Geneva Farm Golf Course
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Fair course for an inexperienced golfer
I played this course when it opened more than 20 years ago. Back then, you could hit the ball nearly anywhere and not getting trouble (except in the water, of course). The trees have grown up and now the course is much tighter than it was way back then. The white tees play at just under 6100 and the blue tees at just under 6500, so this course is somewhat short. The fairways are a bit sparse in places but it's the heat of the summer now and things have dried out a bit, perhaps leading to this condition. Being short, and with tees close to the previous greens, it's a great course to walk.
My biggest 'complaint' was the speed of the greens. I like faster greens and play courses that have greens MUCH faster than these. The greens here are like putting on a carpet, you can feel the cushion under your feet, and if you have a somewhat long putt you might be better off using a croquet mallet than a putter to get it to the hole. That's an exaggeration, of course, but they are on the slow side of area courses, maybe towards the slowest. The greens were also sliced this spring, not aerated, and the slice cuts are still evident. With the greens being lush, a ball traveling along these cut lines can get caught up in a cut and not follow the contours of the green on a green with minimal slope.
That said, the greens are very green and the grass is lush, so unlike some other courses that can burn up a bit in peak summer, there are no bare spots on the greens. They are also soft and will accept a ball easily. Shots hit onto the green will usually stay there and not bounce or run off. For the accurate golfer, this can allow for some aggressive shot making.
I enjoyed my round yesterday, though it was VERY hot and humid. The course was quiet so I was able to work on some things without interfering with other golfers. I was able to play at my pace, practice a few shots on the course and not worry about holding anyone up. Very relaxing.
The clubhouse personnel were all very warm and friendly. As someone that wasn't known to them, I was treated as if I was a regular and made to feel very welcome.
I will make the drive to play this course again, even though there are a lot of other courses closer to me, and I would recommend at least giving the course a try if you've never played it.
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Really nice course
This is a really nice course. I hadn’t played this course in about 20 years and it was still challenging. I would definitely play this course again.
This Place Has Become a Dump
This used to be a fairly nice course. An old school layout that is friendly to the weekend golfer. Unfortunately the course conditions have gone seriously downhill the last 5 years or so. I have tried giving them the benefit of the doubt the last three times I have played here, but after my last round I can say that I will never be returning. The fairways here nothing but crab grass and spots of dirt. We have had a fairly wet summer in the Northeast, and there are not very many courses that are struggling to keep their grass this year. They are not even trying at Geneva Farms anymore. I can totally understand having brown GRASS in August, I’m all about water conservation; but there is absolutely no grass on this course anymore with the exception of the greens which have huge burn spots on most of them. It is not worth any money they are charging. They need to either put some money into this course or just close it down. Do yourself a favor if your thinking about playing here and just stay away.
Pace of Play
Went out as a single. Joined another single on hole 7 . There were several groups in front of us. They let us go ahead of them on the turn . We were told that there was one group of 5 or 6 that wouldn't let us play thru so we had to skip a hole in order to get in front of them . Not sure why they allow a groups of more than 4 to play together. I guess golf educate is becoming a thing of the past. Once we got passed that group the course was wide open.
Almost Ready for Winter
Fairways well cut. Tees in decent shape. Only real compliant is that the leaves need to be blown off the roughs and greens. It can really slow down play having to search through a pile of leaves for your golf ball. Fresh ground hog hole on 15th green was a surprise that the greenskeeper was aware of.
Just Too Windy
When the wind is blowing too hard for the pins to stay in the cups, it's time to quit. Fairways were well maintained. Sand traps need sand. Rough was difficult (high). Greens were running true. The wind was relentless and when you have to play 3 clubs more than normal in an attempt to compensate, the fun goes out of the game. Can't blame the course for the weather.
Gevena Farms Course Status
The weather has been good to this course this year. With all of the rain we had, the fairways and rough are in great shape. The greens, which suffered from a fungus problem earlier, are slowly recovering. Some are still requiring TLC. Only other negative comment regards the sand traps. Many are in critical need of sand and are, currently, mud traps.
Great country course
Incredibly fun, beautiful setting, fairways rugged, greens slow, layout excellent, and neat special touches, such as bluebird boxes for 150-yard markers, plis markers at 200, 100, 50. Owner Mr. Bush told us some golf jokes, and all the help, including the guys on the mowers, was markedly more friendly than just about any place for golf. If you have to have perfectg fairways and greens, go elsewhere, because to complain about anything at Geneva would be to complain about what a great life we all have. This is a fun place from the time you get there until the time you leave.
No starter, no ranger, kept catching a foursome (I was playing with one other golfer) some greens were in bad shape, it's an ok course. Unfortunate to see this place decline over the years
Nice course, needs work
I've played here many times before, but this time things weren't as nice. First off, there wasn't a starter, so players had to chose who goes when and who plays with who. There were singles, twosomes, theresomes, someone should be in charge. The greens were in bad shape, not sure what happened, but they need work, too many bare spots. The golfnow price was nice, even with the conditions, but I hate seeing the course going down hill.
So Much Potential....
I've been playing this course since it opened in 1990. Mr Davis, who owned the farm on which it's built is rolling over in his grave. Poorly taken care of. Greens are in terrible shape. Rough is inconsistent, and sand traps are mud pits.
This course needs to close for a season, and go through an entire makeover. That sadly, will never happen. These independent clubs just don't have the working capital to make the necessary improvements.
My last visit.
Nice course but....
I have played this course several times over the years. The staff is always friendly, pace of play is great, price is great but the conditions of the greens have not improved for a long time. Place would be awesome if they could find a way to fix the greens. Overall though good course for the money.
Golf course looks great. Well maintained. Fairways and tee boxes are well cut. Roughs are just about the perfect length. Greens a little on the slow side, but I like slower greens. Keep up the good work.
This is a fine course
The course was in fine shape the only drawback was the bunkers needed sand
The golf course is in excellent condition. I usually play this course once a week. At the present time, I could not be happier with the over all condition. The green are a bit slow, but I like them this way. I would recommend this course to all who play the game.