Staffers at Golf at Sugarcreek in Lima, Ohio still don't get it, says reader

I played Golf at Sugarcreek in Lima, Ohio on the 1st of July and thought, after the bad review left on this site, that they may try to fix some of the problems listed. I found this not to be the case.

The GPS was not working and found that the yardage markings on the sprinkler heads was woefully lacking, well below the 50% that was listed in the site. Also one of my pet peeves is care for the bunkers. This also seems lacking. Granted the course had heavy rain the day before. I live in the Lima area and if they don't address these and other problems the course will not see much play because we are blessed with a lot of courses in the area.


Mike Gilbert

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