P.B. Dye Golf Club
What I expected from a Dye-sign. Elevated greens, multiple tiered greens (2-putts are nice), deceptive tee shots (some blind). Thought it was one of the more fair Dye courses I've played. Course knowledge would help for next time, especially where to leave it on a few of the greens (#2 severe left to right slope, #10 not as severe back to front as it looks, #12 is just stupid). Love the layout and will be back to break 80 next time.
December 14, 2014
Great Fall Day
Read some bad reviews of the course, but played it years ago, loved it, and decided to try it out again. Sure, many blind shots, but nothing I thought was unfair or deceiving. Condition was great for Nov and pace of play was great! Soft greens, so lots of divits that players did not fix. I probably fixed 3-4 extra on each hole. Definitely will go back, even with a 45 minute drive to get there.
November 10, 2014
Seen better conditions
Glad I used golfnow for a $30 discount off regular greens fees. Would have paid $75 for a course where it looked like the greens haven't recv'd much love. You ask for that type of money this late in the season, you gotta make me want to come back. Maybe another time.
November 2, 2014
Amazing course! Very difficult but fun. Lots of blind shots and green elevation changes. Course was in amazing condition. Lost a ball or two in the rough due to long grass and leaves. My ball must of been right off the fairway but gone forever. Putting was a real challenge but fun. Didn't really care for #5, it was a bit too long for my par 4 tastes. I'll be back to try this one again.
October 7, 2014
The course is always a challenge. Had several slow players in front of us never saw a Marshall but overall wasn't to bad. Course was not in great shape like I'm accustomed to there but always enjoyable
September 23, 2014
Course was in IMMACULATE condition and VERY challenging. My only complaint is the gnats. Love the course!
September 3, 2014
I had a wonderful time with my friends.
My score was 80.
Isn't it wonderful?
September 2, 2014
These Greens Are Insane
This is a multifaceted review to explain my 2/5 rating, which I normally reserve for courses barely above the dog track level.
For starters, the course is pretty beat up. All the tees are very rough and chewed up. Some of the fairways are patchy, and the fairways are ok for the most part. The rough is super high on some holes, and hardly there on others. So the condition is inconsistent.
Then there are the greens. You cannot fire at the flags here. You must fire to the right slope or level or section of the green. Quite often this does not involve the flag at all. Then putting on them? Let's put it this way, PB Dye has a reputation of being a bit loose, but he had to be on something quite strong to create these greens and thick they are playable. They are really unfair in a lot of places, especially hitting from high rough. Oh, and being a Dye, all the greens are slightly elevated above chipping areas and sand traps with railroad ties. They look pretty, but are a bear to deal with.
Then there is the other big problem of the course... the blind shots. You need a batting helmet to play it when it's busy. Not from stray side to side shots, but as we found out today from ignorant idiots who call themselves "members" that just hit into you. I caught a ball on 1 hop I was lucky enough to see at the last minute on #12, only to have another come right to my feet just after. This led to quite a confrontation and a 25 year old ranger who was clueless what to do about it. Fortunately the idiots disappeared after quite the yelling match between us.
So all in all I'd say give it a whirl once. Don't pay full freight for it, it's no where near worth it. Be prepared for ignorant idiots hitting at you, and accept the fact that 2 putts on all the greens are pretty good.
August 29, 2014