Oyster Bay Golf Links

The Oyster Bay golf course is a famously designed golf course by Dan Maples and Larry Young. This course reflects their talent and experience as they created a challenging, yet captivating Myrtle Beach golf course. Located across the border in NC, Oyster Bay is just a short distance from North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area. Rated by Zagat Survey in 2009 this is one of “America’s Top Golf Courses”! This is an unrivalled and top notch Lowcountry’s “unknown gem” as referred to by many golfers. Oyster Bay is considered a key role player in the Legends Golf Group and ranks also among the” top 50 best public resort courses” to play in the country with surprises and challenges around every turn. As a tranquil and renowned course, all golfers enjoy the breathtaking views of natural beauty, aquatic birds and alligators that peer from the water hazards.

Oyster Bay Golf Links

Oyster Bay Golf Links has undulating greens with skillfully placed deep sand bunkers, plus holes surrounded by marshlands and finger-lakes. This North Carolina golf course is a Par-70 and plays 6,685 yards from the back tees. Oyster Bay Golf Links features two iconic island green Par 3's. Oyster Bay’s most striking features are the abundance of lagoons with massive tree-lined fairways. Both avid and beginner golfers will enjoy this bay resort golf experience.

For a perfect golf vacation, Oyster Bay offers a 30 tee driving range and operates with a professional staff. Golfers beware and don’t be intimidated by all the hazards- just make sure your shots are well thought out. Book your tee time now, of all the golf links courses Oyster Bay is a must play. Oyster Bay Golf Links is a favorite of Myrtle Beach Golf Authority's Golf Director, Cathy Z.


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Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  
Gold 390 450 460 190 550 165 390 160 560  
Blue 380 420 425 180 530 155 380 150 550  
White 309 359 394 159 473 135 333 139 470  
Red 265 320 320 135 380 95 275 100 450  
HNCP 7 1 3 11 9 17 13 15 5  
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 5  
Hole # 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  
Gold 440 450 370 330 535 210 470 165 400  
Blue 430 430 360 320 525 135 450 120 385  
White 399 400 313 276 474 103 389 106 345  
Red 250 360 260 230 410 85 360 75 295  
HNCP 4 6 18 14 16 8 2 10 12  
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4  

614 Lake Shore Hwy 179 ,Sunset Beach NC 29579

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Thomas Anderson

Overall Rating: 7/2/2021

Great course. One of the must plays here in the grand strand. Cart paths can use a bit of paving in places

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Wesley Johnson

Overall Rating: 6/23/2021

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Nice course! Nice club house great food Steve , Tracy & others were very accommodating

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Donald Crumbacker

Overall Rating: 4/18/2021

Course was not in the best shape... One person working restaurants area, and could not keep up with crowd. We left and went elsewhere. When greeted at bag drop perception is you should feel lucky to play hear... Other course I would recommend are Crow Creek and Pearl. Much better courses, restaurant/lounge spot on. Staff very friendly from bag drop, check-in and lounge... Played Oyster bay for years... No more until things chage

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Matthew Boling

Overall Rating: 4/10/2021

Slow play and they dont put in the effort to maintain the course. They just gave up on it. It was a really nice course a few years ago

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Patrick McConnell

Overall Rating: 4/8/2021

Good overall experience. Greens were consistent, average speed. Fairways were average to good, and tee boxes were very good. Grass surfaces should only get better as Bermuda keeps growing in. Bunkers were OK, but would prefer they add rakes back in. Pace was slow on front, but picked up on the back. Good value at $45. Reviewers who complain about cart paths, trees, etc are missing the point. Tell me about course conditions!

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sonny elam

Overall Rating: 3/7/2021

Played course on 3/5/21 as guest of club member. Only paid 25.00 and feel over charged. Have lived in area 13 yrs. and play often. From tee to green worst course I have ever played. Play elsewhere or stay home before going there.

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Overall Rating: 11/4/2020

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Cranky guy at the bag drop.

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Jonathan Moxley

Overall Rating: 7/31/2020

I liked the course overall but being a beach course with lots of water, my ball was in the sand or water more than the fairway. Fun course to play. I'm not a professional golfer and felt like this course was a bit too difficult. The path wasn't well marked either trying to get to the next tee was challenging in itself.

