PGA Village as a whole is incredible. With five courses and a learning center, this place is a golfer’s dream. We were only scheduled to play the front nine on the Dye course and unfortunately, I don’t think the front nine was the best nine. I’m a big Arthur Hills fan, and he didn’t disappoint. The course felt links-like, with undulating fairways, natural grasses, and large waste areas. It is a fair course, with decent landing areas for tee shots, approachable greens and if you’re playing well at all, not a ton of danger. The issue with the course today, were the greens. I’m not sure if they had just been aerated or worked on, but many of the greens were very sandy which made it difficult to get a consistent roll. The rest of the course was in great condition.
I ended up playing well overall. It was the first round of a long, exciting weekend, and I got off to a rough start probably just due to excitement. I bogeyed the first four holes and putting was a big issue. I hit 2/4 greens in that stretch and on each GIR I 3-putted. From #5 on I went on a great run of par, par, birdie, par, par. My putting on the last 3 holes saved me. On $7, a par 5, I hit a great drive leaving me a chance to get home in two with a hybrid. I hit the hybrid over the green, chipped it close and got down for a birdie. It was a great hole.
My irons were good, but not solid. But I wasn’t worried about it. It was the beginning of a long weekend and I was excited to get going. My driver helped me out. I was having alignment issues, as I have been lately, and that trend would continue through the weekend.
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