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Golf Course Review: La Tour Golf Club 2/28/24

I wanted a day to work on my game and do a product review. LaTour Golf Club has great practice facilities, so I figured since I was going down there it was time to review the golf course.

LaTour Golf Club is a fun yet challenging layout designed by David Toms. When the wind blows like it did yesterday it can be even more of a challenge. For example, the par 4 fifth hole was playing 491 yards directly into a 15mph wind.

Just like so many other golf courses LaTour needs some good weather to green it up and get some grass growing in fuller. Don't let the look fool you though. The golf course is in very good condition. The course is not as firm as it could be right now but it was still playing plenty firm enough to get a good amount of roll in the fairways or a good first bounce on the greens.

Overall: 4 out of 5

Tee Boxes: 4 out of 5

The only minor issue I had on any of the tee boxes was some of the lack of grass. This is due to the weather as the grass needs temperatures above 80° for an extended period of time. Other than that they are near perfect. They are ery level with grass cut to a perfect height.

Fairways: 4 out of 5

The fairways were near perfect. The grass is full enough to give you a good lie but not full enough to make them firm but not full enough they were so firm you expected 40 yards of roll. The maintenance staff did a good job of keeping the fairways defined from the rough as well.

Greens: 4 out of 5

The greens looked lightly sanded, and they recently were, but played much better than they looked. You could still get the ball to check up on the greens but not as fast as normal. For downwind shots, you had to play for an extra bounce and some roll. Shots into the wind would still bounce but only a few holes did I notice any balls spin backwards. Putting was smooth and had a good speed to them. They were neither too slow nor too quick. You did have to be careful on some downhill putts as they could get away from you if you hit them too hard. All the greens were consistent from hole to hole as well.

The bunkers were in good condition as well. I know the edges don't look great but to my understanding, they are supposed to have that rough look and should look better when the weather warms up and that grass grows. The rough was cut low and not much of an issue. The ball would sit down in the grass a little bit but it was never thick enough to cover the ball. Another thing I expect to change as the weather gets warmer and all the grass starts to thrive.

The rate is worth a trip and LaTour is now available to book tee times on GolfNow.

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