1. sixpez Posted: 08/02/19 5:54p Member Since: Oct 16, 2003 From: Rancho Mirage, CA
After playing Greenwood on Monday evening, we moved up our Old Greenwood tee time to 7:30 on Tuesday. This was the most expensive round of the trip at $175. They do combo deals with Gray's Crossing an... Continue »
After playing Greenwood on Monday evening, we moved up our Old Greenwood tee time to 7:30 on Tuesday. This was the most expensive round of the trip at $175. They do combo deals with Gray's Crossing and NCGA rates, but because we paid only a twilight rate at Gray's, we weren't able to get any discounts on the round here. Ultimately, it was a wash because the two rounds together were right about what we were planning to pay for the original package deal anyway. They put us out as a twosome behind three foursomes. We ended up playing through 2 of them and then caught up to the other on the back nine and they didn't let us play through. We all caught up to maintenance anyway soon after that, so there was really nowhere to go and we just slow-played the final few holes behind them.
The conditions here were great as this course had the deepest green look of all the courses we played on the trip. Some minor issues when you looked really close and got really nitpicky, but otherwise lush and nicely manicured throughout. Thick rough that provided extra challenge. Fairways also a bit on the soft side with all the watering and morning moisture. Greens very nice. Soft and receptive with the moisture, but rolling great at nice speeds that obviously got quicker as they dried out.
I really liked Old Greenwood, too. Though the course has its demanding qualities and the tricky Nicklaus greens, it wasn't quite as tough as I expected it to be. I was expecting another Montreux, but there aren't really any significant elevation changes at Old Greenwood and thus the diagonal/undulated greens aren't quite as brutal. The back nine is tougher than the front, I thought, with a few more somewhat-elevated greens and blind approach shots a la Nicklaus design. Still a fairly difficult course (especially if you play the longer tees), just maybe not as much as a butt-kicker as I expected. Either way, it's a beautiful track with a great setting in Truckee, so I would easily recommend it to just about anyone.
2. michaelko Posted: 07/01/19 1:21p Member Since: Oct 1, 2003 From: Elk Grove, CA
Played 6/27, 1pm shotgun, as part of a 4 day golf trip. My personal ranking of the 4 I played: Incline Village Championship Course, Old Greenwood, Edgewood, Gray's Crossing. Though all 4 are really ... Continue »
Played 6/27, 1pm shotgun, as part of a 4 day golf trip. My personal ranking of the 4 I played: Incline Village Championship Course, Old Greenwood, Edgewood, Gray's Crossing. Though all 4 are really great and fun.
Today was an overcast windy day, in the 60s, but windchill made it colder. I really enjoyed this course. Interesting holes, with lots of elevation changes. Using every club in your bag.
Need to club down at least one club for elevation. With the 20-30 mph winds, I had a hard time with club selection, and was long on most shots. The wind died down a little on the back, and I eventually figured it out. My mantra all weekend became "trust the altitude".
Greens super grainy, so if you can't read the grain, you will struggle. They were true, ran about 11.5 downgrain, 10 upgrain. The course overall was in great shape. Cart girl came around multiple times. Definitely want to play here again.