I have had a larger number of occasions over the years to play golf on private and public courses. And, in most all of those opportunities I was paired up with other golfers I had never met. Most of the time these rounds of golf were fun, but in a few cases they were a test of character especially when paired with a couple of yahoo’s who see any golf course not listed in the Top 10 Greatest Golfers Ever as a Goat Farm or Cow Pasture.
There are plenty of these guys and gals out there who for some reason see any golf course that they can’t play well..which is sometimes every course they play..as a substandard golf facility. True, there are unfortunately golf courses less appealing or not maintained as well as others which do in some ways resemble a feed lot or cultivated field. However, I don’t remember ever withdrawing from playing a round of golf on one of these golf courses.
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I do however remember starting off on a few golf courses that looked like an extension of the club’s parking lot only to find that once pasted the first few holes the course was rather interesting and well kept. So, I have learned to commit to the playing the round of golf no matter what the conditions and hold my review of course conditions until I finish. I’ll know then if I want to play that course again.
Playing the golf course in whatever condition it is in is what Golf is all about. Sometimes it is Augusta like and sometimes it’s Farmville. Either way, it is the conditions offered for the round so everyone should play to those conditions and not blame the conditions for how bad you play golf.
Of course there is validity to the argument on the value of the facility for which I would agree it is a little hard to swallow paying $100 to play a golf course that has not had any grass in the fairways in a few years. In this case no matter how good or bad you play golf referring to the golf course being a Golf Farm or Cow Pasture would make sense.