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Played the Blues (5827/67.3/120) in excellent golf weather, clear with little breeze in the high 70's.

Shorter course, few lost ball areas and most tees are very close to the last green all contribute to an expected quick POP @ Woodhaven. Scoreable if you are straight, especially off the tee. Definitely not a grip it/rip it type course, OB on both sides the length of the hole is a common theme on this layout with OB present on all 18 holes.

The tees are lush but had a decent amount of divots, most already filled.

The fairways are lush and mowed close, nice to play from.

The rough was also lush and not overly penal to play out of. They keep it fairly low, so you rarely lose balls on this course unless you go OB.

The traps were decently maintained with good quality sand.

The greens putted medium fast speed. Not as firm as usual, they seem to be watering them heavily, which makes for lots of ball/pitch marks. All slope from back to front and only a few have tiers. Not alot of severe break on these greens, I usually putt well here. The greens are roughly 1/2 the size of the greens on many courses I play, therefore expect many chips shots to tight pin locations.

The customer service was excellent from everyone. Good breakfast burrito from the snack shop. Very present drink cart and there are plenty of water stations. Full length grass driving range. There is no GPS on the carts and the course is not well marked, so bring your range finder/GPS. Recommended.
6 Likes.
Played the Blues (5827/67.3/120) in 3H, 45M using Forelinx. The weather was clear, almost no wind and around 80 on a very busy weekday afternoon.

Many holes are fairly tight, OB on both sides is a common theme on this layout. The course is relatively short and you have to manage the course and avoid penalty strokes, but I could see good golfers going really low here. Could be considered an easy course if you keep it in play.

The tees were lush but fairly chewed up. I did a lot of divot repairing.

The fairways are over seeded and played very nice. Mowed close, firm, decent amount of roll, few unrepaired divots.

The rough was lush and mowed down close, not too penal to play out of.

The traps were decent with good quality sand.

These smallish greens slope gently from back to front, no tiers or large mounds to navigate. They putted mostly smooth and medium speed. Much softer than last week, and that was reflected in many more ball marks.

The customer service was excellent. Drink cart out making the rounds & plenty of water stations. This course would be easy to walk, shorter, flat and most tees are close to the last green.

The layout is unremarkable, many holes blend in with dozens of holes on other old school Palm Springs layouts. However, the conditions are usually good and there are definitely some fun holes here. Excellent option for seniors and golfers that do not desire forced carries and penal rough. Not a destination course, but I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone desiring a quick round on an easier course in very good condition.
5 Likes.
Played the Blues (6328/69.6/117) in 2H, 45M as a single in WINDY conditions in the mid 70's.

John Fought design that is fairly flat & wide open with a few forced carries here and there. I enjoy this course, the par 5's in particular are very scoreable. Solid mid level alternative for the Palm Springs area that is in good shape and not overly tough for the average golfer.

The tees were mostly lush, most divots had been properly maintained.

The fairways were lush with few unfixed divots.

The primary rough was not overly long but could be penal to chip from or hit longer clubs because it was thick. If you missed the grass rough, next stop was the native areas further off the fairways... depending on your luck, could be playable to unfindable within a few feet.

The bunkers had decent sand but too many unraked areas. They could have been quite good if they had been raked throughout. More so than most courses, a main thing to avoid here IS the numerous fairway traps. Many have good sized faces that you basically could not reach the green in regulation if you found them.

The greens putted medium fast speed and were smooth/firm. I was impressed that the maintenance staff had obviously been filling in ball marks with a green mixture. No huge slopes or tiers on these greens, easier than average to navigate overall. Well struck shots held well, but it was challenging to hold chips and pitches.

The customer service was excellent from everyone. GPS to the front/middle & back of the green along with hole tips. Plentiful ice water stations available every few holes along with cups and a stocked ice chest. Recommended.
8 Likes.
Played the Blues (69.6/117/6328) as a single in slightly less than 3H. Played through one 2 some and was otherwise unimpeded in clear, breezy conditions in the 70's.

The course looks nice after over seeding. Cimarron is usually windy. The predominant wind pattern has only holes 1,5 and 9 playing crosswind. Holes 2-4 & 10-14 usually play downwind. Holes 6-8 & 15-18 usually play into the wind. So getting off to a good start on each 9 is potentially there. OB right and the wash left is a common theme as you play around the courses rectangular footprint.

The tees were fairly lush and well maintained,

Both the fairways and rough were very lush and nice to play from.

Sand traps had good quality sand, but alot of players here must think someone else is meant to use the rakes beside each trap.

The greens putted medium fast and were firm. Tough to hold shots on the downwind holes.

Customer service very good in the pro shop, starter and the cart attendants. Drink cart out making the rounds. Fun, quasi links style layout that is not too challenging. Enough sand, water and desertscape areas to keep things interesting. Plenty of water stations on the course. Good budget alternative in the greater Palm Springs area. Recommended.
11 Likes.
Played the Blues (5827/67.3/120) with Greg & JoAnn in 3H, 45M using Forelinx. The weather was mid 60's, overcast with a little breeze.

