Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor - 1223

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Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor - 1223

Patriots Point

1 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4378

(843) 881-0042

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Just Golf

18

1981

Not Available

Willard C. Byrd, ASGCA/(R)Annika Sorenstam

$80 weekend
$60 weekday
$60 twilight

72.3

6900

72

Bermuda

Bermuda

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 207 user reviews
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09/21/20
Fun course to play
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09/18/20
Under water
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09/03/20
Terrible track. Avoid at all costs. Not worth $40, let alone the $95 rack rate.
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09/03/20
Shit course for the price
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08/10/20
Good
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08/04/20
Solid
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06/16/20
nice
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03/30/20
Needs some work, greens are choppy. Beautiful scenery.
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12/05/19
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10/26/19
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10/07/19
Bumpy fairways. Greens were just plugged so no opinion on greens.
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09/14/19
Hfjyg
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08/11/19
Great course
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07/30/19
Nice views
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07/09/19
Great course
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07/08/19
Under new management but hopefully will be premium golf course in the area
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06/10/19
Good course
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06/09/19
Great views of the Harbor
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06/04/19
Little overpriced
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05/25/19
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05/07/19
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05/01/19
Course was in excellent shape and the greens were perfect! Would definitely play there again!
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04/28/19
Early in the year course was ok
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04/15/19
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02/22/19
Good
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02/19/19
Friendly staff and greens were amazing. Views breathtaking
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02/11/19
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12/08/18
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11/11/18
Would play again!
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10/24/18
Fun place to play with a big group
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10/07/18
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09/27/18
Last six holes were killer!
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09/26/18
Good
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09/22/18
Good
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09/14/18
Ok
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08/25/18
Punched greens
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08/21/18
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08/12/18
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08/04/18
Awesome course!
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07/16/18
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07/06/18
Well maintained solid course with decent views
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06/24/18
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06/21/18
Nice course, great views.
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06/03/18
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05/22/18
Dump
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05/19/18
10 minutes from my house
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05/14/18
Good course. Wide open
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05/11/18
Nice course on the water
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04/24/18
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04/23/18
Meh
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04/09/18
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03/18/18
Fun track
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03/05/18
Fairways are brutal, bumpy! Not really a fun or interesting
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11/09/17
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07/30/17
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07/21/17
Decent Course
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07/08/17
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06/28/17
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06/14/17
Nice clubhouse. Fun course as you can hit a bad shot and still likely have a chance n the next. Some greens are a little patchy, and the fairways are like moguls on a ski slope, but overall a lot of fun to play this course!
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12/11/16
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11/29/16
With today’s environmental red tape, Patriot’s Point Links would never have been built. Thankfully for golfers, when the course was built in the late 70’s, not as much priority was given to saving what might someday be an endangered species of insect, reptile or flora.

From an aesthetic standpoint, Patriot’s Point is on a par (pun intended) with some of the greatest golf courses in the US. Far and away, the most scenic hole on the course is number 17, but much more on that later. The course sits on the edge of Charleston Harbor and offers clear views of the city, Fort Sumter and ships arriving and departing for destinations around the world. And, if you look out across the harbor from the 18th green, you can see the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War.

The golf course has been winning over the hearts of local golfers and visitors since 1979 when renowned golf course architect Willard Byrd undertook the task of creating this masterpiece. In 2001, the National Golf Course Owners Association voted Patriots Point Links South Carolina’s Course of the Year, and number 17 is a perennial favorite for “Best Par-3 in the Lowcountry.” Patriots Point Links offers four sets of tees, making the course both playable and enjoyable for golfers of all abilities.

The course is built on land reclaimed by the dredging efforts that once opened shipping channels in the Harbor. Because of the settling that has occurred over the years, the fairways can be a little bumpy but are no less playable. In fact, they can add an extra challenge by not always leaving you with a flat, easy to play lie. The fairways are in good shape and well maintained and the greens are some of the best in the area.

