1. rgm2525 Posted: 08/26/18 9:57p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 8-24-18 with Alex326 teeing of a little before 8am and finishing in in a little over 3 hours being waved through one group on four and having no one in front of us for the rest of the round. Te... Continue »
Played 8-24-18 with Alex326 teeing of a little before 8am and finishing in in a little over 3 hours being waved through one group on four and having no one in front of us for the rest of the round. Tee boxes are still in real good shape, just real nice to hit from. Fairways all though not as good as last time I played here, they are still in great shape with great lies. Rough along fairways was 2-3 inches and thick with the ball sitting down a little, out side of fairway rough it is just nasty, long ,thick, and most likely a lost ball. Was in one greenside bunker, unfortunately it had been heavily watered with standing water in it and playing more like mud than sand. Greens were in real good shape rolling medium speed and very soft. There were not as many pitch marks as there were last time I played here so hopefully people are repairing them. Always enjoy playing this course and with the shape it is in right now it is will worth a trip to come and play.
2. Alex326 Posted: 08/25/18 1:34a Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Hooked up with RGM2525 for a great round (sans the first 3 holes) at a Central Valley favorite track. We tee'd off before 8am and the first few holes were wet. As in lift, clean and replace, wet. ... Continue »
Hooked up with RGM2525 for a great round (sans the first 3 holes) at a Central Valley favorite track. We tee'd off before 8am and the first few holes were wet. As in lift, clean and replace, wet. Apparently Ridge Creek has unlimited access to water which is one of the reasons they are able to keep the course so nice.
Greens were nice and smooth and rolled perfect once they dried out a bit. Gone were the numerous pitch marks form last months review. With all the water on the greens, they were soft and easily held approach shots from all clubs.
Tee boxes were great and the one greenside bunker I was in was decent. Fairway bunkers are more hard packed (wet) dirt with steep walls. The real downside to the bunkers is the long nasty grass on the inside lips. Get caught up in there and it's game over.
Fairways were in nice shape but not as great and awe inspiring as last month. Apparently 60+ days of triple digit temps have taken a bit of toll on them. Still, no real complaints about the conditions of the fairways.
The rough.... stay out of it! First cut was deep and a real challenge. Get beyond that and you might as well save time and just drop another ball. Whereas last time playing Ridge Creek, I only lost one ball all day, I lost 3 in one hole today! Fortunately the game turned around after the 5th hole and I didn't loose any after that.
We had a large group let us play through on the 4th hole and after that we zipped around the course with only a single in front of us.
Just wanted to post some specials on behalf of a big supporter of Greenskeeper.org - Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club.
We had an outing up there in March, the course is awesome - read the reviews.
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Just got off the phone with the one of the Golf Pros there at Dinuba. There is a Yardage Book for sale in the Pro Shop to get the lay of the land. I cannot stress how important a book like this for a course you are unfamiliar. It would be a Great investment!
Essentially there is no rule of thu...
If you can bang it out there at least 230 on the fly, don't layup from the tee. Knock it over the bunker on the right. The hole sets up to be much more receptive to approach shots coming in from the right side and even if you spray it right, there is plenty of open space although you might have some difficult rough to contend with.
Aim just left of bunkers on right. Second shot to trap on right will give you around 100 in. There is a waste area on the left. Kiss your ball good bye if you find yourself in that junk. I did and I was lucky if you want to call it that. The heather will, if you're lucky, only cost you a stroke.