Old Greenwood Golf Course
Terrific Nicklaus design
If you like Jack Nicklaus designs, you'll love Old Greenwood. The holes are well thought-out and plenty challenging as all Nicklaus courses are. It's also in extremely good condition, which is what you'd expect from a course that charges upwards of two bills to play. Mountain scenery is also incredible. My only complaint -- and I'm always amazed when I see this from a premium daily fee -- is the food and beverage service for the golfers. Stopping at the clubhouse for some food was next to impossible -- and we were later told by the marshal that we weren't supposed to do that (that's a first) -- because you can't hardly get there from the ninth green. The F&B is also somewhat overpriced - I paid close to $20 for a tuna salad sandwich, chips and soda.
June 5, 2014
If I could give 6 stars, I would.
Played the course with a group of friends and had a fantastic time. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful. The facilities are first rate, well stocked pro shop with an incredible seating area above the 18th green to have a drink after your round.
Old Greenwood is not cheap to play, but worth the money. The practice facility is fantastic, with separate putting and chipping greens. The fairways were lush, and the greens fast and difficult.
If you spray the ball, stay away. The rough isn't difficult, but if you stray off the rough you are in the woods and impossible ground cover. There is water on the course that comes into play.
Be prepared to hit the ball much further then you do at lower altitude! I was a club and a half longer then usual which takes some time getting used to!
The only reason I would give Old Greenwood 4 Stars instead of 5 is the pace of play, the first 5 holes were very slow. This may have to do with people searching for lost golf balls, but also from the forward tee's the par 5's are reachable in two.
A must play!
May 31, 2013