Patriots Glen Golf Club

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I booked this course to try out because I got a good rate for a Saturday. It rained the night before and the course was very wet. Many sand traps were filled with water and there were leaves not only in the rough, but also on the fairways. I lost several balls I should not have lost because of the leaves.

I played by myself and got through the front 9 in under 1 1/2 hours. However, when I made the turn there was a group of three and a group of two ahead of me. No clue how they got in front of me because I never saw anybody in front of me once a group of three allowed me to play through on the second hole. Needless to say, the back 9 took over two hours.

Like other reviews have stated some tee boxes need work and some of the fairways are bare. I did like the layout and would like to try this course again when the course is not as wet and the leaves are not all over the course.

It's early November so anytime you can get out and play is a good day. Don't overpay for this course, but it's not nearly as bad as all the other reviews (or maybe my expectation were just so low after reading all the bad reviews I had such low expectations) that I was pleasantly surprised.

If you are an above average golfer, you probably would not like this course because of the conditions. However, if you are an average / intermediate golfer who enjoys going out and playing a round, it was not too bad.

He would play this course again.

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So I found a $20 deal for a round of golf here, and I am afraid to say that I overpaid for the round.
Let me preface my review with this statement, I have worked in the golf course maintenance field for the last 10 years. Of those 10 years, 9 of them have been in the transition zone. So I fully understand the challenges that this course and crew face. I currently work at a course that actually received more rain and hot weather than Patriots Glen did this year, based on some quick weather history research. Now back to my review.
I am not certain why the course is in the condition it is currently in. Basically, I can not determine if the condition is due to a lack of care, a lack of knowledge or a lack of money. For those that say “someone needs to spend some money to get the course back in shape,” no amount of money can fix this course if the people doing the work don’t care or don’t have the knowledge base to complete it properly.
There is a lot of dead grass, I mean ALOT, all over the course. The tee boxes are mostly dirt and algae is most cases, there are greens with less than 50% living grass and the fairways are more than 70% dead. Most of the dead grass on the fairways is due to the weather changing and the warm season weeds declining, and I would say the same for the tee boxes. The dead grass on the greens is another story completely. Most of the dead grass on the greens is due to lack of care. By lack of care I am saying that the grounds crew needed to hand water the hot spots on the greens when the weather was hot to prevent the grass from declining.
Overall, the course is amazingly still wet. There are spots on the course in fairways and rough the are absolutely mud. There are obviously drainage issues that need to be addressed, but there are also a lot of trees and under brush surrounding the holes that needs to be removed. Found this will increase air flow and allow the course to dry out faster, and help to prevent the grass from drowning. There are bunkers that have algae growing in the standing water because they have no working drains and no one has pumped them out.
All that could be from lack of knowledge, however, when the water in the ball washers smells like rotten stagnant swamp water, that is a lack of care.
Additionally, I played the course today, and can tell you first hand that the pin locations had not been changed in at least 3 days. Again a lack of care.
Simply put, for those that made it this far, I hate blowing up other courses, but something needs to be done with this course. It is a wonderful layout and rightfully challenging. But if no one cares about, knows how to or wants to pay to fix it, then it will go along the wayside like so many other challenging under managed courses, it will be forced to closed.

He would not play this course again.

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Over the past several years the course has been going downhill. It’s at a point now, your better off playing in a cow pasture. They should not charge anyone to play here and yet the rates are higher than other courses in the area.

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I go back to this course every so often just in hopes they put a little time and money into it. The layout is pretty good with some challenging holes. However the condition is awful, tee boxes burnt completely, fairways with giant areas missing, rough in poor shape. I wish they'd truly invest in this course get the drainage right and lay some good grass seed. If the tee time is over $20 don't go here.
Couldn't even get a hot dog at the turn cause the restaurant was out of food and they didn't have a cook until 5 p.m......

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The course had potential in the spring. It was close to being really nice if they just kept doing what they were doing. But seems like they stopped taking care of it once the warm weather arrived. I play because it is priced reasonable. You just have to move your ball to a descent spot on the fairways & sometimes have to move away from a pothole on the greens.

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