Diamond Ridge – 04/30/2004

A beautiful Friday called me out to “work” on the golf course. I wondered where to play as I wanted to get in a practice round before a family weekend golf outing. One of my neighbors kept telling me about Diamond Ridge as being not-the-best-but-a-good-practice-course so I decided to give it a try.

I hadn’t played Diamond Ridge for probably 5 years and must say I was pleased with the improvement I noticed from my last play. This IS a decent track and for the price you can’t beat it! Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not well manicured and pristine like the upscale courses you may have played before, but the fairways, greens and bunkers (with new sand) were in pretty darn good shape. I will no longer call this a “patch” but rather a nice “muni” which is a great bang for the buck.

The course itself has some challenging par 3’s, especially #17.  My playing partners Gerald and Zak were nice enough to show me around the course and provide some local knowledge as to where to hit the ball.

Apparently, many people already know about this “diamond” in the rough, as the course was booked solid until 3pm on this date. I noticed many beginners and families out for a fun day at the golf course and it seemed that this course was more for the casual golfers rather than the serious types, however for a good (and inexpensive) round of golf, Diamond Ridge is a good pick! Lefty (84)

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