Not that I'm planning on having a ton of free time but my wife is going to since she'll be moving down to the island. We golf together and just wondering if anyone has played either of the two courses on the island? Is it worth shipping our clubs down? $35 greens fee seems resonable but how respectable are the courses?
Never had the time until 4th semester. Wish I did bring clubs, heard good things about the courses. I can see trying to make time for couple things like that but it will be pretty rough.
Adjusting to the island will be really rough because she won't be able to work. Her working at home a semester (or four) might be less complicated. Even one semester might make things easier. That way only one of you is adjusting to the island, school schedule and so on.
First semester isn't that bad... as long as you don't get behind. Adjusting doing that much work, studying and so on in a new country still makes adjusting difficult. Her being home a semester will save a lot of money too. One person can get by bumming a ride or taking the bus.... two people can't get away without a car.. especially if one is sitting home bored all day and the other has to study all night.
I guess it all comes down to how well she handles change. Being a student is far different than having a job. With a job you get to hang out and relax after work. As a student.. you come home and study.
I haven't played golf since '05.
i'm not sure how avid of a golfer are you but i'm pretty big into golf - golfed in hs and college competitively and the courses down here are...fair. as far as difficulty goes, they aren't bad in that sense. not a lot of straight holes, lots of dog legs and some bunkers on many of the greens. the biggest negative to these courses are the fairways. i have yet to go this semester but the last two semesters, it's been very hot (not a lot of rain) making the fairways garbage. most of the time you're hitting off of very hard ground. if you're good enough, i actually laid up a lot of my shots in the rough just so i had something to cut under.
Originally Posted by GoGreen
as far as shipping clubs, i have not done so (rented every time) but i may for my last semester here. one positive thing is that it is relatively cheap to golf. the membership prices, if i remember correctly, were around $500 (maybe a little more) which is really good considering most CC's and GC's are over a grand. if you think you're going to golf a lot, i'd say bring the clubs down and get a membership. my biggest thing was finding people to play with which is why i haven't gone a lot.
hope this all helps.
Thank you Jake and Doc. My wife is pretty good about keeping herself busy and it sounds like golf will be another outlet for her. Among other things she's also contacted the national soccer league and will be joining a team from the region of the island we'll be living on.
Doc, that's interesting to hear about the fairways and makes total sense. It does not sound like we are as serious as you are (anything under a 100 is a good round!) but it will be fun to play under different conditions than we're used too. Sounds like it might be worth it to take the sticks down even if I only get out once or twice. She'll probably play a couple times a month.
Thanks again. Looking forward to AUA in May!