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Rode the Golds (6401/71.0/130) as a single twilight in slightly more than 3H using Forelinx. The weather was clear, breezy and 113.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush with only a few needing divot repair.

The Bermuda fairways were part lush, part thin with a few bare spots.

The Bermuda rough around the fairways is mowed down low, not very penal. Mostly a combination of lush/thin, very playable with good coverage and occassional bare spots.

The sand traps almost need 2 grades. Where they maintain them, they were usually decent, but sometimes thin. However, there are places in many traps where they obviosuly never rake, because there are 1' tall weeds in fingers and corners of numerous traps. They have also let many fairway bunkers go and I presume they will eventually be grass bunkers?

The greens were a mixture of Bermuda and probably Kikuyu? Definitely 2 distinctly different horizontal grasses. They actually putted better than they looked, which is a luke warm endorsement. They putted medium slow, were fairly bumpy and firm.

I like this Schmidt/Curley layout. This would be a difficult course to walk as numerous tees are a long way from the last green. GPS on the carts. Good all grass driving range with a couple of practice holes. The customer service was very good from all. No Marshall or drink cart in the summer, but plenty of water/ice station on the course. The course is very playable, just a little rough around the edges. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6669/71.9/128) as a single in slightly less than 3H super twilight using UP. The weather was hazy and breezy in the low 100's.

The Bermuda tees were semi lush and well maintained for divots with some bare areas.

The Bermuda fairways are semi lush and were nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough is semi lush and not overly high.

The sand traps are being renovated. Beautiful, white, marble sand, they were a good as any I have ever played. Thick, excellent quality sand and were well maintained. Going to be fantastic when they get them all done!

The large Bermuda greens putted medium speed and are firm. Reasonably smooth for Bermuda.

The customer service was good from everyone encountered. I was the only one on the coure super twilight. No drink cart today. Reasonably priced restaurant onsite that is usually very busy. Solid course. Main negatives are that they do not have a driving range, you have to go 1/2 mile down the street where the sister Santa Rosa course has a nice, all grass driving range. No GPS on the basic carts. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) mid day as a single in slightly less than 3H using UP. The weather was around 105, hazy and breezy.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush, level and nicely maintained. Very few unfixed divots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush and nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough was mostly lush and mowed down. Not overly penal.

The sand traps were excellent. Nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand.

The large Bermuda greens were not good today. Firm and bumpy with few ball marks, they putted medium slow.

Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. Santa Rosa is definitely not a good course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Nice, all grass driving range is a +. Basic carts do not have GPS. Plenty of water stations on the course, usually no drink cart on weekdays here. No starter or marshall off season. Good restaurant on site. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6627/71.9/130) 2H, 45M super twilight. Conditions were clear, fairly calm and in the low 100's.

The Bermuda tees were lush and nicely maintained. Level with hardly any unfixed divots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush and well maintained, nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough is decent. Close to the fairways is long enough for the ball to sit down. Away from the fairways you could get hardpan to calf deep.

The sand traps were mediocre. Nicely raked but most are too thin and/or compacted.

The Bermuda greens were mostly healed from a recent vericutt, they were firm with few ball marks because of the firmness. They putted medium speed and were relatively smooth for Bermuda.

The customer service was very good as usual here. Ample water stations every few holes on the course, but no on course beverage cart today. Carts have GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course in very playable condition for mid summer. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6761/72.3/131) in 2H, 20M twilight using Forelinx. The weather was clear, fairly calm and in the low 100s.

I prefer the Palm of the two Marriott Desert Springs courses, better layout than the Valley. Today however, it was in the poorer playing condition of the two courses.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush and level, decently maintained with few divots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush, nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough was mostly lush close to the fairways. Get away from the fairways and you could encounter hardpan to knee deep lost ball rough.

The sand traps look okay but were very mediocre to play from. Nicely raked but most are too thin and/or compacted.

The Bermuda greens were poor today. Bumpy from a recent vericutt. They putted medium slow to slow speed and are firm with few ball marks.

The customer service is always very good here. No Drink cart today, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Carts have good GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course layout, Recommended.
8 Likes.
Rode the Purple tees (6507/71.2/128) in slightly less than 3H as a single on a GN Hot Deal mid day. The weather was sunny, breezy and around 110.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush but almost all had bare spots mixed in. Level with few divots.

