overseeding

overseeding

Notices

» 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
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 02-04-2019, 08:30 AM
dennisgavin dennisgavin is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks for the answers folks. I guess my main concern is the fairways and grass around the greens. Not much turf. More like hardpack. Makes chipping tougher. Too easy to blade the shot. Truth be told I am fairly new to the game so appreciate the feedback.
Reply With Quote

Poor Championship course conditions
  #12  
Old 03-12-2019, 09:57 AM
mrf6969 mrf6969 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: here full time
Posts: 79
Default Poor Championship course conditions

I have lived and played golf here for 14 years now and the present championship course conditions are the worst I have seen. I would think TV would at least make sure the greens are in nice shape but I find most greens are very inconsistent with being bumpy and bare spots. It really takes the enjoyment out of the game.
One comparison is a course just outside TV. Eagle Ridge gets heavy play by members and Villagers and others in area. They over seed and this course is in beautiful shape. Their greens are smooth and even texture and consistent hole to hole. Tee boxes have grass on them and fairways a pleasure to hit off because they have grass.
The Villages have the money to do it right but it is like they do not really care anymore.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Greens
  #13  
Old 03-13-2019, 07:40 AM
rjn5656's Avatar
rjn5656 rjn5656 is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Upstate NY/Bonita
Posts: 791
Default Greens

Love fast greens, the faster the better. Hate to play slow ones.
__________________
Bob anc Cheri
Upstate NY/Bonita
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-13-2019, 08:15 AM
billethkid's Avatar
billethkid billethkid is online now
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 15,741
Default

I no longer play the championship courses but I suspect the greens are much better maintained than the executive courses.
Too many executive course greens are a disgrace. The observation is not just a current condition but ongoing for some time now.

And I conclude (right or wrong) the courses North of 466 are much better cared for.....especially the greens. There cannot be that much difference in conditions if the maintenance was equal.
__________________
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-13-2019, 08:34 AM
Bruce zapolski Bruce zapolski is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10
Default

If you’re interested in playing some great courses in great condition head up tp Orlando area.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-13-2019, 11:34 AM
Bruce zapolski Bruce zapolski is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 10
Default

Playing ocala national tomorrow for 28 bucks booked on T off.com beats most championship courses in the villages and the layout is awesome.Give it try
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-13-2019, 10:21 PM
CatskillBill's Avatar
CatskillBill CatskillBill is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Buttonwood TV, Delaware County, NY
Posts: 334
Default

Every course outside the bubble is in better shape than The Villages!!
If I wasn't a priority member, I would feel ripped off paying nearly $60 for our courses.

Only reason I'm priority is because my Wednesday and Friday groups require it.

I look forward to Saturdays playing places like Stone Creek, Arlington Ridge, CC of Ocala, Juliette Falls, and even Eagle Ridge.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-14-2019, 06:53 AM
billethkid's Avatar
billethkid billethkid is online now
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 15,741
Default

A note to Mark Morse or Jennifer Paar would have more effect than just posting here on TOTV.

One of their main marketing tools is not living up to their past performance. Ask them if they don't care anymore and we would appreciate getting back to what we bought into level of course quality.
__________________
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"...Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-14-2019, 09:51 AM
Buckeye Bob's Avatar
Buckeye Bob Buckeye Bob is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: St. James
Posts: 76
Default

Played the Palmer course several weeks ago; terrible conditions, especially the greens. Arnie is probably rolling over in his grave.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-20-2019, 10:01 AM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is online now
Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: From Ohio, now happily live in Laurel Valley
Posts: 35,773
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce zapolski View Post
If you’re interested in playing some great courses in great condition head up tp Orlando area.
Ummm It's DOWN to the Orlando area.
__________________
I have to be myself, everyone else is taken.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kind, alternative, paint, spray, chincy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 PM.