The East course at Rich River is worth playing. Extensive work is going on now for better irrigation. it is a flat course, easily walked. Recent re-design has seen many fairway bunkers removed which has made some holes very much more bland. While some of the old bunkers were a little too wide and deep and needed some adjustment, I was disappointed that so many were taken away entirely. The long first, long fifth, sixth and 12th have been made less interesting, especially from the tees.
Some holes have enhanced to be fair. The short 16th is now a nice challenge for mid to high handicappers when the pin is placed on the left. The 17th remains a fine par four despite some major changes. the 18th is an excellent finishing hole being long and often into the wind.
when the 19th is in play while renovations are under way on either course, it remains a good par three especially when the pin is other than the front left.
Overall, a good course with lovely fairways and fine greens.
The courses are well patronized but the competition fields move briskly.
Date: May 28, 2021