Played here today and the course was in fantastic shape. I like the layout. Each hole is relatively unique with a couple of standouts. It has generous fairways but a lot of bunkering to shrink landing areas. The rough at times was extremely thick; it made finding some golf balls tough. Greens were really slow but they did have some subtle breaks to them. Only downsides besides the greens were the sheer number of houses on the course and it's not walkable. The GPS system in the cart was very good.
Driving range has grass sometimes; otherwise it's relatively thin mats with not enough golf balls. Putting green is big and in great shape. There is a small, off to the side, chipping area but I haven't ever used it.
Overall a great track that I will try to play maybe once a year or every two years. It's just a little too pricey and out of the way for me.
Great layout. Except for not having a caddie and the split times, better than RTJ.
Play it during the week for a quick round.
Good course conditions have been hard to find this summer, but the weather has been merciful to Stonewall. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in overall excellent shape; just a few areas of rough were dry, but you only found that out if you drove it way off line. The front nine seemed rather pedestrian, but the latter part of the round busted out some beautiful scenery which makes you want to come back with your woman. The slope rating from the tips is 143, but that's tad overrated. True, the greens are fast (11-12 stimp, and roll true!), but it feels more like a 138. Many of the fairway bunkers are easily clearable, and much of the 7002 yards goes into the par 5s.
I paid $55 for a mid-week twilight round in September starting around 2pm, and got through the front 9 as a single in 1:20, then came up behind 2 foursomes who were making decent time, and I managed to finish in 3:45. Yes, there were quite a few houses along the course, but like the other reviewer mentioned, they were mostly out of the way.
The practice facilities are complete with grass hitting areas, chipping and putting greens, and a bunker. The range balls were complimentary (Big plus for the budget-minded golfer!). One unique feature: there's an air hose next to the clubhouse that you can use to clean your shoes. You know, the kind of air hose you use to fill up your tires. Odd, but effective.
The clubhouse is nice, and golflink.com reviewers state the food is great. I, however, saved my appetite for chick-fil-a, thank you very much. FYI, they have this "pay your score" deal for your first beer in the clubhouse after your round. So if you shoot 87, you pay 87 cents. Or if you're my friend, Shaggy (codename), you'd probably shell out a buck and change.
They do a terrific job of being your private club for the afternoon, but there is really nothing distingushed about the layout. I can't remember a single hole from playing there 3 weeks ago. The maintenance is tip top notch. Although I find that there are too many houses along the course, but they are all well out of play. Its great, but for the money I like Whiskey Creek or Westfiends better, for that top end feel.
This course is a great layout and usually in great shape from April to October. There is a good variety of holes and the scenery around the lake is great. The cons are the price is high and the pace of play is usually a crawl. Don't bother booking a twilight time, because it is unlikely you will finish unless you have the first one. Treat yourself to a round here once though, because it is the closest thing you can get to playing the RTJ next door.