Maplewood Golf Course
|Red (W)||72||5080 yards|
|Champions M: 72.1/126||360||295||190||395||440||240||410||385||540||3255||130||400||410||586||390||300||190||520||390||3316||6571|
|Blue M: 69.0/121||352||280||175||380||390||230||375||336||500||3018||100||390||390||486||340||289||175||470||350||2990||6008|
|Red W: 69.3/117||300||250||132||340||290||175||325||280||400||2492||95||285||284||400||325||275||160||420||340||2584||5076|
decent country track
I grew up around Muncie and I have played this course off and on for the past 13 years. It is a fairly easy course without any major trouble to speak of. There is out of bounds on a lot of the holes that is surrounded by cornfields. The greens generally are in good shape and roll true. They seem to be lacking on maintenance over the past several. The rough hasn't been getting the attention it needs and the greens are shaggy. Hopefully things improve as this is one of my favorite courses in the area.
Always enjoy Maplewood
Been playing maplewood for a few years now and it never lets me down, while sometimes it is busy, that's what you get with a nicer course. My rounds are rarely over 4 hours and the course is always prestine. Pins could be changed a little more often but that is a small issue for me
We are glad you enjoyed our course, the year is winding down but hope to see you again soon!
First time in Muncie
Started my round at 10 A.M on a Sunday they also had a small tournament as I was playing that didn't affect my round. Always heard nice things about here happy with my experience. Course was definitely a fun time for low cost.
Glad you had fun, hopefully you'll visit us again. We try to accommodate all golfers while tournaments are going on, glad it was a smooth round for you.
I don't know where to start with this course. The positive is it's in decent shape, except the small greens were rock hard (hough they rolled well, just wouldn't hold a shot), and the sand was basically hardpan. I got around in 1:40 as a single.
But now for reality - this course has one of the goofiest designs I can remember. 6 you need to drive in the sand traps near the green to make sure you're clear of trees or you're blocked out even if in the fairway. 7 you need to hit a high hard fade for right handers as there are large trees blocking the fairway. Hit the left side of the fairway on 9? Congrats, now hit a knee high punch shot under tree limbs that overhang. Hit the fairway on 11? Great, now hit a 150-180 yard shot 75+ feet high over a tree that blocks your path to the green.
But none of these compare to 10, which is the dumbest hole I think I've ever played. It's about 130 from the blue and black tees, Take a look at the attached photo taken from behind the green; the tee is in the trees on the right. You either hit a shot straight up in the air, and hope it holds the green. Or you punch a knee high shot through a trap and hope it holds the green. In both cases the windows are extremely narrow and unless you have a high wedge shot it's just plain stupid.
Beyond that it's a lot of mundane back and forth. If it's busy you may need a batting helmet. It does seem to have a loyal local clientele - let them have it, and spend your time and money on a playable course, like Tri-County.
Sorry you felt this way about our course, the course is short and open so it rewards straight golf, without all the obstacles you mention it would be a field of grass. Again, sorry to disappoint you.
Some of the things you have said just aren't true, as far as not being able to hit over trees. There are a few gimmicky holes such as 10 & 11 but without the trees that makes those holes hard think of how easy the holes would be. 2 star review for the beautiful course is pretty harsh, and to say that Tri County is in better shape is laughable.
Relaxing golf course out in the country
This review will be shorter than my others simply because I don't feel that it is fair to compare this course to the courses I consistently play around the Chicago suburbs. I loved the feel of the course as it is out in the middle of the country with corn and bean fields surrounding the property. The course has a "come as you are"/relaxed type of feel. Nothing was exceptional about the course but nothing was poor either. The staff was very friendly. There is a practice green and a small range to hit irons. Again, nothing special, but it gets the job done.
The course is very straightforward with very few surprises in store for you. The course is a fun mix of both short and long par 3's, drivable par 4's, and respectable par 5's. Most of the greens have some descent slope to them and were running nice and smooth when we played them.
Maybe the most enjoyable part of the course is that even though it is straight forward, you still have to think your way around. Some tight fairways, OB, water, forced carries, bunkers, and dog legs will make you second guess some of your club selections.
Overall, a solid course that if I'm ever looking to golf in Muncie again, I would consider another round here.
exelent course condition
very pristine condition,well maintained course.,great and friendly staff