Challenge at White Deer Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5974 yards||74.5||129|
|Gold (W)||72||5426 yards||71.3||124|
|Red (W)||72||4677 yards||67.0||112|
|Blue M: 70.6/130||342||298||384||491||354||197||554||151||449||3220||404||358||368||548||223||519||419||171||357||3367||6587|
|White M: 68.3/126||316||271||357||450||328||168||503||125||376||2894||375||319||339||517||174||489||389||142||336||3080||5974|
|Gold M: 66.2/113||289||237||339||430||293||137||480||100||345||2650||345||300||311||456||142||465||331||111||315||2776||5426|
|Red W: 66.7/111||248||196||262||394||255||112||439||81||268||2255||304||214||271||452||114||408||301||98||259||2421||4676|
Slow pace but a solid round as usual
I was solo walking 18 on Vintage, got stuck behind 3 groups of four older gentleman. Not terrible as it was a nice day, but definitely took me over the 4 hour mark to finish up. Course was beautiful, greens were well maintained.
Very nice course in good condition. Nice layout as well.
Overall excellent, some wet spots and cart restrictions, but course in general was very good and well maintained.
Good for the money
Course was in good condition in spite of recent heavy rains. Greens were fast. Some tee boxes needed repaired. Overall, a nice course for the money I paid. Would like to play the Vintage course upon return.
Only game around
Only public course within a half hour or 45 minutes. They are doing a much better job keeping up the course than they have in the past. They fixed some damage issues and the the course is very playable but not top of the line.
Pace was entirely way too slow
2 golfers. Tee time was 1:20. Did not tee off until 1:45 due to groups in front of us each hitting two balls each to start. Finished at 5:45. Slower groups should be directed to allow smaller groups to play through. Simply be aware of your pace. Course was excellent as usual.
When there were adjacent holes for either course, which hole was you next wasn’t easily identified. I played 2 holes from other course not knowingly
Still potential, but still missing the mark
This is my second review of this course, specifically the Heritage Course having played a couple of years back.. I was hoping that things would improve two years later when I played this morning and sadly that was not the case. I was looking at the Vintage Course today as I played past on Heritage (I may have been the only person playing Heritage) and wondered if most of the maintenance budget is going to Vintage where things looked a bit cleaner kept? Hard to say. At the end of the day, Heritage feels like the course management does not like fairways or tee boxes at all. Greens? They dig and maintain well and true.
While bunkers have been re-sanded since I last played, the tee boxes show no signs of being mowed, weeded, seeded, or fertilized. Teeing off was effectively playing from the rough and fairways were playing from hazards. Fairways on almost every hole were missing huge areas of grass to the point where on nearly every hole I made a deal with myself to place a ball on whatever grass I could find in order just to play. The 16th hole in particular needs to in all honesty be completely rebuilt from tee through green. The fairway no longer exists, hard pan bounces good balls into unplayables, etc, standing water everywhere...
It's clear that the course is trying to clean up some things from the last time I played. I noticed a lot of work on cart path rebuilding across the property which was a need, but honestly, the course management seems to have the focus backwards. White Deer has a great app that is super interactive, a friendly and attentive staff, and a clean website...But the PRODUCT, the actual golf is just falling apart (at least on Heritage) and that makes it far less interesting than it should be. Not sure what it will take to actually create even average playing conditions. But I hope that happens as this place could be the centerpiece of an entire region. It's run by good folks who definitely care, but it'd be great to see an investment in the golf experience!