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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7024 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Rye/Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Russell Breeden (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.7
112 Reviews (112)
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Reviews 41
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be better

This course was an excellent one years ago. There needs to be quite a lot of work done for it to be a great course again. Most sand traps are terrible. Many of the greens have bare spots. The grass off of the fairway is just tall enough that its difficult to find your ball even a few feet off of the fairway.I'm sure the location does not help. If it were a little closer to town it would probably get more play.Having said that we still enjoy going there as the layout is challenging & the price is fair especially for seniors on Tuesday.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Packsaddle Golf Course

Played here for the first time in several years. The greens are in bad shape with huge bare spots and the 1st cut of grass right beside the fairway is so thick and high that if you are not in the fairway it is really hard to find your ball. Yardages to greens aren’t very visible if they are even there. This place has really went downhill and I doubt that I ever go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

HORRIBLE!!!

The course is beautiful, until you step on the 1st tee box. the tee boxes are tearing up, the fairways are thicker than most roughs. the roughs might as well be fescue. When you drive the ball down the middle of the fairway and can't find the ball, something is amiss. then the GREENS!!! they are all burnt! They have ONE, yes i said ONE person to cut the grass. One person who runs the proshop AND gets the carts and runs the everything else. I was charged $36 and that was $35 too much. Watch out for the carts, the one we had wouldn't stop on any incline. NO window, brakes were shotty as best. I was very disappointed. I have NEVER left a round early, but after 9 holes I couldn't take it anymore. Do not waste your time. Maybe they should only open on weekends and actually take care of the course during the week.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

worst course I ever played

The course is beautiful, until you step on the 1st tee box. the tee boxes are tearing up, the fairways are thicker than most roughs. the roughs might as well be fescue. When you drive the ball down the middle of the fairway and can't find the ball, something is amiss. then the GREENS!!! they are all burnt! They have ONE, yes i said ONE person to cut the grass. One person who runs the proshop AND gets the carts and runs the everything else. I was charged $36 and that was $35 too much. Watch out for the carts, the one we had wouldn't stop on any incline. NO window, brakes were shotty as best. I was very disappointed. I have NEVER left a round early, but after 9 holes I couldn't take it anymore. Do not waste your time. Maybe they should only open on weekends and actually take care of the course during the week.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t do it

Not sure how this place is staying open. Greens were DEAD! Brown patch and dollar spot has completely taken over. The bunkers were unkept, washed out, full of rocks and grass. Not pebbles but actual ROCKS! I have never in my life seen a course in such poor condition. If the right person/company were to come along and put some money into it I think it would be an awesome course. But what I played was absolutely awful. Lost several balls that were less than 5 feet off the fairway. If you missed the green hood luck finding your ball. The second cut looked like it hadn’t been mowed In weeks. The condition of the greens made them completely unplayable. 0/10 I would not recommend ANYONE play here. I would not play again if it was free.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible

Grass hasn’t been mowed anywhere. Super slow greens… fairways and tee boxes not maintained… crabgrass and wire grass throughout.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Save your money

Course has the best potential in the valley with the view an layout. For years it has been going downhill. Always tried it regardless hoping to see it turn around. Left after 14 holes. It's an embarrassment what this course has became. Just shut it down if this is what it's going to be. Will be the last time unfortunately I spend any amount of money here. Take it from a local, stay away from this course unless your just trying to have a beer round with your buddies. If you actually want a golf experience this course is not for you.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

The fairways had not been mown in quite a while, and the rough was even worse. It was the tallest grass I had ever seen in a fairway, was deeper than the rough of my home course. I had trouble multiple times finding my golf ball in the fairway. Sand traps had grass two feet high, they were unplayable as traps. Greens were in poor shape, were not being properly maintained, but at least had been mown. Not sure what is the cause, but they have really let it go. It is an interesting latout, and with proper mowing, cared for sand traps and greens, would be a 4 ot 4.5.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t play

This course looks like it must have been nice in the past but it’s not now. Grass is tall everywhere including the fairways. Greens are splotchy and slow.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Starting to try again.

