Tanglewood Golf Club
Conditions are starting to slip up
1st time playing this course. Layout is excellent and very challenging. However, of the 90+ bunkers on the champions course, only about 15 of them had enough sand in them. attempting to play in most of the bunkers usually results in digging into some dirt or red mud. It also looked as if some of the bunkers had playground sand poured in them along with all of the rocks and pebbles on the playground. Greens are great and the fairways are in good condition as well. Will consider playing this course again in the fall but for the resources available to tanglewood park, the conditions are subpar and can't compete with the other nice public courses like forest oaks country club.
June 18, 2015
Greens aerator several weeks ago.
The greens on this course were recently punched and putting was difficult to control with such bouncy rolls!
June 8, 2015
Had a good time. very slow the course need ranger to keep up with slow play.
June 8, 2015
I came to Tanglewood with high expectations, but I am now extremely disappointed. I drove from just over 2 hours away to play a PGA caliber course but the condition of the course was absolutely horrible. Dead fairways and dead rough ran throughout the entirety of the course, maybe this was due to lack of rain. I would not recommend this course to anyone looking for a plush, better than average course. The only positive was the course layout, everything else was awful. You can spend the same amount of money and play a much nicer course in the Winston-Salem/ Greensboro area.
June 7, 2015
A challenging but fun and worthwhile course
I got a 3:16 tee time, and teed off shortly after that. I played in a threesome, from the blue tees. The clubhouse staff didn't know who I was supposed to be paired up with, so I just picked a couple of other people and played with them. Pace of play was very good in the first 9, but in the second 9 a slow foursome got in front of us somehow and made play seem excruciatingly slow (we waited every single hole). The whole round took 5 hours... the front 9 was 2hrs10mins, and the second 9 was 2 hrs40mins. The course was in good shape, though the greens were still recovering from aeration which made putting unpredictable. The course is pretty long, though there are only 2 par 5's and it plays to a par 70 instead of 72.
The main thing I would note about the course is this: there are a lot of sandtraps! There are plenty of fairway traps and every green is heavily guarded by sand. It's a Bobby Jones course, and I've heard that he imagined the green as a castle that was guarded and you had to really attack it... You WILL be in the sand at some point (if not many) during the day.
Also, the greens are large with quite a bit of undulation and movement to them. I really liked the greens, except that they were still recovering from aeration. I look forward to playing it again when I get the chance. I shot 42 front, 42 on the back, my first time there. I'll do better next time. The 18th hole is amazing... just wait til you see the green... awe & fear inspiring! Can't wait to take my Dad to play there when he comes to visit next.
One extra note: take $2 cash, because the course is inside some kind of state park, and you have to pay a $2 entry fee. It's a big park with LOTS to do... (pool, volleyball, horseback riding, more).
June 7, 2015
TANGLEWOOD SURVIVES THE WINTER
I have played numerous courses in the Triad this Spring and only a handful have any fairways to speak of. Tanglewood, Forest Oaks, and Gillespie managed to save their bermuda fairways through either rye seeding in the winter or in Gillespie's case, not spraying their weeds (which was a stroke of genius). At least 3 other courses have lost about 35% of their fairways.
June 6, 2015
Decent course to play on but with the fairway and green conditions it was over priced. Lots of sand traps but were not well maintained.
June 1, 2015
Tanglewood Champions Course
fairways and sand traps in horrible condition. Course was recently aerated so greens were expected to not be in top condition. Traps full of rocks and sand had more clay than sand. Fairways very much dead grass and deadpan and many spots under repair. Staff did not seem to be customer friendly and food was mediocre at best.
May 30, 2015