Most Memorable Hole
Number 17: Par 3, 130 yards (White Tees). Sorry other 17 holes, this one is a no-brainer. Number 17 has been voted the “Best Par 3 in the Lowcountry” year after year and it is easy to see why. If you’re into naming holes, you could call this one: “Hit the Green or Lose a Ball!” You’re playing to a small, fairly flat green surrounded by marsh and water. Add in wind that can come howling in from just about any direction and you’re in for a real treat. Once you get on the green – regardless of the number of shots it took you to get there – do a 360 and take in all the views. You’ll forget your score.

By definition, Patriots Point Links lacks several key elements to make it a links-style golf course, but it is about as close as you can get in the US. What it does have in common with some of the world’s most famous links courses is the wind. No matter what time of day you play, the ever-changing winds are going to play a factor. They typically sweep across the harbor and give the course a different look and feel from day to day. This course has more of a parkland feel, with several holes running parallel to each other and no homes along the fairway. There's also a lot of water out here, however most it is lateral and doesn't – or at least shouldn’t - come into play. Bunkers have been strategically placed along the fairways and around the sides of the greens, but in most cases, the fronts are wide open, leaving the seniors favorite par saver, the bump and run, in play.

Something else that makes it a favorite for both local golfers and resort guests is that this it’s not unusual to get around this track in four hours or less. It’s also not uncommon to find temperatures on the point 10 degrees cooler than the inland areas during the summer. Because of this and the proximity of greens to tees, you’ll find a lot of walkers out here in the summer. And they still maintain a 4-hour pace of play.

