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While in HB yesterday, decided to play here. Still way to wet to enjoy. Most of all fairways were still wet from standing water. Off of hole # 5 there is a small lake right in front of the tee box. The rough was high/wet and unplayable. Traps still had standing water. Greens were looking good, but were soft and slow. Customer service was excellent. Carts were "supposed" to use 90 degree rule, but many did not comply. Leaving some fairways with deep muddy ruts. Pace of play was very slow due to conditions and slow players. Will wait until some time in the future before returning. I will also not rate due to conditions beyond the course control.
11 Likes.
Played this AM. Course handled the rain very well. Within the end of the week, it should be dry with decent weather. Found the tee boxes all playable. Some fairways were still damp, but not soggy. It was hard of course to get really good lies, but using LCP it was better. Found some of the fairways to have good roll, which was surprising. Rough was still wet and brutal. Bunkers were all playable, as the maintenance team had worked on them. Greens had been mowed and chipped/putted very well all round. Customer service excellent.
7 Likes.
Was so happy to find out that the course would open while I was in HI. Yes it is pricey, but IMO well worth it for the die hard golfer that most of us are? Well the redesign did not disappoint me. Not that I can actually remember what had been changed from my last trip :). This course is in my top 5 of all courses played. I first played here when Gary Planos was the GM and he was the greatest ambassador of golf I had ever had the pleasure of meeting. Sadly to say, he passed away a few years ago. So coming back here to play, has a very special meaning to me. The course is absolutely fantastic. The customer service is beyond description. The views are some of the best (if not the best) you will find playing golf throughout the world. I never played from a bad spot on the course. The ones I hit OB don't count (LOL). Tee boxes great. Fairways superb. OB not fun, nor was the rough. Traps had perfect sand. Greens are huge, undulating, fast and great fun to putt (yes even the 3 putts). Highly recommended IMO (play it once at least) for the bucket list.
15 Likes.
Was invited to HI for Thanksgiving. Did not need to be asked twice. My friend has a home in Kihei so no hotel expenses. Maui Nui was 5 minutes from the house and had never played here in all my other trips. Played 2 times during the trip. Beautiful course that is very playable and 100% enjoyable. The first thing I noticed was the hospitality from the staff is fantastic. Beautiful views from every point on the course. Tee boxes spotless. Fairways had great roll and great lies all round. Traps very playable. Greens chipped/putted well (with decent speed) all round. Sunsets Bar and Grill has great food/drinks for after the round (or before LOL). Highly recommended, especially if you are looking for reasonably priced golf during your stay.
12 Likes.
Played this AM as first off with 2 of the marshals. Done in 3 H. Course is in decent shape presently. I found no issues with tee boxes. Fairways are in good shape, with good roll out, but the lies seem to be thin IMO. Traps were playable with no issues. Rough and OB are evident and can cause issues. Greens were in good shape, chipped/putted well and had good speed. Even the green on # 15 is looking better (but I still saw some issues on the fringe). Customer service excellent at all levels. The senior special that includes golf, cart, range balls and breakfast/lunch is a good deal, IMO.
9 Likes.
Played this morning in 3.5 H. Very cold start but warmed up nicely. Tee boxes were OK. Fairways seemed thin to me, so precise contact was necessary, but some decent roll in them. Not much rough to speak of, but plenty of OB and some water, that will need to be avoided. Traps were playable. Greens were in good shape with good speed. Lots of blue flags which required close approaches or good lag putting. Good customer service at all levels.
8 Likes.
Played this AM. Course is beginning to go into winter mode. Fairways are getting thinner and browning out. Still some green and those were the areas that had decent lies. Tee boxes were all fine. Traps we know are not worth talking about, until they put more sand in? Very little rough at all. Greens were in OK shape, but putted slow and showed recent small aeration. It is fall/winter golf time in S CA for most courses and we cannot expect a lot? Customer service is always excellent at this course.
