City Course at The Phillips Event Center

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3.7
36
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
85.4%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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4.2
9
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
5.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
20
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6678
Slope 129
Rating 72.2
Type Semi-Private
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City Course at The Phillips Event Center
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6678 yards 72.2 129
Blue 72 6425 yards 71.0 126
White (W) 72 6007 yards 74.6 134
White 72 6007 yards 69.1 122
Gray 72 5323 yards 65.8 112
Red (W) 72 5115 yards 70.4 125
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Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.2/129 450 368 380 500 184 382 185 430 420 3299 300 420 372 179 364 648 186 400 510 3379 6678
Blue M: 71.0/126 428 354 368 486 172 370 177 418 396 3169 300 390 360 162 352 634 170 390 498 3256 6425
White M: 69.1/122 W: 74.6/134 414 326 354 472 160 354 169 372 374 2995 290 343 352 143 338 562 154 348 482 3012 6007
Gray M: 65.8/112 410 326 290 395 153 280 160 328 305 2647 290 285 286 143 320 510 154 290 398 2676 5323
Red W: 70.4/125 352 312 288 394 122 278 135 325 302 2508 282 280 284 126 318 508 126 288 396 2608 5116
Handicap 5 13 9 3 17 1 15 11 7 8 10 12 18 4 2 16 14 6
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 11 7 13 17 9 15 1 3 8 10 14 18 6 2 16 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Marvin Ferguson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts or mock turtleneck golf shirts; Shirts must be tucked in at all times; Lady golfers shall wear hemmed golf slacks, hemmed golf shorts or skirts with proper golf tops

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3.7
36
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good course

B/c of all the recent rain the course was still very wet, but we were all happy

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

City Course @ College Station

We found the course to be rather challenging with tight fairways and angler greens unfortunately there has been so much rain in the area the ball would stick and of course cart path only with a lot of spots you’d lose a shot if not leaced up tight but we will play it again on our next trip to town.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is BOGGY right now

I play this course regularly and it is excellent for a good price. With all of the rain lately it is just an absolute swamp. The greens are good overall and the tee boxes are fine but the fairway are hit or miss. I hit some great drives that would end up in a bog right in the middle of the fairway! If we get some dry weather it will be in great shape but right now it is just boggy and squishy all over the fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lovely Tree Lined Course

The course was in excellent condition with nice green fairways and fast greens. Although there are lots and lots of trees on the course they are not detrimental if you hit a fairly straight ball. The only downside was that there was a few water hazards that didn't appear to be marked and we had no idea where the hazards were as we didn't have a course planner.

Overall, it is a great course with friendly & helpful staff. I would definitely recommend playing it if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the money

Nice course layout. Greens were tough but in good shape. Water areas actually had water +++

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course

Nice course! They are still doing a lot of work to upgrade it, still needs work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun but tough

Have played this course several times. Today was very hot and I shot 5 strokes over my normal score. The cart paths need work, but the course itself is in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course layout

Course was in good shape, greens were fast, lots of trees and water. Need to keep the ball in the fairways. Very enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course.

Enjoy playing this course. It was a little muddy due to the recent rains, but still had a great time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average Local Course

There are a LOT of trees on this course. The fairways are tight which means this is not a course for the beginner/amateur.

The tee boxes and fairways are kept in pretty good condition. The greens aren’t consistent at all though. Some roll super fast and other act like your putting through molasses.

The staff comes buzzing by while your teeing off without a care in the world and they’ll randomly cut across the fairways right in front of you.

Pace of play suffers because this is a BUSY course. You will literally be waiting at each tee box.

The club house staff has always been nice and carry clubs, clothes, balls and other accessories in stock.

Honestly if your a 0-10 handicap then this course would be fun for you. I won’t be back for a while as the greens staff ruined my last two rounds here, but I think it is worth checking out if you’ve never played it.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Sigh

Fairways were in good shape. The greens were recently punched and sanded. No way to read any potential break or judge the green speed. No aerification warning. Most greens had bird manure for fertilizer surrounding them forcing me to chip any shots around or next to the green. Moved along easily until ran into several groups of five playing skins game on 14 and the rest was agonizingly slow. First and last time played since city of Bryan took over. Guess all the slow money games amidst sand baggers will move to this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Downhill after becoming the city course

This course was never the absolute best, but was always a fun 18. The staff is alright now, but not as friendly, and the greens are not in as good of shape as they've been. Also, a lot of projects in progress, mainly trees being maintained, that are just left in piles, some are just off the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round!

Hot in Texas that day. Little to no breeze. Greens were firm but friendly. Fairways well watered, but still a little soggy in shady areas. Shot my best round to date on this course... Great experience overall...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The worst ever

This course has been around for a long time. Has always been a tight tough course kept in pretty good conditions.

The City of Bryan recently took over maintenance of the course and it’s the worst ever!

I don’t plan to play there again unless something changes!

Very sad to see...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall great course and fantastic value

This is my favorite local course due to the hills, trees, and wandering nature of the course. Greens are in pretty good shape, a few bunkers are wet, and some of the tee boxes (especially the par 3's) are very hard. The driving range is very basic but everything else is just great love it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good course, except the day I played was crowded making the pace of play slower. Could do more maintenance around some greens and fairways. Overall excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting course.

First time to play and it is a nice and challenging course. The city of Bryan has taken it over and they are updating it. It was well maintained. It can be challenging for a duffer like myself. The staff is very friendly and also the people I met on the course were nice and helpful to where you need to place your shots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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