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WFGolfer7’s Review of Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation on 9/24/13

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

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    Date: 9/24/13 Tue Afternoon
    Overall Rating:

    "Below average"
    Conditions: Average - isolated issues
    Pace: 4 Hours
    Cost: $35
    Username: WFGolfer7
    Profile: Avid Golfer (about once a week)
    Handicap: 8.9
    Today's Score: 86
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    First off, let me lead off by saying that this is an interesting test of target golf. Bombers need not apply, as all they’ll do is run through fairways into marshes, creeks, woodlands. In this way, the course artificially lengthens itself. That’s fine, but it was frustrating to not be able to hit the big dog that often.

    However, the main reason for the bad review is THE GREENS. I specifically asked the pro when I called how they were rolling, had they been punched, were they fast, etc.? I was informed that they had been punched 7 weeks before and were running “about a 10.” This statement of being “about a 10” was reinterated before the round. This was an outright LIE. The greens were super fuzzy and SLOW SLOW SLOW. I was using my mallet putter like a sledgehammer all day and barely getting halfway to the hole. Another element in play with such slow greens is that the grain takes over. Reading putts became incredibly difficult, as inconsistencies from green to green with regards to speed hindered any and all putting attempts. Combine that with uncountable ball marks that were either unrepaired or poorly repaired and it was a joke. By the end, I was laughing (as was my playing partner).

    In summary: an interesting course with a tight, precision based layout RUINED by horrible, fuzzy, bumpy greens. Would not play again.

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