. Pace was good at 4 hours, they advertise to play early as the day goes on the pace gets worse.
Tee boxes were the weakest part of the course. Most were lush with just a little damage, but I felt a lot were un-even and not level. But that may just be me.
Fairways were lush and freshly cut. They gave a good roll and had lots of humps and bumps.
Greens were in great shape. Almost no ball marks and very few brown or discolored spots. The greens here are crazy, and it seems like almost every hole has a green with multiple tiers. Be careful where the pin is because I could see a lot of crazy putts. They were fast but not too fast and rolled well.
Rough was about 1-3 inches and made you think. You won’t lose a ball in the rough, but it definitely comes into play on club selection.
Sand was some of the best I have seen in SD. I did find two hard pan bunkers. One in the fairway of 18 and the other next to the green in 7. I was surprised by the one on the 7th hole because it was right next to the green. Still able to get out pretty easy from both. The rest had lots of nice white sand. My partner said it was a little to lose for his liking and he had some difficulty getting out of a few bunkers.
My only issue would be the price. Paid a decent rate because of the tournament but don’t think the course is worth the rack rate. If you find a good deal, then play early!» Close