Geneva Golf Club - Island/Ponds

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5.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
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5.0
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6921
Slope 135
Rating 74.2
Type Public
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6921 yards 74.2 135
Blue 71 6616 yards 72.8 132
White 71 6190 yards 71.0 128
Gold 71 5637 yards 67.9 123
Red (W) 71 4924 yards 69.4 122
Scorecard for Island/Ponds
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: 74.2/135 415 431 575 159 395 430 466 159 556 3586 426 415 200 555 325 380 189 417 428 3335 6921
Blue M: 72.8/132 392 411 553 142 383 409 451 151 531 3423 411 407 192 531 315 370 180 381 406 3193 6616
White M: 71.0/128 W: 76.1/137 363 384 529 121 373 381 403 137 508 3199 392 375 155 496 305 360 168 360 380 2991 6190
Gold M: 67.9/123 W: 73.3/130 339 355 475 110 338 362 364 123 484 2950 361 358 142 420 255 299 159 335 358 2687 5637
Red W: 69.4/122 309 311 435 97 282 320 298 90 428 2570 320 337 80 400 220 277 105 301 314 2354 4924
Handicap 7 9 13 3 11 15 5 17 1 12 4 16 6 2 10 14 18 8
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Joel Goldstrand (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Links-Style Course, Lots of Water and Marsh

Geneva Golf Club comprises three nine-hole tracks, named Island, Ponds, and Marsh. This review covers only the Island and Ponds nines, although the Marsh nine appears to have a similar layout and course conditions to the other two. The outstanding feature about the course is water. The course is set in a marshy area and you’ll have to contend with water or marshy hazard on at least half of the holes. The fairways were in very good condition despite much recent rain, and none of them seemed to have the spongy feeling underfoot that many marshy courses have. The rough was kept at a playable level, meaning you could get a club on the ball, but not necessarily a fairway wood. The greens for the most part were quite large, with subtle undulations and ran very true. They were moderately fast, but because it had rained overnight they might have been slowed down a bit from their normal speed. The course presents numerous challenges in the form of forced carries either on the tee shot or on the approach, but none of them are really unreasonable with a moderately good tee shot, if the golfer chooses the appropriate tee for his/her skill level. The only complaint our foursome had about the course was the goofy routing. The nines are quite intertwined, running through and past each other. There is quite a bit of directional signage, but sometimes it was not sufficient and many times groups in our tournament found themselves going the wrong way from green to tee. The course architect, Joel Goldstrand, did a very good job of making each hole as distinctive as possible, given the similarity of much of the setting The second Islands hole, a 384 yard (from the White tees) par 4 is a dogleg right with an uphill tee shot and several bunkers guarding the inside of the dogleg. A good tee shot will leave a mid or short iron to a green that looks wide open because there are no greenside bunkers, but there are two deep swales just in front of the left half of the green that will catch any balls that fall short of the green. The last hole on this nine is a par 5 that plays 508 yards from the White tees. A hazard with a tree in the middle of it will make you choose whether to go left or right of it. Choose left and you’ll have an easier second shot, but don’t go long and into the bunker to the left of the fairway. Your approach will have to carry a narrow hazard that goes all the way across the fairway. The fifth hole on the Ponds is a cute short (305 yards from the White tees) par 4. The tee shot is over a pond to a fairway set at almost at a right angle. Leave your driver in the bag because it’s easy to go through the fairway to the hazard on the other side. The seventh on the Ponds nine plays to 168 yards from the White tees to a green set at a diagonal to the left. Club selection is critical here because the green is very long and there could be a three club difference from a pin set front right to one set back left. Although none of us shot as well as we would have liked, all in our foursome enjoyed playing the course, and I would like to have the opportunity to play the Marsh nine that we missed on this visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in fantastic shape. Greens were fast and true.

Love the course! The greens were as good as I've played. The rest of the course was in great shape. Layout is very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nicest course I have played all year

all grasses excellent, greens hard and fast, a pleasure to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great tracks well maintained nice greens(good speed)

Great track excellent condition! Which is a lot more than I can say for writing on this review. If I say it's a great track I'd think that's enough, but no it's to short so I'll fill it with dribble!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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