Playing Mae Jo Golf Resort and Spa (click on their name for a link to their website) was a challenge for my golf game. The first day we arrived we played in the afternoon and it was hot and humid. Play was slow and seeing the course for the first time was the challenge. The course was all Bermuda grass including the greens. The tight lies were a challenge and I found that I was sculling the ball especially around the greens. Needless to say, I did not play well. The rest of the week we played at 6:40 am which meant we were the first group off the tee. I enjoy setting the pace for the course and my golf game is usually better as a result. It was beautiful watching the sun come up and the temperature was perfect. After the second day and lots of sculling the ball, I decided to try a new strategy around the greens. I would use my 7 or 8 iron which resulted in a chip and run shot which allowed me to be a lot more successful. I still struggled with my putting. I was actually beginning to question my putting ability. I just couldn’t grasp the speed of the greens.
At my home course we have deer on the course and this course has dogs on it. They had their favorite holes to sun themselves and were quite friendly. Often times you would see them around the caddy shack getting scraps of food.
The course had some beautiful flowers and orchards. I really enjoyed the surrounding scenery. Snack shacks and restrooms were located about every six holes which was convenient.
Overall, the course was beautiful, the people were friendly and the golf was a challenge.
Remember ladies, golf is a journey; walk with me!