East Bay Golf Club
confusing with shaggy greens
Most courses have enough trees or other markers to indicate the fairway off the tee. Not always the case at East Bay. You can easily hit to the wrong fairway or hit to the wrong side of the fairway on a dogleg, of which there are too many, and be completely blocked to the green. Water comes into play but it's not always easy to tell where and how far. The course has to be played several times just to know where to hit the ball. As to conditions, the greens were shaggy and bumpy for the entire round. Because the grass was so grainy and players dragged their feet, it was mess trying to putt. Fairways were shaggy as well as wet = fat shots. Tees were also shaggy. Bermuda is very slippery to begin with; when it's high you can easily lose your footing and hit it in strange places because you lost your balance. There's one hole, #10, that is just plain silly. From the back tees your view is partially obstructed by high reeds and there are also overhanging tree branches staring you in the face. You have a ridiculously small window thru which you're supposed to hit a hook. Sorry to be sounding so negative but this course can be a bear the first time. They have to do something about mowing those greens. Am I going back? Not on a weekend. I like to play a lot faster. But the Golf Now price certainly was right.
October 19, 2014
Arrived and greeted by very friendly staff. Course layout is very nice, a lot of dogleg left's on this course. Fairway was nice and even the times I was in the rough it wasn't bad. Rough was spongy and you could get the club on the ball without difficulty. Besides shooting a good round, the best part of the day was seeing an American Bald Eagle flying low and straight at us overhead. Their nest is near 16th green and is very cool to see.
Okay for the negative parts and there were only a few. Playing in Fla on a hot summer day I counted only 2 or 3 water coolers on the entire course. Please Please Please put water out there. It was hot and humid, our tee time was 8ish and yes the cart girl came around but you still need to hydrate more than one or two times a round. The only other negative was the greens, it felt like I was putting on shag carpet. All the greens were long and slow. I hit my putts and came up short on almost every single one. At other courses my ball would have flew off the green into the rough, that's how hard I was hitting my putts.
Overall it was a fun time and yes I will be back, enjoyed the round with the slow greens.
September 1, 2014
Nice challenging course
This is the first time I have played this course and it was a great experience. It very challenging, especially for golfers who tend to slice a lot, but it is also fair too.
We played in the heat of the summer so there wasn't many others playing the same day, especially in the afternoon, and the cost to play was a bargain.
The course is obviously well cared for and the greens were fine. All in all, a great experience.
August 22, 2014
best I have ever seen it
If you haven't played here in awhile, you should give it another try. Fairways, greens, and rough in great shape. Tee boxes so so,but minor issue.
August 18, 2014
totally enjoyable experience
Hadn't played East bat in a few years, but it was great to be back. Our twosome was 10 minutes late due an extra long Dr. appointment, however we accommodated very nicely by the gentleman in the pro shop. Each cart has an oversized GPS screen mounted in it with no buttons to push, even to boot it up. Very nice. The tees, and fairways were lush and thick. The greens ,overall, were fair. Maybe they were planning on mowing soon but they were long and slow. A few were patchy but it appeared that management was aware and had patched them accordingly. we'll be back soon.
August 14, 2014
good day at eastbay
had a great time. played with a beginner, but the course was easy on her.. the course was in good condition and there were groundkeepers making it better. probably gets more golfers out there when the weather gets cooler but i perfer the heat
August 3, 2014
East bay review
Course is very well maintained and is a great course to play regardless of your handicap level.
July 29, 2014
This course is in good condition
The golf course is in good condition. The greens are a bit slower than what I am used to.
July 24, 2014