Today wasn’t the best time to hit Carolina Lakes, but I hadn’t been back in about 2 seasons. The course was still a little wet from yesterday’s storms and so it was cart path only. The bunkers were a bit wet and there were a few puddles. The course was just in good not great shape. They aerated the bent grass greens about a month back and they are still rather slow, even though the punch marks have mostly faded. More recently, however, they had punched the fringe around the greens. So those areas were a little dicey in spots. I can’t complain about the layout though — it’s still one I really like. The first several holes offer a pretty stern test right off the back, but then it evens out with some memorable holes on the back. The greens are all rather larger, which means hitting to the right spot is key. I like the challenge. The fairways are well marked with yardages, too. I’ll be back, but I’d love to see the greens quicker.