This golf course is a great Bang-for-you-buck kind of place. The driving range and green fees are reasonable for a course that is maintained and played by a wide range of golfers. The back 9 is really fun to play.
Played the front 9 a few days ago. Decent course. Fairways were all in good shape. One or Two of the greens needed improvement. Honestly the most deterring factor that made me decide i will never go back, was the rest of the golfers playing the course. On the second hole we had some old, low class, citizens yelling at us while we took our shots because they thought we were playing too slow. In actuality we ourselves were waiting on the tee for the group ahead of us. Multiple times these guys yelled, cussed, and insulted us. If that wasn't enough, they would tee off when we were in the middle of the fairway coming within 5 feet of us. We were so disappointed that when we returned our cart we mentioned it to the pro shop and they told us the group of TWELVE that we had the problem with are very frequent regulars. Can't play with trashy dudes, sorry parkway.
Murray Parkway is a pretty forgiving golf course, but is by no means an easy golf course. There's quite a bit of water to get lost in and a fair amount of trees if you leave the fairway. The rough is usually pretty sticky, but not inescapable. The bunkers contain real-life, actual, sand which is somewhat rare in this part of the world. There are some long holes, including the 600-yard par 5 #10. The super keeps this track in great condition so the fairways, bunkers, tee boxes and ginormous greens are always very playable and all your excuses have been pre-removed.
I would give Murray Parkway 4 stars, but the pace of play can be downright brutal as they tend to overbook and the "marshals" seem to be ineffectual nothings. A buddy and I played Murray yesterday and there was a foursome in front of us, with 3 empty holes in front of them, and two groups backed up behind us. We had to wait 5-10 minutes on every tee. The marshal came by and his response: "You're a twosome and they're a foursome. You should expect to wait." These guys were HACKERS... and they were SLOW. Everything was backed up really badly and the marshal did nothing. MP is really never my first choice because of the pace issues.