- Layout: 6
- Conditions: 5
- Staff: 7
- Value: 6
— Not counted in TCS™, but just as important (imo):
- Pace of Play: Slow to Moderate.
Layout: the layout/design is fine, but also just average for mountain golf, a couple of holes are more interesting #12, #14, so I’ll go 6 instead of 5; but it’s pretty average all around.
Conditions: 2021 continues to be very hot/dry, many of the fairways had lots of dry spots. The greens were in relatively good shape, but they were inconsistent. Some much faster and “true” than others.
The staff: The staff were nice enough; BUT! they sent a marshal out to speed up play. There were two groups directly in front of us that were just dragging, stacking up groups behind us, e.g., the group directly in front of us were waiting on Par 5’s for the group ahead of them to be on the green before teeing off. This despite us loudly saying, “sheesh, come on you chucleheads, let’s go!”
Value: $40 for a walking rate still feels a bit pricey to me, especially on an average course like this. The cost of golf in Utah is ridiculous, imo, and about $10 on average above where it should be. No wonder golf continues to dwindle, even after a pandemic bump. I predict over the next 30-years more and more people will leave it because of the cost and time.
I hate slow play, and I hate paying for average golf when groups make an easy 4-hour round stretch into 5+. But, Kudos again to Mt. Dell for sending out a marshal. I can’t remember the last time I saw that…no, wait it was in 2013 on Treetops Premier — Gaylord, MI.
My scorecard: LINK