17 Helpful / 1 Not
Don't Even Bother
Pros: It has baskets and a parking lot. Trails are adequately cleared.
Cons: *deep breath*...
No sign to point you towards the first tee (which has been moved via the redesign).
Paint on the asphalt that points towards 1's fairway, but where the hell is the marker(s) for the pad?
Where's 2's teepad?
Where's 3's pad?
Someone had the bright idea of painting directional arrows and numbers ON THE GRASS, so info may have been marked last week, but it's all trampled/weathered away/mowed over by now. Abject stupidity.
No numbers on the baskets (they've been deliberately cut off), so even if you find them, you still don't know if it's where you're supposed to be shooting.
Still plenty of stumps to trip over. (A carry-over from the old layout)
4x4 post at the first (tee?) has big stack of scorecards in the mailbox, but they're all FROM THE OLD LAYOUT! The course map on them is completely useless. What the hell is the point of supplying a course with scorecards from an obsolete layout?!?!
Where's the benches?
Where's the trashcans?
Where's the teesigns?
Other Thoughts: The old 18-hole layout is garbage now (lake keeps flooding and ruining 5 or 6 of the original holes).
Was that poorly designed? Maybe.
Whoever drew that plan up didn't anticipate the lake getting as high as it (repeatedly) has, hence the only-9-hole redesign.
C'est la vie.
This new nine IS situated higher up away from the lake so it'll stay dry, but if you don't know where the hell to go/where you're supposed to shoot, what's the point???
It's good that the St. Louis club put the time/money in to redesign the course and create a layout that can be played year-round regardless of the river levels.
But the execution of that plan is so piss-poor, it's beyond comprehension.
This course went from being an occasionally playable excellent 18 layout to a WTF 9 hole travesty.
(For extra fun, drive around to the south/east side of the lake and see if you can find all of the baskets just sitting there in their original pins rusting in the floodwater. Makes ya wonder where exactly your membership money is going...)
This course has been in the ground for almost 2 years, making it bad enough already that basics weren't there. The fact that the simplest additions STILL aren't there after the redesign (which was being discussed 9-10 months ago) is just bullshit.
Another shining example of River City Flyers ineptitude. Don't waste the time driving there.
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