FIG GARDEN GOLF COURSE
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Average user rating from: 1 user(s)
|Course Condition||4.0 (1)|
|Pace of Play||2.0 (1)|
|Facility Condition||4.0 (1)|
|Green Condition||3.0 (1)|
|Bunker Quality||3.0 (1)|
Nice for walkers, tight fairways
I play this course a lot, because it's close to home and the rates are really good. Weekend twilight is $25 for walkers and my playing partner and I take advantage of it regularly. In hot Fresno summers, this is one of the best courses to play, because the narrow fairways are lined with mature trees, making it one of the shadiest courses in the area. It's also next to the San Joaquin River, which adds to the (relatively) cooling effect. We generally get tee times from 2-3 in the afternoon and, even on 100-degree days, it's bearable.
What Fig lacks in distance, it makes up for with very narrow fairways and huge trees all over the place. If you don't hit it straight, you're going to have a hard time scoring. There's really no elevation change on the course. It's pretty flat, but the fairways are usually in good condition. The greens are decent, but I usually find them to be inconsistent speed-wise. Some are quick, others are painfully slow. Bunkers aren't overly abundant, but many of the greens are well-guarded from the front, presenting more challenge. The sand in the bunkers is fair-to-poor and is often very wet, which makes it really difficult to play out of.
The guys in the pro shop are nice enough. The driving range is small and you hit off of mats, but it's fine for a quick warm-up. The putting green is better than all of the greens on the course and doesn't give an accurate representation of the speed you'll find when you're actually playing. There are only a few holes with water, but there's plenty of O.B. and hazards near the river and perimeter of the course to give you things to think about on your tee shots.
This is the closest thing I have to a home course. While there are things that I don't like about it, the convenience and value keep me coming back.