Turtle Creek Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5827 yards||73.0||121|
|Red (W)||72||5131 yards||69.6||113|
|Gold M: 72.2/123||406||529||151||360||419||442||355||538||207||3407||310||195||332||512||377||169||392||431||577||3295||6702|
|Blue M: 70.4/120||373||504||136||353||402||426||349||516||191||3250||293||178||325||478||348||154||385||412||552||3125||6375|
|White M: 67.7/112 W: 73.0/121||340||482||107||331||373||388||318||469||168||2976||260||126||286||433||339||140||357||380||530||2851||5827|
|Red W: 69.6/113||282||437||85||309||324||351||250||414||152||2604||221||108||243||402||294||129||322||338||470||2527||5131|
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Turtle Creek first timer
It didn’t help that we had a frost delay of around an hour. We were lucky to have someone in our 4some that knew the lay of the course. Not an obvious layout but was fun to play. I ran out of gas on 15 and my scorecard reflected it. The amenities were basic chow and canned brew. I appreciated the hot dog and brew after the round. Hard to tell if the snack area had other food choices before the pandemic. We suggested to the Pro Shop guy that they should have breakfast sandwiches if they have a frost delay. Making money isn’t a bad thing during a delay.
The course is outstanding, i have played it 4 times from Spring to Fall, and playing it again on the 23rd. The course is always in great condition. The staff is also outstanding, Bobbie is all class and i highly recommend playing the course.
Keep it in the fairway!
This is a great course for fall golf. Not too many trees so you don't have to contend with leaves. If you are a straight hitter you will probably do well here. The rough here definitely makes this a tougher course to play. But if you are in the fairway it's very playable. I have shot in the low 80's here as well as the mid 90's. They do have good food at the turn. I recommend it and play it a few times a year.
Good pace of play - on a weekday 3.25 hours.
This course is the tale of two different courses. Linx course for front 9 being wide open and a tight wooded and water back 9. The course just punched the greens so we wish we knew that before booking. My only complaint is the course has a ton of blind shots and trouble and if you have only played it for the first time or after many years you can get hurt bad
Everyone was knowledgeable and friendly
Course was in great shape. Fairways were cut perfectly and the greens played like a country club.
Great course... Beware the starter/ranger
This course is well maintained, and the layout is challenging but fun and scoreable. There is a fair amount of water lurking on this course that you may not see until you’re in it. Greens are really nice, fast, and putt well. Pace of play was great. The Starter takes his job very seriously. He will read you every rule and check for coolers. He’s nice about it but is very chatty. If he asks you the “number one rule”, it’s don’t drive in the rough. Answer correctly and it might save you a 5 minute explanation. I have played here a handful of times and I will be happy to play it again.
Awful staff, outdated policies.
This course has the absolutely most backward policies when it comes to a dress code; they would not allow a Nike Tiger Woods mock turtle golf shirt. They offered to have me use an old collared golf shirt that had been worn many times before by many different golfers - this during Covid-19! A definite health code violation! The owner and her staff were quite rude in the way they treated their "guests" and decided to forgo over $100 in fees rather than allow properly dressed golfers to play their course.
I had played this course many times in the past without a problem but for whatever reason, they seem to have forgotten that golfers have a choice in where they play; I will certainly not be giving this course any more of my business and I will make sure my fellow golfers also do not go to play there.
Don't Show Up In A Non-Collared Shirt!
Non-collared shirts, as worn by Tiger Woods and just about every other pro golfer on the planet, are just not good enough for this crappy facility and they don't give a hoot that non-collared (but still golf) shirts are universally accepted even at private country clubs. They offered my partner a used shirt with a collar but in the middle of a pandemic, how can you wear someone elses clothes when you don't know where the shirt has been? They are totally clueless and their customer service stinks!
Guess they thibnk they are the only golf course in existence. They will never get another dollar of my considerable recreationable expenditures because evidently they are doing so well that they can offend good and loyal customers.
Turtle Creek does not disappoint. You can count on nice fairways and greens. The spacing was good, didn’t have to wait or hurry. A couple of bunkers could use some attention. Play here and enjoy.
still a good choice
Turtle Creek still is an excellent choice for a good value and nice course. While I have seen it in slightly better shape, its being taken care of better than most good public courses. There is a great mix of holes and you need to use all your clubs. The 4 par 5 holes stand out and the 18th is always a challenge coming over the water with your 3rd shot.
Update on Current Conditions.
I’ve reviewed this course before. I love the layout and the challenges of this course. Always in good to excellent shape. All aspects (tee boxes, fairways, rough and greens) were in excellent shape for any time of the year but for mid-August, I was shocked at how great the conditions were . Many other courses in the area are experiencing fairway rot due to all the rain and extremely high temps with high humidity. We’ve had a ton of rain lately with Tropical storm Isaias passing through last week followed by a torrential down put a couple days later that actually closed the course. There were a few spots with standing water but that was it. Greens were fast and true as always. Now, on to the bunkers. The only reason I don’t give TC a five star rating is the condition of the bunkers. Many of them were unplayable with either standing water in them or completely washed out. The bunker complexes need to be renovated to modern standards. This is a huge cost and probably not going to happen any time soon on a public course with rates as low as they are.
The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The starter let us out a group early because the group in front of us did not have their act together. We paid $16 for a super twilight round, teed off just before 5:00 and finished at 8:20. We walked and got held up on the front by a threesome, who was playing at a good pace, 1:55 front. They let us through on 10 and we zipped through the back. Love this course. Will definitely return.