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A Good Course Not Worth the Cost

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Pros: Fairways and greens in good shape; good practice facilities

Cons: Too expensive; Course is very crowded by housing

Golf Club of Dublin is a pretty good course that I would consider a great golf option if it were maybe $10-$15 cheaper. I played here for an outing a while back and got some coupons for a reply due to a scheduling error where our group was unable to finish our outing due to league play starting (we were well on pace for a 3.75 hour round, so it was the course's fault, not our group's).   The course itself was well-maintained, with healthy greens and fairways and sandy bunkers. Water was in play on almost every hole, although the holes themselves weren't that creative.   One major issue is the crowded nature of the course. It runs through a couple of subdivisions, and...
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Good Beginner Course

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Pros: Not very busy; friendly staff; decent mix of interesting and forgiving holes

Cons: Bunkers are lousy; Lots of Construction/unfinished areas; Fairway conditions are hit-or-miss

I'm a relatively new golfer, and so when I'm looking for a course, I tend to look for two things: a course that's a good value and won't beat me up too much. Phoenix does a good job of fitting the bill.   I don't know all the history, but as I understand it, the course was built relatively recently on a reclaimed landfill. Some area golfers like to make snide jokes about that, but the course does a pretty good job of recapturing Scottish Links-style terrain what with its lack of trees. The fescue is unforgiving, though, although so many golfers abandon balls hit into it that if you're patient, you can play a round with a net gain of golf balls (key tips for success as a student...
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