|Address:||169 Country Club Dr, Republic, MO 65738, USA|
What happened Island Green? Just played there this past weekend with a couple of buddies. Weve played this course since it was Tri-Way Country Club back in the 80s, when it was only 9 holes. Back then, the tee boxes and greens were the best part of the course in late summer, because the fairways werent watered and usually burned up by then. After expanding to 18 holes, and putting in irrigation, it became one of the premiere courses for the public to play. The greens were exceptional and the course very challenging, especially some of the holes on the back 9. Fast forward to now - some of the greens were half dead, like #4, which had more dirt than grass. All of the greens had damage to them, and were spongy to putt on. The fairways were indistinguishable from the rough, because they werent mowed! The tee boxes were just pathetic. Non-existent bunkers, some with sand piled up in the middle and grass growing all around the pile. A normal 3-hour round of golf was stretched to 4-plus, because we spent extra time looking for our tee shots, which disappeared into whats supposed to be the fairway. I hit 10 of 14 fairways with my tee shot, and had to drive back and forth several times just to locate the ball. The course had a $29 special, which I can see why after we played there. $29 was too much to pay for our round, considering the conditions. Its very sad to see whats happened to what once was a very good venue. I had heard theres supposed to be a change in ownership. We can only hope this happens soon, and that the new owners will take pride in the course and return it to its previous beauty. The gentleman in the pro shop was very courteous and friendly, so kudos to IG for having him there. Now get busy and fix the course!
Lets talk about policy... We stated we wanted to go for 9 holes, they charged us 18 hole price. We noticed it on our receipts. So we imediately went back in and asked about a refund for the difference. The clerk said he couldnt get one. Terrible policy. Then let me talk to you about the golf. Im from Michigan and quite honestly this course wouldnt fly there even if they were a place about to go out of business. This place is not well kept. Premer golf? Not even trying to be an ok golf course. Have you seen your bunkers? No sand! The tee boxes are nothing but markers in long grass. This place could be amazing. But never will with the attitude of ownership. I just wanted a place to golf this weekend, your prices could be amazing... But it wasnt even a value. Spend $10 more per person and be better for it.
Where to begin. Greens are in horrible shape. Grass isnt mowed often. So long that you can easily lose balls in the fairways. We were charged for 18 holes when we asked for 9 and then we noticed just a few seconds later, they refused to give us our money. When you treat customers the way they do, you never return. My wife used to work on a pro course and knows a little of how things work. She was in charge of greens and sand traps. Oh speaking of sand traps, there was more grass than sand. Drive to a different course if you play golf.
Played this course many times over the years but Thursday was my last Greens are horrible, fairways so overgrown made it hard to find a ball in middle of fairway and sand traps were nonexistent Southwest Missouri has of the nicest public courses in the state and this was once one of them Should have read reviews before playing and would have headed elsewhere
Owner does not require golfers to follow standard golf etiquette therefore you will have a substandard experience unless you like golfing without basic golf manners. Greens are not maintained and are left unrepaired .Owner is caddy and gossips about members to her staff . I dont recommend this course . ,
The fairways are just a bunch of dirt patches and they were under staffed when we were there. Waited 20 minutes to pay for our tee time because the guy working was also the guy making drinks and food.
Nobody takes care of anything here. We asked for 9 holes and charged us for 18. When we asked for our money back 30 seconds later, they refused. Never again will I come back
Affordable and well kept golf course. Quality of the greens dips in the summer, but during the fall the course is excellent.
Really liked the course but poor groundskeeping. Fairways was like first cut rough. And greens bad need of repair.
On a warm day in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. This is a fun and challenging golf course.
This course is in good condition again, great staff, good views and fun course to play.
They quit mowing the fairways on the front nine due to the heat....lost balls.
Thanks for hosting the Christian County DARE Golf Tourney.
Good course layout. Fairways could use a little work.
Nice layout but the greens and fairways need work
A Private User
Great place to play
fairways need work