1. weber Posted: 01/13/21 11:14a Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
Every time I play the Goat I enjoy it more and more. Despite the fact this little course kicks my butt, it is just pure fun to play. Sounds crazy, but some times I think it plays more difficult than... Continue »
Every time I play the Goat I enjoy it more and more. Despite the fact this little course kicks my butt, it is just pure fun to play. Sounds crazy, but some times I think it plays more difficult than many of the "big" courses, certainly around the greens, which by the way are very nice right now. These small sloppy greens are just tough !
Fairways are good, but not as good as the prior time playing here. Same with the tee boxes. As Andrew suggests, maybe too much play for them to handle all the iron shots? Staff is great as always, and never an issue with pace of play. Wonderful way to spend a winter morning !
Played Saturday morning, 1/9, teeing off at 9:00. POP is always pretty good here but with the increased crowds it took us about 3:45 which is great but typically it's a bit less.
Right now the greens at the Goat are really good. If you've played here you know how small and tricky they are, and when they get a bit firm and fast it makes for a crazy experience, both putting and chipping.
The fairways in general are pretty solid. #8 and #16 are always a bit rough (I think because of where they sit in some lower areas) but the rest provide good lies all around.
The tees are not as good as they normally are. I think it's the crazy amount of play every course is getting coupled with the fact that it's a shorter course and most tee boxes have people hitting irons. They're level and I guess you get to use a tee so you still get a good lie, just some are a bit bare.
No one course construction going on but the massive range overhaul is coming along nicely. The grass area was made much bigger, there are new targets/greens to aim at and then in the back there's going to be siting areas, some mats when the grass needs a break and a few stalls with Foresight monitors, which is cool.
All in all, conditions are solid and the course never ceases to require your best stuff.