I had a great time at the GK plays outing at FIRECLIFF on Saturday, May 18th. Overall the course is in amazing shape and a little overcast of a day provided great weather for golf.
There are numerous tees and combo tees so everyone was able to play the length that best suited their game. Off the tee on most holes the biggest challenge is avoiding the numerous fairway bunkers. Parts of the fairway are pretty wide but there are also very narrow spots; use the included GPS on the cart to give yourself the best chance to avoid the bunkers.
The fairways are amazingly blanketed in grass often undulating up and down left and right. Approach shots require you to to hit shots with the ball above or below your feet to green with a different elevation that is protected by bunkers on multiple sides. The green side and fairway bunkers have nice fluffy sand the waste areas have sand but not as fluffy. The greens are in good shape the subtle changes are not always that obvious; you should walk around the line of your putt the few times I did not do this I three putted.
I had a great time playing with Ron and Matt. It was also a great opportunity to get my dad more involved with Greenskeeper. I really love these events and look forward to more in the future. Thanks to good moose and Linksoul for the swag and the Johnny for all the planning / hustling. Only issue of the round was afterward the bar was closed and no food was available. I would recommend this course it’s a great track with amazing views and a challenging golf course. In preparation either make sure you are hitting it accurately or your bunker game is up to the challenge and plan to eat off site afterward.» Close