Par Three at Windy Hill Golf Course
Nice Par 35 9-Hole Course
This is a very nice 9 hole course with three par 3's, four par 4's and 2 par 5's. It is not so long that average length hitters have trouble reaching the greens in regulation, yet long enough that most clubs in the bag will be used. Despite being early in the season, it was nice to be hitting off grass in the fairway, not hardpan. The greens felt firm (no ball marks to repair), yet were easy to hold, not too fast, and putts ran smoothly. The staff in the clubhouse could not have been friendlier or more helpful.
This course is decent for the inexpensive cost. The greens are worse than I've ever seen them though. I think they're being over watered in combination with the high temperatures and cooking the roots. They were so saturated that a couple of our approach shots plugged into the green. Putting was near impossible. I'll probably wait until fall to give this course another shot.
....2 steps back!!
This course had been improving on a regular basis but what made this course so great was the atmosphere that was created by staff! Although Nicole is still awesome, It seems that some staff under her have become ultra sensitive!! I also did not appreciate being told by the "marshall" that we needed to pick up the pace!! We spoke to the people behind us about it and they said they had no complaints probably because they never had to wait on any hole!!! Surprise Surprise.. ..the complaint came from the clubhouse!!!!
Poor service and pace of play
They had no starter and people just teeing off when they want to. We had people breathing down our necks. This is not the first time we experienced this at this course. We went back to complain and get a rain check and they refused and made us feel like we were at fault. They treated my wife terribly.
Greens are getting better!
Windy Hill is certainly a fun to play. Narrow fairways and greens were punched but are coming back quickly!
Under New Bad Management
The course itself for a par 3 is in pretty good shape. I called for a Wednesday tee time on Monday. We wanted to play as a foursome but Golf Now wouldn't let me the fourth player sign up (it only allowed three players, a computer glitch I guess.) I tried once again and instead of placing me in the Wednesday spot as requested it for some reason placed me in the Tuesday spot (next day) and charged me. I couldn't get a refund being less that 24 hours.That stinks, but I figured if I explained Golf Now's screw up to management (they already now had my money) then they would let me play. No such luck.The lady pulled up Tuesday and verified what I told her and then said it is Golf Now's problem not theirs and if I wanted to play I would have to pony up the full amount (more than what Golf Now charges.) I told her that Golf Now has a 24 hour restriction of cancellations. She simply repeated if I wanted to play it would be $15.00 so it cost me twice as much to play 9 holes. In the end they made more money that week then what they should have, but I guess in their minds, THE ENDS JUSTIFIES THE MEANS..