A desert course with firm greens requiring accurate club selection and approach play.
|No hosted tournaments for this course.|
Other Courses by Dean Lowdon
A nice looking course with a suspect setup.Reviewed by: James Moon on 4/28/2015
I thought this was a very well done course appearance wise for the esoteric desert theme.The fairways were well created, and often tilted getting the ball the stick more challenging, There were some nice instances of risk/reward shot making.
The greens were generally fairly easy to read, and no cases of extreme break. There were a few that had gouging plunges or a shelf here and there, but none that affected you unless you missed badly.
My biggest problem with the course is that I feel it wasn't properly setup for it firmness. Too many times I encountered a bunker, smack dab in front of the green making it impossible to execute the bounce and roll up required to navigate them. Many of the flags were also positioned too far to the front of the green. I always shoot my review rounds to see how other players are affected by a courses design, and generally found that all 4 of us were constantly forced with having to chip or pitch back to the flag from behind the green.
Like I said, the course was nice looking, and there was some balance between the relaxed slope compared to the challenge of landing on the green, but I feel a tour calibre course needs to be able to achieve GIR, and not a constant scramble to get up and down.