Challenger at Palm Valley Country Club
|Blue (W)||64||4232 yards||64.5||109|
|White (W)||64||3909 yards||62.8||105|
|Gold (W)||64||3433 yards||60.3||101|
|Blue M: 61.5/107 W: 64.1/116||290||290||287||272||175||149||182||184||269||2098||200||133||270||220||419||284||188||150||270||2134||4232|
|White M: 60.7/102 W: 62.4/110||267||262||263||248||153||131||167||154||253||1898||182||123||263||209||408||267||168||136||255||2011||3909|
|Gold W: 60.0/100||202||222||191||235||141||125||159||114||245||1634||157||107||240||191||340||249||158||122||235||1799||3433|
Palm Valley C.C.
Played in a charity Scramble Tournament. Fun event, even with everyone playing the little dawg tees the POP was brutal @ 5.5H. However, with catered food/drinks on every tee box and the course closed except for the tournament, few cared.
The layout reminds me of a combination of the two Marriott courses, ironically the Palm and the Valley just down the street. Considering Ted Robinson did all three, not a shock. Up/down rolling hills, hundreds of tall palms and lots of water but not overly tight. Fun track even if no specific hole was memorable.
Bermuda tees were well maintained and lush.
Bermuda fairways very nice, good coverage.
Bermuda rough maintained low but still thick Bermuda.
Was not in any sand traps but they looked good.
Bermuda greens looked good and even though firm, putted medium slow. Seemed like they had been recently top dressed, with incoming irons sand would fly up.
Customer service was excellent from everyone. No GPS on the basic carts. Large, well stocked clubhouse. Complementary waters in the cart and range balls on the all grass range was a plus. Overall, decent layout where every hole is surrounded by well kept, middle class homes or condos. Recommended.