Anyone play it yet? 

 Curious how the new owners have kept up the conditions.  There is a certain art to maintaining conditions on a mountain course and from what I have heard there is a decent amount of new talent on the grounds crew. 

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Played it Memorial Day weekend, $65 on a Saturday morning with a cart. 15 and 16 were playing on temporary greens. The fairways were a hot mess. Most of the greens were good, but it was pretty clear that the course was not properly maintained since like last fall. 

Pro shop was apologizing for the shape of the course, but were overall grumpy. Hope that's changed since they've gotten their sea legs. 

My friends played it this past Sat. on their annual SR/Loaf Golf trip.

They said it was "the worst they have ever seen it" and they always do this trip in Mid June.

On the other hand they said The Loaf was in fine shape.....

Course almost feels cursed IMO.

This is exactly what I was afraid of.  I have my SR golf trip in August and may need to rethink the plan to play there.  

I plan on playing sometime 4th of July week. I'll post an update.

Rippy, we are coming to SL to ride...you gonna meet up w us?  Come on, we can ride, have a few beers and you can show us the trails...>MB

Tee boxes are looking great...

I hear the golf carts fall down too

Ripsaw said:
Don't go to Sugarloaf....it sucks, it's windy and it's a long drive. Sunday River rules....literally, everyone goes there !!!

Uncalled for!!
 
Wheelie said:

I hear the golf carts fall down too

Ripsaw said:
Don't go to Sugarloaf....it sucks, it's windy and it's a long drive. Sunday River rules....literally, everyone goes there !!!

Rippy, didn't want to come back or make any declarative statements until I signed up, and actually completed the event.  I rode the 50K with Gram Dogg today, here is my assessment:

-SL trails, outdoor center, and whole vibe around mt biking is as good as it gets.  They put on a great show today, despite torrential rains last night, the trails held up fairly well.  Lots of mud, but not the trails fault.  Their trail system is 1500x better than anything SR has.  So, you are correct.  Cant wait to go back.  SR should learn something from SL.  There had to be 1000 people there, not sure on the # of bikers.

-I cracked the "top 30" in my age group.

-Cant wait to go back, will 100% be participating next year.



Ripsaw said:

Just came back from a couple of days of riding. The trails are in great shape......you'll have fun. My next time up is the race weekend. I assume you're all signed up ?

MonkeyBrook said:

Rippy, we are coming to SL to ride...you gonna meet up w us?  Come on, we can ride, have a few beers and you can show us the trails...>MB

Did you get out and play?  Curious on the conditions. 

Levy24 said:

I plan on playing sometime 4th of July week. I'll post an update.

Yes, I did play a few times around the 4th of July. I played the front 9 twice and 18 holes one day. the Course conditions were not bad like people were saying. Greens and fairways were looking healthy. Greens were pretty slow. They're not cutting them too short. Other than some patches of winter damage on some tee boxes. But there's not much you can do about that. We had a lot snow last year and the snow hung around for a long time.

I played the day after that big storm that had tornadoes in Bridgton and most of the sand traps got washed out. Too bad because they had just spent good money getting the nice white fluffy sand and they got destroyed. But by July 5th most of the bunkers that come into play were repaired or in some state of being fixed.

I would recommend playing. I think an 18 h*** round was $70 or $75. Cheaper than last year.

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