1. weber Posted: 09/20/17 2:08p Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
I thought about playing Green River, but with the maintenance alert, decided to postpone, but after reading Larry's email in which they are pushing the punching until next week, decided to go for it. ... Continue »
I thought about playing Green River, but with the maintenance alert, decided to postpone, but after reading Larry's email in which they are pushing the punching until next week, decided to go for it.
Always enjoy playing here, but I must admit I really miss the original layouts. Course is in just OK shape. Greens roll reasonable well, a bit slow however Fairways are hit/miss. Bunkers are very thin/hard.
With the changes, the course is no longer as "walker friendly" as the original layouts, which is partially why I prefer the "old days" Plus there are a number of really nice holes on each course which are just not there any more
Decided to play GR as a single today 9/19. Got there about 10:00 am and the starter sent me right out to the tee. Ended up playing with another single, Doug. Nice guy and we had a good time out the... Continue »
Decided to play GR as a single today 9/19. Got there about 10:00 am and the starter sent me right out to the tee. Ended up playing with another single, Doug. Nice guy and we had a good time out there. Know that they are not aerating the greens this week and will do so on Sept. 25, 26. Pace of play was slow. We still played in just under 4 hours but should have been faster but there was a 4 some a couple of groups ahead that was really slowing things down. They quit after 12 holes which was fine by us.
The kikuyu fairways are decent. They pretty much keep them mowed down but still not a lot of roll out. Tee boxes were ok. Very thick though and could have used a mower. Bunkers were hit and miss. Some were playable but most of them were rock hard. Sadly, this is so common on many courses so it’s tough to be critical here but I did make a point of mention to the pro, Art Guevara about it and he said he would make it a point to remedy. Art is great guy and if you’re ever there, say hello.
The greens are starting to wear with some showing some burnt areas. They did roll very nicely but looks like they could use some work.
Green River has a great lay out and I have always found this course challenging (then again, they’re all challenging). If you play after 11:00, you will get some wind to hit into. They’re going to aerate the greens soon but I would definitely recommend.
I also like the layout. However, the last time I was there (which was at the of July), I was told by the starter that they are going to be shortening 17 and 18. The reason was, if you notice(d) those pipes that lie along side 17, those pipes have to go in the ground. Apparently, it was supposed to s...
Fun closing hole with an eagle and triple both in play. Going left off the tee is jail, but if you do challenge the corner, it'll shorten your approach by 25 yards. Just be sure you can fly it 250 otherwise you'll have nothing. Green is slightly elevated, but is quite receptive so don't be afraid of going right after the pin.
So this is a par 5 now, slight dogleg right and easily reachable when the wind is down (different story if you're into a gale force wind). Keep your approach right as the right side is much easier to get up and down than the left, regardless of pin position.