Agree with Jim and Bob. I joined the men's club two years ago, but the quality of the course has gone down hill. This is now probably the worst course in the valley, Airways is better than this. Greens are terrible. Won't play here again unless prices drop to $30.
I played Sherwood today with our golf group (10 guys today) and like last time; it was a friggen mess. You've heard of "ground under repair"? This whole course should be considered ground under. The greens were hideous, some were dirt. The fairways were a quagmire, totally soaked with water, a marsh. The price is far too much for the conditions. I asked for rain-checks for free rounds, they refused. In a drought year, the ownership just wastes thousands of gallons daily. Save your money, go to a muny.
I played this course on Wednesday and course was awful. Greens were covered with weeds and dry patches. Fairway were long with several mud holes and dry spot. Will not play here again...
3 stars for the course, -1 for the service.
The course is nicely placed along the river and you can get some nice views of the local foothills. The course is in typical Valley Muni shape, though I think the fairways are pretty long and act more as a 1st cut than an actual fairway. The clover is overgrown nearly everywhere, including the fairways and greens. Prices are reasonable. Par 3s are all easily reachable with a 5 iron or less and most of the par 4s you can nearly drive if you're somewhat long.
-1 star for the A-hole Marshall today. He drove up and asked my 4 some to let the walking 3 some behind us play thru. He said the reason was they are real quick players and he recommended we let them play thru "to make my round more pleasant"
I asked "you mean they're locals and you want me to speed up their round?" He said "well, yeah"
I told him we were playing at the speed everyone else was and I'd have to talk it over with the rest of the group. We did not let them play thru.
The group never had to wait or anything. This was just a case of one good old boy trying to impress his other local okie friends. No thanks. I will not ever return to this good course because of this Marshall that tried to intimidate me into letting his pals play thru. If you want to make this course a good old boys club, then make it private. Otherwise, as long as it's a Muni, my time and money is worth the same amount as everyone else who paid.
Fail on managements part.
Sherwood is a fun golf course. No, its not a country club nor would anyone confuse it with the PGA. However, the course is well groomed and the surrounding area is beautiful. It is located up against the foothills of the Sierras. In the summer, the large trees keep the course somewhat cooler than the surrounding areas.
Its a mix of golfers - good and bad, clean and sloppy. But definitely a big step up from the groups at the local munis in Fresno.
If your a casual to serious golfer, give it a try. Its worth the drive.