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john hill

Overall Rating: 7/25/2020

This a a beautiful course. Fairways were great. A couple greens were a little rough. Great views. Watch out for gators. There are plenty of them on the course. Has 2 island greens. The staff was friendly. If you're in the area I recommend playing this coirse.

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Christopher Gray

Overall Rating: 7/14/2020

First I want to say if I could give zero stars I would. I understand we are in high stressed time with COVID-19 however, that does not give the staff permission to be so rude. Patrons walking in the clubhouse were yelled at before stepping in the door to put their mask on their face. It could of been handled with more one on one interaction instead of yelling across the room. Starting with the bag drop, the starters and rangers everyone was unpleasant. Our group paid to play and we have been playing for many years. This is the first time that I have had such a miserable experience. You are not allowed to take coolers and I can respect that rule. However, my issue is we did not see the beverage cart until hole 16 and we were playing in 85 degree weather. I would recommend staying far away from this course if you want to have a nice round of golf.

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Rebecca Boncheck

Overall Rating: 7/14/2020

Challenging course with plenty of wildlife. Fairways were lush, greens quick. No food service when there due to Covid-19, so can't comment on pub. Pro shop and starters were friendly and helpful. Lacking however in ladies apparel or souvenirs for us gals. Just over the boarder in NC, has nice views and some ocean breezes

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Bud Streeter

Overall Rating: 6/20/2020

Great course and even better shape. Greens were slow...thank heavens! Staff, bag boys and cashiers are top notch. I, personally, was concerned over covid-19. Had a buddy, recently, pass with it. Requested a cart without another rider and they accommodated me. Made a stress free round of golf... Thanks!

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Matt Shrewsbury

Overall Rating: 6/8/2020

Had a rain check for this course from previously going on a golf trip to the Legends. I really enjoyed playing this course, fairways and greens were good. Pretty cool seeing some gators. Would definitely play again! Played the blue tees and shot 80 with a triple bogey on #18 but had a great time!

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Bill .

Overall Rating: 3/14/2020

Tim was totally unprofessional. Lunch was the best part of the experience. The course was not in good shape. If your playing golf here play on a Founders group course.

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Michael Baskey

Overall Rating: 3/10/2020

Fairways not over seeded was like hitting off dirt. Lots of muddy patches. Greens were fairly slow with bunch of uneven spots. Pace of play was decent, took us 4 and a half hours as 1st foursome out at 8am Probably worst shape we've seen for what is normally pretty decent course. Even with a good free lunch wasn't worth the 45 dollars on the passport

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Jeff Duffield

Overall Rating: 3/7/2020

Beautiful scenery and challenging golf. This course is loaded with memorable holes. The Reuben at the clubhouse is excellent. However, the course is poorly marked and the cart paths are falling apart.

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Chris Piazza

Overall Rating: 2/29/2020

Accept for the guy working the carts today, this place is great,but, that ride son of a B needs to be gone. He's from NY or NJ judging by his accent and ATTITUDE. DON, I think is his name! Wow! Golfers aren't paying close enough attention! !?!!??

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Mike B

Overall Rating: 2/4/2020

We played this course as part of a special deal they were offering. The good part first... the food and clubhouse service was very good and the price was right ! Now the bad... this course needs some TLC. The cart paths are full of potholes and crumbling apart, the course is very poorly marked and it’s easy to tee off on the wrong hole, two of the greens were riddled with fungus, and we didn’t see a single ball washer on the course. Guess I’m spoiled from playing another local course often.

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Mike B

Overall Rating: 2/3/2020

We played this course as part of a special deal they were offering. The good part first... the food and clubhouse service was very good and the price was right ! Now the bad... this course needs some TLC. The cart paths are full of potholes and crumbling apart, the course is very poorly marked and it’s easy to tee off on the wrong hole, two of the the greens were riddled with fungus, and we didn’t see a single ball washer on the course. Guess I’m spoiled from playing another local course often.

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Overall Rating: 11/14/2019

One of my favorite courses when we come down annually. Of course is well-maintained and some of the holes are very exciting to pla with two par three island greens. Clubhouse has been expanded since I've been here last year to accommodate more dining. The breakfast buffet is traditional and the wait staff and personnel are very friendly helpful, and always have a smile.

