Echo Falls Country Club
|White (W)||71||5484 yards||71.9||131|
|Red (W)||71||4342 yards||65.7||114|
|Blue M: 69.5/126||340||350||284||472||189||526||186||366||430||3143||110||379||501||202||136||502||368||460||151||2809||5952|
|White M: 67.1/122 W: 71.9/131||330||298||258||429||171||501||166||333||361||2847||104||366||489||177||130||465||348||416||142||2637||5484|
|Gold M: 64.2/112 W: 68.7/124||301||256||221||416||141||435||140||310||311||2531||93||282||455||152||113||435||323||382||117||2352||4883|
|Red W: 65.7/114||289||209||213||364||98||404||136||273||275||2261||75||267||401||141||86||412||255||347||97||2081||4342|
Never go there again
First of all, the proshop staff is very rude. They won't honor the price when I booked online and charged me a holiday green fee because it's Labor Day.
Secondly, the pace of play is horribly slow. There are 6 groups in a par 3 at one time. One on the green, one on the tee box, 4 groups behind. Luckily 2 groups that are members left so we can finish the round in 5 and a half hour!!!!
Thirdly, the course condition is not worth going a second time.
The wet weather has not been kind to this course. Fairways were like rough, and the rough was US Open style. Not at all worth the money in this sort of shape. Lost balls 1 foot off the fairways...and plugged many in the fairways. Greens were great.
I very much enjoyed Echo Falls when I played there a few weeks ago. It's a fun layout with 4-5 easier holes that are fun to play and are complimented well by 4-5 tough ones. It makes for a nice balance over the course of 18 holes. The greens where rolling very well, especially for February. I like the updates that have been made to a few of the tee boxes since the last time I've played there too. I'll be back again for sure.
Oki? More like Hokey!
I have played this course twice this year, and in both instances was underwhelmed. The starter was nice enough, but the course conditions were sub-par to say the the least. The tee boxes need to be manicured and the sand traps were very hard with no ability to get a wedge into the sand. In both instances, my club came up with clay stuck to it and bladed balls. The driving range may as well be a field for livestock. It is actually laughable. I wrote the General Manager, who had plenty of defenses and little empathy for providing refunds or any other consolation. My year-over-year impression of Oki courses is that they are over rated. Needless to say, I will never play Echo Falls again and this may be my last year as an Oki card holder.
Great Start To Navy Reunion
Just what you would expect from a golf course in this part of the country-- heavy forests, thick, healthy rough, and plenty of water hazards. This was the first leg of a three-day golf weekend with old Navy buddies (all with varying skills). Echo Falls was by no means easy, but not overwhelming either. Make no mistake, there are still plenty of opportunities for disaster (#17 & #18, the island green in particular). However, many of the par 4s and 5s are short, and you can get on a nice scoring run if you stick to fairways and greens. Obviously, driver is not necessary on all holes, but there are some opportunities to take a chance and go for it. Many difficult pin placements this day, though. Very few gimmes. Lots of fun until #17, but that is totally on me.