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#1 Pulledabill

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:58 PM

Playing Chambers next month and looking for advice on course. Did you carry or use a cart?


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:38 PM

I used a push cart because there are some uphill holes and it is a bit of a walk.  I don't think it would be the hardest to carry but I didn't want to wear myself out.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:31 PM

I have used my push cart. A caddie is an option. There was a caddie used in one of my groups, and, he said he thought carrying was easier than using a push cart due to the hilly nature of the course.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:27 PM

I used a pull cart and highly recommend it. It's quite a hilly hike, and I really enjoyed the ability to save some energy by not carrying.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:44 PM

When I played the course about a year ago I used a push cart.  My whole group used push carts.  We saw a couple caddies out on the course.  The course is quite a hike.  When we played it was a lower loop day which means we played the holes on the lower portion of the course for our front nine and the holes on the upper portion of the course for the back nine.  The lower loop is used a few times each month to make the walk easier we were told by the starter and to get more people out on the course who might not be able to walk the intended routing of the course. We did not play the course 1-18.  I thought even with the lower loop being used it was a long walk.  I think playing 1-18 would be a long trek.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:37 PM

They have (push/pull) carts there, no charge.  Thereís a hole or 2 where the path is not well maintained between holes, but it is navigable.  For at least the first time you play Chambers, consider a fore caddie to help with shot strategy.  The course has some shot punishing areas, that arenít quite obvious.

Edited by Muffy, 08 March 2018 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

Does anyone know how/if the verify PNGA membership for the discounted rate? I was going to join the OGA, partly for the discount here as I'm playing it this week, but wondered if I could get my membership info in time and/or if they'd ask for it at the course. Thanks
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

View PostrainorshinePNW, on 12 March 2018 - 01:48 PM, said:

Does anyone know how/if the verify PNGA membership for the discounted rate? I was going to join the OGA, partly for the discount here as I'm playing it this week, but wondered if I could get my membership info in time and/or if they'd ask for it at the course. Thanks

You should be able to book the PNGA rate and they should only ask you for your OGA member number.  

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:26 AM

I used one of their rikshaws the first time I played there and found it to be a pain in the a**. Carried a few times since and I found it more enjoyable. I generally carry when I play anyways so it wasn't a huge change for me. Chambers is definitely a hike, but I have had an absolute blast every time. I would carry or consider a caddie if its in the budget.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:59 PM

I played it last week.  Was a fun experience but I was frankly dissapointed in the way you're taken care of for the $260 green fee and $150 caddie.  Had to warm up on mats.  Putting green was closed.  Had to putt on some small chipping green and the chipping green bunkers were closed.  Greens were pretty disappointing as well.

Do I recommend playing it if you're in the area and have a spare $500 or so?  Sure.  Did it feel like a $500 golf course?  Absolutely not.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:42 AM

View Postatxgolfer1985, on 29 May 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

I played it last week.  Was a fun experience but I was frankly dissapointed in the way you're taken care of for the $260 green fee and $150 caddie.  Had to warm up on mats.  Putting green was closed.  Had to putt on some small chipping green and the chipping green bunkers were closed.  Greens were pretty disappointing as well.

Do I recommend playing it if you're in the area and have a spare $500 or so?  Sure.  Did it feel like a $500 golf course?  Absolutely not.

Second this sadly.  Played it years ago when visiting my sister and we went down and played it.  IMHO it is a bit over glorified. The price has went way up since I played it but knowing what I know now would I go back and pay the current rate... no, to many other better courses I would spend the fees on.

Interesting part, the greens were not good when we played but everything was open and in great shape.  I used a cart and sister used a caddie. its not an easy walk as some have noted. I will say the caddie was great. Neither of us had ever played there so he saved a number of strokes for both of us.  I recall him commenting that a lot of people have issues with the greens since they are fescue. Most people are not used to it.  We played in the afternoon and he said the best time to play on those greens is first thing.

*all you have to do is host a major and rates go way up historically....

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:10 AM

imho opinion as a local.  avoid playing chambers this year and wait til next year when the greens have ALL been converted to Poa.  The 3 holes that have been converted look and roll awesome.
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