$10 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2012 at 8am
Played here 7-27-12 for $15 with the Tee Time Golf Pass, a really good deal for this "interesting" course. Layout/design is very good, winding through an upscale development and some farmland, with lots of hills, rills, and other natural elevation changes. Adjacent homes are far enough away to never intrude on the course, although there is one par 3 that has a barn next to the fairway that has obviously come into play for many golfers, judging by the dings in the siding. Several holes are seriously downhill off the tee, notably #10, which has a pond fronting the super-large green: it takes a lot of confidence to go for that one in two (I laid up). Very few flat lies anywhere on the course. Most of the greens are average size, with a few small ones, and some huge, like #10. Overall, I liked the layout, although it would be very tough for a newcomer without some help from someone experienced with the course: there is a lot of trouble very close to the fairways, and shot placement is critical. I would also note that the scorecard is of no help: the cartoonish diagram of the course is of little value. No hole diagrams on the posts at the tee box, either. Bottom line: play with someone who knows the course. Conditions were OK: tee boxes and fairways were nice, greens were in excellent shape, putting medium fast, but bunkers were too firm, and had obviously not been raked in some time. There were also many wet spots in the fairways, so drainage looks to be a problem on some holes. Course is not walkable, in my view, due to elevation change and some long distances between holes. One very favorable comment: we encountered a number of workers on the course, and in every case, they shut down their machines as we played through. Nice touch! Clubhouse is smallish, but adequate, and staff was friendly and welcoming. Overall, I liked the course, and look forward to scoring at least five strokes better next time I play it!