Gorgeous view here. We drive up here from New Jersey for a wedding. It was worth it. The scenery was amazing. The food was good also.
First, the disclosures:
- 18-20 handicapper
- I prefer cheap tracks w/ no dress code.
- I usually walk, and I'm a sucker for scenery.
I played there recently and shot my best 18 ever (85). It was $40 (or so) to walk on a Saturday afternoon (though I'd have paid the same w/ a cart).
First, the place is beautiful. Rolling hills, distant mountains -- I'm sure it's spectacular in the fall. Bring a camera.
There are no cupcake holes, but each hole gives you a reasonable spot to miss the fairway. On at least 12 holes, the fairway is sandwiched between a steeply-banked side that funnels towards the fairway and a steeply-banked side that slopes away down to OB nothingness. As long as you miss on the side that banks towards, you're generally playable (if not good). Same with the greens. There's a ton of bunkers, but lots of greens are surrounded by rough that banks towards the green. If your approaches are long -- or you scull a bunker shot -- your penalty isn't catastrophic.
Anytime you go to an upscale course you worry that you are going to get your monies worth. I would say that if I payed full price to play here I would have been disappointed. Only paying $65, it was a fair price. Greens were slower than expected and many of the tee boxes were chewed up dirt. I was also confused about the bunker conditions, some were nice soft sand that would land the ball softly and some were hard dirt. Very inconsistent. I liked the layout with some tight driving holes and not an overly long course. Would play again only for a discounted price, definitely not worth full price.
One of our favorite courses for my wife and I. A very scenic course with beautiful mountains serving as the backdrop. The conditions are always good and staff friendly. The food is really good as well. Wife loves the chicken tenders at the turn as it is easy to eat and yummy. I love the chicken wings after the round along with their cheesesteaks. Definitely worth the drive to try it out.
This golf club has gorgeous outdoor views and very good customer service!