Date: 2007-Oct-19 Review by Alberta Bound
There were a number of bunkers around the greens and the sand was soft and plentiful. Some of the bunkers needed trimming as grass was growing in them. One green was a little spotty but the fringe and the rough were fine on all greens.
They are generous in most cases but a few give the impression of being tighter then they are. The yardage was marked by rocks at 150 and 200 with a red peg at 100 and a yellow disk at 250. The rough was cut and the grass was not too tall.There was some bush, especially number nine where there was some deep dense bush. Some of the fairways had trees planted but they are still very young so they do not play a big role other then defining the fairway.
Tees were in decent shape and they had ball washers, shoe cleaners and garbage cans. There were shelters at 2, 4, 6 and some more placed every few holes around the course.
The first hole is a par five dog leg left with trees on the left so a good shot is required at the start. The next three holes are straight away with number 4 being a par five with the road on the right and the practice fairway on the left. This sounds tight but there is plenty of room. Number 7 is a par 4 that can be driven. Number 8 is a good par three with a long water carry to a bunker protected green. Number nine comes back to the club house with the trees along the right and a lake that comes into play if you are not careful. On number 11 and 14 you have to be careful as you can reach the water with your drive. Number 18 is a nice hole as the second shot requires accuracy because the green is protected on the right with trees and a large lake on the left. If this is not enough the fairway slopes from right to left. A number of holes are wide open as the trees are still young.
We played near the end of the season and they charged full prices even though they had started to put the course to bed for the winter. My partner had left his glove at home and could not purchase one as there was very little stock in the pro shop. Washrooms on the first and 12th tee were locked, there was no water in the ball washers and they were blowing water out of the water lines which created a lot of noise. They had also put bags over the signs containing the map of each hole. There were other items that were missing or not at the same level as the main part of the summer.
Water comes into play on about 7 holes. There is not a lot of rough and most balls can be found. Over all this course gets a lot of play because it is user friendly.
The course is built on slightly rolling land. There are some homes built along a few of the fairways. The road runs along the west and north side of the course. Since the trees are not mature the course has an open appearance.
Did not meet any of the staff other then the young fellow in the pro shop so it is hard for me to comment on it. I assume that it is okay.
The club house nice and it is very large with two floors. The top floor has the restaurant with a good deck overlooking the 9th green. They have some large function rooms that can accommodate your golf tournaments and good size weddings.
They have a good halfway house that helps speed up play. The practice range is good and they have a putting green. The parking lot is paved but they have an overflow parking area that is not paved. There score card is very good and the carts have rain covers. The course has been mapped for IGolf GPS.
This is a very popular course and seems to get a lot of play. There are discounts available that help bring the green fees down.