Originally Posted by Jim Ludden
"Stone Canyon....it opened in 2009 so you might have missed it. .....and yes, I hate winters too!! "
Ah yes, I've played it twice now when I come to KC to play with my old golf buddies. Last year in September the fairways were very wet and bad. Not sure what happened. This year before when I was up it was perfect. I also like Winterstone golf on that side of town on the public side. Sycamore Ridge is my favorite on the Kansas side along with the golf club of Kansas.
Stone Canyon hired a new SUPER last year....in fact, the old one went to Winterstone!! I'm not throwing the new super under the bus just yet, but I was none too pleased about the state of the fairways last year. I'm giving them one more year because I love the course so much. They fairways definitely took a beating last summer because they skimped on water when it got hot. IMO...bent grass fairways shouldn't be in this part of the country anyway, and zoysia grass is much more fitting to this climate. The course did re-seed in the fall, but it's still too early to tell if they will fully recover or not. The fairways have always been immaculate, but they screwed up big time last summer.
My 2 cents.....the course built the "Sharks Cove" restaurant/bar last year, and that's where the water money went!!! I think they scrimped on the water budget to build that DAMN restaurant. I prefer they don't have the restaurant because there are fewer tourneys without these facilities.....LOL
The one thing I can say.....the greens, chipping areas, and bunkers were always perfect. What do you think of the greens at Stone Canyon? Pretty tough, don't you think? I think they are brutally tough....LOL
If I ever leave Stone Canyon, I'd probably join at Winterstone. It's just a tad bit too far from my house to be ideal because I live south of I-70. Stone Canyon is 4.4 miles driveway to parking lot which is IDEAL!! I do like Sycamore Ridge, but rarely play it because it's so far away.
Edited by BuckeyeNut - 3/15/14 at 9:05pm