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Great day at Mt Woodson, always seems to be a cool breeze up there and today was no exception. The weather was good, course was in very nice shape and the GK company was outstanding! Besides the long wooden bridge between 2 and 3 that is really cool, pretty much the whole course plays through and winds around ancient oaks, rocky hills, little valleys and has a bit of a Disneyland or enchanted forest feel to it (The castle just past the entrance helps that along a bit as well). The course is in great shape, is super fun to play and provides quite the variety of shot challenges. Highly recommended for a really fun round!
First off at twilight, usually don't do Saturdays but I couldn't pass it up now that twilight times are back for weekend play at the North course ($31 for residents). The weather was nice with some breeze and plenty of sunshine. We were sent out 10 minutes early.
Tees: level, covered with good grass and mostly wide areas.
Fairways: hard and running out and great to hit from
Rough: Patchy in places with some inconsistency, there were some areas that were almost growing out of control and others mown but sticky and really thick, tough to hit good shots from, also in our group we lost 2 or 3 balls that we saw land.
Bunkers: on the thin side and moist but plenty playable, best bunkers I have played out of in awhile
Greens: HARD, shots that aren't coming in high or struck very well bounce off to the back of the green, they do run pretty quick and very true
POP: front 9 was just a tick over 2 hrs, then we ran into the look-loos nice people, but sloooooow, back took about 2:45
Customer service: besides being sent out early we saw the snack cart 3 or 4 times and everyone was friendly and helpful
Pretty similar conditions to last week, with some different mowing patterns concerning where rough and fairway meet. Noticed some fairways were tightened up and some areas that were medium rough were mown down tight, like the front area of the par 3 17th. City Am was just played here so that may be why the different mowing configurations.
Conditions similar to last week, second group out twilight:
Tees: good
Fairways: good to hit from, not a lot of run out
Rough: sticky and makes you really think about what shot to hit and where
Bunkers: I was in a couple and they had good sand and were mostly smooth
Greens: rolling well medium with a bit of extra roll out when putting towards the southwest
POP: front 9 in just over 2 hours walking and then the group in carts that was first out hit the halfway house, slowed down so we waited quite a bit and the back 9 and ended up playing in just under 5 hours.
First off at twilight, done at 7:20, only waiting occasionally. Course was in very good shape.
Tees: level, wide and well covered
Fairways: nice to play from with some roll out on tee balls
Rough: thick and nasty, open the face a bit, hold on tight with that upper hand and let it rip, I would have rated the rough a bit higher but it was a little inconsistent
Bunkers: mostly a thin layer of sand with a firm wet base, typical at most SoCal courses these days, maybe a bit better than most
Greens: very good, rolling nice, a couple a bit bumpy late but that's to be expected
Customer service: saw a cart a couple times a nine, everyone else professional and friendly.
Overall: can't wrong with either Torrey course right now worth the price of admission
First off at twilight done at just after 7. Course is in very good shape, with the greens being excellent.
10:45 start time, right on time. Foggy and a cool. Parking lot full. Course in good shape, a couple patches here and there, even a couple on greens. Tees nice, rough cut but still plenty sticky and penal, fairways nice with a bit of run out, but not as much as my last visit, bunkers have plenty of sand in most spots some are thin but encountered lots of unraked footprints, greens, hard rolling well but a bit bumpy with lots of ill-repaired ball marks (granted the texture of the soil makes repairing ball marks a delicate matter as the ground just falls apart as you attempt repair the mark). The course seems to play much easier since the redesign. I've been playing the Green tees I guess I need to move back to Taupe (?) . . . what a silly name for a tee box color!
First off at twilight, pretty empty out there due to Father's Day and the US Open. We played at our own pace at about 4 hrs 20 minutes. Course is in good shape, greens are in great shape except I fixed A LOT of ball marks. Fairways are well covered and a bit hairy, but this course being short limiting the runout on tee balls is necessary to make it play longer. Good shape right now, rough a bit splotchy, but overall a decent play.
Played a GK Cup match vs D-Con here today, first time for me at this course. I enjoyed the layout and conditions were above average, although just about every part of the course could use a mowing.
