When I was living in Troy for 15 years, Pine Trace was my favorite public course in this area. We went back there today after 5+ years. It still remains very beautiful, staff were all friendly and professional, we had a blast time. It is four stars that it looks the price went up very high. Especially at the driving range, it used to be $3 or so for a bucket full practice balls, today it was $7.50. But we go back there again.
Pretty course, greens are in awful shape. Ranger is not helpful at all at keeping the course moving freely. When half of our foursome needed to stop at the turn, he would not allow us to let the twosome behind us through (makes sense, right?). We have waited on Almost every swing. Mark off six hours for a round here.
This place must be hurting, their range balls are 3+ years old. Its like hitting a bucket of rocks.
Do not play here for full price. Understand that this was a harsh winter and many greens were damaged, but this course seemed to get hit the worse. At least you would think they would give you a reduced rate due to the conditions... Nope! They even had the nerve to tell me that the greens were in great shape before getting a tee time. Cannot justify spending $48 for 18 here.
There was a time when I Played this course 3 times a week and there tee times were always on time and they paid very close attention to play time I remember the rangers use to come to me and ask me to speed up well that was my early years of golf now I am a on pace player and hate playing here because of the bad course management but I love this course it's fun not too challenging staff is friendly and the location is great