Played here this morning with a 9:28 TeeOff.com "Deal" time I scored for $21 w/promo code. Hard to beat! I've always enjoyed this course but hadn't heard good things about conditions for a long time, so it had been almost five years since I'd been here.
Got paired up with three nice guys and we ended up teeing off about 10 minutes late. The starter drove by on the 2nd or 3rd hole and warned us that the course was packed (basically implying "It's gonna be slow") and he was right. I think we waited on every tee and the round took about 5:10.
Other than that, it was a positive experience. Conditions-wise, several (maybe 3-4) greens have troublesome patches where there's something wrong with them. But otherwise, the greens were fantastic today! Those "trouble" spots never affected me, so all was good. The greens are medium-fast, very smooth and semi-firm. Full shots definitely took a bounce or two before stopping. The fairways are decent, perhaps a bit thin and lacking uniformity. Rough is a mixed bag of clumpy grass, thin grass, occasional bare spots and clovers/weeds. I was in two bunkers, one was quite thin and the other had sufficient sand in it. All the bunkers seemed well-tended to, however. The tee boxes were definitely the low point of the course today — clumpy grass and lumpy terrain, often making it difficult to achieve an even stance.
Overall, the course is still a little rough around the edges but has seemingly made huge strides since about a year ago (according to my cart partner who lives nearby and plays there frequently). Now maybe they can work on that pace of play. With ESA on many holes, maybe it's just a product of a semi-difficult course on a busy day.» Close