Dogwood at Garden Valley Golf Resort - Resort Review

Garden Valley GR - Dogwood: #18Dogwood at Garden Valley Golf Resort - Resort in Lindale

22049 Farm to Market 1995
Lindale, Texas 75771
Smith County

January 20th, 2011 01:54


First Name Robert
Last Name Aldon
Handicap 16

Course Review and Comments

My father and I went early on a tuesday morning with a tee time made in advance. The course was pretty full that day. So I completely understand having to pair us with another two in order to make a foursome. The problem was that the others we were paired with were terrible. None of us (including myself) are good golfers but we all understood proper golf etiquette. Naturally, the pace was slow. The first group behind us got to the tee box while we were all taking our second shots on the third hole. They then called the marshall and proceeded to tee off anyway. One of their tee shots missed my dad by about 3 yards. We stopped play mid-hole to let them play through. After some choice words from myself as they passed I learned that they were members of this illustrious establishment. The marshall got to us as we were finishing the hole and told us to pick up the pace. I told him what had happened with the group who was now in front of us and his response was "You should have let them play through". We were all aware of proper golf etiquette and had planned on letting them play through anyway. In fact, we let two more groups play through after that without incident. Those two groups were nice (not members) and grateful for the courtesy. However, the marshall returned and gave us a "final warning". Pick up the pace or I'll have you removed from the course. That's when we did him the favor of leaving. Unfortunately it's not a crime to be an absolute prick. Trust me. The staff and the members know it's not a crime. All I can do is comment on every golf site I can find and try to convince you fine people of not spending a dime there. That place isn't as nice as they think it is. STAY AWAY from GARDEN VALLEY!!!


Date course was played Tuesday 20th of April 2010
Price paid for golf 48
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments Okay at best.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments Well kept.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments The worst I've ever experienced. And I've played several that were much more worthy of the snoot factor.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments Fine.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again No
Recommend No

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