#GolfCourseReview @QuailLodgeCA #Golf #Carmel #California
Reviewed by: rich888rich, San Francisco
We got a great deal to play two rounds and stay overnight here for the first time. The hotel staff was friendly and the rooms were huge. The course was only 3 minutes driving distance from the hotel.
We were astonished when we arrived at the grass driving range. It was immaculate and green. We can hardly see any divots. The range balls were complimentary and hit as much as you want. A practice bunker and green were nearby.
A helpful starter guided us to the first tee and handed us a few bottles of water. Then, he cited us the course rules.
Our first look at the fairway was impressive. The tee box area was almost perfect without ball marks. The fairway was green without any brown or daged spots. The condition through out the course was just as impressive as the first tee–immaculate. Fairways were so smooth and well maintained feel like green carpet. The roughs were well groomed but densed. We had hard time hitting the ball out. There were many bunkers on the fairways and around the greens. However, the sand was soft. Water hazard was placed on fairways as well.
There were many dog-legged fairways. But without a GPS on the cart and no fairway map on the score card. It was hard to tell where the green was.
The course is not too difficult if playing the gold markers. The Par 4s are not too long and most of them are under 400 yards. The Par 3s, on the other hand, are long. Coupled with hazards and wind, the Par 3s (5 of them) are quite challenging.
We love this course. But there are questions we’d like to have answers:
Why there is no GPS on the cart?
Why there are no fairway maps and green diagrams on the score card?
Why all the flags were yellow on the second day we played?