This course would be easy to walk, very flat and most tees are close to the last green. Other than #17, a risk reward par 5 that runs around a lake, the layout will not wow you. Many holes would remind you of holes on dozens of other vintage Palm Springs courses. However, the playing conditions are above average to excellent and there are some fun holes here.

Woodhaven is an older, traditional desert layout surrounded on all 4 sides by city streets in a rectangular shape. The front and the back branch off in opposite directions so that on the front side, the theme is that OB left is the street, while on the back, OB right is the street. Houses or condo's line the other side of almost every hole, so OB down both sides is almost a given here. Many holes are fairly tight, you need to nudge the ball around this course and avoid penalty strokes. If you can do that, the course is relatively short and scoreable.

The tees were still a little thin from over seeding in spots. Relatively flat with most divots already maintained.

The fairways were over seeded and played very nice. Mowed close with few fairway divots not already filled in.

The rough was lush but overly tall. Good POP rough.

The traps were well maintained with fluffy sand. Nice to play from.

The greens were very smooth and putted medium fast speed. Firm, even well struck irons shots usually released, so that needed to be taken into account on club selection. These greens are also on the small side, so approach shots barely offline can easily miss the greens.

The customer service was excellent from everyone. Drink cart out making the rounds.

This course is an excellent option for seniors and golfers that do not desire forced carries and penal rough. Not a destination course, but I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone desiring a quick round on an easier course in very good condition.
9 Likes.
Played the Blues (6687/72.2/127) with Itslikeimsayin & Tom in 3H 25M as the 2nd group out. We had a 2/1 voucher that averaged out to $55 per person. Very pleasant conditions, overcast, started in the high 50's and ended in the low 70's.

The course looks nice with the over seeding. Links layout containing holes set among rolling hills that is unusual for the Palm Springs area. Decent amount of water, high native grass and OB to keep you on your toes, but this is not a tight course.

The tees were lush and well maintained.

The fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The primary rough was lush and not overly high but was nasty to play from because it was thick and wet with dew. I was less than a yard off 2 different fairways with my drive and had almost zero chance to get the ball on the green from the lies I had. The native rough is calf deep and almost a sure lost ball.

I was not in any traps, but they looked nice. The others in the group hit several nice sand shots.

The greens were smooth and firm. They putted medium to medium slow speed.

The customer service was excellent from all encountered. No GPS on the carts and the course is poorly marked for yardage. There are 150 yard palm markers and many holes have old marks on the cart paths makes it challenging to calculate distances, This course does not generate alot of buzz, but overall it is one of my more favorite layouts to play in the Palm Springs area. Recommended.
10 Likes.
Walked the Blues (2777) for $22 with 2 nice Canadians in around 3H playing behind a 5some.

Interesting experience playing under the lights. Not a bad par 3 course, three longer holes between 190-230 along with a good mix of shorter holes. I think I used 8 different clubs to tee off with, so a good place to work on different irons on the course.

Humpbacked tees were pretty chewed up. Rough and fairways really do not come into play that much on a par 3 course, but they were fairly lush. No sand traps. The smallish greens putted fairly smooth and medium slow.

Customer service was excellent, they put me off on the back because they had a large group of regulars going off on the front. Decently stocked pro shop, looked like a decent grass range. All in all, better than I expected. Would come back again on an occasional basis.
9 Likes.
Played the Blues (6348/71.3/130) with GDR23 & Matt in 4H, 45M, barely beating darkness using an AD Underpar voucher.

Schmidy/Curley design that is a solid, challenging layout. Not an overly tight layout, but you cannot miss most fairways here by much without bringing penalty strokes (lost ball bushes & native overgrowth) into play. A couple of risk/reward par 4's that longer hitters can have a go at the green.

The tees were a mixed bag. Most of the par 4/5 tees were well maintained and lush. Most of the par 3 tees were in mediocre condition with lots of divots.

The fairways were mostly lush and well maintained.

The rough was lush and could be penal. When the ball settled down, it was whack a short iron out and get it back in play time.

The sand traps were the only part of the course not above average, Lots of rocks in the fairway bunkers. Greenside bunkers had inconsistent depths but were otherwise well maintained.

The large green complexes were nicely designed with mounds, slopes and contours to challenge you whether you were on or off the greens. The poa annua greens putted medium to medium fast speed. Slightly better condition overall than the Legends 18 IMO.

This would be a very challenging course to walk, numerous tees were a hike from the last green. The carts have GPS where you can check yardages to bunkers, hazards etc. All grass range and range balls included with the UP deal were a +.

The customer service was excellent. Had lunch before the round, both the food and selection were good.

