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Last Updated: May 14, 2016
Serious golfer, but not competitive with others, unless you piss me off! Looking for guys to go on golf trips. My friends either work too much, are too cheap, or their wives won't let them go because they can't trust them.
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I'm a member of the Men's Club at Arrowood and play here once or twice a week. I noticed that I haven't reviewed it in a while so I'll write one now.... » More
I'm a member of the Men's Club at Arrowood and play here once or twice a week. I noticed that I haven't reviewed it in a while so I'll write one now.
This is a pretty interesting layout, with multiple options on numerous holes. It also has a couple of drivable par 4s. Well, drivable for some golfers. There are houses on the course, but set so far back that only the most errant of shots cause you to notice them. Although it's in a housing development, many of the fairways are lined by natural areas which house coyotes, rabbits, and other wildlife, so there's quite a penalty if you don't hit the ball reasonably straight. I say "reasonably" because the fairways are pretty wide. This is not really target golf. The last three holes are all challenging, with 16 being about the toughest par of any course I normally play, particularly when the wind is in your face.
The greens were aerated in March and the fairways were in the process of being aerated when I played two days ago. The fairways are typical bermuda (I think) with lots of tight lies and a lot of roll, a few thin spots, but no bare spots, as I recall. The tee boxes were in decent shape, and the greens were in very good condition. A few of the bunkers have been refurbished with deep white sand, which is much different from the harder-packed brown sand in most of the bunkers. The white sand is a little too deep right now, with plugged lies common and difficult to hit out of, but over time it will get better.
The service is pretty good. Friendly people in the pro shop and the beverage cart makes regular rounds. POP is not generally a problem, but I don't play on the weekends. Arrowood is a little out of the way, and it's green fees are very competitive, particularly with the Palm Card. $45 for you and your playing partners on weekdays is a very good price. Overall, a nice, interesting course and a good value.» Close
I played here yesterday, teeing off at 11:30. It was cold and quite windy, which did not lend itself to low scores. Fairways and rough had bare spot... » More
I played here yesterday, teeing off at 11:30. It was cold and quite windy, which did not lend itself to low scores. Fairways and rough had bare spots, brown spots, and multiple varieties of grass, similar to what you see at a muni. The bunkers were in pretty good shape, as were the tee boxes.
Half of each green had been aerated no more than the week before, so it was difficult to judge speed when putting from the punched half to the un-punched half. Green fees should have been discounted for the conditions, but were not.
The grounds crew seemed oblivious to us, in one instance mowing the collar of a par three while we teed off, without a thought of pausing or getting out of the way. The course is badly in need of maintenance, but for the greens fees I would have expected better service.
Overall, the conditions were below the normal standards of the course. But even in the best of times I wouldn't expect it to be on anyone's "must play" list. The layout is odd. Why someone decided to put a golf course on this particular piece of land is a mystery to me. There are many better courses within a half hour drive that are much more interesting and better conditioned for the same or lower price.» Close
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