- August 28, 2020 at 11:37 am #48387
Just played 18 at Lions Paw. It’s an absolute embarrassment! Every fairway is overgrown with crabgrass everywhere! The rough is unplayable. If you are unfortunate enough to hit into it prepare to take your 3 minutes to find it! The greens are like putting on shag carpet. I would say Indian Wells is in better shape! The fact we’re going to play tournament golf on that course is a joke!August 28, 2020 at 11:47 am #48388
And Lions Paw should be embarrassed for taking money to play that weed patch they call a golf courseAugust 28, 2020 at 11:48 am #48389Bill McArdleParticipant
Glad I’m not playing there. Although I do have tigers eye. No course should be in bad shape for the World Am with as many years it’s been going on.August 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm #48390
It will be an act of God miracle for them to get that course on any kind of playable shape come next week!August 28, 2020 at 1:43 pm #48392Bob HollenParticipant
I played Tiger’s Eye on Tuesday. The course wasn’t bad, but do to heavy rains not mown really well and the greens were running about a 6.August 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm #48394William SchererParticipant
That stinks.. I play there Monday. Hope they can get it in some type of decent shape.August 28, 2020 at 3:35 pm #48395
I couldn’t care less about Tigers Eye, I’m talking about the donkey pasture that calls itself Lions Paw!!!!August 28, 2020 at 4:25 pm #48400Roy AndrewsParticipant
YES YES YES played there today Friday. I dont know how they will hold a tournament at that place. I feel for all us playing there.August 28, 2020 at 4:28 pm #48401charlie colmanParticipant
And last year I had to play Panthers Run in the World Am. Dog track. we thought they were closing down after the tournament. So Big Cats all sound pretty poor. If Tigers Eye’s green are running at a 6 I can’t wait to make the adjustment to Prestwick’s green running at a 12.August 28, 2020 at 5:49 pm #48405Kyle RushParticipant
I played it yesterday to get ready for Monday, it’s absolutely terrible for a tournament of this caliber to play on a course like this. The fairways are the length of a normal first cut and if you find your ball in the rough in less than 2 minutes you did well. I wish they could make a last minute decision to go elsewhere because it’s no good.August 28, 2020 at 7:06 pm #48410
I think you’re being generous by saying the fairway is the length of a normal first cut. There were patches in some fairways were you couldn’t even see your ball! Absolutely awful!!!!August 28, 2020 at 8:48 pm #48413Aaron EllisParticipant
I haven’t played the Cats courses in quite a while but from what I’m hearing here and others before this, I’ve heard the Cats courses may be some of the biggest goat tracks around the beach area, I was told that Crown Park and Azelea Sands were gems compared to any of the Cats courses, wish this wasn’t true, guess everyone better prepare for bad conditions and high scores!August 29, 2020 at 7:28 am #48423Chris SternerParticipant
Having played all 3 Big Cat courses in both previous World Ams and the Father Son tournament, I knew my Thursday draw on Lion’s Paw would be the bane of my week.
So I’d like to suggest to the Big Cat course operators: buy about 100 goats to live on property. They can eat down the fairway rough, make fertilizer for the greens, and run a petting zoo for the kids. That way when people draw “Big Baaaah”, “Wooly Way”, and “Bleating Bay” in the tournament, they can call themselves a goat track honorably.August 29, 2020 at 7:55 am #48424Mike SternerParticipant
Could not agree more with Chris’ quote….must have been raised well. All the Cat courses have been in really poor shape the last 10 years. I was told they have to use them because they are in the Holiday Golf group so I don’t expect anyone from committee to respond. I’m sure it’s a financial issue but I always thought they should close down two and fix the other two up proper. Chris and I played in March tourney a few years ago and played Lions Paw which was worse than horrible but we were there because Tiger’s Eye was in “too bad of shape”. I can not image what that course must have looked like.August 29, 2020 at 9:16 am #48426Alex GrebelParticipant
I played Panther’s Run in the World Am about 6 years ago and it wasn’t that bad. But I happened to play it again a few weeks ago and I was stunned at the brutal condition. What a shame. My first drive down the middle of the fairway landed in between two clumps of grass what were the size of dinner plates and about 3” high. I was fortunate not to have landed in one of these clumps. Then the 9th fairway was nothing but sand and weeds. Playing out of most of the fairways (where they were “decent”) was like playing out of the first cut or light rough at most normal courses. I was pretty surprised to see the cat courses in the rotation and am thrilled I didn’t draw one. Sorry to those that did.
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