Date: 11/15/2016 (MY Birthday Round)
Group: Twosome (wife & I)
Conditions: Sunny & 70's little wind till back 9
POP: 4 hours (due to health have to pace myself)
Meet Up: Posted for weeks then deleted with no real interest
Deal of the day? $1.00 for upgraded yardage book even though the carts have Pro Link GPS system which worked fine BUT I prefer my Callaway 500 Rangefinder. The yardage book is a plus even if you've played this course a few times or not.
GREENS: Soft, receptive,not many ball marks but we fixed the ones we saw needing attention. Speed? Medium to Fast with some breakage near or around the cup (hole). I rated them ALMOST...ALMOST...Immaculate condition!
All putts rolled true no matter which brand of golf ball I used
(Callaway,Wilson & Srixon)
Fairways: Thin patchy areas, REMEMBER this course plays back & forth through the Flood Control Channel. (Stay away when it rains hard, then becomes a 9 hole course.) YES, you can play out of the fairways but thin or tight lies at best. Some area's may seem bare but it is drought conditions.
Rough: About 1"~2" hardly any bare areas but playable if you find yourself offline missing the fairway not by much.
BUNKERS: (NOT TRAPS) were consistent, soft with small pebbles even though looked firmer to the eyeballs.
Tee Boxes: On this day, tee boxes were moved up to accommodate & allow the remaining tee box to grow & fill in over time. Did not feel any uneven lies just some divot damage.
Customer Service: Guys in the Pro shop were friendly, explained how the B'day round works, input the course is in very good condition overall with emphasis on the greens (Pride). Carts allowed in the parking lot to load & unload.
Putting Green: You cannot ask for consistency from the very good condition greens to the course, NO CONFUSION!
It has Been YEARS.....YEARS since I last played this "QUIRKY" golf course, it's NOT long by any means nor is it a snooze (easy) course to play! All shots are needed from your bag. We chose this course because it was so close to our hotel this trip & probably will do the same next month (Look for MEET UP posting).
It's a walk able course but due to my health & energy level taking a electric cart makes it a little easier to get to the next tee box & get close the green within reasonable margin (Blue Flag).
Parking: TIP try not to park near or behind the 9th green!!! Even though there is netting, players often pick the wrong club....doink off a car or truck not uncommon.
We'll be back when in town & have our sticks!