I played this course in May and the conditions were terrible. The tee boxes were torn up, the fairway was patchy and the greens were very inconsistent. There were not distinct cuts of grass, (fairway, rough, deep rough, etc) everything just blended in together.
I thought the conditions were sub par because it was early in the season and it was just beat up from the winter however I played another round today and it was just as bad. For $30 this would be a decent round of golf, however at $40 it does not compare to nearby courses with similar greens fees.
For example, Loch Nairn is $45 a round and has a full service club house, separate pro shop and provides a starter. The tee boxes are clean, the greens are consistent and there are distinct cuts of grass. At just $5 cheaper Pickering Valley falls short on each of these items.