Tanglewood Golf Club
I grew up playing this course and conditions were good. There were a lot of divots in the greens that were not repaired. Overall the greens were true and faster than expected. The fairways were in good condition and most of the tee boxes were as well. Pace of play was slow especially on the back 9. Enjoyed the round but it was hard to get in a rhythm with the long wait between shots.
July 20, 2014
I agree w/igotthisone
igotthisone pretty much nailed it with the review. The layout is very good, I mean it's hosted PGA & Senior events but the was years ago. No sand bottles for divots. Greens good but but unfixed ball marks (players fault but...). GolfNow discount made it a good value and the deer roaming around were nice/relaxing.
July 19, 2014
Championship layout by a master designer
A unique opportunity to play a public course that has hosted a major championship. The layout and design of this Robert Trent Jones masterpiece offer a true sense of what the pros face in a high caliber course which feels like it has the capability to still test the best players. The course is well bunkered from tee to green and requires accuracy and length from the tee, while the greens have multiple tiers which require careful club selection.
July 16, 2014
Fallen from Grace
I've played this course over the years and like so many courses this has been on a decline due to the economy and declining revenue. I love the course layout, the history, the challenge but it needs a bit of love. The bermuda on the tees and several fairways is thin for this time of year. The greens are good, very soft so you can go after the pin but as a result the greens are scarred due to people not repairing ball marks. Traps are assorted, some have recently had top grade white sand like that at Augusta and others are basically red gravel. Overall, it is a good round but I'm sad to see this poor course age like it is without getting the love it deserves.
July 15, 2014
Getting a little shabby around the edtes
Tanglewood championship course is a real golf challenge, and it all comes around the greens. The course is covered with sand traps. Fairway traps re well situated to catch your slices, but it's easy enough to stay out of them.
The greenside traps on the other hand, gobble up everything that doesn't hit the putting surface. Bring your best iron game.
JUst getting on the green, however, isn't enough. Most are multi-tiered and have subtle breaks everywhere.
The greens are in excellent shape, and a well hit putt will keep its line.
Sadly, the care of the tee boxes and fairways seems to have fallen off, and they are not in great shape. There are lots of bare spots and weeds are creeping in.
Too bad. this is a gem of a course that is now at risk at falling into B status.
July 12, 2014
The course was fun to play and a good challenge. It was nice to play there and see the memorabilia from tour events in the past. We were treated well and had a good time.
July 9, 2014
no problem with the course itself. problem we had and the group in front of us is that our tee times were not received by course employees. "worked us in" and tried to charge me (again) for playing even after I had given them the receipt I had printed out. good thing I carried it with me. my first time using golfnow. will try it one more time and see if it is worth using in the future. very frustrating being told you don't have a tee time.......
July 7, 2014
It needs a little TLC. Some tee boxes were thin, fairway were nice. Greens rolled smooth but were a little slow. Overall great course, very challenging with tons of tradition!
June 30, 2014