Warminster's Five Ponds Golf Course
Pace of Play and No Help
Course is very walkable. Greens were a bit rough. While on course, called Pro Shop twice (hole 7 and hole 12) requesting ranger assistance with mega-slow, inexperienced foursome. Individuals from this group held up other groups in adjacent fairways. One one hole, slow group had caused four groups to be backed up on it. If ranger responded to call #1, it did little good. On second call, Pro Shop didn't answer (call placed 25 minutes before posted Pro Shop closing). Group finally let our group through on hole #16. Courses that don't actively manage pace of play get put on my "Do Not Play" list which why I would not recommend this course to a friend. If corrected, I would recommend this course especially if greens improved.
June 12, 2015
Always fun to play
I always enjoy playing the course. Some greens are a little beat up and still need to fill in from the weird spring we had. Pace of play could be better, but a lot of that depends on who your playing with and if your losing balls into hazards or water on some holes. Generally the course is in good shape.
May 26, 2015
Course condition is not up to par at all. Used to come to this place for better greens, fairways and tee boxes. Very disappointed. Double booked with the outing group, makes us on the edge as well although course manager accommodated and the whole outing group were playing at decent pace.
May 22, 2015
Worst greens I have ever played on.. every green but one suffered major damage from the winter.. fairways were also horrible. Layout is good but stay away until they are able to repair the course.
May 11, 2015
Greens are in terrible shape.
Nice layout for the course and challenging.
The distances makers are way off and deceiving. Greens are in terrible condition when I played.
May 5, 2015
Recovering from a harsh winter
Course is a nice track although there are holes that go back and forth that make it a bit of a shooting gallery Overall conditions were mediocre as the course is recovering from a harsh winter with a lot of winter kill on fairways and greens. This is more a cosmetic than playability issue. The greens look horrible but they putt ok. Some of the greens were a little bumpy. One of the best fetaures of this course is the greens so hopefully they will come around. The eighth green was in very good shape and is indicatve of what the course is usually like. Pace of play on a Tuesday afternoon was 4 1/2 which was a bit slow for our group of accomplished golfers who play fast. We waited on every shot and never saw a ranger. Course has a good range and practice facility. One of the better practice putting greens around.
April 28, 2015
Great Course if you want to wait alot.
The course is challenging and is always in great condition. However every time I played here was plagued with waiting. The course does not manage its tee times well, and anyone I have ever taken here or recommended to go in the past has had the same issue. This probably will not get better since the course has been selling groupons by the 1,000 with expirations in the near future. I understand courses are hurting, but this course does not balance tee times well, and likely wont any time soon with the offers it has sold.
April 9, 2015
Course was in good condition. Staff was great. Fun, relaxing time.
December 29, 2014