Vistal Golf Club Review


March 11th, 2012 06:40

Reviewer

First Name Brian
Last Name Billings
Handicap 6

Course Review and Comments

Although, I will play it again sometime. I'll wait for summer when, hopefully, the grass will have grown in. I can't recommend it. Conditioning is a killer for me. Further, I think they are ruining the course. This was my first experience there since it used to be Thunderbird (which was a dog track). I was looking forward to it actually. It seems mismanaged. I suspect the government is hampering its bottom line :-(.

Ratings

Date course was played Saturday 10th of March 2012
Price paid for golf 55
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments I liked the layout. The PGA partners did a nice job. A lot of contour to both the greens and fairways. Unfortunately, they are ruining it by removing many bunkers under the false pretense of speeding up play. Given the lack of proficiency of the two we were paired with, I'm not certain removing several bunkers will cut down much on their pace given how many strokes they had to play.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments A real shame, actually. The greens were in pretty good condition and rolled at a nice pace, however, the rest of the course looked extremely under funded. I don't understand when the staff tells me that $55 a round isn't enough to keep up the conditioning. There was plenty of play when I was there. The water reserves were low to non-existent and the bunkers on the course were all hard & wet under the surface(poorly drained). Dobson Ranch which I routinely play is in very good condition comparatively at a similar price if not less.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments Service was good! Not that of a 5 star club,which I didn't expect either, but the staff was friendly and approachable which was as good or better than any Municipal course I've played.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments Adequate. I wouldn't demand anything more from a Munny. Nice, big putting green. Staff at the food shed was helpful as was the cart girl who was readily available on the course. The range was pretty torn apart, however.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend No

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