Course is in very good condition but a 5 hour plus round of golf is not enjoyable. Marshall and staff seems to take the attitude that it's a Saturday and you the customer need to deal with it. Instead of moving the 1 or 2 foursomes along or up to the proper tees the 80 plus other groups need to put up with it! Will not be back to this course on a Saturday! Suggestion...if players show up without a GHIN...make them play the forward tees!
The grounds crew made a mess out of the greens. Fire ants on the greens. My golf cart died on the tee box on the 18th hole and could not play it. Left the cart and walked to the clubhouse. Talked to the pro-shop manager and he said there wasn't nothing he could do and gave me a coupon for my next round. What a joke!
The only good thing I can say it the course is long and challenging.
Rule #1 in business....take care of your customers.
Great staff that made me feel welcome and happy to help. As well as two carts during the round so whether you forgot that Gatorade or need a beer you're covered. Also the marshall was great even for me as a youngster on the corse which is big as I'll go to many courses and be ignored or looked down on because I've yet to sprout any gray hair. Also a lot of water stations which are needed at any Texas golf course.
The course itself was in good condition on the greens, fairway, and tee boxes for the most part. Occasionally a little to hard but not bad (now I don't take large divets so it's hard to say).
Tough part were many of the bunkers were harden mud and just past the light rough was mostly dirt. So basically keep it straight or give yourself a little relief if you don't want to hurt yourself or your clubs.
Enjoyed the front nine which to me felt more technical while the back nine of the Lakes course felt more about going the distance of the longer par fours and few par fives. Also watch out throughout the course for the water! I had a few shots that I thought had a perfect fade or draw around doglegs only to find out that with that little bit of spin it rolled in to a water hazard.
Look forward to going back and improving my score!
I just moved to the area and I am looking for courses that I like. I played the Lakes course today and I enjoyed it. Only pulled out the driver maybe 4 times. Lots of strategic shots off the tee. I struggled a little with the visual layout. As its my first time I couldnt alway get a good feel for the hole but that will change as I become familiar with the course.
Conditions were a B, not great but not bad.
They had 2 cart girls out there. They were friendly and seemed to always be around which was nice.
Pace of play was not very good. Played in about 5 hours. It was crowded and the group in front of us were terrible but I dont think we could have played through anyway. I did see a ranger a couple of times and they were friendly and seem to be monitoring play even though it was a bit of a logjam
I played for a twilight rate and I would go back, its not far from me and it was better than the last course I played here.
Nice course but overpriced, especially considering all of the construction. I also wasn't going to leave a review originally but I felt it necessary to let people know that they actively enforce the "no outside alcohol" rule... To the point where the cart girls will rat you out. So be careful, even if you do buy a good amount from them and expect to tip accordingly.