Iron Valley Golf Club

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Beautiful & challenging layout that is very well manicured. Would definitely play again.

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Despite the challenges that many mid-state courses have had this year with the rain, IVG was in excellent conditions through the green. Greens putted well, fairways were in great condition, and tee boxes were perfect. Kudos to the staff at Iron Valley!

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They booked way to many people for 2pm tee time. The front counter at first wanted to delay start time. Thankfully they changed their mind and let early arrivals start asap. The Marshall was extremely good at his job and kept the flow moving. The pace can make or break someone's complete experience good or bad. It turned out well but it was a little hectic at first.

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I had confirmed foursome reservation which wasn’t honored due to course having a scramble. Clubhouse manager was unapologetic and smug. Due to my guests having driven 1.5 hrs to get there- I asked about courtesy comp. Manager replied “Dude, I’m not giving free rounds to people just cause they walk in here and ask for one”

He would not play this course again.

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I’ll start with the basic. Clubhouse is great. The welcome was warm. Quiet weekend morning following a massive storm (and its Labor Day Weekend) so I was allowed to start as a single.

Pace of play: AMAZING, but you can’t expect this on any course. Finished in a brisk 2:15. Shocking part was I played well and FIVE groups kindly let me play through. I mean they saw me coming and waited for me on the tee box or they cleared the greens so I could try to hit on from 200 yards. Everyone has played as a single at some point and you run into the group in front of you knows you’re there and they just keep playing. I didn’t have to wait to hit a single shot as groups ranging from 2-4 waived me through.

The course is not for the faint of heart. Undulating fairways and deep bunkers with wooden beams protecting small greens makes course management more critical than most courses. The first par 5 is SUPER NARROW and requires precise shots huggin the right edge of the fairway. Hole designs are diverse and interesting. Elevations changes off the tee and approaching the greens means so you have factor in your club selection.

Greens were is good shape. Not great, but given the crazy weather this summer, better than most. I suppose the rains helped me on this day because you could stick the greens.

The last time I played this course, we drove 90-100 minutes. I remember thinking then that it was worth the drive and this round confirmed that. For anyone looking to play here, it’s worth the driving to play this gem and Royal Manchester.

So I should add that it POURED the day before flooding out many roads and highways. A part me was fearful that I’d drive 35 minutes to be told the course was closed. Surprisingly, while it was cart path and rough only, the course drains well enough that the onslaught of rain left most of the course dry and playable. But no biggie because somehow most of my shots landed on the half closer to the cart path.

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