Date: 2006-Jul-31 Review by Alberta Bound
The greens are good and on the small side. A number of greens are inverted saucers so they are very hard to keep the ball from rolling off.
The fairways are in good shape for most of the holes. They have tried to make the course play a little harder by bring the rough into the existing fairways. There are yardage markers at 100 and 150. There are no bunkers on the course.
At least two of the tees have very little grass on them and one or two are not lined up with the green very well. Yardage signs are good but not a lot of variation between blue, and white tees. Some red tees are advanced a decent distance.
The front nine is better than the back nine in that the par is 36, however, it only has one par five and one par 3. There are mature tees on the course and for most of course they line the fairways. On the front nine there are two small ponds that you have to navigate. The back nine has a nice feeling in that there are large spruce trees and you get a kind of mountain feeling. However you have 4 par threes and only one short par 5 giving a par of 33 and 69 for the course. There are three par threes in a row on the back nine.
Value is good. It is a nice place to play when you are at the lake. They get a lot of traffic especially on weekends and holidays.
It is not a long course and with a par of 69 you can get a low score if you keep it on the fairways. Beside the par threes there are a number of short par fours. They have some tough greens that can present a problem. There are no sand traps which I think is too bad but my wife does not agree.
They have mature trees and as mentioned the back nine at times reminds you of mountain courses. Even though it is on the lake you don't see the lake at any time. There are some homes on the course and a number of holes go past a number of trailers.
They do not have a beverage cart but the clubhouse is right beside the green on nine and the tee at ten. The only staff I meet was the girl that checked us in so it is hard to comment on the staff. She was friendly and polite.
It is just a small log cabin with a nice little deck where you could enjoy a hot dog and beer after the game.
They do not have slope or index at this course which makes it hard to record your rounds here at your home course. However most of the golfers here may not have a home course and probably play at a number of courses. There are very few cart paths and the directions to the holes are clear as you can see the next tee box in most cases. They have an active mens and ladies group which play during the week.
I do play this course a few times each summer as we have a cottage close by. This year we have noticed improvement going ahead. They appear to be building a new green and thus making the 6th hole longer. There is construction of a new tee box on number 7. They have also added some mounds to the back of the green on nine.