Originally Posted by WestsoundBT
Bud Pell does have tee pads at each hole. Open Hex patterned plastic material with compacted gravel fill. Leveled, compacted. Large Slate tile array on top of two of those tees, holes 2 and 13 (in evaluation)
Hole 1 does have some squishiness, though right side of fairway drains to the left. This weekend looks like a stronger rain system, which might kick start a wet fall. Most of the course is above the lower plain used for hole 1, and is on higher ground with hardly a level slope around after the initial field. Close mowed conditions exist as the course still retains the extra effort put into the Whiners in the woods tourney. Full signage in place and accurate.
Both courses are great, and fairgrounds is a great winter course. Several of us locals have invested in boots and gaiters to keep playing the Bud, since we love it so much. Plus, great taco truck at the golf range at the Bud for a spicy finish.
My decision tree - if it's actively raining or windy I'd play at the more protected fairgrounds, and if the sun is out you'd find me at the Bud.
Thanks for the info. I thought I read on dgcr that Bud Pell had natural teepads which I read as "dirt", Edit: nope it says "gravel". I'll post here if I am going to get out to either and maybe someone will want to show me around!
I do love a good truck taco.