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“Expensive, difficult course for avg golfer, not very good bunkers”

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Furman University Golf Club
Greenville, South Carolina
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95 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Expensive, difficult course for avg golfer, not very good bunkers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Furman Golf course is located on the backside of the University campus. At this time rates were some of the most expensive in the area for daily fee courses, Rates w/cart were $48 weekday, $56 weekend. Pro shop and on course personnel were helpful and friendly.

The practice area is very large, however it appears that only a small area is untilized. The area the tees were on looked like a minefield, while the rest of the practice tee looked untouched.

The course, redesigned a few years ago, is not so friendly. Elevated, crowned greens with plenty of false fronts that funnel the ball into one of the many bunkers are difficult for many players. Expect to have your ball roll off of at least a handful of greens. Bunkers had little or no sand in the bottom, and two feet of sand in the lips and around the edges.

The greens have lots of contour, and some of the pin positions were very iffy (located on the side of hills, reminded me of a couple of holes on the Putt-Putt course). Greens were in good condition, very firm and fast.

They do have a few sets of tees to shorten the course for seniors and women, but that doesn't lessen the impact of the crowned greens. Good course for single digit handicaps, though you could pay the green fees at many other fine courses in the area and still have money left over for lunch.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Taos, New Mexico
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good course, cheap greens fees”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

This is a great value; about $20 bucks to walk around in the middle of day off season. Overall the course was in pretty good shape. Nice old trees line most fairways. Its a pretty short course, really, but the greens are fast, and the elevated greens often have false fronts. Its a nice stroll if you're into walking, which is how I like to play. Worth a round or two for sure.

Visited November 2013
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Greer, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Greenville Classic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Great layout in excellent condition! You will not be disappointed. Staff was extremely friendly and the pace of play was adequate. Greens were quick and fairways were plush.

Visited August 2013
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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183 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Nice Course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

A very nice course with some great history. Some of the best players in the history of golf went to Furman and played here... especially the ladies. The course is challenging, well maintained and fun to play. The club house is not much... I was surprised by it.

Visited September 2012
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Magnificant campus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

Didn't visit the golf club but toured the campus. The grounds are beautifu and well maintained. The campus itself is sprawling with its own lake. The buildings exude Southern charm. You can spend a pleasant 1-2 hours here just walking through the grounds. There is also a good Barnes and Noble coffee shop along with the campus store.

Visited April 2013
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