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Undercover Golf Pro
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03/25/2020 1:37 pm  

Played in a game at AZ today. Happy to report it's getting better out there. After two days of rain, it was wet. Fairways were good, tees OK, greens were SLOW, about 7.5 BUT actually rolled pretty true. I expect that mid to late summer they will have progressed a lot further. Layout is OK, will not knock your socks off but has some challenge to it. Some good Par 3's. I'm glad they're open. They redid the clubhouse too. Not many pictures as I walked and had to keep up with our 3.25 hour pace. Great walking course.

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DenisGilbert
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03/25/2020 1:39 pm  

Thanks again UGP!

From what you wrote, I'll have to add that course to my bucket list. 😉

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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Undercover Golf Pro
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03/25/2020 1:54 pm  
Posted by: @denisgilbert

Thanks again UGP!

From what you wrote, I'll have to add that course to my bucket list. 😉

Put it far down on the list - but I don't mind playing there on occasion, but it is not a memorable layout.

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DenisGilbert
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03/25/2020 1:58 pm  
Posted by: @undercover-golf-pro
Posted by: @denisgilbert

Thanks again UGP!

From what you wrote, I'll have to add that course to my bucket list. 😉

Put it far down on the list - but I don't mind playing there on occasion, but it is not a memorable layout.

Thanks for the advice!

 

Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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Polekat914
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03/25/2020 1:59 pm  

Thanks for the update UGP.  It looks waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than when I played it for the first and only time in a winter Passport Tourney a few years ago.


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leftygar1
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03/25/2020 2:12 pm  

@denisgilbert

Denis, put it very far down your list, to many other courses to play and not waste your $$.

 


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ArtMBGolf
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03/25/2020 4:08 pm  

That looks like a good overseed.   I think we read that the maint staff from 
Eagle Nest maintains it.   

They still have old style bermuda greens, that may always be slow. 
 
I wonder why a budget course keeps a creek bunker on that par 3 with 3 other 
greenside bunkers.  
 
Thanks for the update.   

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Undercover Golf Pro
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03/25/2020 4:27 pm  

It's a long process to bring a course back into good condition - I know, my course was low budget and in worse shape than AS - we never had it fantastic, but in good enough shape to hold several mini tour events there. 

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jbshepherds
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03/26/2020 11:38 am  

Thanks for the update, at this point i would take a low end course to play over no course to play. 

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Peter
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03/26/2020 5:21 pm  

Played AS ten days ago for the first time-primarily because of the cheap local rate. Agree with others that it's not a MB "must play." Do appreciate that they seem to allow walking at any time though.

Biggest negative for me were the greens. I love putting bermuda greens-I'm not a "stimp" guy-but Azalea Sands may have the least contoured (read, interesting) of any course I've played in Myrtle.

Pro shop/cart guys were great but AS defines "warm up" course if you visit the Strand.


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