If you’re looking to play somewhere that is not only visually appealing but is also a shot-maker’s haven, then consider playing your next round here.
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10/28/16
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10/06/16
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10/01/16
Tee boxes damaged, does not drain well. Could be a nice spot, a little pricey for the conditions.
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09/22/16
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09/13/16
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09/07/16
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09/06/16
Nice clubhouse! The course needs some work.
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08/13/16
Great
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08/07/16
Nice
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07/17/16
Awesome layout but not the best well kept course I've seen.
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06/21/16
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06/20/16
Greens are unplayable from disease- worse than you could imagine. The course should not be charging money to play, and need to either close it like some other courses in the area to repair, or set up some temporary greens.
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06/17/16
Greens beat
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04/26/16
Ok
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04/09/16
Bumpy fairways. Great views
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03/04/16
I won
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01/10/16
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12/30/15
Good course. Nice views.
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12/25/15
Good
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10/14/15
Pretty decent. Wide open.
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09/18/15
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09/05/15
Alligators
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09/03/15
Back nine greens pretty sandy. Can't beat the setting though.
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08/28/15
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08/21/15
Really great course
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08/18/15
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08/18/15
Best view of DT chuck
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08/17/15
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08/09/15
Regular round at Patriots
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07/23/15
Beautiful views
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07/18/15
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06/13/15
Very nice
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06/09/15
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05/31/15
good views
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05/23/15
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05/06/15
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04/02/15
Yeah
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01/19/15
Na
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01/17/15
Great round
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10/05/14
Could use some maintenance
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08/02/14
Fun
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07/29/14
Course was in great shape
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05/19/14
Great waterfront course!
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03/30/14
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03/03/14
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02/24/14
All good
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10/18/13
Greens were just seeded and played very slow. While reviews were generally positive I would rate this course as just average. Nothing unique or special .
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09/15/13
Ok
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08/29/13
None
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08/27/13
Decent couse open layout
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08/26/13
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08/06/13
More of a tourist attraction and usually overpriced in regards to quality. Definitely a few interesting holes, primarily par 3 #17, which is their infamous island green. Sometimes in better shape than others.
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08/02/13
Bad crop. Sandy greens. Pretty horrendous uneven tee boxes and fairways.
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07/29/13
Nice course, but struggling greens. I hope they can get them back in shape.
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07/22/13
chooo
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07/08/13
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06/30/13
Nice
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06/25/13
beautiful views, just aerated greens
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06/21/13
Great
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06/16/13
Nice
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06/13/13
Nice public
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06/09/13
Good course
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05/27/13
Good challenging course, and 17 is a perfect par 3.
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05/26/13
Very nice course with very fast greens
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05/24/13
Enjoyed the course but not the ranger. Got chewed out for parking the cart 2' off the cart path. He was right that we needed to be more mindful but his delivery needs a lot of improvement ...rude
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05/19/13
Good course
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05/19/13
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05/14/13
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05/09/13
Great
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04/13/13
Greens rough
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03/25/13
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03/18/13
Nice course. Wayyyyyy over priced
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03/17/13
Golf
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03/14/13
Fun course
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03/14/13
Greens were great, fairways we're decent, practice facility was lame.
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03/06/13
Good course, hard fairways and greens. But greens run nice. Tough to play because of wind
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03/05/13
Nice track with great views of the Harbor. We were charged more than advertised but it was during the PGA Championship week.
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02/26/13
Pretty views
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02/01/13
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01/13/13
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01/05/13
Always in great nick
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12/21/12
Thanks
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12/02/12
Great shape open but fun
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10/09/12
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10/06/12
Great!
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10/01/12
Good course for medium to high handicapped golfers. Kept in good condition. Great views of the harbor. Nice staff.
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09/08/12
Great
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08/27/12
Great track
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08/22/12
Beautiful harbor course
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08/19/12
Middle of the road course but #17 might be the prettiest hole in the Charleston area.
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08/06/12
Ok
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08/05/12
Very hard to find balls in first cut of rough, but overall a nice course.
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07/23/12
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07/21/12
Ok
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07/18/12
Good
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07/16/12
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07/13/12
Nice course
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07/09/12
Na
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07/08/12
Good deal, good course condition.
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06/10/12
Course in good shape.
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05/29/12
Ok course
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05/25/12
Very good shape. The greens were impeccable. Back nine was harder than front nine disproportionately.
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05/24/12
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05/23/12
Excellent condition
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05/13/12
Course was in great condition and moderately priced. Slower greens than expected but greens were in good shape
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04/20/12
Fair course wide open fairway some what challenging
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04/15/12
It's alright
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03/24/12
Greens are in beautiful condition and there's a lot of value for the money and a big emphasis on pace of play. It was a great experience.
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01/07/12
Great back nine. 16,17
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11/27/11
Bunkers so-so.
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06/29/11
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
cu115 88 70.4/122 10/13/20
jcaldwell15 88 70.6/129 10/07/20
jcaldwell15 44 35.2/125 10/07/20
Charlieingle 107 70.6/129 10/06/20
lend2130 94 73.2/133 10/05/20
jhuntbb45 84 70.6/129 09/21/20
mulligancolin 92 70.6/129 09/18/20
MattSiracusa 99 70.6/129 09/12/20
kkost44 77 70.6/129 09/12/20
patrickwquinn 100 70.6/129 09/12/20
susko8016 95 73/126 09/03/20
LiFoFiFo109 92 70.6/129 09/03/20
woodmb 88 70.6/129 08/15/20
sdbergmann 83 70.6/129 08/10/20
cu115 84 70.6/129 08/04/20
FN3PUTT 88 70.6/129 08/04/20
Gkeep25 85 73/126 08/01/20
CJacobs 94 70.4/121 08/01/20
robert331 96 70.6/129 07/27/20
robert331 102 70.6/129 07/25/20
Bentarrant 83 73/126 07/12/20
Q13 83 70.4/121 06/28/20
mwalderman77 74 73/126 06/18/20
jkohut13 82 70.4/121 06/14/20
irishfan1977 45 35.2/119 06/13/20
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Back Tees - Blue M 73.0 126
Blue M 73.2 133
Forward Tees - Gold M 68.0 116
Gold M 68.4 123
Middle Tees - White M 70.4 121
Red M 67.4 117
White M 70.6 129
Forward - Red W 72.6 130
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