After playing The Montgomerie Maxx Royal in the Turkish Airlines ProAm and night golf at Carya, I was excited to tee it up at Sueno Pines and see how the course compared. I have never seen a putting green like it in my life, similar to Carya, about 100 yard long and some of the largest slopes I have ever seen. The 1st hole was a fantastic but extremely tough Par 5, setting the tone for a next extremely tight treelined classic with well positioned bunkers/water hazards and undulating fairways. The condition of the course was very good, greens running at a good pace and very receptive. As a whole the layout was fantastic, but the only downside was having to come off after 15 because of how slow play was. Waiting 15 minutes over every shot in that heat becomes too much, and with seemingly no one having any etiquette to let you thru it became too much. 4 1/2 hours for 15 holes was a bit silly and all caused by the sheer amount and traffic on the course. A real shame to what was a very good layout.
Date: November 04, 2015