Belterra

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Re: Belterra

Postby brofuqua » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:58 pm

How much?
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Re: Belterra

Postby Docugs » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:48 pm

I got out there Sunday afternoon, the course, was in good shape. Greens were in the best shape I've seen them this time of year, they were rolling around 10-10.5
It was pretty wet, so I asked if it rained the night before. They haven't had rain in 4 days, so this course really doesn't drain that well.
Bunkers weren't in good shape, only because there wasn't a rake on the whole course. This could be because of the work that is getting ready to start.

They are closed 3/28 and 29. Greens will be punched ( small tines). Rough was already started on the back 9 and they were pulling large plugs, I assume they will probably do the fairways too. Part of 14 tee box has new sod on it, and it looks like they were stripping a portion of 16 fairway to get it. 15 fairway is getting water lines replaced, so there are small trenches down the whole fairway. Looks like they just finished fixing the lines on 17 fairway too, and it has fresh sod in the trenches.

Overall the course wasn't bad, and the greens should be good to go about 10 days, don't know how long it will take to get rid of the plugs in the rough, I would guess when it stays dry enough to mow a couple times. Paid 35 on golfnow
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Re: Belterra

Postby foreleft » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:27 pm

Played here yesterday afternoon. Course is in about as good of shape as I have seen it. Bunkers were a little rough in spots but overall the course was excellent. Great layout. Fun round. Hope to get back soon. Not an easy course. We even played one tee up. Fourth that joined us played the whites. We were envious all round.
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Re: Belterra

Postby foreleft » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:27 pm

Played it last night. It is in great shape right now except the greens were a little marked up. Unfixed ball marks mostly. They looked fast but rolled probably around 9 or less. 17 yo nephew and I played the tips. Distance is really not an issue when they have the fairways firm and fast as they are now. Course is usually much faster. Fun course and as the trees grow it gets more gorgeous every year.
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Re: Belterra

Postby foreleft » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:20 pm

After 15 days away from golf I got back to Belterra yesterday. I love this course. Really the only Fazio we have around here. That I'm allowed to play. Course is in great shape still. Greens were a little faster this time. I had a slow start but had a great back nine and played much better than I anticipated after the layoff. Played from the blues this time. Almost had a hole in one on 12. Ball mark was a foot in front of hole and ball was one foot behind hole. One of these days I am going to get mine. All the golf I have played and have never gotten a hole in one. Amazing.

This course more than any I play gets disrespected by golfers. Many unrepaired ball marks, unreplaced divots, and unraked bunkers. I don't get it. It is such a great course. I just keep thinking that guys loose a few g's in the casino but get their golf comped and get out there and take their frustrations out on the course. Why else would golfers behave like that? Plenty of rakes. Sand on the carts. Which I think is a mistake on bent grass courses. Unless you have an instruction diagram showing golfers how to replace divots and properly sand. Otherwise these bozos just dump sand and leave the divots laying out there to roast. I beg of golfers to please take care of our golf courses by at least fixing what you screw up. Sometimes makes me want to walk away from the game. Are golfers really such assholes?
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Re: Belterra

Postby moe » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:53 am

10 % of golfers are assholes.
Just like cops, black punks, priests, hookers, congressmen, presidents, butchers, bakers and candlestick makers.
But that's just 1 out of 10!
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Re: Belterra

Postby thurman » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:19 pm

Belterra's also the kind of resort course that doesn't attract a particularly savvy golf crowd. My experience out there is that they have quite a few casual younger players who are there for the casino and booze and want to get a rare round in too. It's not that those guys are necessarily assholes. More that they hit the ball high enough and hard enough to make a ballmark on the occasions when they strike it somewhat cleanly and manage to hit the green, and don't necessarily think to look for one because they play rarely and hit good shots pretty infrequently. They also chunk a lot of shots and may not realize that replacing divots is something they're supposed to do. The fact that they overwater the bejesus out of the place doesn't help on either matter either, since the softness of the turf amplifies the damage.

I very rarely see guys who fail to fix ballmarks because they're jackasses. I just think a lot of guys hit greens so rarely that they forget that it's something they need to do.
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Re: Belterra

Postby foreleft » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:43 pm

You can say that again. Went and played it Monday. Everything was so soft. And the greens were aerified. Small holes. No top dressing. You could see that the course had been stressed by all the heat we had this year. Thanks Obama. Course was not in horrible shape but not the Belterra I am used to. I love the design. With the trees getting bigger every year it changes. My favorite hole may be #8. Played the white tees. Never played those before. Different course from those tees. Presents different strategy options off the tees.

Again, fixed lots of ball marks. Burns me up.
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