My family and I just finished golfing here and I was really disappointed with the experience. We're not great golfers by any stretch of the imagination but we were looking for a low-key place.
We were rudely told off by the golf police twice, once for cart policies that weren't explained in the pro shop and one because we were going going too slowly. We were going as fast as we could, but again, we're not great golfers and there were four of us. We tried to let other groups behind us to play through but everyone behind us seemed to be going at a pretty similar pace.
I have never been treated like this on any other course I've been at.
Additionally the course wasn't as great as we'd expected greens wise.
Bottom line, if you're a good golfer you might be a better fit here but if you're a beginner choose a different course.
Let me be clear. My three stars is a compliment. It is "A-OK." It is not a put-down or criticism. It is a place I would go back to. All right, now that we have that behind us, on to the review:
Went here with my brother (first time for both of us). Was pleasantly surprised all around. The staff (Kathy in particular) was great - very helpful, very friendly. Kathy filled a bag of ice (doubled bagged it actually) and put it in the back of our cart for our drinks - bonus points for sure.
It wasn't terribly expensive. $25 per 18 holes (I think?), plus more for a cart. Definitely reasonable. The course itself is surprisingly good. It is relatively open, with few trees, but it makes good use of hazards, particularly water/marshes/pond/streams. They don't take up much space, but their placement is very strategic and makes course management truly important.
It IS right by OR-22, but the traffic isn't too distracting. The course is pretty beautiful (we were finishing up just at sunset and it was pretty freaking amazing).
All in all a fun course that I would definitely recommend and go to again.
I haven't played here since they added the second nine, so this review is based upon the original 9. I've played here maybe 5 times, and usually have a good time. There are no trees, thus no shade, so it can get warm in the summer. It's a newer course, thus not too mature yet. It sits right next to HWY 22, so it can be noisy on 3 holes. Fairly easy to walk, as the only two holes next to the clubhouse sit on a hill. The quality of the course is OK, and the layout simple. Cheaper place to play...so worth the trip from the Salem-area.