Recommended for a fun, decently maintained and challenging layout.
10 Likes.
Played the Blues (6394/71.0/127) with GDR23 & Matt using an AD Underpar voucher. Fun, relaxed round @ 4H, 15M in mild fall conditions.

Schmidt/Curley design that has a good mixture of shorter. risk reward holes and longer holes. Overall this is a challenging layout that is a fun course to play. I slightly prefer this course over the sister Champions layout.

The tees were a mixed bag. Most of the par 4/5 tees were well maintained and reasonably lush. Most of the par 3 tees were smaller, more humpbacked and generally in not as good of condition.

The fairways were mostly lush and well maintained.

The rough was lush and thick enough to catch even shorter irons, but not ridiculously high. On the occasions when the ball settled down, it was whack a short iron out and get it back in play time.

The sand traps were well manicured. However, the sand depth and quality was all over the place. The waste bunkers were more hard packed but had some large rocks in them. Only part of the course that was below average.

The poa annua greens were firm, generally smooth and medium to medium fast speed. They putted nice and held approach shots very well. The large green complexes were well designed with mounds, slopes and contours to challenge you whether you were on or off the greens. 13 & 14 were in poorer condition that the other greens, 14 had noticeable bare spots.

This would be a very challenging course to walk, numerous tees were a hike from the last green. Not an overly tight layout, but you cannot miss most fairways here by much without bringing penalty strokes (lost ball bushes & native overgrowth) into play. The carts have GPS where you can check yardages to bunkers, hazards etc.

The customer service was excellent. All grass range and range balls included with the UP deal were a +.
Recommended.
10 Likes.
Played the Blues (6323/70.6/127) as a 2some in around 3H in sunny, warm, fairly calm conditions.

Enjoy this fun Ted Robinson design. The layout is not overtly tight overall, but there are places you have to be precise around and over water or you can incur penalty strokes in bunches. Up/down rolling hills with many raised green complexes and numerous tiered greens plus a generous amount of water & sand to avoid.

The course was in solid late summer condition. Bermuda Tees were mostly good, level with good coverage. Bermuda fairways mostly lush and well maintained. Bermuda rough mostly mowed down but still difficult to play out of because of the thickness. Sand quality was good but the depths were inconsistent. The Bermuda greens consistently putted medium speed and were firm. Hardly any ball marks because of the firmness, they rolled nicely.

The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Cart gal out making numerous rounds, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Better than average course for the greater Palm Springs area. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Played the Blues (69.6/117/6328) with 140ver in slightly less than 4H. There was no one behind us, so we hit numerous practice shots/putts trying to stay about a 1/2 hole behind the slower 2some in front of us.

The round started in sunny, fairly calm conditions. Then we had 30-40 mph consistent wind in the middle of the round. It had settled down to what by then seemed like a moderate 2 club wind by the time we were finishing.

From tee to green, the course has been scalped for over seeding, they close in a few days. In fact, they were over seeding a couple of holes as we played.

The hard, dry conditions coupled with the extreme wind made for some challenging and sometimes laughable shots. Hit a high 6I over a green from well over 200 yards straight downwind, then came back and a well hit 8I was well short of another green... from 105 yards playing straight into the teeth of the wind.

Bermuda tees, fairways and rough were dry and scalped pending over seeding. Scruffy but playable. Sand traps were poorly maintained. Good quality sand, but very inconsistent depths, I'm sure they have challenges keeping it in the traps when it's that windy. Bermuda greens were still okay. A little bumpy, medium speed, they held their lines well with firm, bold putts.

OB right and the wash left is a common theme as you play around the courses rectangular footprint. Fun layout that is not too challenging. Enough sand, water and desertscape areas to keep things interesting. No frills course, have never seen an on course drink cart, usually no Marshall. Plenty of water stations on the course.

Customer service very good in the pro shop and with the cart attendants. Usually a good budget alternative in the greater Palm Springs area. However, not recommended until they re-open after over seeding.
7 Likes.
Played the Blacks (54.6/98/3020) with 140ver in 3H in bright, breezy conditions.

Very fun short course with 17 par 3's and a short par 4. Course was in nice late summer shape. Tees had good coverage, especially considering most players are taking a divot. Fairways do not come into play much, but they were semi lush. Rough was semi lush with good coverage. Traps were a mixed bag, decent sand but some had not been maintained recently. Many waste areas if you get wide of the rough can come into play. Greens were surprisingly good. Few ball marks because of their firmness. They putted medium speed and were consistent, holding high approaches with a little run out.

Customer service was good here. No drink cart. Few sand traps, I think #18 is the only hole with a water hazard. We practically had the short course to ourselves and had a good time hitting practice shots when we felt like it. Nice place to work on your irons. A couple holes over 200 from the tips, with the shortest at 118, and a good mixture of lengths in between. I used almost every iron at least once. Fun course, recommended.
7 Likes.
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