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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6625 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.2

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round.
Architect Dan Maples (1986) Michael Gleason

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.9
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Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Worth it

I'll try and keep my remarks related to what the golf course can control. First off, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. They've taken advantage of retirees that now live here and got bored, and work at the course for something to do, and really go out of their way to treat people right.

First tip - if you come here, don't waste your money on range balls. The balls were not only very dirty and old, but they don't even fill up the bucket, and there were actually several balls in my bucket that had multiple slices in them. For a resort course like this that seems to take pride in the small details, they totally missed how pathetic and poor their range experience is.

Second tip, don't stand by the first tee box at 8:30 am, when the sprinkler goes off and soaks not only the rangers cart, but the ranger as well. What a colossal lack of communication between maintenance staff and operations staff. Why would you set off a sprinkler with people standing literally right on top of it?

Third tip, prepare for at least 4 hours and 30 minutes for your round, and that even with a foursome you should expect to wait on every shot on the back nine, as they book tee times within 5 minutes of each other. Sure, I get wanting to maximize revenue, but this is absurd when groups are just backed up all day long with nowhere to go.

Fourth tip, don't expect stellar conditions on certain greens. I noticed many patchy areas of dirt on certain greens, and for a course that charges you $66 for weekend mornings, that's a gross problem to have.

Fifth tip, take note of holes #6 and #7 and how screwed up they are now from how they have redesigned these two holes. They want #6 to play as a par 5 instead of a par 4? Well, I hit driver, 8 iron and was pin high. That makes no sense. And they cut #7 in half and made it a driveable par 4. That hole is just a gimmick hole now, and frankly, it's just stupid.

My sister lives across the street from this golf course, but I don't know if I will be back. Perhaps if it's under $40 and there aren't 100 guys lined up to play it I might reconsider. And I certainly won't ever use their range again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow Slow Greens

The course was in good condition but greens were frustratingly slow. Bunkers not good. The golf staff was very friendly - grill staff not. Did not enjoy the round - not worth $66.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 110
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great resort course

Played at Apple Valley for the first time this afternoon. Got the twilight rate of $32 and it was definitely worth it. The going rate in the morning was $66. The course is in good shape overall. Some spots in the rough haven’t grown in yet. And so tee boxes were beat up pretty good. But the fairways and greens were top notch. The course plays us and down about 3 different mountain valleys. It’s a great mix of holes. Some short. Some long. Some tight. Some wife open. The short holes generally have some trouble in the way to navigate while the longer ones don’t. Several holes require something less than driver off the tee. Overall a very good experience and worth a play for sure if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice round

We had an enjoyable round here. The course was in pretty good shape for early in the season. I can imagine that once it warms up a bit, the course will be beautiful. The course has some interesting holes and layouts. We will definitely play here again when we are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fabulous Course and Facility

A gem of a course. Rolling terrain. Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Great bent grass greens. Back nine could not be any scenic. A pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Masterpiece

A very challenging, yet fair course. Plays longer than noted yardage. Course conditions are as good as they get. Greens impeccable, with a lot of undulation. Need to play at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Challenging but fun

Played in off season so no backup- course in excellent shape considering rain the previous day - Par 5's felt like par 8's due to length and elevation changes but was worth it

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Elephant burial grounds

Apple Valley is a lovely track whose greens have dramatic undulations. 3 putts is not uncommon if you are not on the proper part of the green. The course is fun to play, There are some interesting elevation changes, doglegs, water hazards and the like to keep you thinking. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The new BBQ restaurant closes at 8.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

apple valley

Apple valley at rumbling bald....is probably my favorite course for the area now. Was definitely challenging. Bad part of my day was the fact it was cart path only due to all the rain they had the past few days. So was difficult for a true yardage and picking right club. The fact they had grass on the fairways to hit the ball off of was a shock becaude almost 99% of courses ive played this yr hasn't had any. The gps on carts were accurate and definitely easy to operate. Pace of play was average. It was 2 of us and a 2 some went off in front of us and we waited on every hole. Luckily by hole 10 they left. Will def play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Apple Valley

Staff provided great hospitality. Fairly easy golf course from tee to green, but a lot of undulations on the putting surfaces as well as difficult pin placements make it challenging to score. Golf course was well conditioned, and fun to play. Even though I played on a holiday pace of play was great. Rumbling Bald is a must stop for anyone in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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