Okay, I took some time to process this review....
Played out at Sherwood yesterday in preparation for a Scramble with my buddies next week. First, and foremost, the good. There has been a noticeable amount of trees cut back. I haven't been out to Sherwood since COVID had begun, and it was getting sun up to sun down play and was showing a lot of wear. The overhanging branches have always been an issue off the tee, and on some greens as well. But they have cut a lot back.
Now, for the bad. The tee boxes are mangled! So many bare spots! Many tee boxes were nearly all dirt. Next, the fairways, theres always been a handful of fairways that have the spotty cut jobs and in the middle of fairways, you will have large pockets of crab grass growing in the middle of the fairway. Which to me, why aren't they getting those middle spots? Next, the greens, and it was from the jump. They had reseeded or done something on the first green, but it has not turned into anything resembling a golf green. All 4 of us in our group and the other 4 in the next group all said the same thing about 1, every put was jumping around and you truly couldn't get a read on the putts. Next a few other greens, 2 and 13 the worse has large areas of bare spots that limit pin placements but also putting through those bare areas isnt golf. But now, with the bare spots comes with mowed down crab grass thats popping up in the greens. It knocks your putt off line, but understandably, a long distance putt can hit anything, but when theres tufts of crabgrass a foot off the hole, in your line, and it clearly hits it and knocks it off, it makes for a tough hole. I get the lay of the land, but pulling those has to happen.
Best part of the course was the bunkers, there was adequate coverage in all the bunkers, I was in 1 but from talking to the rest of the groups we played with, they said the same thing!
All in all, Sherwood is a fun little course, you can not go into this course with any high expectations. Can you shoot a number here? Yes you can, but you are playing the golf course but also, playing the lack of up keep. 40 bucks to walk and a bucket of balls is good low price on a Sunday morning.» Close