#GolfCourseReview @CanyonLakes_GC #Golf #Kennewick #Washington
Reviewed by: HmtGolfGuy, Hemet, CA
Ended up in Pasco for the day with clubs in hand and decided to check out it out. Advertising states it’s the highest rated course in S/E Washington and has been selected “Best place to play” in the area 5 years running.
While I don’t have much to compare it to, but based on the facilities and conditions it’s going to be tough to beat. It’s also the highest priced in the area ($53 including cart, basic GPS and a small bucket of balls) but not by a lot so that shouldn’t be a factor. If it was in Southern California it wouldn’t really stand out but would definitely be a course I’d throw in the mix on a regular basis.
The layout has an entertaining and challenging mix of holes and enough up and down to keep you on your toes. A couple potentially reachable par 4’s (though I’m not sure the risk is worth the reward), par 3’s that play different directions with different looks, plus par 5’s that MAY be reachable in two but are very playable as a 3-shot hole for almost anyone.
Conditions ranged from good to very good throughout. Tees were probably the worst but none were in poor shape and all were essentially level. Rough was medium length but fairly dense and balls sat more on top instead is nestling down. Bunker were good with plenty of sand and firm but not muddy texture.
The highlight of the course are the fairways and greens. Excellent coverage on the fairways and just the right amount of cushion. Greens rolled smo
oth and true at medium fast speed and lots of contour. The 12th hole (par 3) features a 12,000 sq ft green – it’s a short hole and easy hit the green but you may not have enough club to get it to the hole!
Service was friendly and professional, grass driving range was quite much nice and a large practice green so no crowding even on busy days. Cafe pricing was very reasonable and the French Fries were tasty.
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