If you like The Divide and were afraid to play it, like me, (because of all the bad news on Carolina Trail mgmt), now is your chance to go back, at least for one round. I picked up a single tee time on Clickit for $27 and a 9:50 start, knowing full well I’d go out earlier. I went off at 9:20 with a older twosome (Trail members) that plays the Divide several times a week. It seems like the course is serving mostly members these days, at least on the weekdays.
The course was in really good shape. The fairways were about 80 percent in, the rough still needs to grow a few inches. The tee boxes were good. most of the tees were up, I guess, so the regular tees could finish growing in.
The bunkers had sand, yep I said it…the Divide bunkers actually has sand. I even tested a few myself.
The greens were playable for sure. they were punched about two weeks before I played and only a few green still had the remains of some punch marks.
They cleared a lot of the underbrush out which made it easier to find wayward shots. I was also pleased to see water in the lakes. They were actually full. Nice to see.
One of my playing partners informed me that drainage isn’t great so keep that in mind after heavy rains.
The carts no longer offer GPS, it probably been like that for a while.
I reccommend anyone who likes to play this course to get out there in the next 4 to 6 weeks before the Summer heat hits. The greens will probably not do well, so get there before they are lost.