The Gauntlet Golf Club
The Gauntlet is situated along the banks of the lake that is the centerpiece of Curtis Memorial Park. When it first opened in 1995, Golf Digest recognized it as one of the "top ten new courses to play in the U.S." This challenging layout will definitely test your shot making abilities. The golf course begins with a tough front nine that has several sharp doglegs over water and tall grasses. There are also a slew of blind shots. The back nine is a bit gentler since there's less water and it is more open and forgiving, but the large, multi-tiered greens can be tricky. The fourth hole is the golf course's signature. Your tee shot will have to carry a marsh to a narrow landing area on this par 5. After that, you'll be faced with a triple-tiered green with the lake to the left and bunkers to the right.
|Dye (W)||72||6723 yards||80.6||149|
|Black (W)||72||6161 yards||77.4||143|
|White (W)||72||5807 yards||75.5||138|
|Red (W)||72||4819 yards||69.9||127|
|Gold M: 73.8/143 W: 80.6/149||368||468||175||364||511||174||355||470||394||3279||477||443||141||560||408||245||376||369||425||3444||6723|
|Black M: 71.8/140 W: 78.2/145||368||441||154||364||511||164||318||423||394||3137||431||411||141||560||341||215||376||334||374||3183||6320|
|Green M: 69.5/136 W: 75.5/143||320||441||142||285||458||136||318||423||346||2869||431||411||99||529||341||183||323||334||323||2974||5843|
|White M: 67.2/130 W: 72.7/136||320||370||142||285||450||136||281||350||346||2680||377||297||99||502||296||183||323||281||323||2681||5361|
|Red M: 65.3/125 W: 70.3/130||280||370||111||254||237||91||228||407||317||2295||377||297||89||459||296||183||271||271||281||2524||4819|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Photo submitted by Back9Ben on 02/27/2020
Photo submitted by Back9Ben on 02/27/2020
Tee box on the Par 4, #4 Photo submitted by Bombtech6316 on 04/29/2018
Green on #4 Photo submitted by Bombtech6316 on 04/29/2018
Looking from fairway to the green on Par 5, #5 Photo submitted by Bombtech6316 on 04/29/2018
Par 3, #6 Photo submitted by Bombtech6316 on 04/29/2018
Photo submitted by willful58 on 09/30/2013
A course worth playing.
I haven’t played here in several months. Course is in great shape. Paths still need a little attention but that’s a minor flaw considering the improvements made here over the last couple years or so. Pro shop is well set out and the new clubhouse set up puts many other local courses to shame. All staff are polite and pleasant to deal with and most fellow golfers are really friendly.
Really enjoy playing at the G. Coarse is challenging but fun. Staff is awesome
Better shape than expected
The course is in pretty good shape , only couple of the greens were rough, the ladies in golf shop and restaurant and very friendly and courteous, definitely would play again
Great first experience
I came to the course for the first time yesterday. Drizzly day and very quiet on the course. Had no idea what to expect. Pro shop was closed but the bartender on duty Debra was very friendly and knowledgeable about the course. Told me current rates and all that was going on with the greens. Knowledgeable about the beers on tap and in cans as well as the food listed on the menu. Also quite knowledgeable about golf. It was a great course and a great day. I would recommend this course 10/10 if someone wants a good day where they walk in a feel like they are at home.
Will definitely be back soon to play golf. But honestly I would come back anytime for a drink and a good conversation with Debra, spectacular service and a very polite, well spoken woman. If her father or mother is on her I applaud you for how you raised her. And to the owner of the course I applaud you for how well trained and knowledgeable she is.
Paid full rate for course under construction
I played this course a few months ago and it was in good shape. This time, not so much as they had multiple holes with temporary greens. The greens that weren't temporary were also not in great shape. They claimed that the greens were aerated, but it appeared more than aeration as being the issue with the conditions of the green. I'm fine with paying a course that is being worked on as long as i know ahead of time of the condition of the course and the greens fee set accordingly. This course needs to ensure that they post the current condition of the course and adjust the fees accordingly.
Horrible Greens. Horrible experience.
Super excited to play. Drove over an hour but the greens were horrible. No notification on GolfNow about greens condition . Recently aerated but still a mess. So much dried out spots that were just dirt. 4 of the holes, the greens were taken out of play. Instead about 15 feet in front of the green there was a flag and a hole about a foot wife you putted into from the fairway. Kind of ridiculous.
Overall the course would be good but this really turned me off. Couldn't putt on the greens at all. The practice green was also out of order, which i guess didn’t matter on their greens. Also the driving range was ridiculous cause it was so wet. Literally just a mud pit. I just wish i was notified before hand before paying $75 a round. I don’t think i would have payed $20 would i have know what i was getting into.
summer time struggle
started off slow remained that way till fourteen captain choice shotgun stated in front of us four hours thru 13 waited on every shot. dirt spots on most of the front nine greens rolled ok /rest of the course in pretty good condition last four holes played at a good pace
Cart paths need a lot of work, but the course is challenging. It rewards good shots and penalizes poor ones, which is what a good course should do. Watering of the greens is needed given the sustained hit, dry conditions but, overall, the course is an enjoyable test.
Challenging course, managed really well!
Given the summer heat, the course is in great shape, especially the greens. Staff is fantastic. Thanks!
Poor conditioning overshadows a layout with potential
The Gauntlet is a short course with many holes playing as true target golf. This isn't a bad thing, but it would be nice if more risk/reward options could have been integrated into the design. The green contours are very fun, but they aren't fast enough to truly take advantage of them. It was surprising that a course with such interesting greens did not have good greenside bunkers.
The major problem with the Gauntlet is that the conditioning is just bad. All of the fairway bunkers should have been marked as ground under repair. They claim the fairways are zoysia, but it looks like they were never maintained, and now St. Augustine grass has covered most of the surfaces. The course needs a massive tree pruning and thinning program to allow for more light and circulation, and thus better conditioning.
The other problem with the course is pace of play. Target golf courses just can't space out groups, so a 4.5 hour round is going to be the average, and I can imagine it getting a lot worse.
A dedicated management company that knew what they were doing could do really well with this course. I probably wouldn't play it again, but given the lack of good golf courses in the area, it may one of the better options in a bad situation.
Disappointed in GolfNow
I'm not done using GolfNow. First, let me say, the most recent issue I had with GolfNOw was totally my fault. I scheduled a hot deal round for the wrong day. I understand fully the cancellation policy for hot deals. I was trying to get them to give me a credit for a future round and I could not get anyone to discuss the issue with me. I never checked in at the golf course and the course claimed they did not receive the money I paid for the round, So someone will profit from my mistake. I also had an issue about a month ago where I had a reservations and conformation number, but the course did not received the info from GolfNow. Again I lost money. This time of year I play golf at least twice a week. I will NEVER use GolfNow again and I hope get their act together.