Links Course at Squaw Valley Golf Course Ratings & Reviews
about 1 month ago
Nice 4 day getaway to play both courses. Even though they received 5-6 inches of rain just days earlier courses were in great shape. Apache links is a links style course. Lots of open area and some contours to the fairwzys. Comanche lakes is more traditional with trees, river and several Doyle fairways. Pro shop was stocked well, friendly staff. Large driving range and putting and chipping area. The only downside is when you play Comanche Lakes, you play all 18. There is no turn at the clubhouse for lunch and drinks. (They didn't tell me) I really enjoyed the two courses, reasonably priced, Go give them a try
3 months ago
I have nothing but good things to say about Squaw Valley. I’ve been waiting a long time to play here and I finally had the opportunity this past weekend and I was not disappointed one bit.
I’ll start with the service side of the courses. The guys behind the front desk were very friendly and informative. There’s a great selection of gear in case you forget anything. The greens had been aerated earlier in the week and they were knocking 50% the normal green fee to make up for it. That’s good management and service because a lot of places aren’t that generous. The snack bar had a great variety of drinks, food and beer. The snack bar attendant had a nice personality as well.
The outside staff was great too. Carts were clean with new pencils and cards. There are no water jugs on the course but there are coolers of free water bottles located at several different areas of the course which was great. There’s a pavilion and outdoor area which would make a tournament here very comfortable. The practice area is arranged well. Putting greens for both courses, short game and chipping area, and pretty good size range area.
I played Apache because I prefer links style courses but I was told by some locals that the other course is just as cool with a little more undulation. Apache is friendly from the blue tees and I’m not a very long hitter. The course overall was in great shape considering the light amount of rain this spring. There may be some bear spots close to the cart paths but I think it’s fine and feels kind of characteristic of a links course. The greens were still very sandy from aeration but you could still see a line and play it. The local guys said the greens are normally really fast and smooth and I believe them.
The only thing I would say that could have improved the day would be if the pro shop had tried to consolidate the single golfers into an existing group or put them together. I was by myself and it’s not the course’s fault but things got a little jammed up on the back nine. There was a marshal riding around making sure things did not get to out of hand. But I’ve never worked in the pro shop so I’m not sure how one goes about handling parings
Overall this course is great. I agree with a review from earlier and that I play all over DFW but if I lived closer to this course I would probably look into a membership. If things stay the way they are with Squaw Valley, then it will always be worth the drive.
17 days ago
2 nice 18 hole courses. Reasonable pricing. Very nice people. Young player friendly.