2018 Phoenix Course Conditions

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Oakcreek in Sedona in good shape for December on Saturday
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  • cbbaroncbbaron Posts: 1,008 ✭✭
    Happy New Year to all my AZ golf buddies couldn't catch anyone last week as I had my wife and a buddy on last trip
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  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,767 ✭✭
    Happy new year. Played w/ jjr - down for holilday sun image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> - out at Legend Trail. Course was in pretty good shape: fairways were good, greens rolled nice but were much slower than they looked, bunkers were lacking sand. They do have one fairway that looks to have had trouble recovering and are trying to get it to 'retake' the grass, but not a huge issue.
  • cbbaroncbbaron Posts: 1,008 ✭✭


    Happy new year. Played w/ jjr - down for holilday sun image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> - out at Legend Trail. Course was in pretty good shape: fairways were good, greens rolled nice but were much slower than they looked, bunkers were lacking sand. They do have one fairway that looks to have had trouble recovering and are trying to get it to 'retake' the grass, but not a huge issue.
    One of the Par 5s on back nine has the turf issue played LT Xmas Eve greens were rolling quick that day
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members Posts: 7,156 ✭✭


    Starting a new thread, happy new year.



    Oakcreek in Sedona in good shape for December on Saturday




    Saturday was SO last year! image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    Happy New Year everyone!
  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,352 ✭✭
    Toka sticks yesterday, probably the best shape I’ve seen it.
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    Vokeys
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    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members Posts: 10,795 ✭✭
    fore_life wrote:


    Toka sticks yesterday, probably the best shape I've seen it.


    Bummed I couldn't make it, legs were not as bad as I was expecting after the 14 mile hike Sunday too dangit.



    Anyone playing this coming anywhere reasonable $ wise Saturday? I need to get back out.
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  • fore_life wrote:


    Toka sticks yesterday, probably the best shape I've seen it.


    Bummed I couldn't make it, legs were not as bad as I was expecting after the 14 mile hike Sunday too dangit.



    Anyone playing this coming anywhere reasonable $ wise Saturday? I need to get back out.




    Sounds like you’ve been hiking more than golfing lately! I’m probably going to walk this weekend with my friend Kevin that you met at We ko pa. Dobson ranch and/or gcu. 1st available twilight. Dm me on Twitter if you’re interested.
  • Olson12Olson12 ClubWRX Posts: 2,192 ClubWRX
    TPC champions this weekend. It was in great shape. The bunkers are great (when you don't get plugged) $67 to walk to residents is still one of my favorite winter deals here.
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  • jimg7284jimg7284 Members Posts: 5 ✭✭
    Where do you guys go for a reasonable rate this time of year? I find myself playing the same 3 or 4 spots over and over. Bored to death.
  • MackDaddy480MackDaddy480 Posts: 176 ✭✭
    edited Jan 5, 2018 #11
    jimg7284 wrote:


    Where do you guys go for a reasonable rate this time of year? I find myself playing the same 3 or 4 spots over and over. Bored to death.




    I keep Papago, GCU, Aguila, Toga Sticks, Encancto and TPC Scottsdale Champions in the rotation.
  • StezzGolferStezzGolfer Members Posts: 1,326 ✭✭
    Dobson is always decent. Even Cave Creek is a fun layout. Just dont expect 5 hour rounds.
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  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,352 ✭✭
    San Marcos today, really good shape tee to green, sub $40 at 9am with JZona.



    The more I play it the more I like it, the green complexes are awesome, good bunkering. Take that dr schteeeeve! Ha
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    Various other putters currently in the closet,
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  • linkerpanlinkerpan ClubWRX Posts: 1,419 ✭✭
    edited Jan 5, 2018 #14
    Las Sendas this morning in very good shape. The rangers doing their work kept everybody moving and we finished in 3:45. Very enjoyable round
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  • linkerpanlinkerpan ClubWRX Posts: 1,419 ✭✭
    edited Jan 6, 2018 #15
    Today, TPC Champions in great shape. I love that course and if I was living here would play there a lot. Fairways are perfect, like a carpet. Same with greens. The only thing I don’t like is that you have to walk with your bag to practice area (no carting) and the chipping area is separated from the general practice. Lots of Web.com practicing today.
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    Scotty Cameron Mil Spec 350
    Taylor Made TP5 balls
    Bushnell V2 range finder
    Titleist Lightweight Cart Bag

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  • BUCKEYERBALL88BUCKEYERBALL88 Posts: 952
    edited Jan 6, 2018 #16
    Gcu today



    Pace-a bit slow. 4h 20m, but we walked so less stop & go. 3 ball. Waited about 15 mins on every par 3

    Overall conditions-overwatered

    Greens-fair, slow, wet, not very consistent. 7? Disappointing Papago’s Greens are so much better

    Bunkers & Tees-good

    Fairways-wet, not much roll

    Layout-good, some of the bunkers are dumb

    Routing-very good, easy walk



    Some interesting short par 4s & 18 is a fun short par 5. Overall a good course on a rather boring piece of land



    Value-excellent. $25 to walk, weekend afternoon, city card



    Customer service below avg but it’s an inexpensive muni so I had lower expectations



    My muni rankings:

