- Layout: 6
- Conditions: 7
- Staff: 5
- Value: 7
— Not counted in TCS™, but just as important (imo):
- Pace of Play: Slow to Moderate.
Layout: the layout/design is very nice for a 9-hole course, #1 and #2 are pretty “boring” i.e., straight with little design features; #1 runs along the freeway and #2 runs along some apartments; that said, they aren’t terrible holes. The green on #1 has some interesting bunkering at least.
Conditions: the sprinklers kicked on during the rain on #6, which I can believe because as hot as 2021 has been, this course was very lush! Almost criminally lush given the drought conditions we’re facing here in Utah; I actually took a point off my conditions score for the water waste. Ethical golf can actually be a point of pride, imo.
The staff: I had very little interaction with the folks in the pro-shop, middle of the road nice but not over friendly, which is just fine by me.
Value: $16 for a walking rate is about right for this course. Value feels well above average. If they had it at about $12 it’d be a perfect 10 for value, based on the fact that you can only play 9-holes here (without repeating).
All told, I think this is my new fave exclusively 9-hole course.
I had a lovely time playing with Isaac (very glad the universe saw fit to make our connection—thank you sir)! We were catching up on two one-on-one clinical check’ins so decided to do it over 9-holes of golf. This may need to become a tradition?!
The Utah summer of 2021 has seen the valley full of chocking smoky air, but with a weather system blowing in, the evening was clear and beautiful. The rain hit on the green of #6, and really started coming down on #7. Lightning strikes galore. But, we were both having such a fantastic time smashing the ball around that we kept going. The rain blew over for a moment on #8 and fully passed over on #9. I mentioned to Isaac the last time I remembered playing in any kind of rain was on Bethpage Black, about 8 years ago.
My scorecard: LINK