I can tell you the absolute worst conditioned course I have ever played on the World Am was not a course you would think would be. It was Barefoot Norman. They had us wait something like 30 or 40 minutes so they could “get the course in good condition”. That was an absolute joke. They had no greens. If they had left them alone and let us putt on dirt it might not have been so bad. But instead, they layered them with sand. I don’t mean sanded like you do when you punch greens. I mean an a layer of sand that was in some cases 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Absolutely impossible to putt on. Footprints everywhere. Never, never should we have played there. Pretty bad when you are on a green and are using 8iron to try and loft the ball to the hole. And, the made absolutely no apologies about the condition of their course. Bare tee boxes are one thing. Weeds everywhere, you can still play. Hard or sloppy fairways…still you can play. But when you have greens with that much sand on them….the course is unplayable as far as I am concerned.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Rick Kimbrell.