Iron Valley Golf Club

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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.

He would play this course again.

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This course is a all around gem. Not only do you have great course conditions and an amazing layout with a challenging hole each time you tee it up. But you also have the most friendly staff, they really made everyone in my group feel welcomed and valued l. Will be telling golfers from all around about this gem.

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Scenic and challenging.... No complaints and looking forward to playing again

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I understand wet conditions and cart paths only but 5 1/2 hours was extreme. Two playing partners left on the seventh hole. We observed one open hole on two occasions and didn't see a Ranger on the course after the seventh hole. There were some good holes on the course but also some questionable hole designs. It could be we weren't familiar with the course. Overall the course didn't fit my eye but because of the extremely slow play I'll allow my opinion could be tainted. That said I do think the par 5 seventh and 13th holes were awkward.

He would not play this course again.

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Very good, tough course. Some big elevation changes and nice surroundings of woods, lakes.
Very nice clubhouse, bar, patio, too.
I’d give this course 5 out of 5 stars. Definitely a great deal at the $29 I paid.

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