11/7 using the course's Palm card $199 for 6 weekday plays(deal!!!) 856 tee time going off just before the men's club as a 2some following an couple of 4 somes with a small amount of waiting in the beginning and then none at all with no pressure from behind--so fell into a leisurely pace and finished about 350 POP. Fairways are in good condition with only a few thin areas but still good lies and cushion. Rough is pretty healthy and has filled in quite well about 2-3 inches along the fairways but 3-5 on the slopes and around the greens starting at the edges of the aprons. Miss the green by 3 feet and you are in the deep stuff--challenging
especially if you are a little short sided or above the hole.
Tees have good cover mostly quite level--#8 white box has a slight side hill slope.
Bunkers freshly groomed and are well filled with a soft but heavy sand--not my favorite because there is not margin for error--hitting a little heavy does not get good results--and the bunkers are deep 6-8 feet. I need to stay out or get better. Fairway bunkers have the same soft quality sand so the ball tends to sit down.
Greens are fully healed and quite good rolling smoothly medium fast speed. The 6 area pin locations provide for very interesting placements to maximize the utilization of contour and slope. Also of note on many of the greens the outer 6-10 feet tend to slope toward the fringe. true also for back pin placements so what looks like a miss quickly turns into a 6 foot come backer. Helps to walk around the hole to get a complete survey which I am not usually in the habit of doing until after my 1st putt.
Good layout with some very challenging holes and pretty good variety except for the par 3s which are about the same lengths but pin placements can make a 2 club difference. #8 and 11 are rather similar and with the pin locator will play about the same length however.
Large greens with contours and levels offer a good test of putting skill.
New mats for the driving range, excellent practice area for chips and pitches and a quality bunker, and a large putting green quite similar to course conditions(minus the ball marks).
No gps but markers at 25 yard increments from 200 in.
Obviously the course is working hard to provide good conditions and a good experience. Players need to do better at filling divots and repairing ball marks.
Staff is very friendly and welcoming.» Close