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    Golf at Tierra del Sol

    Hello!

    Can anyone provide any information about the condition of the course at Tierra del Sol?

    Thank you, Deb

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    Do you mean in general or the condition right now?

    TDS is such an expensive course that they keep it in near perfect shape year round.

    So you can surely plan to play now or anytime without getting disappointing.

    It is a nice course with fantastic scenery. It is a very easy course, if you play on a day with no wind .

    Carsten

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    Tierra del sol is always in exellant shape except for when they top dress the greens. They use a crushed shell sand mix that is impossible to putt on. I believe they usually top dress begining of March and again around labor day. If you stay on grounds and rent a house or condo you can get an unlimited golf package which can save you substanially if you plan to play multible rounds.

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    Thank you for the replies. I was referring to the current condition of the greens. My husband wants to play while we are there next week. He is a very good player and actually got his first (and only) hole-in-one at Tierra del Sol three years ago. He was playing with three guys who were in for the day from a cruise ship. He hit his drive and didn't know it went in until the other guys went crazy jumping up and down. It was very exciting!

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    See, I said it was easy .

    I am sure your husband will play TDS again this time after an experience like that. Not matter how the condition is, but if you really want to know, then call the pro and ask for a full up to date on the condition.

    Enjoy

    Carsten

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    I've only played a few rounds of golf in my life. Next year we are having a lot of people down and some want to play golf. Is TDS a difficult course? I am definitely a beginner.
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    The TDS course is an easy course for the beginner as well as the low handicaps, since only the wind will present a real challenge. The low handicapper knows how do deal with strong winds and the beginner rarely gets enough airtime for it to be a problem , so it is actually a good open course for beginners.
    Normally a top quality course like TDS would not let you in with anyting over 36 (some times 18) in handicap, but since there is plenty of room there at most times (maybe because of the around $200/person/round), I actually do not think that they even ask for your skill level.
    Other golfers on the other hand might not appriciate being behind you if you use 10 strokes per hole in average, so I would recommend that you choose a late tee off time i.e. 2pm. But that all depends on how many players are on the course and how many in your ball.

    I am sure you would enjoy playing golf in Paradise though

    Carsten

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