Enjoyed an excellent GK / GM Outing at VCC with excellent playing partners Gary, Kevin. And Todd. Great Gents and excellent players!
I can best describe VCC as a fun Players Course. This course really kept you in check, but was never unreasonable. The layout was excellent! Really enjoyed this place! Reminded me of Riviera CC at times. I can see why the PGA Tour played here once upon a time.
VCC is a very well-designed course that places premium on accuracy off the tee and into greens. The course features clear definition between its mid-sized fairways and rough areas, well placed bunkering on fairways and proximate to greens, along with some strategic water hazards, with medium sized and reasonably fast greens.
The course is mostly flat, at times undulating, and sometimes with mild elevation changes from fairway to green, and offers some attractive views of localized mountains.
The course plays like a Championship Style layout. You will need to work the ball in both directions at times. Wind speeds were calm, peaking at 5 -15 mph when gusting. The course seemed to play it's yardage for the most part. The course was very well manicured and in excellent condition. The course layout is rated a 4.5 out of 5, conditions are rated a 4.5 out of 5. I note the following:
Tee Boxes: Level and lush, no damage. Above average condition.
Fairways: Green at times tight. Excellent condition.
Greens: Green, medium-fast in speed, with medium softness. No damage observed. Speed about a 10.5. Excellent condition.
Sand: Well maintained, heavy, and firm. Above average condition.
Rough: rough was well defined from the fairway and green collars but not too overgrown, about 2 – 5 inches. Above average condition.
Waste Areas: Waste areas on various holes did not offer much opportunity of recovery due to their overgrown nature. Above average.
Driving Range: The range is excellent, hitting from artificial turf. You see markers at 100, 150, 200, 225, and 250 yards. Range ran out at about 300ish. Range balls were your typical rangers, but in very good condition.
Chipping Area: Compact in size and included a practice bunker. Condition and features were excellent.
Practice Putting Green: Ample in size and very well maintained. Practice greens seemed consistent with the speed of the course greens. Excellent condition.
POP: 5 hours
The VCC facility included a snack bar / restaurant, and a very nicely stocked pro shop. Service received was excellent. If looking to join a quality golf club with the emphasis on golf this is a really good one. Really enjoyed this course and certainly wish I could play it more often. If I lived closer, this would be one I would consider joining.
I endorse playing this track if given the opportunity. Looking forward to my next visit here.
Thank you Johnny and GK for this outing.» Close