Inniscrone Golf Club
bring lots of range balls ... not good balls ...
this course is hard enough with the layout, but the greenskeepers want to make it harder by leaving the raggedy grass up. If you land on the fairway but roll into the rough, plan on spending 5 minutes trying to find that ball... or just give up. You'll find a few stepping on them before you find yours. No leeway. You will lose it anyplace but the fairway. Will not play again ..
October 19, 2014
It's a golf course, try mowing it.
This was my second time playing Inniscrone and I probably won't be back which is too bad because I like the design. It's a fair layout and the greens are nice. The reason I won't be back is because it wasn't fun to play a golf course that had rough that rivals most US Opens. My group consisted of very competent golfers and we were searching for balls that were literally 5 feet off the fairway almost every hole. Second, we were confronted by a very rude ranger. I get it's his job to speed up play and I agree with the premise however he could have been better about it. Also, we wouldn't be slow if we weren't looking for balls all day! Third, there were leaves all over the greens. I get it's October and that's supposed to happen but it was tedious to clean our lines on every green. It would have been good to have staff blow them off the greens on occasion.
October 19, 2014
What a Hidden Gem
From the recent reviews that I have read,I wasn't expecting this course to be in such good condition. From the moment that my partner and I pulled up in the parking lot ,we were treated very well. Getting to the course. The fairways and greens were as good as any that we've played this year and as long as you kept the ball in play ,you have the opportunity to score well.That is,if you are a good putter. The layout itself will keep you in a good mood. We will be back to play here many more times. We traveled over an hour to get here but,it's well worth the trip.
October 14, 2014
Inniscrone is great!
I love this course. Over 4 rounds, it's always been in good condition. The layout is fairly open, with good use of elevation changes. I'll definitely be back for more rounds. Thanks golfnow for a great deal.
October 4, 2014
Beautiful September day!
Wasn't sure what to expect. My first time playing this course. The guys in the pro shop were very helpful explaining the more difficult holes. I played pretty well...36 front...38 back. Very challenging and a premium on hitting fairways. Fairways and greens were very nice, but the tees boxes and bunkers needed some attention. Fortunately, I was only in two bunkers. Overall, nice course and would definitely play again.
September 24, 2014
Fixing Ballmarks too much to ask
Inniscrone has done a great job making the course very playable.The work they've done on 16 is great. If only you could get the aHoles to fix ballmarks the greens would be good.The layout is one of the best around.
September 14, 2014
not a CC any longer
this is a Gil Hanse design for a high end CC, and I liked the course more when it initially went public. Houses are now apparent on many of the holes, and the devilish aspects to the course are continually disappearing in attempt to increase revenue. Unfortunately many courses are in the golfnow.com cycle of deep discounts creating its own set of issues.
As for the course, I found it in good shape. Many of the greens were just damp and marked up more than expected, and the bunkers could be reclassified as waste areas as some may have missed any maintenance this season. It still is one of my favorite courses, and the entire course crew are top notch doing the best the can with their constraining limitiations. There will always be issues with the course being too hard for many to enjoy, the pace of play when stuck behind a group struggling, etc.. But I will be back.
September 14, 2014
I was given the most detailed instructions on how to play here vs "other courses". Greens could use some maintenance as well as player etiquette. Ball marks shoe scuff marks. Monday tee time and it appeared the cups had been in place for at least 4 days. Sand traps were horrendous. It is given, rain is hard on them, but not one had been edged this year nor raked after the rainfall the prior night. Purchased a bucket to hit and we're instructed how to use the machine with the tokens. Really? Not one ball in unit. Back to the club for instructions to hit those left over there. No ranger. Grass in some places 8 inches long. Course was not wet but very moist and played long. If you like to bomb it and have fair control you can score ok. For beginners it will claim alot of your golf balls. The more wind the more it will claim. Lastly, every cart on the course needed to be cleaned. I noticed several with bald tires and the one I was issued felt like the steering linkage was going to fall apart at any time. Honestly, I really don't think anyone associated with the course cares enough to try to improve the place. I played it once and sincerely state, I'll never mention going back to my golf buddies.
September 8, 2014