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Amenities
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1.9
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3.0
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About

Holes 9
Par 35
Length 3014
Slope 117
Rating 34.9
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 3014 yards 34.9 117
White 35 2888 yards 34.2 114
Red (W) 35 2514 yards 34.5 112
Scorecard for Alvin
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 34.9/117 339 370 191 490 425 405 164 497 139 3020 3020
White M: 34.2/114 322 362 173 474 417 388 154 489 119 2898 2898
Red W: 34.5/112 300 302 160 434 342 367 140 414 104 2563 2563
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 35 35

Course Details

Year Built 1946
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

1.6
21

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 1
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 2
Water Hazards 2
Forced Carries 1
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 5
Locals 5
9-Hole Rounds 3
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 3
Convenient to the City 1
Worth the Drive 1
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

9 holes of backyard play

Simple course of straight fairways. Very poor greens.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course for practice and casual play

Reviewer disclaimer: we are fairly novice golfers with 1 year of lessons and play experience but have played from PGA to neighborhood/municipal level of greens. Alvin course is located in a rural country area with quiet atmosphere relaxed setting. The layout is a 9 hole course you could play once and repeat for a full 18. Golf shop attendant was friendly and shop appeared well stocked. Bathrooms were clean and a snack bar is on site (did not go in though). There is NO practice range. We played 3 days after heavy rain in the area. Some parts of the course were sloshy but overall play condition was good (carts were path only but you could do 90 degree). Course layout is a back and fourth style with one fairway neighboring another. There are several water hazards and we lost a few balls having to hit over them at challenging angle (#8). Greens and tee boxes are bit bumpy; fairways had weedy areas but were wide with no houses or other major hazards to make for less stressful play (especially for a newbie golfer!). Trees dot the course with shady areas and drinking water available on many of the holes. There was little sand in the packed bunkers. Golf carts were in good condition; pathways were level and easy to drive. No course Marshall was seen in the time of our play. We had to wait for other golfers in front of us, and most parties were 3 to 4 people, so not much room to combine. Overall we felt we got our money's worth (Golf Now regular price reservation) for 18 holes. Would recommend this course as an inexpensive course to play when you want a pick up game, a relaxed location to "get back" into golf after being out of the game for a bit. to keep in playing shape if close by, or to work out problem swings. It would not a place to work on your putting with the bumpy greens.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly People

Relaxing pace, greater place to play
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Go somewhere else ...I'd rather pay more and play a nicer course

This course is for someone who has picked up the game. The greens were bumpy.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Lost a customer

I have played this course numerous times, mostly because I am not a great golfer, but it is cheap and gives me a chance to practice without spending a fortune. My sons (17 and 9) have also come out to play with me at this course several times. The 17 year old actually plays and the 9 year old hits a ball off the tee, we pick it up and then throws a ball on the green when we get there and he putts out. This has never been a problem and we do not hold anyone up (we normally play in the afternoon and once you get past noon, the course is dead). Anyway, we went out today, a Sunday afternoon, to play. I had reserved a tee-time for two golfers and when I checked in I told the gentleman in the pro shop that I wanted two carts, and I would pay for the additional cart. I explained that my 9 year old was coming along and would hit a couple of balls but wasn't really playing, as we had done numerous times in the past. He told me that I could only have a second cart if there were 4 of us playing and that my 9-year-old could not play. I asked him why, as this had never been a problem before, and I got a mumbled response about it wasn't going to happen. I told him that he just lost a good customer and they will never get my business again. No wonder the course if for sale. I had never had a problem playing at Alvin. The course is generally in lousy shape, most of the greens are only half playable and the fairways are mostly void of grass, but at least it was cheap and a place to practice. The staff had always been friendly and polite, until today that is. After leaving, we went to Quail Valley to hit some balls at the range. While in the pro shop to get balls, I asked the guy working there that if I came out with my sons and my 9-year-old rode along and hit a couple of balls once in a while, if they would want to charge me a green fee for him. He said no, but that since there would be three of us, he would have to charge an additional cart fee. Exactly what I offered to do at Alvin but it was unacceptable. As I said, Alvin lost a good customer. I won't be back.
Quality of food & beverage Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good value

Hard to find. Overall a nice outing. Greens were ok but not great. Moving was done as we played. Right past us and kicked up a lot of dust and dirt in our faces. Other than that we had a nice day. Staff was very friendly.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Friendly people.

The course needed a little work but the people were very friendly and it made for a great day of golf.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super friendly staff

Staff was super friendly and the golfers were also very friendly
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

It's good place to play.

It's good place to play and good value per price. I recommend this course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

not coming back

I'm fairly new to golf and have played at only 4 different courses including Alvin. This course is a very plain/dull course. There are no features to the course that are even remotely interesting. The greens were in bad shape and the sand traps were like concrete. Like the title says, I won't be going back.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair

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