Other Course Information
Average user rating from: 2 user(s)
|Course Condition||3.5 (2)|
|Pace of Play||4.5 (2)|
|Facility Condition||4.0 (2)|
|Green Condition||3.0 (2)|
|Bunker Quality||4.0 (2)|
Great condition, layout and challenge
Just played this with my brother and a couple of friends and got a great Labor Day special ($69 incl. car and a dozen Penta TP5 balls!), so it's not muni-cheap, but definitely a good deal with the balls thrown in.
This was my first time at Stevinson and I was really impressed. Driving in, the course is beautiful and really takes advantage of the valley's old trees, natural marshy areas, etc. The parking lot with covered areas and driving range give a great first impression. The pro shop and "saloon" are also very nice and have everything you could want.
Once out on the course, we were treated to fairways that were in excellent condition, extremely "healthy" rough, and a bunch of pot style bunkers with good sand in them. The greens had turned pretty brown, because we've had an extremely hot summer this year, but to our surprise, they rolled very nicely and the speed was consistent throughout the round.
Granted, it was hot, but even on Labor Day, we had no one holding us up during the round and the group behind was never on our tails. We played the entire 18 in just under 4 hours, including a run into the saloon for beers and sodas at the turn. Pace of play, on this day at least, was excellent and couldn't have been better.
Even though I'm personally in the midst of a swing change with my coach and not playing very well through the transition, I had a blast and cant' wait to go back to this course. There's not a boring hole on it and there are no adjacent fairways. You've got fairway, rough, waste area and sometimes O.B. You're never hitting slices into the wrong fairway or having people on other holes hit into yours. It's kind of linksy in that way. The fairways have some nice undulation to them, even though the course is built on the flat valley floor. There's water on several holes and "natural areas" on just about every hole that guard the greens and break up fairways. It's definitely a course that rewards the accurate golfer, but there are 5 sets of tees, so I feel it's pretty accessible for anyone.
There are bathrooms out on the course and cold water stations. It's just one of those courses that you feel is set up by people who know how to provide a good round of golf. We enjoyed it so much that we're considering going back for an overnight trip to stay in the small cabins and play an afternoon/morning combo.
sad to say
This course used to be phenomenal, great greens, great fairways. Granted it did get hit with nemotodes last year, but the greens are terrible, even a 12" can get scary. Fairways splotchy. The surrounds of the greens had the best grass of the course. I would bypass this and hope maybe by summer it has healed up