1757 Golf Club
Staff was good, course not so much
Slow pace of play and extremely challenging course lead to a frustrating day on the course. Greens and were very beat up. A lot of risks, but not many rewards if you put together good shots.
August 11, 2014
A pleasant surprise, almost ruined
My son and I were a bit uncertain at first, as the guys manning the bag drop and starting were uncommunicative and unhelpful. Turns out they were fill ins. Later met the regular starter, Walter, who could not have been nicer. The staff in the pro shop were incredibly nice and helpful. An impressive facility.
The course is tricky, with lots of water and muck. You can lose a lot of balls -- must play smart. Don't flirt with the water, lay up if you're between clubs. I'm looking forward to playing a second time, as I will know a lot better how to play.
Course is short, but the water and hazards make it play much longer. One thing I don't like, which is typical of some short courses, is the effort to add yardage at the tips by making some over-long par 3's. From the tips, the par 3's measure 200, 241 (just stupid), 180 and 181. The 241 yard hole is long by tour standards, and this isn't close to a tour course. It should be a short par 3 to have an appropriate mix, but the designer clearly felt the need to add some yardage. Thankfully, this is the exception, not the rule. Interesting and fair, if difficult, course otherwise.
A real nice round. It was pretty crowded Saturday afternoon, but the pace was reasonable. Until they let a foursome with at least 3 terrible golfers out on the back in front of us, where there was no space. It's a long distance from 9 to 10 -- you can't walk this course -- and when we got there the group that had been in front of us was reach 10 green, but a new group was now in front. Infuriating enough, and to add insult to injury they lost at least 8 balls -- not kidding -- off the tee. Could have ruined the day, but the group had the good grace to allow us to play through on 11. The group behind them was furious (I talked to them later), but at least we got through. Still had a wait on the par 3's, but not bad overall. And there is a practice area before the tee on the awesome par 3 18th hole, so we were able to practice bunker shots.
August 10, 2014
Challenging but nice course
Narrow with a lot of water and bunkers.
Somewhat challenging course.
But quality of course is very nice. Well maintained and friendly staff will make you enjoy this course.
Try to hit straight other than distance will result in better score.
BTW, it took me almost 5hr to finish the course on Saturday morning.
August 10, 2014
First Time at 1757
Challenging course despite not being an overly lengthy course. Luckily we were paired with a local couple who knew the course well, as some "beware" and "where to aim" inside info was necessary to avoid frustration. Feel like the design cuts some corners when it didn't need to, maybe a capital campaign will tie it all together. Confusing cart paths to tee boxes. Course in decent shape despite dry weather. True greens.
August 10, 2014
Nice Course - Greens need Rolled
Carts need serviced, had one die on 9....had to walk in. People just need to be more attentive.
August 7, 2014
Course was tough and divots where everywhere too many in my opinion
July 30, 2014
Good course but we waited
Good course but we waited on every hole. Wish the ranger would have moved things along
July 29, 2014
The course is a little gimmicky IMO. You need to know its layout in order to not get in trouble. Played the blue tees and hit 4 wood off the tee to stay out of trouble but still found it by going to far into a dog leg. It didn't show the pond cutting in on the score card. Reasonable conditions but nothing to brag about. I have seen much better public courses.
It does have an awesome practice facility.
July 27, 2014