When the course is maintained it's difficult (very hilly and dense trees lining most fairways) with a couple of holes with spectacular views and lots of wildlife. When it's not, it's borderline unplayable -- tee boxes that would classify as rough on other courses, shaggy greens, hard as a rock bunkers, and rough so long & thick that you regularly lose your ball if it lands even a pace off the fairways or greens. The course has been in rough shape each spring for several years now, but absolutely atrocious this year (manager said staffing and equipment issues to blame). Played it again today and they've started to mow again. Slowly getting the fairways and rough back to playable heights, but still not there and lots of cut grass laying around. A couple more weeks of effort and these could be back to okay. Greens will take more time as several have diseased patches. Good news: manager said if you book from them directly their fees are less than normal for July as they try to get it back into playing shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's Gone

The ups and downs at Packsaddle continue. Mostly downs for now. Poor, poor greens; extremely slow, burned out in many, many places. Tee boxes unkempt. Rough was US Open deep having not been mowed for weeks. Weeds in the bunkers, no sand, carts without a charge and so on. One employee working, one other mowing.... It's not worth a ten dollar bill to play.....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst course ever

Worst course ever
This was the worst course we have ever played. We are 65 years old and have been playing golf all our lives. The greens were shaggy at best the fairways for so long, we lost three balls that we knew were in the fairway somewhere. If you hit the ball in the rough, lost ball. And oh by the way we only played nine holes. The golf attendant in the pro shop said they couldn’t get help. If they don’t have help to take care of the course, close the course. Worst all-around conditions ever.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Disgusting golf course condition

We attempted to play this course today. Drove 40 minutes from our campground. Paid for 18 holes w/cart. The course was in such horrible condition, that we only played 9 holes. We were going to continue to play through 18 for the practice & exercise. It was so bad, we just gave up.
Extreme lack of any kind of maintenance from T box to fairway to sand trap to greens. Zero maintenance. Lost balls in the fairway, rough was so deep you couldn’t even begin to hit your ball even if you were lucky enough to find it. There are some pictures on their FaceBook page from other disgruntled players. We were not the only players on the course that were disgusted. I asked the manager, when we turned the cart in after 9 holes, “so what is your excuse for the condition of this course?” Of course he said - lack of help. I said, “restaurants close when they don’t have enough help. They don’t continue to suck money out of people.” I sympathize with the “no help” excuse - been there, done that but $65 for a horrible day is ridiculous. They better get a handle on that course or they’re going to loose the greens they have left. I’m sure at some point in time it was a gorgeous course - NOT NOW. So sorry we didn’t take any pictures - I think we were dumbfounded. Worse course we have ever played. We are 65 yrs old.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I'm sure was once a great course

What a beautiful view, that's it. The course has been neglected. Tee decks are beyond rough. Fairways are more like pasture. Green are patches of greens. I left after 12 holes, I'm sure pre covid this course would have been something to play. Tons of potential.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Wish I had played it 5 years a go

The course is rough all round. The fairways for most part are more like rough. The tee decks are terrible, some greens are terrible condition. It would be pleasure to play it got some TLC. Beautiful layout and design. Just rough, rough, rough.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Stay far, far away.

I’ll start off by saying I never leave reviews or complain but I felt it necessary and I’ll consider it a success if it convinces just one group not to play here. The fairways are bad. The rough is terrible. The greens were horrific. The tee boxes atrocious. Getting to the tee boxes you have to walk through hay fields because no grass has been mowed around them since 2006 (by my estimation). The fairways had large patches of grass the grounds crew seemingly missed and didn’t care to go back and cut the same length. Roughly half the greens are unplayable due to burns or just dead patches where grass can’t grow. We considered leaving after the first hole because it was that bad and we couldn’t get on the green due to the sprinklers running. What greens did have grass had no upkeep and putts had to be drilled from 10 feet just to get it a foot within the hole. We ended up playing 9 instead of 18 because every other course was completely booked but I would’ve gladly ate the $40 to change courses. Such a shame to see a course with so much potential and rumored to once be in such great shape slip away like it has. It needs to be sold or closed, and accepting people’s money to play here is highway robbery. The only positive review I can leave is that pace of play was fantastic but that’s because we were the only people who missed the memo to avoid this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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