Course Review and Comments
The course is tight with lots of out of bounds stakes. Most of the out of bounds areas are not necessary and really slow down play IF you play by the rules of golf and take stroke and distance penalty. Our group plays by the rules on out of bounds and on the first three holes we had people hit balls out of bounds. The starter yelled at our group for hitting mulligans on the first tee when, in reality, we were hitting provisionals for balls that were out of bounds. On the third tee, the ranger told us about six times that we needed to catch up to the group in front of us. They were a two-some and we couldn't possible catch them if we tried. We explained to the ranger that we had hit a few balls out of bounds and he told us just to treat the out of bounds like a hazard. We told him that was not in the rules of golf and he told us "if you are going to play by the rules, you'll take too long to play." This was completely ridiculous. There was no need for most of the out of bounds stakes as they were not protecting any home sites. They were put there to discourage golfers from looking for balls and hitting from out of the woods. They just want to speed up play and get more golfers on the course. I am ok with this. If they just mark the course with red hazard stakes and tell people to keep the pace of play up, they could remedy the situation. Telling people not to play by the rules is really ignorant.
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