I'm a novice golfer by all definition, and this was the first course i have ever played a 9 hole round on. The course didnt make it easy. Very wet, and the greens were horrible compared to other places that I have practiced on. But overall, I had a good time, and for my first time, it was fun.
As every golfer knows, the sport doesn't come cheap. Mix that together with being a college student, well, I better be getting every penny's worth! I came to this place by reference from a friend, and boy that was a mistake. When I first arrived, I couldn't help but notice how terrible the place was maintained. I was hoping to get a good round of golf in since I had been anxiously waiting to play all week! I ended up having the worst and most frustrating game of my life. They need to maintain the course, especially the greens. I paid $25 to play and for cart, and I can say that I definitely did not get my money's worth.
I am all about cheap and would love to give this place a decent review but there is just no way. I will agree with the previous review that it is difficult for the beginning player. Today the course was in terrible shape. Maybe it was because of the recent rains but the greens sucked. It was a Saturday but $20 for 9 holes and a cart are just too much for poor cow pasture. If you really want cheap you can check out golfnow and find a decent 18 hole course for less than that. As much as I dislike Cordova it is three times as nice and a much better place for a beginner. If you can play it really cheap and take some beer it may be worth the two stars I gave it.
It's a little tough to give this place a star rating because of what it is. As far as golf courses go, it's nothing to write home about. It's small (9-holes, mostly par 3s) and has about as much charm as a hangnail. But if you take it for what it is, it's really not bad. The course is in fairly good shape and presents plenty of challenges for the more advanced player. The fairways are narrow and water hazards come into play on most holes. The real issue with it is that it's sort of out-of-place: It's too difficult for beginner players, but better players will probably want to play a full-size course.
The driving range is a bit sketchy looking and only 190 yards long (with a very high net at the back end) but it gets the job done (and range balls are cheap). The pro shop is reasonably well stocked, and the bar is comfortable and friendly-staffed.
As long as you don't expect to be playing Pebble Beach you'll probably have a good time. Just bring a few extra balls.