Played Cane Garden yesterday

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 02-19-2020, 11:26 AM
JSR22's Avatar
JSR22 JSR22 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,054
Thanks: 467
Thanked 921 Times in 320 Posts
Default Golf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Love2Swim View Post
Are you taking into account the cost of the priority membership, the cost of your golf cart, and wear and tear on the golf cart? And depending on where you live in The Villages, it may take the same amount of time to drive to Palmer in a golf cart as it does to drive to Ocala in a car.
Palmer is at most 20 min by cart. We are very close ot Havana, Mallory, Cane and the courses South of 466a. Ocala is about an hour. Our cart is only used for golf. Wear and tear is minimal. More wear and tear driving the car back and forth to Ocala. Priority membership is worth it if you play 3 times a week. My husbanbd likes the convenience of taking the cart to a course.

Last edited by JSR22; 02-19-2020 at 12:30 PM.
  #32  
Old 02-19-2020, 12:13 PM
bagboy bagboy is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,883
Thanks: 164
Thanked 634 Times in 220 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alwann View Post
Played Bonifay Destin-Ft. Walton Tuesday. Every green on both nines had been treated with some kind of black dust that made putting almost impossible, ruined your golf towel by wiping all the black residue off of your ball, and made your golf shoes look like you had walked through a coal mine. For this, I paid $47-- the Priority rate. I must admit, the Ambassador had empathy and handed out good golfer coupons to my group. My partner joked with him about whether the reward could be used to pay for dry cleaning.

Okay, courses must be maintained. But is it fair to charge full price to play a course that's getting a face lift? If I had wanted to putt on mud, I might have played Lake Miona for half the price.
Maybe after a couple of holes you could have requested a raincheck to come back when the dust settles. I could be mistaken, but I think Miona Lake golf course closed last year.
  #33  
Old 02-20-2020, 08:59 PM
bandsdavis bandsdavis is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 633
Thanks: 1
Thanked 74 Times in 48 Posts
Default

Played Alamanda today 2/20, there were one or two tee boxes not in great shape but overall very, very good. One of the guys in our group is an ambassadore at another course and he thought the greens were as good as any he has played in a long while, and I agree.
  #34  
Old 02-20-2020, 10:28 PM
kcrazorbackfan's Avatar
kcrazorbackfan kcrazorbackfan is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 3,033
Thanks: 136
Thanked 1,015 Times in 308 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anothersteve View Post
"One complaint will get them fired"?

Let me tell you what the Ambassadors do, and would take more than one complaint to get them fired

They "try" to keep pace of play, even though the elitist a holes think they are pros, and think pace of play is that the ones in front of them are playing too slow, even when they are shown that everyone is either ahead of, or on time.
They sand the freaking divots for the lazy asses that don't
They repair the freaking ball marks for the lazy asses that don't
They rake the bunkers for the lazy asses that don't.
They keep placing the rakes in the proper positions, which if people would attend "Good Golf School", would know the why and how.
They fill divots on the tee's for the lazy asses that don't
They police the tee's and pick up cigarette and cigar butts for the lazy asses that just toss them on the ground.
They pick up your garbage......there are garbage receptacles on every hole ya know.
They keep you hydrated
They fill your sand bottles
They get grief for pin placements beyond their control
They get grief for the course conditions
They try to make your day of golf as enjoyable as they can.
All this and more for minimum wage.....and a smile............. why?
Steve
Bravo!! Props to your response!! The privileged/entitled/elitist that are doing all the complaining are probably all high handicappers that are blaming the course conditions for their 25 handicaps.

They all want to drive to all these off campus courses (minimum time spent to do this 6hrs. +/-); pay the fuel and wear/tear on their vehicles, probably eat a fattening hamburger/fries that probably cost $.50 to make, use a course cart that sucks and has no protection from the elements - all for the belief that a better course will help their game.

I played Lopez Ashley/Torii today; we made the turn and OMG! the greens on Torii had been sanded; decisions, decisions - do I let this ruin the game I had going or focus on finishing my game? I shot a 74.

Would you people like any cheese with all the whining you're doing about course conditions?
__________________
For each of us, life is a journey. Where has your life taken you? Your entire life leads to the next step, the chance to define yourself by where you're headed, instead of where you stand. Today is the day you introduce yourself to your destiny.
  #35  
Old 02-21-2020, 06:09 AM
rjn5656's Avatar
rjn5656 rjn5656 is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,228
Thanks: 143
Thanked 396 Times in 115 Posts
Send a message via AIM to rjn5656
Default

Winter growing season is no excuse. I have played many courses in the winter from SC to Fl, and all were in better shape than our courses.
__________________
Bob anc Cheri
Upstate NY/Bonita
  #36  
Old 02-21-2020, 06:15 AM
Love2Swim Love2Swim is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 540
Thanks: 640
Thanked 420 Times in 153 Posts
Default