7 Likes.
Played today with GDR23, Kviser and GDR's buddy Matt. Thank you guys for letting me join you. Very warm day on a beautiful course, but did not enjoy the CPO (cart path only). Made for a long day on a difficult course. Having not played here in over 20 years, I want to thank Johnny for putting this GK Guru event on. GDR23 does a great job in describing the course conditions. We were told the greens were running at 12? I think maybe faster after the day warmed up and the humidity took all the moisture out. Never saw so many balls roll off the front, back, side of greens in my many years of playing. Made for an interesting day of putting for all involved. The Par 3's were awesome. This course reminded me of many of the courses back East I grew up on? Each green was elevated, which forced me to hit one more club than the yardage was showing (and sometime two). I would imagine others had the same issue? The many elevation changes also add beauty and difficulty. The numerous trees lining the fairways will also play havoc with errant shots. The design by Billy Bell is IMO one of his best. The green designs, coupled with their elevations and the many traps, make this course a course everyone should get a chance to play. It truly is a unique golf course for S CA.
8 Likes.
Joined a friend yesterday for a rare mid day round. Went off at 11:30 and done by 2 PM. Was disappointed with the conditions for the whole round. Since the last review, they have been aerating many of the fairways. So not only were many ripped up, but they were very very soft from a lot of water. Tee boxes were a mixed bag of good/bad. In one sand trap and that was playable, so hopefully the rest were playable? Greens were soft and putted very slow all round. Customer service was excellent. I won't rate the course, due to the working conditions presently going on. But I do enjoy playing here but will wait several weeks before going back.
7 Likes.
Played today in a Folds Of Honor Tournament. Event sponsored by Tee It Up Golf. It was a long day of fun golf. Course was in decent condition. Fairways have gone dormant and soft. Tee boxes were OK. Traps were in good shape. Greens were running @ 11 and chipped/putted extremely well. The staff provided excellent customer service for 120 players. Great day of golf for a great organization.
7 Likes.
Needing to be in Diamond Bar late AM, decided to play here early AM and wish I had not. Course is not ready for prime time. Customer service was great and got me out first before the crowds (wow packed parking lot at 6 AM) and off I went on E/N 9's. East 9 had fairways aerated recently and it showed. Every fairway was a mess (muddy/wet as well). They were also light sanding the greens, then watering them. So while the greens looked good, they putted very slow (on both 9's). N 9 showed some improvement in the fairways but only on a few holes. The sixth fairway, the long Par 5 downhill has absolutely no grass from about 50 yards into the green. Well the tee boxes were OK. No traps but they appeared dry and playable. At least the price was acceptable ($24 w cart) and the POP was at 2.5 H. And they did not send out anyone off the N 9 to back up play when coming off E so thanks for that. I won't rate as it would be unfair to do so. But this is not ready for play IMO for several weeks, or at your own choosing, as you have been informed.
7 Likes.
Played today. 2nd off and once I got past the rude 3 in front of me, who would not let me through for several holes, I was done in under 3 H as I had the course to myself. Having not played here in a year, wanted to see the changes made to the course, after land was sold to build more homes (next to # 10). IMO they did a great job. On the front, the changes include a water hazard on # 6 a Par 5 that will come into play to the right of the green, when hitting your 3rd shot to the green. # 8 has a water hazard running along the left side of the fairway, that will come into play with an errant drive (nice touch). # 9 is now a par 3 (147 B, 123 M, 92 F). The pond that was there is still there, the green was raised up, new bunker on the left, a fun hole. # 10 is now a short Par 3, tee box higher than the green (112 B, 108 M, 9 B) as they used the fairway for houses and put the tee box up closer and behind # 8 (for those of you who have played there). But the large bunker was lengthened and MUST be carried and the culvert is also still in play, if you come up short (fun hole). Back 9 is all the same. I found the condition of the course to be in very good shape. Tee boxes were all good. Fairways were green, though some brown spots appear, but everything is all grass, no dirt spots. Lies were good (IMO) and roll out was good as well. Was in one trap and that was fine. Noticed that some were still wet from watering (as were some of the fairways) but they looked playable. Not deep rough outside the fairways/greens and it was playable. Greens were very good and they chipped/putted nicely and had good speed. Customer service was excellent at all levels. Senior rate with cart $35. Be careful if you book online, as there was some conflict with the computer system to change my online rate to senior rate (no doubt they will clear that up?). Course is recommended and it appears to be very quite for we early golfers. Did not have time to try any food but I asked a local about the food service and they said it was very good. I would say this would be an acceptable option for the loss of Empire Lakes to the area (IMO). Of course not the same quality of E L (for those who found offense) but it is another golf course. I enjoyed the course (as I always did when it was a par 72) and will look forward to playing it more often.
12 Likes.
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