Washington State Golf Course Reports

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This thread is to report on current conditions at various golf courses in Washington State.
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  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers Posts: 4,722 ✭✭
    Gold Mountain:

    Draining well

    Completely green

    Greens are soft and running around a 10...rather bumpy.

    Not getting a ton of play either except on Saturdays.
  • FlyFishFlyFish FlyFish Members Posts: 1,371
    edited Apr 1, 2013 #4
    Harbour Pointe 3/31/2013



    Played it for the first time - as far as I can tell, the course is in average condition. The fairways were dry and not plugging. The greens were punched a month ago and still haven't fully recovered yet - they were rolling inconsistently. Nice sand in the bunkers. Sunday twilight play was a little backed up.
  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Would love to see this thread gain some steam but there just aren't enough active NW members on here.
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  • j_woodyj_woody Members Posts: 28
    I played TPC Snoqualmie a week and a half ago after the heavy rains. Course was in great shape, a few soggy spots, but totally understandable, greens were really good for March.



    I played Moses Pointe last weekend and it was in great shape for April. Greens were a little long, but the course is firm, the rough is long, it is a good challenge - the 30mph winds sure didn't make it any easier.



    I played Willows Run the weekend before that and it was horrible, which I guess is to be expected. Greens were bad, standing water everywhere.



    I am playing down in Oregon this weekend and will shoot an update on here after I get back.
  • Played Washington National on Sunday in pouring rain and soupy fairways. Went back Tuesday morning (shhhh) and couldn't have been more different. 50+ and mixed sun/clouds. The fairways were punched recently so they dried quickly from Sunday and were actually a bit sandy. A duck actually landed in a small pond of standing water in the front of the tee on #4, but that was gone by Tuesday. The greens were running nicely on Tuesday, but the pins were insane. I caught up to the kid placing them on back and he said UW was practicing them that afternoon and wanted it tough. With no upcharge on the Oki spring pass for WaNa, it's a good bargain right now.
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Played Foster earlier this week. Surprisingly dry but they do have huge puddles (more like ponds) of standing water in places. Bunkers were full of water but the visible water was the only wet areas.



    Playing Jackson tomorrow. Will report.
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  • golflvrgolflvr Members Posts: 15
    Played Jackson over a week ago. Not too bad. Had a few muddy spots but everything was playable.
  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    golflvr wrote:


    Played Jackson over a week ago. Not too bad. Had a few muddy spots but everything was playable.




    Agreed. Greens ran decent.
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Played Washington National this morning. Soggy in spots, especially with the over night rain. Greens were running nice, quicker than any place I've played this season besides Chambers.
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  • j_woodyj_woody Members Posts: 28
    Played Willamette valley country club Saturday, course is in great shape, greens were punched Monday but already back to very fast and really smooth.



    Also practiced at camas meadows Friday. Course looked to be a little soft but greens were firm and relatively quick.
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,601 ✭✭
    edited Apr 16, 2013 #13
    Played Desert Canyon last friday 4/5. Fairways were great, but alot of the greens had some hideous fungus attack them. They still rolled OK for th most part.

    Played Harbor point last week. Mediocre shape at best. Lots of sand in the fairway on a couple of holes, big aeration holes in a few fairways as well.

    Most everthing on the north end is still recovering from aeration.
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  • FlyFishFlyFish FlyFish Members Posts: 1,371
    Redmond Ridge 4/16/2013. The fairways are in great shape and I didn't get any plugged balls, even though it's been rainy lately. Still not getting any roll (a couple of driver shots actually came back), but that's to be expected for this time of year. The rough is still being cut short. The greens have recovered from aeration and are rolling well. There was some standing water in the bunkers, but that was probably due to a downpour which finished about an hour before I played.
  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers Posts: 4,722 ✭✭
    Golf mountain is money right now after it has hosted a college tournament! Greens are around 11.5 and the rough is as thick as I have seen since the city amateur. Fairways are basically carpets an it is firm. Probably wont stay this way for long.
  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Maplewood is good right now too. Not too wet for what the weather's been like. Greens have recovered nicely. Pace today was sluggish at best! Got through 15 in 4:45 and had to leave for work!
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  • Played Willows Run Eagle Talon today and it was pretty chewed up (although greens are in good shape). Lots of GUR to install drains.
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  • dave williedave willie Posts: 793 ✭✭
    I played West Seattle GC last Saturday and Sunday. Saturday it was pretty soft in the fairways & rough. By Sunday it had turned into a quagmire with overnight rains. Pretty sad since it was starting to firm up before the last two weeks of rain. Oddly enough, the greens are rolling pretty fast considering all the rain.
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭


    I played West Seattle GC last Saturday and Sunday. Saturday it was pretty soft in the fairways & rough. By Sunday it had turned into a quagmire with overnight rains. Pretty sad since it was starting to firm up before the last two weeks of rain. Oddly enough, the greens are rolling pretty fast considering all the rain.