I agree.
  #37  
Old 02-21-2020, 06:17 AM
Love2Swim Love2Swim is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 540
Thanks: 640
Thanked 420 Times in 153 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ROCKETMAN View Post
If you don’t have a priority, it’s really dumb to play in the villages. Del Webb, 36 holes on saturdays 33 bucks with lunch. Fairways have much more grass and greens no worse than villages. Harbor hills 45 bucks and great layout. Stone creek in Ocala 49 bucks with great lunch. Many more just chrck adds in sub
  #38  
Old 02-21-2020, 06:20 AM
Love2Swim Love2Swim is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 540
Thanks: 640
Thanked 420 Times in 153 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchme54 View Post
I have lived in the Villages full time for 18 months. I am not a priority member and have played several Championship courses paying the necessary green fees. Being an avid golfer, I have taken numerous guys to a golf mecca in Myrtle Beach with over a 100 courses. Green fees with cart, including lunch and beer usually runs between $35 and $60 dollars. In over ten years of going to Myrtle Beach, we have never had an issue with bad conditions on any of the courses. Since most of us living here who play golf, we all have a sense of the seasonal conditions necessary to maintain the courses, including sanding, punching, fertilizing and maintenance. All you have to do is ask the question prior to paying your green fees, is the course in good shape? If the response is not, just say I do not desire to play a course not in decent shape. Most courses outside of the Villages even go so far as to discount green fees if certain conditions exist at time of play. I call that professional integrity. If we ask the question enough times and get the proper answer, I would think we would see a better set of conditions on the courses. Remember, there is power in numbers.
I wish people would recognize that there is power in numbers. As long as everyone keeps going along with the "excuses", nothing will change. We pay a lot of money for golf, considering we have to buy a priority membership plus provide our own cart. We deserve better, and we see better conditions at courses outside The Villages. There just isn't an excuse.
  #39  
Old 02-21-2020, 06:52 AM
dewilson58's Avatar
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 7,731
Thanks: 488
Thanked 4,733 Times in 1,802 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alwann View Post
Played Bonifay Destin-Ft. Walton Tuesday. Every green on both nines had been treated with some kind of black dust that made putting almost impossible, ruined your golf towel by wiping all the black residue off of your ball, and made your golf shoes look like you had walked through a coal mine. For this, I paid $47-- the Priority rate. I must admit, the Ambassador had empathy and handed out good golfer coupons to my group. My partner joked with him about whether the reward could be used to pay for dry cleaning.

Okay, courses must be maintained. But is it fair to charge full price to play a course that's getting a face lift? If I had wanted to putt on mud, I might have played Lake Miona for half the price.



Wonder what the "black" was. Played there this week as well, no black stuff.



Any body know what the black could be???
__________________
Mr. Helpful
  #40  
Old 02-21-2020, 08:59 AM
waynet waynet is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,090
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 20 Posts
Default

Kcraz, must disagree with many of your assumptions. But first this is not about ambassadors, god bless them. It is however your feelings toward those of us who do complain about course conditions. We are not hackers, some of us are the best in the Villages. But that should not make any difference. A scratch and a 20 are playing under the same bad conditions,both have eyes to see the lack of grass etc,etc. I take it kind of personal when without knowing me you assume I'm and others are spoiled brats because we are looking for better conditions. Just the opposite, we re trying to get you better conditions. A question for you. Would you travel 45 minutes to play these courses? Be honest. It's all about convevience plain and simple, and they know it.
  #41  
Old 02-22-2020, 09:43 AM
stan the man stan the man is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 831
Thanks: 988
Thanked 267 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dewilson58 View Post
Wonder what the "black" was. Played there this week as well, no black stuff.



Any body know what the black could be???
Played Fisher Island (9 holes) last week -- not impressed -thank God I did not pay... No black stuff
  #42  
Old 03-21-2020, 07:30 PM
Joanne19335's Avatar
Joanne19335 Joanne19335 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Village of Belvedere
Posts: 177
Thanks: 130
Thanked 327 Times in 111 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by waynet View Post
Terrible conditions on the greens. Very little grass, mostly dirt with tire tracks all over the greens. Very bumpy almost not puttable. A disgrace that these conditions are allowed here. Bad part was it was our fifth choice Some went into the golf shop after to express our concerns. He acted surprised by our comments. I asked him if he ever left his office to look at the conditions. He just smiled said nothing and walked away. They know they have a captive audience and really do not care. Too bad so much pride taken in the buildings ,homes ,circles, and roads and so little on the golf courses.
Did you ever stop to consider that Cane is getting so much more play due to the closure of Mallory? Also, it is the busiest time of year and we have had no rain in quite a while. Cane and their 5 executive courses are in great shape. If you want pristine conditions, better move to Augusta.
Closed Thread

Tags
conditions, bad, golf, greens, left

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.