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Date: 6/5/11 Sun Morning
Conditions: Average - isolated issues
Pace: 3 1/2 Hours
Profile: Frequent Golfer (about once a month)
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Well, I was looking for an inexpensive round on a weekend a settled on Red Bridge. I figured from the coupons that they had aerated recently, and they had. Average amount of sand topdressing but still hard to keep putts on line.
They have changed up the order of the holes. The first hole used to be a short par 3 - strange in my book. Now the front nine starts on a long par 4. Front nine still has 3 each of par 3, 4 and 5. Also strange. This change in the hole order also messes up sky caddie. Just a hint - start the sky caddie on hole 2 to get the correct distances for the first hole.
I can understand both the good and bad earlier reviews. The fairways have always been on the harder side (good since you need the additional distance) and I have seen drives land in the middle of the fairway only to careen left or right into a fairway trap or woods. Also, many of the areas just off the fairways are rocky / weedy making recovery shots difficult.
But, everything does seem to be greening up at the same pace as many other local courses and there are some memorable holes. Staff was friendly and the price was right - they even had a $29 rate before 7am.
Dry and hard? Yes. Unique? OK. Inexpensive? Yup.