Makray Memorial Golf Club
Makray Memorial Golf Club is a public course that has been open since 1962. To commemorate 40 years of great golf, the course was remodeled and revamped in 2002. The renovations improved its playability and also made it more challenging. The championship-caliber layout features strategically placed bunkers, including some Scottish-style sod-faced ones, and tricky water hazards on several holes. The hilly terrain offers both challenging elevation changes and scenic views. The golf course finishes with a long par 5 that plays across a canyon of berms to a narrow fairway. Further accuracy is needed to reach the well guarded green surrounded by high berms, a pot bunker to the left, and a deep, steep bunker to the right. In addition to the course, Makray Memorial G.C. boasts an extensive practice facility with 1 1/2 acres of grass teeing ground, two putting greens, and a short-game area.
|Silver (W)||71||6215 yards||71.1||140|
|Green (W)||71||5716 yards||74.3||134|
|Bronze (W)||71||5168 yards||71.3||128|
|Black M: 74.5/139||436||425||342||175||452||556||201||302||430||3319||468||471||314||189||355||562||426||244||555||3584||6903|
|Gold M: 73.0/135||418||407||347||155||433||540||190||298||414||3202||431||450||304||173||337||552||389||215||520||3371||6573|
|Silver M: 71.4/131 W: 77.1/140||387||395||333||135||411||524||178||274||388||3025||408||429||294||158||322||533||351||197||498||3190||6215|
|Bronze M: 66.7/120 W: 71.3/128||280||350||274||128||362||438||112||249||297||2490||379||365||284||101||258||439||322||141||392||2681||5171|
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Tough but fair
For an experienced golfer there's tough greens and burly bunkers, while the amateur can hit a wide fairway. Great conditions and maintenance. $50 round where you feel you got value
Stay below the hole.
Greens are very undulated. It's best to be putting uphill whenever possible. We had a great time and will be back.
Makray is always in good condition. The greens are always quick but roll very true. On weekends, the pace can get slow in the afternoon, but not much worse than any other course in the area. Greens fees are expensive during prime tee times, but they offer various deals throughout the week during different time slots. Overall one of my favorite courses in the area.
Great course for weekday play. Weekends might be a little too expensive for an intermediate golfer.
Good could be Great
1st time playing the course and they layout and challenge are excellent. Advice - move up one tee it is longer than you would think.
Greens were fast and seemed to run out and out and out.
Nice that in several places around the course that they have coolers set up with cold water bottles.
Some head ups
1. There is an ongoing dispute with a home owner so no drivers, fairway woods or hybrids on the driving range - it is irons only..
2. Also it is cash for the ball dispenser machine, so make sure you have cash with you. Same for the concession stand by practice green.
3. They need to fix the bunkers. Middle are washed out and have little sand and the edges are fluffy for buried lies.
4. The greens need some TLC and players need a ball mark repairer as way too may spots on the greens that have been left unrepaired.
Horribly backed up/bad sand
One foursome completely tied up the golf course. Unfortunately, the ranger finally talked to the group on the 16th hole!
Also, the sand in the bunkers, although manicured, was actually razor thin. Probably 1/4” sand and then black dirt. Quite disappointing considering the price paid.
Nice, serious golf course and facility
Great, beautiful place. All around. Very well maintained and challenging layout. We play here often and we’re never disappointed with the experience. Except- the greens are tough enough without them having to be stimped over 10. Most down hill putts are impossible to stop anywhere near the hole. For most that play the course you’d want to keep that tough but not super tough to the point of too much frustration..
It would have been perfect if the pace was not too slow. I will still going to come back but I do hope they can do something about the slow pace...
Really nice track! Staff was friendly and helpful. Fairways roll nice and greens are very fast especially in this heat! You don’t want to be long around the greens. GPS in cart gives you yardages to front, middle and back of green. Nice to be able to order food (house phone) at the tee box on 9. Deal on GolfNow made it a great value.
Did Not Disappoint
Has always been a favorite. Great course. Fantastic clubhouse
Greens need water
Good track with plenty of challenge. Greens are too firm, every approach shot needs to be played short to have any chance of staying on the green.
Great course. Very hot day!
Makray is a great course with very challenging layout that really makes you think. Played it on the hottest day of the year..so far! Great day!