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TheClaw's Review of The Divide Golf Club on 7/8/12

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  • The Divide Golf Club

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    Date: 7/8/12 Sun Morning
    Overall Rating:

    "Worth playing"
    Conditions: Good - normal wear/tear
    Pace: 4 1/2 Hours Cost: $36
    Username: TheClaw
    Profile: Avid Golfer (about once a week)
    Handicap: 5.3
    Today's Score: 84
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    I enjoy playing this course when it is in good condition as I really like the layout. Another plus is that out of all the Carolina Trail courses, I have always found pro shop staff here to be the most friendly. The greens were all nice and green with decent grass coverage (considering the heat) but a little on the slow side. I have posted this before, but the greens have a mix of 2 different types of grass on them. Most of the greens are 60% bent grass and 40% some type of grainy grass. Unfortunately this can make them really 2-paced. If you have all bent between you and the hole they roll smoothly. But if you hit a grainy patch they slow up quick and bounce around. I found myself having a lot of 3-4 foot 2nd putts because of that fact. The biggest minus about the Divide right now is that half of the traps are almost totally devoid of any sand and play like hard-pan. I was in the right greenside trap on 15 (the worst of the bunch), and literally had to play a pitch shot off my back foot as it was the only shot possible out of there. Fairways and tee boxes were ok, I didn't expect them to be good because of the heat of late. To summarize, a fun course, but I would not drop more than $35-$40 right now to play here.






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