    Papago

    Gcu

    Aguila



    Haven’t played encanto or cave creek



    Dobson tomorrow
  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Members Posts: 4,740 ✭✭
    Good stuff B.B. Like to hear about Dobson. Thanks.
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  • kap10kap10 Posts: 111 ClubWRX
    How is Papago playing condition and pace?
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  • AzSuperHack76AzSuperHack76 ClubWRX Posts: 1,431 ClubWRX
    Falcon Dunes, again, just awesome shape. Tee'd off at 0952, finished at 1252, can't beat a 3 hour pace on a weekend. Just another reason why it is now a regular play.
  • Dobson ranch today



    Pace-very slow & we were a walking 4 ball

    Layout-very boring. 8th hole was the most interesting . At least it was an easy walk

    Greens-best part, a bit slow but undulating

    Rough-never got the hang of hitting out of hard dormant Bermuda

    Bunkers-very shallow, not penal, pretty good sand

    Tees & fairways-good



    Would defintely put gcu, Papago & Aguila over DR

    kap10 wrote:


    How is Papago playing condition and pace?




    Greens are almost always great. Play early for better pace.
  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,352 ✭✭
    edited Jan 8, 2018 #21
    DID you play twilight at Dobson? Rule of thumb: if you’re not one of the first 5 out, then it’s a long day.



    Gonna chime in from a different point of view on Dobson. The par 3’s are a good mix, the more you play it the more lines off the tee open up if you choose to be agressive. Playing a Cut off of 2 shaves yardage, draw the corner on 5, fly the bunker on 6, hard cut on 8 sets you up perfect. Cut the corner on 13, 15 is a real solid one with lots of options, 16 gives you options and angles. 17 is a tough par 3 followed by a par 5 to close. I think it’s a really fun course to play, a course doesn’t have to be a great one to be a fun one image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I’d put Aguila over Dobson for sure though, probably papago too, I just don’t think it’s fair to call it boring haha





    *link for picture reference of the holes*



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    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Members Posts: 3,379 ✭✭
    fore_life wrote:


    DID you play twilight at Dobson? Rule of thumb: if you're not one of the first 5 out, then it's a long day.



    Gonna chime in from a different point of view on Dobson. The par 3's are a good mix, the more you play it the more lines off the tee open up if you choose to be agressive. Playing a Cut off of 2 shaves yardage, draw the corner on 5, fly the bunker on 6, hard cut on 8 sets you up perfect. Cut the corner on 13, 15 is a real solid one with lots of options, 16 gives you options and angles. 17 is a tough par 3 followed by a par 5 to close. I think it's a really fun course to play, a course doesn't have to be a great one to be a fun one image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I'd put Aguila over Dobson for sure though, probably papago too, I just don't think it's fair to call it boring haha





    *link for picture reference of the holes*



    https://clubsg.skygo...card.php?id=384




    Just play in the Friday money games. Put a few hundred (or thousand) on the line and it won't be boring.
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  • One_Putt_BlunderOne_Putt_Blunder Members Posts: 10,795 ✭✭
    Sometimes a golf course is just a golf course if that makes sense. Not everything is going to be an architectural gem. Nothing wrong with that.
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  • dtm6582dtm6582 dtm6582 Posts: 375 ✭✭
    Played Aguila yesterday "late" at around 11:30am. Pace was fantastic for time of day/year at around 4 hours. I can only assume they're losing some play due to the bunker situation...or maybe it's too hot? Quite a few 2 and 3-some's out there. It's in pretty decent shape but we need some rain and it is starting to show. Greens looked a little thin but rolled well. That said, I'm hoping I got my worst round of 2018 out of the way early. Haven't hit the ball that poorly in years.
  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members Posts: 7,156 ✭✭


    Dobson ranch today

    ...

    Layout-very boring....




    Buckeye - I think your senses have been dulled by too many visits to quintero.

  • WildcatGolferWildcatGolfer Posts: 154 ✭✭
    Playing Troon North in a few days, any head out there recently?
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  • defnotaprodefnotapro Members Posts: 525 ✭✭
    Anyone play Anthem or Foothills in the past few weeks?
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  • fore_lifefore_life Swung too hard, hit it too pure. Members Posts: 10,352 ✭✭


    Playing Troon North in a few days, any head out there recently?




    Wait is that included in the greenfee?
    Ping G400 LST Ust Attas Earth 9f5
    M4 15* with bimatrix rocket X
    Titleist 21* H2 evenflow blue 6.5
    718 tmb 4 iron
    718 cb 5-pw amt x100 tour
    Vokeys
    Cleveland TA milled 1i


    Various other putters currently in the closet,
    thinking about what they've done wrong,
    and how they've hurt me so.
  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,767 ✭✭
    fore_life wrote:



    Playing Troon North in a few days, any head out there recently?




    Wait is that included in the greenfee?




    It depends on the day of the week....weekends are more, the ones during the week are on the 'older' side.
  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,767 ✭✭
    defnotapro wrote:


    Anyone play Anthem or Foothills in the past few weeks?




    Quite the contrast there....Anthem is Anthem...always good. No idea on FH, I have given up...but last report was not terrible.
  • defnotaprodefnotapro Members Posts: 525 ✭✭

    defnotapro wrote:


    Anyone play Anthem or Foothills in the past few weeks?




    Quite the contrast there....Anthem is Anthem...always good. No idea on FH, I have given up...but last report was not terrible.






    Playing with a friend who isn't all that good and doesn't want to spend much money. It's close to his house so it's just convenient. He said it was in good condition but I think his good and my good are two different things. Supposedly new owners.
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