The Bermuda fairways are mostly lush and firm with some bare spots.

Same for the Bermuda rough, which is mowed low and not overly penal.

The sand traps were decently maintained with good quality sand. However, both greenside traps I sampled were thinner than you would prefer.

The Bermuda greens were poor. Most have bare areas and they putted slow and bumpy. Best attribute was that they held irons well.

Excellent customer service on every visit here. Nice GPS on the carts. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. No drink cart out in the summer. Nice all grass driving range with a good chipping area & practice green. Conditions are really mediocre for this course. Usually much better, especially the greens. Would only play on a severely discounted green fee.
7 Likes.
Rode the Purple tees (6676/72.1/136) in 3H, 20M mid day on a GN Hot Deal. Paired with Peter, fun guy to play with. The weather was clear, fairly calm and around 115.

Playing conditions were a real mixed bag. I suspect milder than usual May/June temps followed by a scorching July has not been optimal for the Bermuda to come back fully everywhere? The coverage is sketchy.

Bermuda tees were disappointing. Areas were lush, other areas were hardpan. Level with few divots.

Same for the Bermuda fairways. 85% lush, with 15% areas where the winter rye has burned off and the Bermuda has not taken over.

The Bermuda rough was a higher version of the fairways with many hardpan areas. Good POP rough, not overly penal.

The waste bunkers were firm and not as well maintained as the greenside traps. The greenside traps had good quality sand and were very nicely maintained.

The Bermuda greens putted medium slow bordering on slow. More like putting on the collar or through the fringe. Bumpy and mostly firm, but they held irons well.

Customer Service always excellent here from when you drop your clubs off out front to when you pick them up after the round. No drink cart today. Nice GPS on carts. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. The all grass driving range is included and is excellent with a nice practice chipping area. Normally highly recommended, one of my favorite courses in the Palm Springs area. However, the current conditions are very substandard for this course and only warrant a substantially discounted green fee.
10 Likes.
Walked the Golds (6337/70.9/130) with Mike, Doris and Joe in slightly more than 4 1/2 H mid morning. Overcast, fairly calm and around 65.

The tees were average. Good coverage, but some could use leveling and many needed some divot attention.

The fairways were semi lush with a good cushion, but far too many unfixed divots.

The rough was hit and miss. Close to the fairway was not very high, but there is plenty of thick/deep native rough to avoid here.

The sand traps look like brown dirt/mud but play better than average.

The large poa greens putted medium speed & were firm. Large greens, you need to be able to lag putt well here.

Hilly course, excellent layout, good variety of holes. Lots of tall trees with enough water and sand to keep you on your toes. Good customer service from all encountered. No drink cart today. Recommended.
12 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6481/72.6/135) in 3H, 50M mid day. Paired with Sal/Sebastian, local father/son, very nice to play with. Weather was partly cloudy, windy and around 60 that felt like 50 with the wind.

Great views overlooking San Francisco, beautiful old school layout that dates to the early 1900's. Many holes had OB, ESA or lateral hazards that play as dry red staked areas down at least one side. Frequently the low side with shots running toward it. No water hazards, but long native grass and thousands of 75-100' tall Eucalyptus and Monterrey Cypress await any shot more than a few yards off line. Most holes have severe elevation changes. Many fairways also slant noticeably from high side to low side that requires hitting the high side fairly close to the rough to keep it in the fairway on the low side. Two severely downhill par 3's where the combination of wind/elevation change made club selection a sheer guess.

Tees were okay, would prefer lusher but they had adequate coverage.

Fairways were mostly lush and level lies were unlikely.

Rough mostly mowed down close to the fairways, very playable. Native rough high. Deep, native rough around bunkers was a hope you whack it out or a lost ball waiting to happen. You hoped your ball made it to the sand.

Speaking of sand traps, this layout has more than it's fair share. One of the best designed courses for sand traps I have ever played. Stratigically placed bunkers throughout the layout waiting to gobble up shots that take the natural roll of the slopes. Traps here were outstanding! Beautifully maintained, almost unbelieveably good considering the windy area the course is located. Generous amount of nice beach sand, I was in a half dozen and every one had a nice cushion underneath the ball.

