4/12 on an overcast but extremely pleasant morning teed off at 810 with a roughly 4 hr POP following a 4some of older and somewhat infirm golfers who moved slowly but seemed to have good golf awareness as they moved to their ball and completed their shot without undue delay. Had no pressure from behind as the group following was a hole plus to the rear. So as a 3 some we in a very comfortable zone and taking into account that 1 or more of us occasionally did not find the fairway or the green in regulation we played at a nice pace.
Fairways are mostly dormant having a thin appearance but gave very good cushion and were excellent for irons but a little tight at times for fairway metals. Quite a few unfilled divots--sad considering quality divot mix is provided.
The rough is healthy. Along the fairways not too long and generally playable. The further away and on slopes the deeper and more difficult it became. Also here the greens are surrounded by heavy rough at times somewhat clumpy and often 3 inches deep. So you can miss the green by a yard be 3 inches from the fringe and the ball has the top dimes worth visible on a downslope to of course a shortsided pin. Also on the topic the front of every green is defended by 5-10 yards of 2-3 inch rough which is often on an upslope as well. Needless to say the shot that is hit shot stays short.
Tees in good shape and bunkers have high quality sand that was groomed to start the day but without rakes quickly shows the effect of traffic.
The greens are at least 98% recovered are very healthy in appearance rolling at medium-medium/fast speed with a little more grain to factor in as it seemed the break was amplified as the ball slowed, so definitely was important to putt through the hole and keep it more centered. Course uses a 6 zone pin placement and with the size of the greens allows for great variety and some very challenging settings.
Layout is good with a more remote feeling even with houses nearby. Staff are very friendly and welcoming.» Close