Bella Vista Country Club - Scotsdale Course Review


October 29th, 2016 07:42

Reviewer

First Name Larry
Last Name Reed
Handicap 2

Course Review and Comments

This is a Jeckyl and Hyde course. The front nine is flat with a relatively tight routing and not especially difficult, whereas the back is very hilly, routed through a housing development and very difficult with some quite awkward holes requiring local knowledge to choose the proper line to play. The condition of the course was very good. The ball could be played down in the fairway. The greens, recently regressed with Bermuda, were smooth and consistent. They were relatively slow at this time to protect the new grass. If they were at all quick, some could become virtually unplayable.

Ratings

Date course was played Wednesday 26th of October 2016
Price paid for golf 48
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments The two nines are very different. The front is very flat and not especially difficult. The back is very hilly, runs through a housing development, and quite difficult with several awkward holes. Local knowledge is especially helpful on the back.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments The Bermuda greens, which had just recently been converted from bent, were both smooth and consistent though a bit slow no doubt to protect the new grass. If quick a few of them could be virtually unplayable. The fairways were in quite good condition; certainly good enough to play the ball down. The bunkers had all been recently renovated and the riveted walls were very attractive attractive. Though I didn't play from any of them, the sand appeared to be consistent.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments The newly renovated clubhouse is very nice. However, there is no range and only a limited practice area available. There is one range in the community, but it is not near this course.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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