Course Review and Comments
Overall this is a decent track that offers a semi-fair test. The only gripes that I have are a few:
1st of all what is up with hole # 13? Any par five where one has to hit a long iron or a hybrid off the tee and lay up with a pitching wedge and still have about 140 to 145 yards into the green is not that well laid out. Not too mention the fact that the bushes and overgrowth in front of the green made it impossible to see where the flag was. Had I of not played here before, I would have been totally oblivious as to the location of the green. I would like to see them cut down some trees to the left of the ditch line and extend the fairway and also fill in the marsh a little bit to make this a more fair par five.
2nd, there were many weeds growing in the fairways that took away from the enjoyment of the day. The fairways are cut way too "tight" and the tee boxes are way too shaggy. Had I of not had the long tees, I would have been in trouble.
I welcomed the switch from bent grass greens to champions bermuda but the bent was growing back in on some greens and this hindered the putting line. I hit some putts that I thought had a chance of going in but were knocked off-line by the prescence of the bent grass.
Lastly, the cart paths need some serious re-work. There are a lot of tree roots growing up underneath a number of the paths and some of the transitions from hole to hole are very rugged to say the least. For example from number 10 to 11, one is literally off-roading on a dirt road to the next tee that is filled with ruts and potholes from where the road has been washed out by rain fall. The scenario is the same when going up to the green on number 6.
the course has miles of potential so don't mistake this critique as being too critical. I enjoy the layout with the exception of number 13. The pace of play was nice too, three and a half hours to play is not too bad. Also, the internet special for $20.00 is nice too.
Given the proper maintenance practices and some money pumped into it, this could be a very nice course. I will more than likely return.
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