Guest (cart included), played on Friday, December 2018 at 8:35 AM
Visiting this area and found one of my childhood friends Steve L, lives on the #15 hole. Made the connection, got a tee time to relive memories and play a beautiful layout. Even though it’s an golfing community layout, an average player can keep it between the houses and hit the wide fairways. With yardages from 7,162yd/72.7/130 down to 3,423yd/62.7/101 the seven (7) tee boxes, offer all levels of play. We chose the Whites at 6,171yd/67.8/114 with elevation changes, fairway shots to elevated greens were tough. Great conditions from tee to green today, made the trip worth while. Front 9 is mostly straight forward with generous landing areas, good size greens that are firm and smooth. No lack of sand traps/grass bunkers protecting greens, so get your yardages correct. I found that 1-2 extra club was needed, even though I had course marked yardages matching my GPS. Back 9 had some longer forced carries (150yds) that looked worse than they really were. Many holes had great views from the elevated tees that you don’t have in the courses on the northwest side of Phoenix. Next time we’ll pick the Blue tees at 6,,696yd/70.2/120 and take the challenge up one more notch. I ended up shooting 41/41 w/33 putts and made another golfing/friendship memory with my childhood buddy, Thanks Steve. If you’re in the area, don’t pass up the chance to play here and take in the views.
$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2019 at 7:20 AM
Back again to play with my childhood friend Steve on this sunny 90 degree day to play his course again. With the six (6) tee boxes from 7,162yds down to 3,423yds we choose the Whites 2,960/3,211 /67.8 / 114 with an Par 36/36. Front 9 still has some great hill top views with #4 396yd par 4 being the photo taken above. With the overseeding it was fully green but for some brown spots where the sprinkler doesn’t reach. Fairways were firm today but good full short grass to hit from. All of the traps had heavy sand, raked with an firm bottom. Greens are firm, green, smooth and rolling to a 9-10.....just the way we like them. Back 9 runs through the housing area a little more and seems tighter to the eye from the tee box. No holes really stick out, but the mostly elevated deserved respect for yardages and carry required. Ended up shooting 41/40 with 34 putts, laughing and sharing old memories...with golfing keeping the bond alive. It’s not always about how great a course is....but what is shared on it. Thanks again Steve for setting it up.