Valley Gardens Golf Course - Public Review

Valley Gardens GC: #4Valley Gardens Golf Course - Public in Scotts Valley

263 Mt Hermon Rd
Scotts Valley, California 95066
Santa Cruz County

August 05th, 2008 23:47

Reviewer

First Name matt
Last Name santacruz
Handicap 18

Course Review and Comments

Valley Gardens is a 9 hole Par 3 course in Scotts Valley, CA. True, the course does have 4 par 4 holes, but these holes are only 246, 235, 260, and 223 yards long. The course just raised their fees which is a shame. At the old prices it was an affordable course for casual play. But now it's overpriced given the condition of the course and weekday fees at the other courses in the area. I'll complete this review by explaining my ratings for each category.

Design:
Would be better if more challenging. Very few sand traps, and the water doesn't really present a hazard unless you mis-hit.

Condition:
Greens decent, but the typical player at this course doesn't repair their divots. Tees in bad shape, and most may as well just be dirt. The fairways are half dead, and the rough... oh wait, there IS not rough. If you miss the fairway, you're in dead grass, not rough.

Service:
They take cash only. Overpriced. Used to be 16 bucks for 9 holes on a weekday, with replays being another 7 or 8 bucks. This made the course more expensive than twilight fees on regulation courses the area (Delaveaga, Spring Hills, Pajaro Valley). But I would come here because of the easy walk. But now the fees (weekday) are 18, plus 12 (or maybe 14) for a replay. That makes 30 bucks, when again, I can play twilight with a cart for 32 bucks at other courses. If they are going to charge that much, they should water the course.

Facilites:
Driving range is just a net, but they charge the same for a bucket as a real driving range.

Ratings

Date course was played Tuesday 05th of August 2008
Price paid for golf 18
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Play Again No
Recommend No

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