My buddies and I got a 4th of July deal for $25 included 18 holes, cart and a hot dog at the turn. Awesome...because I am cheap! We got a bucket of balls as well for $5 and hit the range which was in great shape. Beautiful thing was they had everything separate, a range, a putting green and a chip/sand green. All were in excellent shape.
Typically the courses in Monroe are flat, but this one had some nice fairways to make it more of a strategic shot off the tee. The one thing I enjoyed about the fairways was the ability to drive through the ball and take a nice divot, usually with some courses in the area with the land being hard you can't really do that. Tee boxes were a bit hard, but not too bad.
Greens rolled excellent and were in really great shape, very true puts. Bunkers were A+ on point with great sand, raked and perfectly edged.
Overall my friends and I really enjoyed the course and we will end up playing it again. The homes on the course are beautiful, grass was green and well maintained which makes the course look even better. Staff and amenities were great as well. Check them out!
He would play this course again.
I enjoyed playing the course. There are some great risk/reward holes. The greens seemed a little beat up. Apparently, nobody like to fix their ball marks or replace divots. They should get the sand mix for the golf carts to fill divots. Bunkers needed raking also. The staff was very friendly. The price seemed a little high for a course that looks that beat up.
He would play this course again.
There are very few courses that are fun to play, interesting, and well-maintained. This is one of those few. Played from the Gold tees it is a 6,800 yard challenge for even the best of golfers, the 6,400 yard black tees test the hopeful single digit cappers, and from the whites, at 5,700 yards it is perfect for the high capper and weekend golfer.
The front nine, starting off next to a farm on #1 (don't miss right!) the course meanders through a beautiful subdivision on holes #2, #3, and #4 (you never feel close enough that you might hit a house with an errant tee shot). You break away from houses into beautiful scenery on #5 and #6, heading back to the clubhouse with water coming into play on #7, #8, and #9.
The care for detail at this course is exceptional. At the turn there is a cooler stocked with ice cold bottled water for $.25 - a quarter! No nickel and dime strategy here. Fresh coffee and snacks at the snack bar too.
The back nine has a distinctly different feel than the front. A few large homes dot the landscape, but it jumps between wooded and open, rolling hills. After a sharp dogleg left on #10, #11 is one of my favorite holes, a short, nearly reachable par 4 riddled with bunkers in the landing area. A great risk/reward hole. #12 is a short par 3, a nice breather before lengthy holes #13 and #14. A split fairway on a tree-lined #15 adds interest. Get out with a par at #16 and avoid the water short on the par 3 #17 while looking forward to a great birdie chance on the reachable par 5 #18.
In conclusion, this course is playable, yet most importantly it is interesting and fun. No two holes are alike. The condition is immaculate for a public course. The rates are reasonable, even at peak weekend times, and are a downright steal weekdays and after 2. The friendly atmosphere resonates throughout. There are no rangers or starters, adding to the laid back feel, and despite this I've never encountered slow play.
The closest comparable courses in quality are The Legacy in Ottawa Lake and The Lakes of Taylor, both of which are much more intense to play, and lack the friendly, laid back feel of Carrington. You won't be disappointed.
It's a nice course. They yelled at us for bringing the cart to the car to get our clubs, first time I have ever heard of such a rule, and they acted like we were crazy for not knowing the rule which I thought to be odd, but basically it is a good course.
Carrington Golf Club is, without a doubt, the best golf course in Monroe, County. Every hole has it's own 'challenge'....no two holes even close to being the same. I play the course every year and the greens were in better shape this summer than I have seen them in years! Friendly staff. Great rates......especially for the economy. I will continue to play the course for as long as I can.