A must play for those that enjoy great design and will recognize very interesting Alister MacKenzie features. The extremely flat sight resulted in Mackenzie creating some aggressive mounding and elevated green complexes with severe counters. The Jockey defends par mostly on the greens, with tough chipping and putting tests. I enjoy the Blue course nearly as much as the famed Red course. Having said tihs, the Jockey suffers from lack of space, with some holes crammed against high fences onto roads or the race track. Some of these holes are not interesting, playing too narrow or too short and devoid of strategy. Maintenance is a problem, with several areas of ground under repair,and no grass, especially around some greens where foot traffic has taken its toll. Unfortunately bunker edges are maintained without regards to the original design, and their look is bland. I observed unqualified workers cutting the edges with spades. The quality of the greens was also no the best when I played, bumpy. Finally, there is excess trees on the property which negate some of the original strategic intent of Mackenzie.This is a course that could be magnificent with the proper renovation and the addition of 2 acres of land on the front 9.
Date: December 20, 2014