Can a golf course be infected with Leprosy? If so I have a diagnosis for Victoria... As this course lurches and shambles into the future - I worry for it. Went there knowing I would need to move my ball around a bit after it stopped to play my next shot so I'm not going to dump on the fairways we all know are 30% dead and missing. Instead I'm going to tell you why not to bother here for other reasons.
There is a scourge of tumble weeds around the course that are growing. There is an obvious ground squirrel problem so some areas are holier than the Vatican. For whatever reason, there is a lot of hardpan nearby and leading up to the bunkers - so shots not hit down the middle seem to feed into dense tumbleweeds or the nearest bunker. Sadly, those bunkers are either very hard or muddy.
They have kept the staked areas with signs that say "Environmentally Sensitive Area" although it's obvious those areas have been murdered most foul. They should now read "Danger! Tumbleweed Farm beyond"
There is a marshall there picking up every piece of trash he can find but ignoring all the rocks littered around the course and bunkers. There are workers mowing the grass that is growing but nobody is adding grass or removing weeds. The greens are supposed to be the saving grace here and relationally - they are. But most are average muni and some are much worse.
All this for me reminds me that there is more to golf than just hitting a ball. It's spoiling a good walk and here there is no good walk to spoil.» Close