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Duane DeMeyer

Overall Rating: 11/4/2019

The course is great, they way over book tee times. We were first to tee off on the back nine while others were teeing off on the front nine. When we made the turn in under two hours we were met with a huge backup on one. There were 4-5 foursomes waiting in front of us. We had to wait 40 minutes to resume our game, then it took over 2 hrs 45 min.to finish.

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Rich n Sandy Leap

Overall Rating: 11/3/2019

Course layout is nice, but conditions just so so. Pace of play good. Not bad value, but much better conditioned courses in the area.

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daniel huxley

Overall Rating: 11/3/2019

Great track. A genuine Carolina course with plenty of water & a number of holes requiring some carry. You can play most of the course with 3 wood & mid-irons (as long as your putter is working). Oyster Bay is part of the Legends group so even as a non-resident you can get a great value play which includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch & 2 drinks. My cost was $45. Oh yeah, you're likely to spot a few gators (take a close look at the 2nd foto).

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Overall Rating: 8/20/2019

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Some local foursomes need to be reminded about pace of play and allowing twosomes to play through. Certain players need to find different hobbies!

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John Furman

Overall Rating: 8/11/2019

Course has improved 100%. Fairways are very nice and the greens have improved tremendously! New super doing a great job. Great employees and snack bar was great as usual!! Will be 5 stars in a couple months!! So came back a month later to play in supers revenge. Course is spectacular! Best greens I’ve played in a while! As always breakfast and lunch were awesome!! PLAY HERE????????

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Stephen Stanley

Overall Rating: 7/23/2019

I must say, reading a lot of reviews for Oyster Bay was slightly underwhelming. We had been vacationing at Sunset Beach and were looking for somewhere close to play a few hours of golf to end the day. I must admit, the course was much better than everyone makes it sound. The pricing was very fair and the Clubhouse was in excellent shape. Yes, the cart paths are worn down, and the fairways were in a bit of rough condition. The greens, however were in great shape compared to how everyone had made them sound. I would definitely go back and spend another day there and regret not trying it out sooner.

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Steve Tyner

Overall Rating: 7/20/2019

A great day of golf on a lovely course. The staff were all very courteous from the bag drop attendants to the pro shop to the starter. We played on an exceptionally hot day and were provided with a constant stream of courtesy carts on the course. Had read some pretty negative reviews about the condition of the course but found it in pretty reasonable shape. A few greens had a couple of bare spots but nothing widespread. Otherwise the course was well kept except for the bunkers which could have used a good raking following recent heavy rains. I played as a guest of a Legends member and found the price more than reasonable. It may not be the course it once was, but it is still worth a visit while in the area.

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Vince Waggle

Overall Rating: 7/19/2019

Good place to stay for a few days. Some of the condos could use some updates.

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Paul Wisser

Overall Rating: 7/17/2019

Terrible tee boxes and greens that roll about 2. We were told it was in great shape and greens were rolling just under 10. Can throw your back out riding on the cart paths. Only good thing was the included meal and drink

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Romour Adams

Overall Rating: 7/14/2019

Beautiful course, exceptional staff, good food. Challenging as almost every hole has a water hazard of some sort. We enjoyed playing this course and will return. The reason for 4 stars and not 5. I called yesterday to ask if they had locker rooms with showers. I was told they did have locker rooms with showers that are available to non members golfing there. Upon arrival we ask about the locker rooms. Told that there are no female showers...... The men have one, nothing for women. That would have been a nice tidbit of information to share. We had planned to go out to a nice dinner after for my birthday. That is not possible now as it's 100 degrees outside. We live over 2 hrs from here so going home to shower isn't an option. Had I known there were no female facilities we would have rearranged our plans to account for us going straight home after golf. Besides that, loved everything else.

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Butch Hamor

Overall Rating: 7/8/2019

Had a good time. Could use more direction signs on the course. Great service in the restaurant and on the course

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John Furman

Overall Rating: 7/6/2019

Course has improved 100%. Fairways are very nice and the greens have improved tremendously! New super doing a great job. Great employees and snack bar was great as usual!! Will be 5 stars in a couple months!!

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Ron Hoffman

Overall Rating: 6/29/2019

This has been one of my favorite courses over the past 10 years. Played it Thursday, June 27th. Asked how the greens were because I had heard they had issues in 2018. Was told they were good. I found otherwise. Most were in ok shape but a few are not good and had been areated and not fully grown in. I will go back, but with different expectations.

