Unique Layout and Great value
This course has good things and bad things about it.
First, the bad things. The course is very cheap to play, and because of that, gets very busy on good weather weekends. Another result of cheap rates is course conditions. The greens are always furry and slow, and the course does not drain very well in some low spots. Also, there is no pro shop or snack bar. If you get hungry and want something to eat, make sure you bring it with you. They do sell some balls and have some candy bars and crackers, but not much else.
After all of that, I still consider this course as one of my favorites. This course has one of the most unique layouts I have ever seen. After the first two holes (par 4's), there are not any more back to back holes of the same par which nearly all other courses have. The front 9: par 4, par 4, par 3, par 5, par 4, par 5, par 4, par 3, par 4. The back 9: par 4, par 3, par 4, par 5, par 4, par 3, par 4, par 5, par 4. It has a lot of variety also: two drivable par 4's, a long par 5, a short par 5, a par 5 that you have to layup on the tee shot but can then go for the green in 2 with a well struck 3 or 5 wood, an island green par 3, and beautiful mountain views throughout the course. And because of the no snack bar, the course encourages you to bring coolers. The only thing better than a course having cheap beer prices is BYOB.
Anyone who plays this course should not expect Augusta conditions. But, $20 on a weekend for 18 holes of golf with a cart in unbeatable. A great course to play with your buddies and have a great relaxed time for cheap.
I give this course 4 out of 5 stars based on the course layout, value, and fun.
May 12, 2013