Yes, the hot summer has been tough on golf courses, but it has made conditions at Oki Redmond Ridge a real DISASTER.
Fairways are burned out, and in large areas grass is non-existent. Areas of turf are dead and lifting and twisting on edges of the fairways because they are absolutely bone dry. On many of the tee boxes, there are only tiny areas with grass still growing. And take a hammer to pound your tee into the ground!
The bunkers are a mess. No sand, just dirt and rocks.
The greens are in a little bit better shape, but expect a well placed shot to roll much further than it should when anywhere else you would fully expect it to hold. The greens are pretty shaggy, and if you play in the afternoon, the poa blooms will move your putt offline, which is frustrating.
All in all, you can find a lot better places to play golf right now. I guess the new ownership doesn't believe in irrigation, which is too bad because Redmond Ridge used to be much better maintained and it's a good and challenging track. It's definitely getting seedy.
On the plus side, the Pro Shop and course employees are fabulous! Incredibly helpful and nice.
3 months ago
I wish the greens were better for the price. Faster I mean. I have been playing willows more than usual this year and noticed how much faster and better conditioned their greens were when I played the day before.
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about 1 month ago
Very nice course with wide fairways! Homes are on the course so be careful as damages are at the golfers expense. Bring sunglasses and sunscreen as there is a lot of exposure. Enjoy!