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Brad Prentice

Overall Rating: 6/22/2019

This course has by far some of the best views of any of the courses in the area, and the layout is awesome as well, however the Legends Management has let the course conditions slip and it is NOT what it use to be. I really hope it gets turned around to what it use to be.

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Scott Stintsman

Overall Rating: 6/12/2019

Beautiful course. Very challenging highly recommend it.

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Stanley Rogoff

Overall Rating: 6/10/2019

Good prices and food. People are very nice.

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KC Hailey

Overall Rating: 5/31/2019

Service at the front desk, food & beverage cart & inside food supply personnel was great, but the course is suffering like many this time of year with extremely dry conditions. The fairways had brown patches in areas & some of the greens were with fungus in some areas. The greens were still significantly better than many courses, rolling very true.

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Overall Rating: 5/6/2019

Excellent layout, condition of the greens could be better, clubhouse desperately needs remodeling, employees friendly and helpful.

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Ron Schott

Overall Rating: 5/3/2019

This is a beautifully laid out golf course with an abundance of great scenery and wildlife. But the course itself is very poorly maintained. I played this course 10 years ago and swore to myself that I'd never go back. But as I was setting up courses for this year's trip, I was promised that Oyster Bay was now in great condition. Nope. It was horrendous 10 years ago and this year it was only slightly better. The main concern is the greens; there were quite a few greens with little or no grass at all and quite a few more with knobby tire tracks running back and forth. That will be my last attempt at Oyster Bay.

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Al Noblin

Overall Rating: 4/28/2019

Nice course, scenic, not as difficult as some on the Grand Strand. Some greens in rough shape. Will be back.

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Donald Vidler

Overall Rating: 4/13/2019

Not impressed other than seeing the 'gators. Poor condition, staff not terribly friendly.

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Jimmy Guraya

Overall Rating: 3/28/2019

I would give it zero stars but don’t have that option. $106 for the round on a dirt track and painted greens. You do get breakfast, lunch and a couple of drinks included. I guess that’s to soften the blow of providing such bad playing conditions. This Course is an embarrassment to the Legends courses. Legends should disown this place as quickly as possible.

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J Schreiber

Overall Rating: 3/28/2019

I will NEVER play here again. 1st off, the bag guys need their coffee in the morning apparently. I tried speaking to two of them when I arrived asking a question and both ignored me and went on to help other people. I paid over $100 to play the round and then they want to nickle and dime you for $5.00 more for about 20 range balls in a bag. Then at the range, you can't even hit driver because you will hit houses at the end. Range is only 250 yard long. Then you get to the 1st tee and the starter tell us the bunker on the left is 170 out. I hit an iron i hit 210 all day long and I'm in the bunker. NOT 170! Then, like being in the sand isnt bad enough, there is a large tree blocking the next shot. Greens were mostly painted green dirt. Very few seemed to have actual grass. NEVER AGAIN!

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Big Irr

Overall Rating: 3/25/2019

very pretty course. Lottsa Alligators. we were paired with another 2 some and everyone commented on how bad some ot the tee boxes were, they were never mowed. Quite a few of the greens were in rough shape. Very challenging course.

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Jesse Ingleton

Overall Rating: 3/16/2019

Just over the border technically a NC Course not a SC. GOOD PUTTING GREENS. GOOD smooth ROLL. Challenging but, decent needs a slight upgrade.

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Von Conley

Overall Rating: 3/11/2019

Played 3/9/19. The front was cart path only and needed to be as it very wet in areas. On the back carts were allowed on the fairways. Overall the course played well. The rough is still dormant, but will likely start greening up soon. Several alligators were out sunning on the back nine.

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Greg Howard

Overall Rating: 3/9/2019

Great value, beautiful course, great service.

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Derek Campbell

Overall Rating: 2/28/2019

Feb 27th Review: Fairways are average, not enough grass and many bare spots. Greens have been heavily used, with numerous ball marks, and divots; grass is fairly torn up. Due to precipitation course was wet and ground was more of a hard packed mud. Of the five Legends courses, I would say Oyster Bay is the most torn up and in need of some serious work.

