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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.
Walked the Blacks (6360/70.8/119) in around 3.5H super twilight. Overcast, breezy and around 65 in what ended up being a nice late afternoon round.

Arrived around 3pm, super busy as there were about two dozen people waiting for the super twilight rate. A family of six on vacation had the first two super twilight tee times. Grandpa, grandma, dad, mom and two kids. Several looked and acted like they had never played on a regulation course before. The Marshall allowed them to combine their two 3somes into a 6some? One guy asked why the 6some, and I listened to the Marshall's explanation that he wanted them to have a good time on vacation?

Nice thought, but I would presume the roughly 20 other people teeing off directly behind them were as unamused as I was? Did the Marshall really think anyone playing behind Ma and Pa Kettle and their clan were going to have a good time? After it took around 40 minutes to play the first 2 holes, I dropped out of my group and shifted over to the wide open back 9, then finished the front 9 later with no one around. So 40 minutes for 2 holes, then around 2H, 45M for the other 16 made for one of the longest sub 3.5H rounds I have ever played.

The course? Good overall.

Tees were mediocre. Decent coverage, but most of the par 3's were chewed up with divots.

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

Rough was lush, not high but very thick. Very little roll in the kikuyu.

There are only a few sand traps on this course. Was not in any, but they looked decent.

The smallish poa annua greens putted medium fast. They held shots extremely well, balls would consistently back up on these greens. No GPS on the carts, small driving range that is shorter clubs only. Customer service was excellent @ check in, quick and efficient. Marshall was highly ??? No starter or drink cart today. Recommended.
9 Likes.
Walked the Blacks (6360/70.8/119) in 3.5H with Mnielson super twilight. Partly cloudy, breezy and around 65 made for a nice late afternoon round.

The tees had good coverage, Okay overall, but most of the par 3's were chewed up with divots.

The fairways had good coverage, pretty lush for kikuyu. Not much roll on these fairways.

The rough was lush, not high but thick. It would quickly kill your shots.

There are only a few sand traps on the course. Was not in any, but they looked okay.

The smallish poa annua greens putted medium slow but were okay once you adjusted to the speed. Some of the softest greens I have putted on in awhile, actually backed up several mid irons on these greens.

No GPS on the carts, small driving range that is shorter clubs only. Customer service was excellent, quick efficient check in. No drink cart today. Recommended.
14 Likes.
Walked the Blacks (1858) in 2H, 20M mid day with RGM2525, Mitzi and Pam. The weather was around 75, partly cloudy and breezy.

Very fun 12 hole par 3 layout up/down hills. Good variation of holes. Large, severe greens. Water and plenty of traps.

The conditions across the board were a step below the neighboring 18 hole regulation Old course.

The tees were mediocre with many needing divot repair.

The rough and fairways were much less maintained than the Old Course.

The usually small traps had good sand and were okay to play from.

The often HUGE (for a par 3 course) greens were somewhat bumpy and putted medium slow.

One of the better par 3 courses I have ever played. Definitely recommended.
12 Likes.
Walked the Golds (6337/70.9/130) with RGM2525 in 4H early morning. The front 9 was "hit it and hope" because of thick fog. Visibility was maybe 50 yards when we started and was up to a hazy 175 yards by the end of the front 9. It ended up being a nice day, fairly calm, around 75 and partly cloudy. However, $69 to walk on a Wednesday morning was sticker shock!

The tees were okay, mostly level with many needing some divot love.

The fairways were good to play from. Semi lush with a good cushion.

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 were wet but played okay. I sampled more than my share during the period we were hitting in the "general direction" of the green due to the lack of visibility.

The large poa greens putted medium fast & were firm. Very nice! Very undulating greens even when they appeared to be fairly flat, difficult to read subtle breaks.

It had been almost 8 years since I last played here. They have reversed the 9's. Overall, excellent course and layout. Good customer service from all encountered. Recommended.
14 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6493/70.1/116) with Alex, Ken and Michael in 4H, 40M in the GK Plays. Teeing off around 1:30, the weather was breezy, sunny and in the high 80's. Excellent golf weather.

I have yet to play a John Fought design that I did not really like. No water hazards and few trees, but plenty of sand and large undulating greens provide challenge. That challenge is magnified with thick, deep native rough that will catch any overly crooked shots. Probable lost ball, and even if you find it, likely an unplayable lie. VERY penal.

The tees had decent coverage and were mostly level. However, many were pretty chewed up and needed divot repair.

The fairways have good coverage and are mowed close. They play firm with lots of roll. However, unless you hit down on the ball it would be easy to hit the ball thin with little cushion underneath.

The rough close to the fairway is mowed down nearly as low as fairways on some courses. Tough to chip off tight lies around the greens and anything missing the green will run down hills into the deep stuff. The unmaintained native rough is very thick, deep and penal in most areas.

The sand traps were nicely maintained but are way too firm around the greens on a course with deep faced bunkers. The firmness was an asset in the fairway traps.

In spite of WAY too many ball marks, the large undulating greens putted nice. Firm and medium fast.

I like the layout, it would definitely be in my rotation if not approximately 150 miiles from home. With the firmness of the course, shots offline rolling into bunkers or even the deep rough has to be factored into club selection. The course/slope ratings are way too low for a course with lost ball rough lurking barely off every fairway IMO. Throw in the wind, and this course is deceptively tough in my mind.

Excellent restaurant on site, good food and service. All grass driving range that was adequate. Definitely recommended.
9 Likes.
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