Dye Valley course Sawgrass

Dye Valley course Sawgrass


It is next to the TPC Stadium course where the big guys fight in the Players, but according to many voices it is not a second course, it is an equal course. The Valley course was designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and player consultant Jerry Pate. We had fantastic weather with no clouds and still not to hot on some of the holes you could feel a soft breeze. Just driving up to the club house was spectacular and the staff meeting at the drop place was very nice so you had a good feeling even before the game started. The driving range and practice putting area which is shared with the Stadium course was unfortunately closed this day. We were two flight and I played with two players that was quite a bit better than I and one of them had been a member here so he gave a lot of good hints on how to play, even if I tried it was hard to execute. The quality of the course was fantastic all the way from the tee to the hole on the green. There is a lot of water, I think it was 14 holes with water in play, and I left a few balls there. The greens were good shaped and not as fast as they looked (maybe due to the weather of preparation). I did not have my best game with me and not even the second on so it became a lot of stokes but still I enjoyed it very much. I don’t even think I slowed down the game to much since I just put down a new ball instead of spending 5 minutes searching, we played for fun this day no completion and no money involved. Thinking back, I think I have to get some lessons and do some more practicing before going back. Not because of the quality or layout of the course, no because I am not ready or good enough player. I saw somebody called the course the Valley of Death and may it be for high handicapper. My only hope is that I can learn to become a better golf player so I can play here again, cause that’s what I want.

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