The Bandit Golf Club
|Stone (W)||71||5204 yards||70.2||121|
|Copper (W)||71||4408 yards||66.0||113|
|Gold M: 73.7/134||421||241||520||341||403||209||550||401||459||3545||417||189||468||185||369||624||424||155||533||3364||6909|
|Green M: 70.9/128||381||214||485||317||384||188||522||379||418||3288||399||163||425||162||322||574||407||137||491||3080||6368|
|Blue M: 68.6/124||358||199||465||295||361||168||502||355||372||3075||336||138||406||143||309||492||388||108||452||2772||5847|
|Stone M: 65.4/110 W: 70.2/121||334||163||439||295||326||141||465||333||278||2774||306||138||366||136||260||415||349||108||352||2430||5204|
|Copper M: 62.7/105 W: 66.0/113||255||104||429||276||246||100||385||268||278||2341||296||117||292||92||200||370||285||89||326||2067||4408|
The fairways/greens were in great shape and hole #12 has to be the signature hole.
I have always heard great things about The Bandit and let me tell you it lived up to the hype. Fun course with unique names for each hole. I live in Austin and It was definitely worth the drive. The pace was slow but its a tough track.
From tee to green, it was in great condition. Greens were quick but rolled true. Fairways were firm enough to roll out but soft enough to take divots.
Loved holes 12 and 13 nestled back on a pond.
Closing out 2016
The weather wasn't exactly what the weatherman had forecasted, but the chilly air backed by a pretty decent breeze was made better by good golf at a maintained facility. We were met at our car by Player Services and got loaded up on an EZ-Go w/out GPS. They looked to be newer carts since the last time with the most noticeable addition of a windshield, which was a huge necessity for today.
I didn't make it to the range on this day, but the putting green condition & speed was solid and totally matched the on course play. The starter was most cordial and got us off right on time.
The tees, fairways and greens were all green grass, while the rough was dormant. The tees & fairways were mown tight. I found the bunkers to have plenty of sand & rakes available, however many opted out of the raking part. The greens are the star of the facility and they were somewhat firm (most likely from the temps) and in excellent condition. They rolled smooth, true & with somewhat fast pace.
Pace of play was on point as we completed our round in 4h18m. We never waited and really only on #18 where it got the best of a couple of guys in our group were we waited on.
Bottomline, w/ the exception of a couple holes you pretty much see what you get. The tee to fairway elevation change offers some views as well as a few more yards to your drive. If you're from the big city the green fee is pretty much in line with what you're paying at comparable metropolitan venues and the experience is probably the same.
Bandit is out of
Great golf course and tough layout far from the city life. Well worth the drive when there is actually a marshal on the course moving the groups along. We played in over 5+ hours and finished in the dark because there was no course management. Pro shop staff weren't overly friendly and just pushed us out of their hair as quickly as they could. Course was in sold shape.
Chasing the Lion
Perfect day for an after work round. Headed right to the first tee after hitting a few putts. Noticed driving up the greens appeared sandy and the practice green confirmed it. They still rolled decent and the green fee was fair with the condition. In a few days I suspect the greens will be rolling true and fast. The greens offer some extreme and some subtle slope as well as some have areas that if they catch your ball could funnel it back off. Just adds to the challenge of picking a good aiming point and the right club. Otherwise the course conditions were top notch. The tees & fairways were tightly mowed, the rough was dense, but not overgrown and the bunkers were sandy and maintained. The course is pretty much see what you get. There are holes that you need to play the ground slice for position or added distance and getting yourself to aim far enough right to cut the corner on #14 can be a mental challenge.
Solid write up, I appreciate your input.
*Update* I played on 9/18/2016 and the sand top dress had settled. The greens rolled well, but we're still a little more firm. Overall mint conditions.
Except Number 5. That is just flat out a stupid hole. Otherwise great shape and great course!
Unexpected full refund
In town for a wedding and I only had 1 day to play so I went to the course and they were able to fit me in with a threesome, after playing 6 holes on the 7th we had heavy rain. Everyone went to the pro shop for a rain check, unable to return in the near future I explained my problem and with out asking they REFUNDED my entire green fee and club rental. WOW!!! Never expected that, but have been telling everyone since!!! Great job!!!
Great Student Rates
During the weekdays you can play 18 with a cart for $20 if you show your college ID. Great deal for a excellent course! A few holes that are a little funky but once you play it a time or two you know where you can miss it and where you can't.
Very Challenging course
I knew I should have been warned when the staff stated I would be back for more golf balls on the 9th hole. Very hard course to par but its a beautiful course and is worth the money to play if you want a challenge.