My wife and myself golfed this course on Sunday, Aug 24, 2008.
This was our second visit to this golf course. Both times we have been there we have been surprised by the attitude in the pro shop. It's like they dont want people that they do not know golfing at there little course. Rude at best!!
We golf occasionally out of our home town, but we have found that out of town golfers coming to Billings, MT are welcomed, not treated with disrespect. Most Municipal courses are receptive to the outside dollars coming into their community. This is not the case in Buffalo!!! These people have been there so long they think they own the place. There was a serious lack of personality, knowledge and enthusiasm in the pro shop and clubhouse.
The threesome in front of us let us start before them, because the were walking and there were only two of us, on a cart. Then they (the three some) had to come to our defense when the old lady from the pro shop came out on the first tee box, between the driving range and putting green, and shook her finger at us and publicly scolded us for jumping ahead and messing with their schedule. Her comment was that they were very tightly booked. They have parties booked every 5 minutes.
Not our fault that they book every 5 minutes.
We paired up with the couple in front of us because people were stacked up at every tee box. Best move all day, these people are from Buffalo and then we were treated like royalty.
The Course Marshall's come by and check on you, every other hole. Once we teamed up with the Buffalo couple, the Marshall was tee-ing off with us and bringing us beer, etc. Then, big party with the locals.
We are not rednecks, we know and abide by golf etiquette and dress code, but were treated poorly until we teamed up with locals. We will go again only because of the friends we made and the great course. I really hope, next time, to get through the pro shop and onto the course without being treated like we are second class citizens. Should be okay because we will be with Buffalo citizens.
In addition, Buffalo, Wy is a beautiful town, rich with historic old homes and good old boys that seem to welcome you into the deli's, restaurants/bars, motels, etc., and welcome your stories.
Seems that the ones with the chip on their shoulder hang out at the Muni golf course.