1. weber Posted: 05/31/17 12:59p Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
I try to play here a few times a year because it isn't too far from home (Time wise), price is right, and the pro shop generally is good about getting me out early. A pleasant overcast morning, no wi... Continue »
I try to play here a few times a year because it isn't too far from home (Time wise), price is right, and the pro shop generally is good about getting me out early. A pleasant overcast morning, no wind, not too busy so no issues with POP.
A few of the greens had some issues, but overall, they were reasonably true. Fairways were decent, some dormant areas. Bunkers were inconsistent.
While I enjoy this course, I sure miss the days when there were two courses. Some of the distances between holes are a bit excessive, but mostly there are just a number of holes on the "old courses" which I miss playing
Played GR as a solo walk on Friday 5/26. Got there around 7:45 and the starter immediately got me out with 2 singles for $23 walking rate. One of the singles was traveling on business from Chicago a... Continue »
Played GR as a solo walk on Friday 5/26. Got there around 7:45 and the starter immediately got me out with 2 singles for $23 walking rate. One of the singles was traveling on business from Chicago and the other was someone that I had met before which was nice. Good guys in the clubhouse. They always work to make sure you have an enjoyable outing. Beautiful day. No wind and sunny. Pace of play was just about 4 hours. Would have been faster but the group in front of us seem to really struggle.
I play GR from time to time and it seems to be pretty much the same course. The fairways were cut real low this time. Got lots of roll out. Overall in good shape except for portions of 10 and 11. They are still recovering from the flooding that occurred. Sand traps were hard. You could easily blade the ball over the green if you’re not careful. Tee boxes were fine.
Greens were rolling well but looked like a couple of greens on the front 9 were getting a fungus or something. Back 9 greens were really nice.
An enjoyable layout with some elevation changes on the back and as much as I regularly play here, I always enjoy it.
I also like the layout. However, the last time I was there (which was at the of July), I was told by the starter that they are going to be shortening 17 and 18. The reason was, if you notice(d) those pipes that lie along side 17, those pipes have to go in the ground. Apparently, it was supposed to s...
Fun closing hole with an eagle and triple both in play. Going left off the tee is jail, but if you do challenge the corner, it'll shorten your approach by 25 yards. Just be sure you can fly it 250 otherwise you'll have nothing. Green is slightly elevated, but is quite receptive so don't be afraid of going right after the pin.
So this is a par 5 now, slight dogleg right and easily reachable when the wind is down (different story if you're into a gale force wind). Keep your approach right as the right side is much easier to get up and down than the left, regardless of pin position.