Played the Blues in the 5/7 GK event. The weather was weirdly cool, overcast, and sprinkled on a couple of holes. POP was about 5 hours - pretty standard for a Sunday afternoon tournament I suppose.
Aside from the two island green holes (par 3 8th, and the really fun rrisk reward par 5 15th), this is not my favorite layout. Most holes are pretty straightforward, with either bunkers, or water to avoid. Another trait of this course that Im not a big fan of is that virtually every hole is raised/elevated/perched. Its not always visible either, or even reflected on the gps, so if you miss the fairway or green by a tiny bit, you will be down in a swail/hollow/bunker hitting back up to the perched green (or fairway). This is a feature that adds challenge, and is useful/acceptable for a couple holes, but it seemed like every single hole had this character, and good shots from the entire group were rolling off edges, which became a bit annoying after a while. However, the split fairways were appreciated, and the challenging finishing holes 9/18 both with long approach shots over water into a double green were cool, intimidating and beautiful holes. Overall, I enjoyed the water holes and split fairway/risk, reward holes, but I would have liked more variety and less of the plateau feel on every hole.
The tees were in good shape. The fairways were lush and nice to play from. The rough was also lush and just challenging enough without being too penal. The sand traps are frequent, thick, and mostly in good shape. The greens were mostly firm and slow to medium speed. Not a ton of break on most greens here, and the breakers were clear/not mysterious. The cart girl was out making the rounds numerous times. Excellent customer service from everyone involved with the golf.
The restaurant food after the round was very good, but service was slow, unorganized, and handled our check very poorly. Unbeknowst to me, they refused to write separate checks, leaving a massive group at the end to figure it out for ourselves, like a group of high school kids? I get that a server doesnt want to deal with 30 checks, but we also dont want to deal with one massive check, and at least let us know thats what we are in for if you are going to hit people with that mess at the end (I wasnt even given notice of that). On top of that, they added on the a mandatory 18% gratuity for large parties (again, a surprise to me, as I thought I was just ordering a burger for a party of 1). Aside from that, its great course in excellent to immaculate condition. Hopefully the restaurant can improve on the large party policies.» Close