Plantation Palms Golf Club
|White (W)||72||6240 yards||76.4||138|
|Gold (W)||72||5790 yards||73.9||133|
|Red (W)||72||5313 yards||70.8||132|
|Blue M: 72.6/139||557||404||355||199||369||395||215||435||516||3445||367||493||187||379||528||342||432||161||404||3293||6738|
|White M: 70.1/131 W: 72.0/120||521||375||330||179||353||366||188||415||476||3203||330||468||175||351||491||319||387||141||375||3037||6240|
|Gold M: 67.8/127||494||352||312||159||338||340||167||372||440||2974||310||403||164||324||474||300||357||121||363||2816||5790|
|Red W: 68.0/113||467||325||300||145||314||321||134||338||404||2748||281||366||133||291||438||268||347||113||328||2565||5313|
This course has been part of our regular rotation for a while now and I have been impressed by the progress that has been made here over the last couple of years. However, the current conditions are a BIG step backwards.
First of all, there is NO sand in any of the traps. In fact, they are so filled with weeds that our foursome agreed to allow a player to play alongside the trap if his ball went into them. I assume they are saving money by not refilling the traps with sand until the heavy rains end and the snowbirds return. But that didn't help us.
The second and bigger problem was the condition of the greens. We found that they were recently punched, although neither the course of the Golfnow website made that info available. When most courses punch their greens, they then sand them to fill a lot of the holes and to even out the space between them. These were not sanded, and had many bare spots. The putts would bounce up and down, left and right, so badly that we had to make a rule that a player would only take a maximum of 2 putts because they were totally unplayable and ridiculously slow. 20 foot putts could change directions several times before they reached the hole. It was almost comical. This is like when somebody cuts the grass super low in their backyard and then think they have a putting green. Totally unacceptable. These greens need to be sanded, watered, and ROLLED. I'm sure you will have the same experience if you play here in the near future. We will wait 60 days before we play here again.
Sept 21, Plantation Palms
Fun, challenging layout. Greens were recently punched, and very slow....I've played here with better green conditions. Fairways pretty good, even with all the rain lately. Good value for us tho.
Happy To See Course Has Reopened!
I’ve always enjoyed the layout at Plantation Palms. Glad to see the course has reopened. Good value for the time of day we were able to play and the cost. Greens look and roll great. The whole course could be mowed but I understand the daily challenge from the rain. The bunkers require a lot of work! The majority of the bunkers did not look like they’d been touched. I hope the course is able to get back to its original conditions.
No Improvements since reopening.
Played this course early this year(2018) and decided to give it another try since the first shot was a bad experience.
Started with the guy in the shop saying you could only hit 120yd shots on the range, followed by cart path only. Carts aren't allowed in the parking lot, so after paying and getting my range bucket of 120 yard balls, i parked my cart and went back for my bag, left the range bucket full on the floor board of the cart and my receipt clipped on the score card holder. The cart kid, re parked my cart, threw away my receipt, and put my bucket on the wall beside the bag drop. I asked him what happened to my cart with the balls in it, he said " well it didn't have a bag on it."
This round wasn't any better. There are only 2 positives to take away, Large greens and a decent layout. The upkeep is horrible. Tees are sparse once again and the greens aren't much better. The front 9 greens were a little better than the back. The back 9 greens had patches and bare spots on just about each green. None of the bunkers are kept up. Some are completely over grown (9th hole) and just left with long grass/weeds in them. See the pictures for some examples, even found a a light bulb in one bunker. For 34$ I left the course feeling like I was robbed. 12$ would be a fair price for such conditions, Every other course in the surrounding area is in better shape. Not sure what is taking so long for this course to bounce back, but I'm staying away for a while.
Getting Better and Better!
I have reviewed this course several times and this is the first time I have given 4 stars. Once again, the course was totally abandoned until the current owners bought it and started bringing it back. The bare spots have mostly grown in, the fairways are filling in nicely, and the greens are looking good and rolling better. The ONLY negative I have is that the greens are not receptive to incoming shots-many good shots will bounce over the back. Even the sound of the ball landing on the greens has sort of a "woody" sound as if there was wood below the soil that the greens are built on. I know nothing about green construction, but these are definitely different than the millions of other holes I have played elsewhere. I don't want to praise the course too much because it will get crowded and expensive. This is a GREAT layout and a fantastic value right now.
This course just keeps improving and improving. PP is a very challenging and interesting layout that continues to improve since it was rescued from retirement about 2 years ago. I was amazed by how NON-soggy the course was considering the daily heavy rains we have been seeing lately.
The ONLY negative I can come up with is that the greens are still hard as a rock, so that even well struck high trajectory wedges are hard to keep on the green unless they land way up front. Other than that, you should come over and face a course that will challenge your game.
Loved the course, unfortunately we got rained out on 12 but will be back to play it again.
Greens were very slow, unlike the 11 rating promoted on the website. Spots around the green, needed work. Good course to practice on but overall a little disappointed. Regardless the course was wide open.
Overall course fine.
Overall the course is fine, but needs some work. The sand traps are going to be totally redone in the very near future. I am sure the management will be getting the course in excellent shape as time goes on. The staff is excellent and very accommodating, helpful, and friendly. Some folks complained about water during the first weeks of June. They had more than 8 inches of rain in just a few days. Any course would be wet with that much rain. Will definitely play again next week. Also, Mullugan’s Pub serves good food and very cold beer.
Course layout is awesome and challenging from back tees. They have some uniquely beautiful holes not seen in other Bay area courses. Good stuff