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I.E. Xam

Overall Rating: 2/25/2019

Very nice course- alot of water views and of course water holes. Above average difficulty but if you play the green tees not so difficult. Course conditions were very good indeed- fairways and greens both. Very good value for the golf as they offer a free lunch and two drinks including draft beer. Two minor complaints- for players new to the course the path and holes are not marked at times. We got lost more than once. Some of the cart paths need repair.

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John Cifelli

Overall Rating: 2/19/2019

Breakfast, lunch and 2 drinks. You cannot beat that

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kevin hollar

Overall Rating: 12/7/2018

One of my favorite place to play golf I love the course and the views on every hole

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George Dugan

Overall Rating: 11/21/2018

Oyster Bay is a very good test of golf. The layout had some real challenges with deep traps, meadow lined fairways and numerous lakes. The course suffered some grass damage last winter due some unseasonably cold mornings that affected the course's fairways and some greens. These have all been fixed and are in great shape. Being a Legends Course, with your tee times you are given a buffet breakfast and a lunch choice that includes two drinks (soda or beer). You can't beat it.

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Joe Ward

Overall Rating: 10/15/2018

Extremely disappointed... should have kept it closed until it was fully fixed. My biggest complaint is the course rangers were complete morons. They absolutely had no clue what they were doing not to mention extremely rude to our group. We will not be coming back to this course nor will I ever recommend this place to anyone..

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Dean Laigle

Overall Rating: 10/14/2018

Rudest Rangers Ever! Played on Oct 13, 2018 with a 9:48 and 9:53 (?) tee time with a small group and my 83 yr old father who has diabetes and is limited because of his health. Asked the pro if we could take him a little further to the ball as long as we exercised common sense and discretion. On the very last hole we parked the cart approximately 10' from the cart path on a very hard and dry path of packed dirt (no water nor grass and very hard soil). The ranger came speeding up and yelled, "2, 7, and 9! Do those numbers mean anything to you?" Before we could explain to him what we were doing he yelled again to stay on the cart path and sped off. Now bear in mind, we all are avid golfers as we always repair our ball marks, divots, and other people's as well so we know our way around a golf course. If for one second we thought we were destroying any part of the golf course we wouldn't have driven there. Another ranger came up to us and told us we needed to pick up the pace. This was ridiculous because not only did we have to wait on every hole to hit our tee shots but we had to wait to hit EVERY shot as well. He needed to go to the group who was "leading" the pack and tell them to move faster, not the groups in the middle. There's a thing called common courtesy and manners and their rangers definitely need to work on that. It's a shame because the cart guys were great as was the pro inside and the waitress, but the two rangers made for a very unpleasant outing. We are coming back down in a few weeks with a group of 48 golfers and we have already scratched Oyster bay off our list as one of the courses to play based on these rude rangers.

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Jeff Matulay

Overall Rating: 8/19/2018

Played two days ago (8/17/18) Front nine is back! Back nine well on its way to full recovery. Let me know if you can find a better value for your hard earned $$$.

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Anthony Schibilia

Overall Rating: 8/15/2018

This is a well designed challenging but fair layout and the greens will come back and this course is definitely worth playing plus two beers and a lunch with your round is great.

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Ray Bargen

Overall Rating: 7/18/2018

Beautiful course. The greens are coming back very nicely after their lost due to the winter. a number of temporary tea boxes right now while they're letting the grass grow on the regular ones but that's not a problem either. Very enjoyable

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Donald Heaton

Overall Rating: 7/9/2018

Greens were not bad, a lot of fairways have significant winter kill, not just in patches, but large areas of no grass. The cart paths are terrible. They also had 5" of rain yesterday and had done nothing to clear the resulting debris all over the fairways. All bunkers had significant damage and were unplayable. The owners are not spending any money on maintenance. Also charged us $35, which in my opinion was at least $10 too much based on the terrible condition the course was in. My first and last time I will play this course this year.

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Clint Roberson

Overall Rating: 6/28/2018

Played 6/27/18. This course was a great value since it included breakfast, lunch and 2 drinks. The course layout was challenging and fun to play. Conditions varied by hole. Some tee boxes were green, others were bare. Some fairways on the back 9 were recently areaiated, the front 9 was nice. All the greens are long, so putting was tricky. Overall, we enjoyed the round and the scenery.

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