Mayfair Country Club is a fascinating short course. Originally conceived by Donald Ross, the course would seem to have ... More
Mayfair Country Club
Mayfair Country Club is a fascinating short course. Originally conceived by Donald Ross, the course would seem to have nothing difficult about it at first glance. However, the low slope rating is somewhat misleading. Overhanging and interfering trees and a wealth of sand traps give a golfer doubts on most shots. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated but not encouraged. The club is open all year round.
I was looking forward to playing this "old time" course where Snead played. We show up on time, at the box 1 min before our round. We have to wait 15 because they're backed up. On the 4th, the ranger tells us to hurry up. On the 5th, he tells us to play from the golds because we're slow. At that point, we are on track for a 3 hour 50 minute foursome round. We tell this to the ranger and he smugly says "the guys behind you play in the 70''s and this is my yard so move it". I may not be a great golfer, but give me a break!
We finished the round in 3 hours 45 minutes, and his "yard" plays next to sewage treatment plants with horrendous cart paths and fairways. Looked like someone drove on some greens and peeled out. If you're gonna treat your non-members like crap, make this dump private. I'll be happy to play one of the numerous courses around that are much nicer and have better managed and maintained facilities.
Sorry this course is in horrible condition with slow and poorly maintained greens. Practice facilities are a joke. Course overall is in horrible condition. I wouldn't golf here again even if it was free.
Our foursome had a great time playing there. We hadn't played Mayfair in a couple of years. The course was in great shape, the restaurant and pro shop have been improved quite a bit since we played there last. Dave and Jerry were especially helpful. We'll start playing out there again now.
I've been in the area for about 6 years now and have seen this course at it's worst (2005-2006). The course has been under new management for more than a year now and you wouldn't believe how much they have improved the place in such a short time. The club house has been upgraded and the food is great! The locker rooms have been remodeled and the pro shop is stocked with everything you need.
The most obvious change has been the course. The greens are in great shape and the fairways are tended and very green. While most courses are getting rid of big trees, Mayfair has plenty of 100 year old Live Oaks which give the course a classic feel.
If you haven't played here in the last year and a half - give it another chance! Greens fees are very reasonable as well.
The course has new managmeent and you can tell. The pro-shop is stocked, the restaurant enlarged, the restrooms are spectacular with showers, lockers, beautiful cabinetry and countertops.
Thank you for such a wonderful job!
I play this course about 15 times a year (since 2000). I've seen it in decent shape and I've seen it in terrible shape. As of December 2007, it's the best since I've been playing. They've done a lot of work in the past 4 months and are continuing.
I also play other courses in the area and yes there are much better courses, but now that the greens and fairways are in good shape, I'll gladly pay Mayfair's prices vs some of the others.
I and my wife have played Mayfair, many,many times. We had gotten to know the owner, and the pro "Joe". He gave my wife lessons and this is where she learned to play. We have since moved away from that area, but anytime we go back, we try to play the course. Yes the bath rooms are out of date, but the course is on a septic system, yes it gets flooded out sometimes, but it seems to me they try to do the best they can to keep it going. This is a grand old lady ( was at one time on the pro tour). What I can say is not $80 a round and if you want to play that type of course, I think you get your moneys worth.
I have been playing at Mayfair for 20+ years, and there have been many changes over that time. At present, the course is in good shape, with enough challenge to make it interesting without being really hard.
There are some legitimate gripes, addressed in other reviews, but I really like the price, which is now $18 for 18 holes, This is the summer rate, and applies on weekdays. I don't know where these other people are playing for a lower price, but I wish I could find it! It is not crowded most of the time that I go. I guess you get what you pay for, but I enjoy Mayfair.
Everything is wonderful about this place. You can walk in the clubhouse and feel like you're at home. The actual course isn't in the best of shape but how can it be with NO WATER?!? It's starting to get better. I think people should get their facts straight before they downsize the owner. She's a very nice and sweet lady. I've had the pleasure of talking to her a couple times. Hopefully the city won't kill her with all these lawsuits like they did her husband. I hope them the best of luck and I fully support them!! I enjoy my time spent at Mayfair and I always have.
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