Tees: a bit chewed up (even on a par 5 tee box?)in spots, mostly level, but shaggy
Fairways: good coverage just a few bare spots, I always had good lies, not a lot of roll out but a bit
Rough: sticky and long in spots
Bunkers: mostly brown, moist, dirt from what I saw as I was only in one fairway bunker that I had no trouble getting out of
Greens: rolling mostly smooth, a bit on the slow side of medium and pretty soft
Warm up areas: chipping/putting green in front of the clubhouse didn't go to the range but saw it on the way in way down the hill from the course no idea how to get there
Walkability: nope, not practical
Layout: very enjoyable and varied, rolling fairways, deep bunkers and multi-tiered greens, it was a fun course to play. It didn't play very difficult today even with some stiff breezes, if the fairways were running a bit more and the greens played firmer I believe it could play tough.
Recommendation: certainly, get a deal and this course is a fun one.
What a difference a week makes . . . after reading the GK Guru reviews from last week I was looking forward to getting back up there. I have always liked the layout as it is a real challenge in many spots. Well, conditions weren't exactly, (with apologies to Andrew) "best I've ever seen them". The greens (and the guy at the front desk told D-Con they would be a bit slower than last week after the Member/Guest tournament so we were warned) were overall pretty slow and I saw a few putts get bounced off line. The fairways were dry and hard, but mostly were fine to hit from as long as your ball avoided the aeration holes. Rough was rough, spotty and inconsistent. I had a few "how am I going to hit this" lies. Puffs of grass, hard pan, sandy areas, rough. Bunkers were ok, mostly groomed dark colored sandy dirt, but playable. On hole #5, the short par 3 the reeds have been allowed to grow so tall you can't see the green from the tee box at all, just the top of the flag. Not an overly hot day but the water stations were empty. POP 6 hrs, never waited and had to let some elderly ladies play through. Clubhouse is nice?
I really like this course and hope I'm not being overly picky due to the anticipation of thinking the course was in great shape and finding it dry and hard with slow bumpy greens. maybe they just hadn't watered since last week?
. . . and I will throw out the disclaimer that I played pretty well, especially playing from the Blues and won my GK Cup match so these aren't just sour grapes, just disappointed ones.

I still strongly recommend this course as a great place to play, usually an all around great golf experience from the clubhouse to the warm-up areas, course, customer service, etc. Just look for a deal and don't expect resort conditions.
This is now my favorite course, best in show. The history (for me personally and in the larger context of golf in general), the views, the layout, the challenge, the usually good conditions, the fact that mostly competent players play there, the fact that it's 15 minutes from the house and that it's a beast of a course . . . a "big boy" or "big girl" course.
Tees: level and wide
Fairways: great to hit from with a bit of roll out
Rough: sticky, gnarly, penalizing and beautiful
Bunkers: firm base with a bit of fluff on top, what seems to be the norm everywhere now
Greens: still a bit slow and bumpy from the last punching, but just a wee bit
POP: today was great, our 3:10 group was sent out at 2:50 we never really waited and never got pushed, we finished around 7
Customer service: top notch, they appreciate your business and don't care if you are a local (like me) and pay $47 for twilight or an out of towner who paid a couple hundred
Highly recommended
Finally nailed down an elusive "Hot Deal" that was there, then gone, there and then gone back and forth for a few days, apparently not the courses fault, some kinda GN glitch and I am sure glad I brought a copy of the voucher because they had no record of us and the time we got is a time a certain group gets every week. After that was worked out in a friendly and professional way by the young lady in the shop we were good to go.
I found the course to be in good condition overall and the layout varied and fun as always.
Tees: mostly level with good grass coverage
Fairways: firm with run-out and nice to play from (there were aeration holes on some)
Rough: minimal in most areas but a bit variable in others, not a huge bother but enough to effect shot choice
Bunkers: the ones I found were in good condition with mostly firm sand
Greens: the greens were a bit hard, but well struck shots would stick, they rolled at medium-fast and were mostly nice and smooth . . . very few ball marks due to the firmness
POP: we played at our own pace only seeing the group in front a few times and the group behind occasionally
Customer service: always good here
Recommended: YES!
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