Southland has had its ups and downs over the years, however at least the past two years ,, the course conditions have steadily improved. The fairways were generally in very nice shape and the greens, with the exception of two holes (#6 & #11) were in great shape. If the weahter is hot, make sure you bring plenty of water as there is only one water station on the course and the layout of the course doesn't take you back to the clubhouse until you finish #18.
July 30, 2014
Golf or Go Karts?
I have played here multiple times and this was my only bad experiences so take it for what it is worth. The clubhouse guy is great and really friendly. The course was in decent shape, a few greens needed work but everything else was fine. For some reason people where driving all over the course on golf karts. These people didn't have clubs, just driving the karts all over the place (cart path, no path, through the woods, across the greens, wrong direction on the course). My favorite was when I was attempting a birdie put on 11 and the kid ran the golf kart into the woods screaming his head off. Needles to say, no birdie. I will not be going back to this place again, unless I am need of a good golf kart race. Don't go for golf
July 28, 2014
The fairways and some of the surrounding areas on the course could use some sprucing up.
July 16, 2014
Great cheap course.
This course far surpassed mine and my 3 buddies expectations. They've take great care of the course aside from a few greens in which had some erosion issues. It was fantastic. It was challenging, but not too challenging. My only recommendation is to place Hole markers to at the tees to indicate what hole you're on as we did get turned around after the back 9 as you have to cross over whole 5 to get to whole 10 which turned out to be rather confusing, due to the layout of the cart path. Otherwise, staff was friendly and a bucket of range balls was only $2. Would highly recommend playing.
July 15, 2014
Very interesting - makes you think. Variety of layouts.
I had not played this course in years and was pleasantly surprised with the upgraded conditions. The fairways are well kept and the greens role smooth and quick. I will definitely go back.
July 15, 2014
This course is in great shape. The conditions continue to improve and this is shaping up to be a fantastic track to play. The only drawback is they aren't running a bar and grill, but they do allow you to bring your own snacks and drinks. I have been playing this course for about 15 years now and the staff has always been courteous and the course is fun for all levels. Will play here again.
July 4, 2014
Bang for the buck
My family used to be members at southland years ago. It has always had some issues with course condition. For instance, it is in a valley and thus you will experience many soggy areas, esoicall after rain. There are also many dead areas on greens due to shade and poor circulation.
That being said, this course is good for the money. I would guess that southland has no money for capital improvements after several years of owner changes and bankruptcies. But given limited resources they keep the course up well. Greens are bright and fairways true.
Bring your own water; u will find limited quantities on course. Also there are no snack and drinks to speak of so bring your own. But it is a tough course worthy of a challenge. Enjoy for a cheap round but don't think it will be a breeze. Mystery valley next door is much easier.
June 30, 2014
I have always enjoyed this course and it appears to be on the way back. The greens were for the most part in excellent shape (GA heat is tough on greens). A couple of holes showed signs of stress from summer heat but otherwise everything was in good shape. I only gave them a Fair rating for food becuase nothing was open and there were no signs of a beverage cart.
June 30, 2014