A lot of trees have been removed, but the trees never were a factor. When we played last week there was no wind. With wind it could be a links course. There are some challenging holes, especially on the back nine, especially the #18 green approach shot. Mark Twain would find this course a nice walk. The staff was friendly, but I agree with the other reviews $65 is too high when you are walking. So the solution for me is to play in the off season.
This course is not a Links course. Let me repeat myself. Not a links course. It has trees all over the course. Links courses do not. Has anyone ever seen a golfer stymied behind a tree at St Andrews. Also it is not along the ocean or bay. There are no wild and natural grasses. This is a parkland course close to the ocean. Very old school with small tough greens. Very difficult chipping. Lots of mounds and swales. Short in length but difficult. Good shape and great greens. Quirky. A bit pricey at $67.
This is a fun course, different layout than most. The greens are very good condition and very consistent. Though they are SMALL. The back 9 has very few flat landing areas so pick your spots well or just get used to uneven lies. It's forgiven off almost every tee, but that does not make it easy.
I do question though a rate of $65, as an early bird weekday round. And that is to WALK it. It's a good course and good condition, but I think they are taking advantage of the vacationers amd being the only legitimate course in the immediate area. But oh well, I've played it on two vacations now and will play it again.
Fun little golf course, excellent greens!