Horseshoe Lake Golf Course
|Red (W)||71||5015 yards||68.1||114|
|Blue M: 69.1/114||385||526||166||389||138||486||388||302||335||3115||310||218||503||191||365||377||137||385||519||3005||6120|
|White M: 67.0/112||370||467||155||360||125||453||363||285||295||2873||285||174||470||160||355||345||120||345||480||2734||5607|
|Red W: 68.0/112||345||435||104||301||100||430||335||260||265||2575||260||115||435||135||330||305||105||320||435||2440||5015|
Great winter golf!
It pains me to write a good review for this course, lest you all start showing up and slowing me down. First, this is a non cart-path only course! (huge for me, as I play every weekend). I only gave it 3 stars, cause in the grand scheme of Wa. courses, that's what it is - and that's fine. If Salish or the Olympic is a 5, and Trophy Lake is a 4, then this is 3 at best. But its a fun and strategically challenging 3. (esp. the back). If you hit a ball o.b., it's usually lost in the woods, though you'll find five balls while looking. I guess you may call it a bit 'quirky', but that's what makes it fun. Comparables would be Lake Spanaway, without the muni feel and horrible pace-of-play, North Shore, without all the houses, and more interesting than Madrona, but with SERIOUSLY slower greens. The greens are now in good shape, just very slow (esp. #1). The fringes are almost rough-length, but the ball usually sits up well. I was annoyed, at first by disc golf on the front 9, then surprised to find that they are very quick to stop & let u go by. I almost always feel like there are no other golfers on the course, so come try it out, then go away!
Quintessential NW Style Course
The Greens are still recovering a bit & #1 has a temporary green, but this sweet little course will challenge you - especially the back nine. A very good value with a friendly staff.
Not worth golfing
This course has really gone down hill. The fairway grass is so tall you can't find your ball and it looks more like a hay field with all the dead grass clipping piles all over the tall grass in the fairways. The greens need some serious work and are in all seriousness the slowest greens I've ever played and are covered in dead patches. The first hole has a temporary green in place, but there isn't a green, it's just a hole with a flag in the middle of the fairway. The parking lot was mostly empty and the only people we saw on the course were playing frisbee golfing. It's a shame this course has gotten so bad. It might be worth golfing if they lowered the prime golfing rates to $25, but anything more than that it's not worth it.
Below average course with premium course price.
This is a fun course to play, but the green fees have gotten rediculously over priced for how poorly the course is kept. The greens are extremely slow where it's not dead and it's extremely easy to lose your ball in the middle of the fairways where they haven't mowed yet. They often have temporary greens in place which are nothing more than a hole 50 yards short of the green in the middle of the fairway. Yes, they still charge nearly $60 prime rates when there is temporary greens in place or if it's the middle of winter and there is nobody on the course. Like I said at the beginning, it's a fun course and I will go back again someday when the value is there. Until then, my friends and I moved our weekly golf to Madrona Links where the course is in fabulous condition with some of the fastest greens in the area and the green fees are reasonably priced. Madrona Links doesn't have the nicest club house / restaurant / bar, but it's still 100 times better than Horseshoe Lake Golf Course.
Staff is horrible
First the greens are hardly ever mowed! so you have to put twice as hard as you normally would. Second-payed for a large bucket of balls and 1/4 of the balls had a slice in them. Then the owner turned on the sprinkler on me then drove away apparently he wanted me off the driving range. I will never give my money to this course again.
this course is surprisingly challenging.
The course is not very longer but surprisingly challeng ing. The most dog leg holes i've played on one course. The greens are nicely maintained. Overall, horseshoe was a great golfing experience.
Great course just wished when i booked tee time that i would of know they plugged and sanded the greens.
Great shape for this time of the year
The course was in good shape, with a few greens still a bit rough and/or sandy. Yet other greens were in great shape! Fairways were mowed and were similar to summer conditions. Didn't find any sold or wet spots.
The course was fun to play.
The greens were plugged and sanded, but the rest of the course play more like summer then spring (in western Washington).
Very good, very challeging course. The greens were in very good shape