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181 Reviews (181)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
84.1%
Recommend this course
168 out of 181 reviews
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4.2
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.0%
Recommend this course
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4.0
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.6%
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11 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7115 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.7
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Centennial Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7115 yards 74.7 136
White 72 6524 yards 71.6 133
Red 72 5208 yards 70.3 126
Scorecard for Lakes/Meadows
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.7/138 567 399 219 407 233 386 563 374 451 3599 618 352 196 456 169 437 420 339 529 3516 7115
Blue M: 71.9/135 533 368 200 381 190 367 545 336 380 3300 548 316 149 434 148 413 386 325 505 3224 6524
White M: 68.7/130 W: 73.2/133 475 362 172 327 163 346 495 309 310 2959 516 290 125 357 134 353 370 305 450 2900 5859
Red W: 68.8/127 440 310 134 287 100 329 458 279 267 2604 490 258 100 317 110 306 337 262 404 2584 5188
Handicap 3 1 17 7 15 13 9 5 11 4 2 18 8 16 14 10 6 12
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Nelson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Centennial Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must have collars & shorts must be of Bermuda length. Tank tops, t-shirts & jeans are not permitted.

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4.1
181 Reviews (181)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 14
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 32
Undulating Greens 23
Water Hazards 18
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 28
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 7

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5.0
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Beautiful conditions and challenging

Played Centennial many times. To make a long story short:
Teeboxes - decent, fairways - good (minimal divots), greens - great (putts rolled true).
Staff was friendly and food was delicious.
Only negatives was being stuck behind a slow playing threesome and course was 90 degrees. Not much recent rain and course was bone dry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Challenging course

Challenging hilly course with great views. Very good condition for fee for play course.fast and true greens fair length, lot of walking even with cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course is virtually unplayable and management needs to get woke

Played yesterday for the first time in 18 years with a friend who drove up from NYC because we had reservations to play Lakes/Fairways and then Meadows for a total of 27 holes. (I was already in Carmel for a Dave Pelz course which concluded a day earlier.). The reservation had been made a month earlier.

First, on the course itself. There has been a lot of rain in Carmel. Fairways are swamps in parts and have not been mowed for a long time, so they play like first-cuts with very little role. First-cuts play like seconds and seconds like thirds. Also, even at 5841 yards, the white tees are still too far back to give mid-high handicappers or seniors decent chances to score, especially on par 4s, even if the course was dried and mowed. Also, many of the cart paths are just crumbling asphalt . . . reminiscent of roads in third world countries, and not what one would expect from courses of this potential caliber. And bunker sand Is just plain dirty and mediocre at best. Lastly, carts are old and gas powered with no GPS. Get with the program Troon and spend some money on maintenance and upgrades! Centennial plays like a $60/round Westchester County Municipal Course. If you are going to charge $120/round, then earn it!

Second, on the management. While we were on the 17th hole of Lakes/Fairways, a ranger came by to tell us that Meadows had been closed due to a decision to let a youth group tournament play it. Bear in mind that our reservation was made a month ago and we were told nothing when we checked in for the day. Had we known that we could not have played all three of the 9-hole courses, my friend would not have made the trip. We were offered a replay rain-check or an opportunity to replay one of the 9s we had just finished, but asked for a refund, which we got. Sorry, people, but when you take reservations, you need to honor them or provide timely notice. Troon should know better.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Layout - Green Just OK - Can be Expensive

Play Centennial almost once a week. Great layout tee to green. Huge elevation changes, water etc... Green complexes are huge and that's where the course gets tough. The greens never seem to be in great shape no mater what time of year. The staff at times can be lacking, lazy and just not super friendly. Also if you pay advertised rate you'll be disappointed and its not worth the standard rates. Many deals out there so look online for deals before you go.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

For all the rain the area has had the course was in great condition. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and I highly recommend this course. I hope to play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very wet conditions.

Very wet conditions. Results = not finding your ball in the fairway on good shots. Slippery conditions on slopes when walking.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

OMG!!

What a treat and must play. Absolutely impossible to walk it. Significant elevation changes/ aqua. Two holes had at least 50 steps up or down to get to the green. Played Lakes and meadows. If you think that riding in a cart is going to prevent any exercise- you are way wrong. A real cool challenge. You will go thru a sleeve of balls, maybe all on the same hole. Vistas are spectacular. Riding from hole to hole is thru the woods, and hundreds of yards. Great staff. More like a Vermont course.
Give it a shot. Way cool

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

aerated Greens

Centennial is normally a very good course, except when it's Cart Path Only, which it was. Very difficult to get though a round on a very hilly course without the use of a cart. Tee Boxes from the White tees Were in Bad shape and the Greens were Bumpy and Aerated . we were not informed. some of the issues were due to the extremely Rainy Season.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Honest review

This is typically a very nice public golf course. However it is important to note that the greens, though potentially fast and firm, were in moderately poor condition. Many of the tee boxes from the back tees are beginning to crown and offer good players some poor lies. The tee boxes also are quite beat up. The most discouraging aspect of the overall experience however, is the price. This course is very overpriced when considering both condition AND layout, as well as comparable courses.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging & fast greens

Have played this course many times. The best time is July and August when the greens are fast but roll true. Fairways are fairly wide on the most part. The challenge comes from the hilly (severe) terrains and water. Scenery is breathtaking. Staff is great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better amenitIes

For the cost - 120 - the course could use better small things. Towels. GPS. Etc. But overall excellent course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Limited Fairway Access

Lovely place. Terrific staff. Good midweek price. Too many roped off fairways. We played on a bone dry afternoon and way too many holes had limited to no access for carts. While the Fairways 9 was really pleasant the Meadows 9 had no meadows, only steep hills up and down to fairways with steep stairs to greens. For older players (71 & 74) with decent abilities the need to walk this topography was exhausting. By the time we got to Fairways we were so tired we had little energy to invest. I am in good shape as I play tennis also but I have no desire to play Meadows again. I'm told that Lakes is much the same. You really need to do something about restrictions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in great shape but the greens weren’t up to their normal standards,but would definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
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