Oasis Golf Club Review

Oasis GCOasis Golf Club in Florence

5764 E Hunt Hwy
Florence, AZ 85232

May 11th, 2011 14:25


First Name Sammy
Last Name Petit
Handicap 20

Course Review and Comments

I am a club member of Oasis Golf Club near Florence, Arizona and a resident of Oasis at Magic Ranch, the property that the course sits on.....In my 4 months of membership at Oasis, I've learned quite a bit about the course and how its run..I moved here in late July 2010. I joined the club in December 2010....The following are my observations of course conditions, management and maintenance. The practice area is an area approximately 25 feet wide with a net to catch balls. The net has been torn since I came here and has yet to be repaired. The two artificial tee mattes have no rubber tees and have not had any since I got here. I have yet to see any attempt to repair the net nor fix the mattes and have never seen anyone warming up there. Essentially, the front 9 holes are ones practice area. The course is always soaked with water, most fairways have pooled water on most days........The tee boxes are rarely cut much less cut to proper height. One tee box has huge prairie dog mounds and several tunnels on it. On most days grass reaches above my metal driver on several of them. If by chance they are cut, they're cut to no less than 3 times the standard height of 1/2". Usually to the top of a golf ball placed on the ground. I've lost countless balls due to plugging in mid fairway. Approach shots that land near the green are most likely to plug and never be found. The bunkers and traps are unplayable, they're very packed sand that is rarely aerated as the machine is probably 30 years old and rarely works. For months they were choked with Bermuda grass at least 2 feet tall....Lost ball paradise... The greens are horribly slow, rarely manicured to proper height and are choked with weeds. Several have prairie dog mounds and tunnels and the pin is usually placed close to them. Upon questioning the greens keeper, I was told that it was more of a challenge if they were placed there. To my knowledge no attempt to relocate or eradicate the rodents has been made. All winter the 9th and 18th greens were virtually covered with waterfowl feces. One of the employees took the liberty of running a mower with a hydraulic oil leak over the 18th green.. The dead areas still exist and were never repaired. Several 4" dead stripes extend from one end of the green to the other. Only two of the three mowers work at this present time. One has been sitting near the second green, burnt, for over 10 days as of 4/25/11. The two that work are probably 20+ years old and are forever broken down while an employee sits for hours aboard it. There are too many leaks in the sprinkler system to list here. Its rare to complete a round without encountering non-golfers, exercising, walking dogs, or children playing or riding bicycles on the cart paths. On two occasions a walker refused to move from the cart path and told me to "deal with it" when politely asked to move. On another occasion a lady and two children were suntanning near the 18th green within range of ones drive. I told the manager, she said she had seen them there before, but did nothing about it.. Upon questioning the course superintendent to get a reason for the atrocious conditions, I was told that Oasis Golf Course was not a "golf course" but a "waste water retention area" for the owner of the course, and that he would treat it as such. He also added that the owner refused to buy new equipment to maintain the "waste water retention area" to standard golf course conditions. He laughed, when I told him I would seek a refund of my membership fee if conditions did not improve. On 4/22/2010, after a very frustrating round, a guest of mine and frequent customer went into the clubhouse to complain to the manager, and was told that if he didn't like the way the course was managed and maintained to find another course to play on. That he has..In the meantime, none of my membership fee has been refunded after complaining and requesting a refund. I cannot get a representative from the corporate office to return my calls..All in all, this is the most deplorable, mismanaged course I've ever played. No wonder..it's a water retention area that's disguised and advertised as being a golf course. The management team seems totally unconcerned and oblivious to the fact that golf is intended to be a pleasurable relaxing experience. I would not recommend this "golf course/waste water retention area" to anyone seeking to play a decent pleasurable round of golf, much less as a course to entertain clients or friends. Save yourself the embarassment and your friends the frustration and huge waste of time that I and my friend have encountered here....


Date course was played Saturday 11th of December 2010
Price paid for golf 30
Price comments $1500.00 year long membership
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