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Jonny’s Review of Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation on 5/2/22

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

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    Date: 5/2/22 Mon Morning
    Overall Rating:

    "Great course"
    Conditions: Perfect
    Pace: 4 Hours
    Cost: $40
    Username: Jonny
    Profile: Frequent Golfer (about once a month)
    Handicap: 25.0
    Today's Score: 92
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    I had a 757am tee time on Mon 5/2/22. It rained the night before which was great because we’ve not had rain in several weeks.

    I made my tee time the evening before with Roy who is the grounds superintendent. When I arrived he brought my cart around.

    Greg runs the Pro Shop and checked me in. He said they were having a Tournament for fallen 9/11 NYPD Firefighter, Steven Coakley so they had only let 2 other twosomes on before me and the guy they paired me with named Alex.

    Fortunately he had played there before and was able to give me some guidance on several holes. There are some blind shots and severe dog legs.
    You do travel across neighborhood roads and houses line the fairways but don’t come into play unless you misshit your ball.

    Over all I really liked the course for it’s wide-open fairways and the layout.
    There are several severe dog legs on the front and maybe two on the back. There is one hole on the front where the green is shared by two different holes one going and one returning.

    The best features are the accessible Par 3’s. On the front you have 131 yards and 88 yards and on the back 86 and 86. There are prominent signs marking each hole and provide the yardage from all 5 tee locations.

    There is a fair amount of water from small ponds. On several holes you must negotiate a creek that seems to criss cross many holes on the front & back.

    They use a lot of bunkers, mostly fairway bunkers and when there are green side bunkers they aren’t going to threaten too much.

    The greens and tee boxes are in excellent condition. The Senior tee’s provide significant advantage on all except a couple of holes. The greens are large for the most part and not a lot of undulation. Today they were rolling true and all seemed to be in excellent condition.

    We were able to complete 18 holes in about 4.25 hours which includes a food stop & bio break at the turn. There was no one in front or back of us so we had a great pace of play throughout the 18 holes.

    They have a very large driving range and credit card operated ball dispenser.
    They have a good sized practice putting area by the driving range and a separate chipping area. The carts was clean and in great condition.

    When you check-in they tell you to note the bathroom door codes on the receipt, There is one on each side at 5 & 13.

    The parking lot is very large and they have cart attendants to help with your bag and give you the layout of the course.

    I had a turkey and swiss at the turn which I thought was pricey at $9 bucks. They serve hot dogs but they were not cooked or heated. The sandwich was just so so and they serve it in an open basket with chips. It would have been nice if it had been wrapped since most people are going to be eating in the cart as they continue play.

    I highly recommend this course for it’s overall quality and value. A senior rate at $40 bucks Monday to Thursday is very reasonable for a course of this caliber.

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