Large greens were a combination of bent/poa that putted medium speed. Good thing they were not quicker, because while there are few true tiers, these greens have alot of slope from back to front and would be impossible if really fast. If you were on the other side of most greens, it was severely up/down hill. They held irons very well.

Customer Service overall was exactly what you would expect of a high end club from the pro shop, starter and Marshall. All attentive and highly efficient. Well stocked pro shop and a busy restaurant on site and another snack stand fully manned out on the course. Cart gal out making the rounds. Kudos to all those people. However, very unimpressed with the cart staff after the round. I finally got my own clubs off the cart and carried them to the parking lot after two of them stood by fiddling with their cell phones and talking about music for several minutes.

Challenging and fun were my thoughts about this layout. Loved the slanting fairways being framed with the huge trees. On many holes you had to keep your tee shot within roughly a 40 yard wide window from start to finish to avoid it being knocked down or swallowed up by the thick limbs often overhanging almost to the edge of the fairway. Rarely do I pay high fees to play even higher end courses. This one justifies the north of $100 fee. Must play course in the S.F. area. Highly recommended.
12 Likes.
Walked the Blacks (6360/70.8/119) in slightly less than 5H super twilight. Paired with 2 high schoolers and a super senior, we all walked and had a good time. Clear, breezy and around 70, we finished just before dark. The course was super busy with 4some after 4some the day after a holiday.

Tees were the weakest part of the course, Just okay, decent coverage.

Not much roll on these Kikuyu fairways. They had good coverage and were mostly lush.

Very little roll in the kikuyu rough. Mostly lush, not high but very thick.

There are only a few sand traps on this course. they looked to be well maintained.

The smallish poa annua greens held shots well. They putted medium fast and were mostly smooth, the hi-lite of the course. The greens make this course. There is alot of break and downhill putts are often treacherous.

Customer service was excellent @ check in, quick and efficient. Starter got me paired up, no drink cart today. Marshall was out patrolling. No GPS on the carts, small driving range that is shorter clubs only. Recommended.
6 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6751/72.7/138) in 5H mid day on a GN Hot Deal. Paired up with Ricky, Nate and Clint, all Cal Poly students. Nice guys to play with, they kept things fun. Partly cloudy, breezy and around 80, almost perfect golfing weather.

The tees were mostly lush and most were well maintained for divots. Some could use leveling.

The fairways play really nice, They have a good cushion and are mostly lush poa annua.

The rough was mostly lush close to the fairway, thinner the farther you got from the fairway all the way to hardpan under the many oak trees.

The sand traps were nicely raked. However, all the ones I was in were too thin/crusty to be considered good.

The large, undulating greens were smooth and putted medium fast. GREAT greens here! They were receptive to holding iron shots.

Challenging layout in very nice condition. Easily the best course within at least 50 miles in all directions. Hilly with fairways framed by oak trees. Few level lies anywhere on this course. The fairways are generous in size, the rough is really mowed down compared to what I experienced here this spring. Nice all grass driving range. Busy restaurant on site that many local non golfers eat at. The customer service was good in the pro shop, cart gal out making the rounds. Highly Recommended.
6 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6751/72.7/138) in 4.5H mid day on a GN Hot Deal. Matched up with Dave, Nick and Greg, very fun group to play with! Partly cloudy, windy and around 75 made for some challenging conditions.

The tees were semi lush, but some could use leveling. Every par 3 needed divot attention.

The fairways have a few brown spots but play better than they look. Mostly lush poa annua, nice to play from.

The rough was mostly lush close to the fairway, thinner the farther you got from the fairway. Very playable, no longer is there the calf deep clover and wild grass from several months ago.

The sand traps had nice quality sand and were excellently maintained.

The large, undulating greens were firm, smooth, medium fast and putted great. Best greens I have putted on in awhile.

The fairways are generous in size, the rough is mostly mowed down and if you get off in the oaks it is hardpan. Hilly layout with fairways framed by oak trees. Few level lies anywhere on this course. Nice all grass driving range. Good restaurant on site. The customer service was good, right out on #1 tee at my tee time. Challenging layout in very nice condition. Highly Recommended.
12 Likes.
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