Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club - Lakes Course
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Ariss Valley Golf Course
I played this course for the first time yesterday on a very windy day so that was a factor on a number of holes. But we have had a miserable season so far with lots of rain and they haven't been able to keep up with grass cutting so there were times when the grass was clumped or just a bit too high to find a ball on the fairway easily. Saying all of this, I would not hesitate to go back and play it again when conditions are better. The staff were exceptional and very friendly
The greens were excellent!
The weather has been so wet that they can't cut properly or remove grass cuttings so 4 players would hit the fairway and you couldn't find a ball.
On some holes you couldn't even tell that there was a fairway.
This had to be the worst conditions ever.
The course should not be open yet.
Course conditions very poor
Played there this past Saturday and haven’t played there in years but I had to write a review to tell people how poor the course conditions are
- fairways were as long as the rough would be on a good conditioned course. Would have trouble finding balls that were on the fairway due to extra grass remaining all over thee course
Cart path only which is normal but be prepared to walk a lot even with the carts.
This course should definately be discounted until the conditions are up to poor. I had a hot deal for 49$ and still should be cheaper . Charging people 70$ at regular rate is unbelievable
Golf Course is in awful shape
The rain this year has this course in a mess they told us that today is the first time they have been out to grass cut and sometimes we couldn't even find the Fairway. People are loosing ball's in the middle of the Fairway. I golf hear all the time and know this is a great course normally but you asked about today and it has to be the worst shape in 45 years of golfing and have never lost a ball in the middle of the Fairway due to cut grass or lang grass
Very poor conditions...
Unfortunately the weather has really played havoc with the course. Too much rain between cutting the fairways. As a result, fairway grass too long, many areas have not been cut, fairway grass is 3 to 6”, therefore hard to find your ball in fairway, where grass has been cut, lots of clumped grass, thick clippings everywhere. Understandably cart path only. Greens were good shape, seemed to have been rolled as they were quite fast. Lots of challenging holes even at best time without the poor conditions. Very disappointed with pro shop as they were very unsympathetic to the price paid for poor conditions. Drove one hour to play this course, ....poor conditions, really wet soft fairways, too much grass clippings, fairways not cut, long grass...just not a very good experience...and most disappointing was the lack of assistance from pro shop. DO NOT recommend this course ....poor value for the rate.....
First time playing here this year. No fairways cut, uneven grass, poorest course conditions, fairways were regular rough any where else, greens spotty unkempt, twigs, leaves,debris on every green, cow pasture
FIrst things first... signing in at pro shop. There were two people there …. they were awesome and extremely respectful and friendly. VERY NICE,'
the course was very wet...but they all are around here this time of year.. TONS of rain. Greens were very good and fast for this time of year.
This course has a mix of features
Course was in great shape for this type of year. Would play again.
Beautiful views with lots of elevation changes
First time playing... Staff friendly an informative (never felt lost), Starter/Marshal friendly an organized... pace of play was non issue entire round.... tough course if you dont play the fairways, tough moving ball when in rough (thick an sticky)... Greens large with lots of character, 3 putting is in play almost every hole.... overall I enjoyed very much, might be pretty challenging for the average weekend warrior
used every club in my bag.
most of the greens are fast and huge.
Love this Place
This is becoming my new favourite course in the area. I can always get on. As another reviewer has stated, if you can walk it, it is great value for money and a good workout. I prefer the Willows and Pines over the Lakes 9-holes. They take extra care to keep the greens near perfect which is very much appreciated. Great "country course" with friendly staff. Good variety of holes. 9th hole on the Pines is a great finishing hole.
Good Fathers Day
Played with my wife and daughter Fathers Day, great condition, friendly staff, good pace of play and lots of fun. Course was in good shape and a challenging but fair layout
Bargain if you can handle the walk
I am a purist who will always walk if it's allowed and often steer clear of courses where it's not. The added benefit here is I was able to find an online deal to walk that was less than half the regular riding rate. Another benefit is the workout. There's a lot more up and down than may be apparent from the parking lot. There's also a lot more water then we were expecting. If you, like my playing partner, have a water carry phobia, bring lots of balls.
Course conditions are near perfect. Bring either local knowledge or a GPS map aid. Many holes are blind. Pace was quick on a weekday morning.
If I had to find one thing to be critical about, it was that it was often difficult to find a level spot on the teeing boxes. Not enough to stop me coming back, but just one of the little things that would move this from a great local course to a destination.
Too Busy and no control of pace
Great course but players (tournament and regular golfer) slow pace.
greens in better shape than any golf north course
Always like playing Ariss
Book Ariss at least once a month. We get a great deal on Golf Now with cart. Challenging enough course where you have to use course management. Would recommend to anyone.
Fun on a wet course
The course was very wet, but should dry out in a week or so, according to the proshop fella. Staff is always great here and the course is kept up. We'll be back when it's a little drier.