Stony Creek Golf Club - The Par-3 Course
To update my previous reviews, there has been a lot of money and effort put into the course, and it's on the way back. But there still is a ways to go.
Positives: they are updating the 18th hole to help for drainage hit the bottom, they've added natural areas behind the tees and greens near the creek in the back of the course, tees and fairways.rough in good shape
Negatives: greens still have some filling in to do. Not nearly as bad as last year, but several were resodded and it shows. Growth is inconsistent and patchy in spots too, especially on the back 9 holes. 10 green still has a large bare spot. The greens are also very slow since they are letting them grow back in. So putting is still a bit of pinball on most greens. But it's better than last year.
Will be interested to see how the summer helps things fill in.
As an update to my review from 2 years ago, it pains me to say this but the course (by their own admission) applied the wrong chemicals on the greens and killed them. This happened 2 months ago and they are only getting worse, not better. A couple are shut down completely, but many others have bare spots on about half the green. Every green has damage of some amount, leading to a bumpy, inconsistent experience. Honestly, they'd probably be better off shutting down and resodding, which would be costly but probably better for their long run. Because right now they are not playable, which is sad because the rest of the course is in pretty good shape.
I enjoy sneaking over here when I can, so it pains me to write this review. But it's the truth. Hopefully next year will be better for them, but they need to do something before the winter for that to happen.
Excellent golf course, true greens, in great shape
I played in a few tournaments here as a kid and have since moved away. I was very impressed by the course conditions, true greens, and how picturesque the golf course was! I'll definitely be back soon to play here. It was gorgeous!
The course is in decent shape, and the layout is ok - nothing special (though I think the 18th hole needs redesigned). They have several tee boxes so it's good for learning the game as well.
Biggest complaint is the pace of play. I've played 18 in 2 hours there. I've also been trapped after they let groups go off the back for no reason, which really turns me off about playing the course again.
Slow play but all else great
I play mostly in afternoons, and there is really no one to force the pace of play. Rounds can exceed 4.5-5 hours, and the etiquette isn't always there to let you through. Course, staff, and range are great though.