Played: March 18, 2022
Course conditions: Early season. A bit wet, greens rolled nicely for so early in the year.
Green Harbor GC was a perfect course to start the golf season. It's a flat course with enough width to shake off the rust, but enough trees and bunkers to remind you you're rusty. The greens are massive and rather benign. Most players will hit every club in their bag at some po
int in the round. The par threes all played different lengths, which I always appreciate.
I was most impressed and engaged on holes 4-6. They played through some land that had a touch of movement. On the fourth hole, a short dogleg right, one of the guys in my group found his ball on the downslope about 20 yards from the green behind a tree. He played a lovely little bump-and-run hybrid to about five feet. It was an awesome shot that highlighted the slopes of these three holes.
Otherwise, most of the holes played along flat land. There were some odd doglegs, like the 10th where I hit 6-iron off the tee and 6-iron into the green. The 12th and 14th holes on the back were okay, too.
The 12th is straight away par five that plays adjacent to the par five 11th. It has a ditch that runs across the fairway and a canal that runs the length of the hole on the left. The 12th green had the most slope on the course aside from the 18th, which is a brand new green and doesn't q
uite fit in with the rest of the course.
The 14th is a short par 4, drivable for the longer player, but a long, skinny bunker protects the green about 30 yards short.
As a solo golfer, I was fortunate to be paired with three guys who made the trip around the course a lot of fun.
If you're looking for a course to shake off the winter rust, I'd recommend Green Harbor CC for its ease of play.
They also seem to be doing public golf right, as they are building a firepit and covered driving range with Toptracer. They also have a good bar and outside space for pre and post-round drinks/hangs.