I played here last evening with a small group on the Cove course. Unfotunately, the driving range was running out of balls and the picker couldn’t get to those on the range… so I was unable to warm up prior to teeing off, but… it was still an enjoyable time.
They seemed to pack in a bunch of really slow groups before we teed off. I believe there was a twosome in front of us… a threesome in front of them and another twosome in front of them. The leading twosome was extremely slow… so it made for a 2.5 hour 9-hole round.
The course itself was in decent shape. There were some spots on the tee boxes that were pretty beat up, but the fairways were in good shape.
The greens had just recently been punched and sanded, but they still rolled well. The only green that looked in poor shape was the 8th green. It looked like a driving range green with all the ball marks on it. Luckily, they were all on the back-right side of the green and the pin was towards the front-left of the green.
The only problem I have with Tega Cay, having played all three 9-hole courses, is that it’s a short course, all around.
I played the course poorly (losing balls on 4 of the first 5 holes) with very poor course management. I hit driver off most holes when an iron or hybrid would have been just fine off the tee.
Overall… for $16 including cart, the course is well worth it. I’ll be playing here a lot as the course, staff and especially clubhouse are very nice and I’ve enjoyed my time there.