1. weber Posted: 08/06/18 9:24a Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
I hadn't played Green River for a while, so after confirming that all 18 holes were open, was able to secure the first time off. Not too busy, so no issue getting out early. Walked the 18 in about ... Continue »
I hadn't played Green River for a while, so after confirming that all 18 holes were open, was able to secure the first time off. Not too busy, so no issue getting out early. Walked the 18 in about 2 1/2 hours, which is fairly quick given the distance from #12 to #13 and the long walk in from #18.
The best part of the course was the greens, BUT - they had just fertilized apparently so there was a light "sandy material" on every green. So playing early, with the ball being wet, when you got to the ball there was a ring of sand, almost like a range ball would have. Same thing after every putt, so you had to wipe off the ball very well to get all the fertilizer off before putting. The greenside bunkers were all well maintained, but very very thin, with little sand.
Fairways were a mix of bare, thin, and decent. The rough was a mix of thin, bare and US Open thick type rough, depending upon where the ball finished.
I used to really enjoy the two Green River courses, but I am not a big fan of this place since they consolidated the two courses. However for $23 to play, it's worth playing.
Played Tues jul 31st at 730, truthfully the check in guy could use a little more friendly personally. Starter was very friendly. We got out 15 minutes early just ahead of the mens club following a... Continue »
Played Tues jul 31st at 730, truthfully the check in guy could use a little more friendly personally. Starter was very friendly. We got out 15 minutes early just ahead of the mens club following a 2 some playing from the blues. Waited the first 4 holes for them but then they kept just ahead of our 4 some. We played here 11 days ago and I was impressed with the conditions that we decided to come back. What a difference a few days make. The fairways were ok but the rough looked like it hadn't been cut in those 11 days, miss the fairways a little and you really had issues finding the ball. I mean seriously it was 6 inches long in places. Sand was the same as last time. The greens last time I thought were real nice, again what a difference in 11 days, punched with slots and lightly sanded, very slow and when the ball slowed down approaching the cup, it caught these slots and made a 45 degree turn. The greens looked long also and then all of a sudden you found one cut and faster, very inconsistent. Allot of maintenance people on the course and at times paid no attention to us teeing off. They really need to take a bobcat to all the cart paths and smooth them out. Well after our disappointment we will wait to come back.
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.