Great 18 hole course in excellent condition! Tee boxes are great, the fairways lush and greens are in great condition. After 11:00 am only $45! Try it, you'll love it.
5 months ago
Really nice course for only $30 for 18 holes. If this course was in So. Cal. The cost would be 4-5 times higher, minimum. The par 5 holes are nice and long with 3 of 4 over 500 yards. Tees, fairways and greens are in great shape. Greens are a little slow compared to what I am used to. The driving range features grass instead of mats. The clubhouse is simple but nice with a bar and available food options.
4 months ago
We had a tee time today to play nine holes at Haven. We got out roughly on time expecting to play in about 2-1/2 hours. That seems like a reasonable time for a nine hole round when the course is full. Unfortunately we ended up right behind the Nine & Wine Women's Group. After 45 minutes of play we had just managed to tee off on the third hole. When we pulled up on the tee box at Hole #3 all three groups of women were still on the third hole. We sat at our tee shots waiting while one group cleared the green and the group in front of us sat chatting in the shade approximately 275 yards from the green. At one point I got up and raised my arms at them in a what's up gesture. One woman in the group responded in kind to me. I yelled that they could hit as they were not going to come anywhere near the green. They did hit and as expected managed 100 or so yards (i.e. set up for two more shots to the green). I figure our pace for nine holes was going to be on the order of four hours. Does that seem ridiculous to you?
We decided that spending most of our afternoon sitting in the cart waiting on these women was pretty much going to suck so we headed back to the Pro Shop. As we drove back there were two groups waiting on the #3 tee and one just coming off the #2 green. When I went into the Pro Shop the man behind the counter, after I explained the delay with the women's group, first claimed he didn't know what I was talking about. Like he didn't know he had Nine & Wine on the course? I could have been nicer I'll admit, however it was clear he wasn't interested in doing anything about the situation and I was frustrated. I asked if we could go out on the back nine to which he responded no, the course is full. I suspect he could have allowed that, but simply chose not to do so I'd be punished for my transgression. He did say that he would see if he could get a Ranger to go out. We left forfeiting our $48 fee.
On the way to the parking lot I encountered a Ranger. I explained the problem. In a nutshell he told me that he's tried to move these ladies along in the past to no avail. He also told me that if he did go out to move them along he'd get into trouble with Marvel (Course Professional). It was pretty apparent he wasn't going to solve this situation. It also appears to me that he's hindered in performing his duties by your staff.
Some simple concepts regarding course etiquette....ready golf, keep up with the group in front of you, pick it up and move on if you're falling behind. My suggestion is that you schedule these women as the last ones on the course the day they play. If they can't finish their round before sunset maybe the next time they'll do a better job of moving along. You can't continue to allow them to impact play on the course as they did today!!
I'll certainly never play at Haven behind any women's group again, and I'm going to make sure I understand traffic on the course before I come out to play so that if it sounds excessive I can cancel. I suspect you'll have more and more problem with cancellations if you continue to let this group of women impact the pace of play as they were allowed to do today.