    Were the greens aerated when you played?
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Played The Home Course today. Greens were sandy and slow compared to how they usually run. Bunker sand was more like concrete but the course was dry and that's all that really matters for the weather we've been having.
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  • Washington National again today. Since they sanded heavily a few weeks ago, the course isn't spongy or sloppy at all, but there are still lots of loose turf areas. The greens are running great and the bunkers are all raked and in good shape. The wash areas area have some standing water in places, but overall play easier than normal as the sand is compacted.
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  • +1 on Gold Mountain. Played there yesterday (Olympic Course) and the rough is certainly thicker than normal and greens are rolling nice (they are slower than when the tourney was there, but certainly in great shape).
  • dave williedave willie Posts: 793 ✭✭
    Ben Tang wrote:



    I played West Seattle GC last Saturday and Sunday. Saturday it was pretty soft in the fairways & rough. By Sunday it had turned into a quagmire with overnight rains. Pretty sad since it was starting to firm up before the last two weeks of rain. Oddly enough, the greens are rolling pretty fast considering all the rain.




    Were the greens aerated when you played?


    West Seattle hasn't been aerated in a while, but there are still signs where the last aeration hasn't healed completely in some places.



    I played Lake Spanaway on Sunday and the course was surprisingly firm. The greens were rolling okay but there are some bad spots. A little more sun and warm weather like today and they should start to come around.
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Anybody played The Classic this season? Want to go down on Sunday but don't want to make the drive if conditions are poor.
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  • glk23glk23 Members Posts: 218 ✭✭
    Oakbrook is my home course and it has been drying out and playing nice. The greens were aerated the last week of Feb. and are nice and speeding up. I get to leave work early tomorrow on the nicest day of the week and expect good conditions after a few days of sunshine.
  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers Posts: 4,722 ✭✭
    Tumwater Valley is recovering nicely from punched greens. They are rolling nice. Only complaint is that the rough has lots of dirt plugs in it.
  • tbhuskie8tbhuskie8 ClubWRX Posts: 423
    I played the Classic yesterday. The greens, just like Oakbrook, were punched back in late February/ early March and appear to be totally healed. Both courses are rolling well and have firmed up considerably over the last month.



    I'm playing Trophy Lake on Saturday - does anyone have an update on the conditions out there? Thanks.
  • TheMackDaddyTheMackDaddy SEATTLEJr. Boomers Posts: 4,722 ✭✭
    tbhuskie8 wrote:


    I played the Classic yesterday. The greens, just like Oakbrook, were punched back in late February/ early March and appear to be totally healed. Both courses are rolling well and have firmed up considerably over the last month.



    I'm playing Trophy Lake on Saturday - does anyone have an update on the conditions out there? Thanks.


    I heard it was in really nice shape. The greens got some disease like 1-2 years ago, which totally killed play. Apparently it is back though. The greens are in good shape as are the fairways... can't comment on other parts though. It drains fairly well, so you should get some roll. Awesome course, I've only played it half a dozen times though.
  • Bellevue Muni on Wednesday. I was shocked by how firm the fairways are. There's still some soupy spots, but overall they were VERY hard. They punched the greens recently, so still sandy. Give it two weeks and it'll be awesome.
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  • Ben TangBen Tang Birdie-Bogey Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    Played west Seattle tonight twilight. Cut grass everywhere!! Greens recently punched so not the best putting but course is drying nicely (finally).
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  • RJfisherRJfisher Members Posts: 177
    Redmond Ridge yesterday, dry, in good shape, and greens rolled pretty smooth. Still a flooded bunker on #2 (right side). Aside from conditions, some of the pins were tucked in there real good, prompting someone in my group to ask "is it Sunday?" But for $19 with cart after 5pm I'm not complaining. 17 is still a stupid hole though.
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