Chester W. Ditto Golf Course
Good for those seeking low scores...
The course was in pretty great condition, the fairways are really good. Greens are a little slow, the greens aren't very challenging as most of them look pretty straight.
The 6th hole is pretty much unplayable.
Overall, I think this is a great course for the price. If you are looking for a course to challenge your golf game, then this is most likely not the place.
July 21, 2015
Very nice course.
Other than one hole, this course has awesome greens. Fairways are in great shape and they tak care of this course very well.
July 20, 2015
Fairways were in good shape. Greens were very slow. No. 6 is still in really bad shape. Play was fast and price was right.
July 16, 2015
Decent layout, Greens in rough shape
The course has a good layout with some good elevation change and some interesting holes. It's not a long course, but the greens are fairly small which keeps it challenging. All of the greens on the Saturday I played had VERY long grass. There was not much difference between the fringe and the greens. Many of the greens have been infiltrated by St. Augustine and roll rough. One green looks to have had some fungus issues as it was fairly baren and obviously under repair. The length of the grass was the biggest issue. I will try the course again in a couple of months to see if there is any improvement.
July 13, 2015
I have played Chester Ditto a lot and for the money it's not a bad value. The course layout is nice and challenging. I booked a tee time yesterday through golf now as I often do and during my round it started to down pour with thunder and lightening, I was completely soak and wet. I went to the club house to get a rain check for my round due to the fact that I only had a couple holes in and my clothes were all wet which left me very uncomfortable. Because I booked through golf now they said they were unable to give me a rain check although it's not the first time this has happened to me here and they have done it for me before but all of a sudden it's now an issue. The Manager advised me to contact Golf Now in a patronizing manner stating how honest a specific employee was and when Golf Now contacts the course to ask if the course was closed, he would say no, and invited me to stick around and wait for the weather to change. This could of perhaps been an option if I wasn't wearing a few extra pounds of rain water. I would of thought me being a loyal customer to the course spending a lot of money on golf and merchandise. The golf spikes I had on along with Chester Ditto logo polo I purchased at the course, and several other purchases throughout the years. I do not appreciate being spoken to in that manner nor do I think in this specific situation did the staff put me first and be sympathetic to the situation. It wouldn't of cost them any money to give a rain check, instead they just lost a loyal customer. I will not be returning to the course for a very long time if at all Lake Arlington has a good layout as well and their greens are significantly better.
July 9, 2015
The fairways were in great shape with the exception of a few muddy spots where either lawn mowers or golf carts had done some damage. The pace of play was good during the week and we didn't have to wait around.
I was really disappointed in the greens on almost every hole. They were very bumpy due to lack of care and some looked like they hadn't been properly mowed in a while. On one of the par 3 holes the green is basically nothing but sand with patches of grass. It was horrible.
I probably wouldn't return to play at this course.
July 9, 2015
Stay in the fairway at all costs
I am a high handicapper so I guess every course is somewhat challenging at this point in my golf career, but "Chester" as I call it is even more so. The front 9 is bearable with some wide open fairways but the back 9 has lots and lots and lots of trees with steep valleys between narrow fairways and if you hook or slice off the fairway just pitch it back into the fairway or it will sound like a ping pong game trying to get your ball out of the trees.
July 8, 2015
Moderate at Best
I once lived nearby and played this course 2-3 times a week when first opened. I moved several years ago and found other, more convenient venues. This was the first time I revisited in 10+ yrs. The layout is not too bad, a mix of wide open and tight fairways, ample sized greens. However, the course still suffers from hard-pan fairways and HORRIBLE greens conditions. Course desperately needs attention. Believe the City plans major, multi-million dollar renovation to improve conditions - hopefully, most of the attention to the course and not just clubhouse and parking lot. Played 9 holes for $26, wouldn't spend any more to play 18 here, sorry Ditto.
July 7, 2015