|Overall Difficulty (1-5: 1=Easy, 5=Difficult)||Green Speed (1-5: 1=Slow, 5=Fast)||Rough (1-5: 1=Short, 5=Long)||Bunkers (#)||Water Hazards (#)|
|Condition||1-5 : 1=Poor, 5=Excellent|
|Short Game Area||Yes|
Blue Mash is a very nice course. We played in December and they were running a great special where you payed the temperature (for greens fee and cart!) at the time you check-in. One thing we did not like is that the layout is not on the score card. This is annoying if you have not played the course.
The pictures below provide a general idea of what to expect. The course is pretty open, but there is long grass waiting around the greens and off the fairway. You will also be required to hit over water on a few holes. Well-placed bunkers require that you think about your shots.
The course was in great shape. The fairways were cut short and rewarded good shots, while the rough was penalizing but not terrible. The difference in grass length between the fairway and rough makes for visually-pleasing holes from the tee. The greens had some speed, so take some time to practice putting if you get the chance.
The position of the flag on the green is given by its color, blue for back, white for middle, and red for front. There are stakes in the fairway that mark the distance to the center of the green. Note that there distance markers on the tee boxes that also give you the distance to the center of the green. These are especially helpful on par threes.
There were no water coolers in December, for obvious reasons, so we obviously can't report on their frequency.