Prestwick Country Club
|Green (W)||72||5485 yards||72.8||123|
|Orange (W)||72||4795 yards||68.7||115|
|Blue M: 73.9/131||335||575||410||350||170||425||400||145||550||3360||420||555||195||435||420||205||380||440||550||3600||6960|
|Blue/White M: 72.5/128||335||520||380||350||170||400||370||145||550||3220||420||555||180||400||380||185||380||385||550||3435||6655|
|White M: 71.3/126||305||520||380||320||160||400||370||125||500||3080||405||465||180||400||380||185||355||385||515||3270||6350|
|Green M: 67.1/116 W: 72.8/123||285||460||340||300||115||355||335||110||435||2735||350||425||110||360||355||140||295||325||390||2750||5485|
|Orange W: 68.7/115||285||415||255||300||115||245||275||110||435||2435||350||355||110||290||275||100||220||270||390||2360||4795|
Long, long way to go
I played this course today for the first time in over 20 years. My level of disappointment was high, to say the least. This used to be a beautiful layout and a pristine course. To call it a goat ranch today is disservice to the goats. The greens are diseased and filled with bare spots, most of the tees are chewed up and unplayable, The range was abysmal.I know this course has been through receivership and is under new management and they are trying to get it back, but they have a long, long road ahead. IMO, they should close it for a couple of years and totally rebuild it. To continue to take people's money is somewhat dishonest, IMO. The pro told me a "couple" of the greens had some problems. A couple ?? How about most of them ? There was no mention of the horrible tees and the crabgrass-filled fairways. If you've got an extra $ 40 to spend, be my guest. I won't play it again.
Below Standard: Course, Staff, Service Level
I’m a casual golfer who has had the opportunity to play at a number of courses in Indiana, around the country, and some internationally. I played at Prestwick yesterday with a good friend who recently relocated to the area. While my “hot deal” made this a great price I would have preferred to play elsewhere for the extra $15. The course itself was in rough condition with many of the greens suffering from some kind of disease. The tee boxes were also in rough shape and regularly throughout the fairways you would see crab grass and other issues sprouting up. I would say my lawn is receiving more attention than the course in terms of weed prevention. It was a balmy day with high temps and very high humidity yet not a single water station actually had water. When we made the turn we stopped in for refreshments (obviously with the temps and lack of water) and sat at the bar in the lounge area for 10 minutes before I had to go find someone to take our order.
Overall, I would not recommend this course to anyone until they’ve had a chance to tackle some of the issues with the course. The other issues are just a matter of keeping the staff on task - service, etc. I could see this course being a nice place to go but they won’t receive any of my money until I’ve received word from a trusted source that they’ve buttoned up several issues.
Avoid at all costs
This course recently changed from private to public. The first tee box should have been a sign of what was to come. There was grass, but it was mostly crab grass. Things was the norm for all of the teeboxes. The fairways had many burnt/dead spots. The tee boxes and fairways were golfing heaven compared to the greens. All of the greens had significant dead spots that were down to bare soil. The worst were at least 50% covered with these spots.
I gave up trying after 13 holes. There was no point in playing well tee to green to be sabotaged by the horrifically maintained greens.
Avoid this course. The layout is very nice. It could be a great course, but the greensare in such bad shape that it will take numerous growing seasons to get them to playable.
Not in The Best Shape
This was the foursomes first time playing this course. We were all very disappointed. It had the potential to be good. The lack of attention really showed. We played Saddlebrook Golf Course which was closed for two years and only open for 2 months, and it was in better shape. I don't think the staff can get it back to good playing conditions with the continued heat. It was definitely not worth the drive.
I have lived in central Indiana for a while now and was pleasently surprised to find Prestwick on GolfNow. I booked a tee-time for 12:27 and when arrived to check in and warm up discovered that the course did not open until 11:30. No morning tee times at all? Then, it was not told to me that they were not playing the back 9 as the greens were being airrated and under repair. It took me losing two balls and looking like a complete idiot to make that realization. The course needs work. I get it, it was a Monday, but it looked like they were ready to close the doors for good! Probably not playing the course again.
Very poor shape
Tee boxes with shaggy grass and lots of bald spots. Fairways dry and half brown, not much descent green grass. Most greens in poor shape with large cracking dry and dead brown spots and bare spots with nothing but dirt. Temperature in the low 90’s and no drinking water in the water stations. Course personnel indifferent when told of this. I would not go back and play this course for free and was reimbursed for my gas to get there. Golfnow is damaging it’s credibility by even listing Prestwick. I gave it one star because there was no place for a zero.
Surprisingly decent shape
Course in fairly good condition. Greens reasonably quick and rolling true. Fringe areas well groomed and manicured. Only drawback was tee boxes left a lot to be desired. This course is well designed by Mr. Simmons as were his other projects at the Pointe, Valle Vista and Green Acres in Kokomo. Kudos to the managing company in having this course in decent shape. Hope efforts continue.
A classic comes back!
Great to see this course still open ... while no longer a private track, Prestwick is more accessable and still just as fun. Still needs a little TLC from a maintenance perspective, but the layout is both challenging and enjoyable. Will definitely return!
Course is very interesting and in great shape! 2nd time I've played it. Staff is super friendly! Can't say anything bad about this experience! Lucky to get to play it! Rick Ferguson
Private gone public
This used to be very prestine now not so much. Greens a little bare here and there and fairways not very well groomed. The outer rouhg very tall and thick. Hard to find ball. Still a nice course needing attention.
Not Worth the Money
This course has really declined in conditions recently. The staff is not friendly in the slightest, and makes you feel as though you are an inconvenience to them. They do not take care of the greens and let the fairways burn out each year in July. Do not waste your time playing this course.