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Friday member for a day cost a little bit more than I prefer but a fun course to play. 11:30 tee as single staying behind a fast single walker behind a quick member foursome. Finished about 2:45 occasionally hitting 2 balls. In two greenside bunkers sand was fine easy out. Fairways mostly good lies with mixed grasses some more dormant than others. Damp from recent rains left little rollout. Whites played a little long for me at times with light breeze. Greens were fast and smooth and quick with break. Speed made me nervous on several strokes but only one 3 putt with a chip-in on 11 to make up. Very friendly staff and 19th hole made an enjoyable day.
Typical course conditions today and seemed fairly dry though creek beds showed signs of heavy runoff from recent rains. Was a solemn day after hearing of starter Dennis passing on Christmas Eve. He was El Prado and will be missed dearly.
Passing through Carson Valley stopped to play Toiyabe semi-private vs previous Thunder Ranch CC for 40. At 3:30 hit included range and practice green but didn't venture over to chip/sand area that looked really nice then off in cart with GPS, club'n ball wash, ice chest & provided water. Everything very green even a bit too wet in a few areas that were marked to avoid driving through. Tees, fairway and greens (no marks!) carpet smooth with 6 set tees and several extras to rotate. Easy out of one trap with thick reddish brown sand which looked to the normal of all. Course was empty at that time so round was quick. Didn't stop at 19th although members appeared to be using large clubhouse or late rounds as a few cars were still in lot. Has to one of the best courses in the entire area will play again.
Took boyfriend of one while in town for other daughters wedding. Cloudy upon early arrival at offsite range for warmup then on to course to pitch & putt. Nice single joined us. Perfect warm day without breeze until late back nine. Tees flat no divots, fairways green carpet like, good rollout, grass rough light easy to play from, ball swallowing environmental rough mostly stayed out of but smooth greens seemed to vary in speed. Single had tough day in deep stuff but we collected a couple dozen high quality balls looking. Stayed on several foursomes ahead with eased pace of 4:20 getting time to take in the awesome views which also made for some deceiving shots. Probably a once in a lifetime but very well enjoyed. No time after to check out the 19th sure looked nice though.
Used Group Golfer voucher mid-week uncrowded day. Hit off flat grass range downhill and up, nice chip area and two greens off first tee same med fast as on course. Caught 4 some at turn which let me play through leaving no one ahead. Smooth firm green fairways. Must hit to level areas or play from hilly lies. Rough becomes native grass with trees quickly if offline. Breeze was light and not a factor except into on par 3's 3&14. In two greenside traps both nice sand but steep and deep! Fun and challenging will play again.
Up fishing in the area and went out last Sunday afternoon and again Tuesday morning. Stayed at their recently reopened cottages across street from course. Everyone nice along with all the facilities. Starter warned of some deep rough before paying with maintenance out trimming early Tuesday. Not a problem with fairly wide fairways. Greens smooth medium speed with no marks! Fairways green and thick for good lies but not much roll out. In one trap plenty of sand a few pebbles too noted others looked well kept. Good Rainville design very scenic with deer, turkeys, eagles and road runners. About half the tee boxes were dry or shaggy but level. Enjoyed relaxed sub three hour rounds in new cart with club/ball washer & ice chest. With the quick pace and decent conditions will play whenever in area and a few hours available.
Played 18 yesterday 1:10-3:50! Rented Calaway clubs hit a few range balls and took off. Only a few locals out ahead that played fast as I caught a single in 18 fairway awaiting twosome on green. Only waited a minute or two there. Light breeze on 67 shirt sleeve day. Tee boxes nice all level few divots on par 3s. Dormant fairways very nice with thick coverage never a thin or muddy lie. Sanded greens smooth and still putted well. Not in any traps but looked like they had good sand. Overall a well conditioned scenic course I'll be sure to play again in season.
Played with dad Wednesday 10:10 in leisurely 4 hrs while visiting parents. Elevation allowed a little more distance though shots needed to be planned to avoid risks, mainly trees or sloped terrain. Couldn't have been any greener and there were a few wet areas in various locations including one green we both plugged. Greens medium speed recovering from recent verticut but rolled smooth maybe took away some of the undulation influence. Rough mostly an inch longer than carpet fairways but sticky. Tees all smooth & flat with par 3's clean lots of area for rotating boxes there. Very fun course with great views at distance or near within forest and hilly terrain. Not sure if another course has this kind of scenery throughout all 18. Uncrowded during round but we did hear a few tree knocks! Would love to play again for another try at missed opportunities on early holes before working out of the intimidation factor which never bothered dad. Clubhouse, putting green, smaller grass range, food and after round lounge nice with friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend this course.
Local 9 hole many walk with tree lined fairways. Played with dad quickly on very green mixed grasses. Tees okay greens shaggy to protect from heat but held shots. Clubhouse and on course maintenance workers friendly. Ninth hole too long of a par 4 for me! Course was fine as a warmup even though range has mats.
Took 89 year old father out on olive tees early to beat the heat Wednesday. Everyone friendly, conditions very nice with only light breeze and unrushed 3&1/2 hour round. Greens smooth just a bit slower than anticipated but no complaints. $35 at 8:00 start a steal for water bottles, immaculate conditioning, new gps cart and excellent warmup facilities. Dad enjoyed the round shooting one under his age! One of the best courses in the northerly state highly recommend.
Friday noon following member tourney which was nearly finished when I teed off single with wife driving cart. Practice facilities all grass range, new balls, chip area with two bunkers and large putting had green same medium fast & quick downhill as course. Everything very nice playing with shorter rough just long enough to hold wayward shots from side slopes but easy recovery. Afternoon wind goes with territory but fairly gentle this day unless straight into. Some target golf or ball may end up with a difficult side hill lie. Several holes looked tight but landing areas ample. Clubhouse, food, local members and bartender great after 3 hour round including a few for fun drives from highest elevated tees. Definately recommend playing here.
Played as single late Tuesday morning under perfect conditions using GK voucher. Found clubhouse, starter, cart service & maintenance staff all very nice and friendly. Did get quite warm but had plenty of water and leisurely 3:35 round. With the long ride out took time using premium facilities including driving range, chipping area and practice green.
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