Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club
First time at Alderbrook
Greens were in fantastic shape and from the tee boxes you had to plan your drive correctly on what side of the fairway you want to hit on. Very playable course for a mid handicapper.
July 22, 2015
Played on a hot summer day. Took a cart due to the 90 degree heat. The carts have coolers and a girl from the restaurant cleaned and filled ours with ice. The course is a fair test. It was in great shape and the greens rolled nicely.
July 19, 2015
Out in the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. Greens are always in good shape and three sets of tees to choose from.
July 4, 2015
golf, wild life and sunshine
I played 3 rounds during my week stay at the resort. From the resort, it was easy access, about a 5 min scenic drive through the tall trees up the hill to the course. They have a good practice range with hitting from the grass and mats, with two putting greens and sand trap practice area. The club house atmosphere is really nice and there are scenic views of the surrounding area to enjoy.
I would nickname the course as being "risk and reward". The fairways are cut through the tall pines with a few houses along the fairways. Several holes have elevation changes and medium to narrow fairways with forgiving greens, so good shot placement to the short grass from the tee box leads to way to the possible score rewards.
The course challenges the balances of my game, driving accuracy, fairway shots, chipping and putting. I consider the course to be an exercise of patience between the eagerness to circle a birdie score on my card and the rush to hit a shot into the trees.
Since Longer hitters can reach several of the par 4's from the tee box and a couple of the par 5's offer that eagle putt opportunity, however miss hit a shot and the score can turn into a big fat 10 really quick.
I played from different tees each round from the tips to the green tee's and enjoyed each of them equally. I played at different times morning, mid-day, and evening rounds and seeing the wildlife: deer, birds and bunny rabbits around the course during the morning and evening hours was a bonus.
The last round I played this week was in the evening and I was paired with a couple of local guy's (Paul and Dick) who shared a little of their course knowledge and good humor that really enhanced the Alderbrook experience. If you have an opportunity to play at Alderbrook, I would suggest to tee it high, aim for the short grass, hit it long and stay out of the trees.
June 28, 2015
Slow, slow, slow.
This would have been a 5 star review, but for two things; the time it took to play 18 and the restaurant couldn't get my hot dog order out to me in a timely manner.
First, I ordered a hot dog from the restaurant with 15 minutes before tee time. I went to the 1st tee to load my bag on the cart and meet the people I was paired up with. After 5 minutes I went back in to pick up my hot dog and they hadn't started it. By this time we were on the tee box so I told them I would get it at the turn. On hole 9 I called the restaurant and ordered a hot dog. When I went to pick it up they looked around and apologized because they hadn't started cooking it. They claim someone took it. My 4-some hit their tee shots and the hot dog was finally done.
Secondly, the pace of play was extremely slow. It was a 5 and 1/2 hour round. Extremely slow.
The positives, the course was in great condition and provides many challenges for golfers of all skill levels. This is a course that requires course knowledge to manage it effectively. A definite 5-star course, but slow play and inefficient restaurant service drops the rating.
June 23, 2015
The course is in very nice condition, especially the greens; it is a little more expensive than other course is in the area, but a Golf Now deal can make it bearable.
June 8, 2015
the course was immaculate and the staff was very friendly and professional
I can't believe it was 25 dollars with Cart. I've played courses that 6 or 7 times more and not even half as nice as alderbrook on top of all that the friendliest staff you'll ever meet. I will be back many times more in the future and will recommend this course to everyone. Thanks again to the staff of alder brook for a great experience
May 27, 2015
A must play
Overall a very nice layout good views and well kept!!! It's a must play and for 20 with a cart it's hard to beat!!!!!
May 21, 2015