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Agree with previous reviews. But would be a bit more critical. Coarse is generally dormant and dry - rough, totally so; fairways mainly brown but with about 30% green stuff scattered in. Likely you will be hitting off brown dormant bermuda on your approaches. Hope you like nipping it.

Tees fine but you don't spend much time there. Sand I did not visit but it had been groomed.

Greens were a perplexing mix of fast with 'bumpy'. Not ideal. There is still a visible waffle pattern on most surfaces from recent punching and it shows in the putts which bobble as soon as they leave the blade.

Love the course but it's more than a little ragged around the edges. 5.5 rating overall (says he guessing the outcome of this review as it shapes up to the fiendish gk algorithm) - (close: 5.1)
10 Likes.
All-in-all, very good muni conditions!

Greens have come back nicely from maintenance. Only #2 had two areas of hex plug repair and there were some sandy edges elsewhere as they were doing abatement on the encroaching kikuya. Otherwise, they were relatively smooth for poa greens and plenty fast (but not as fiendish as they can be here!)

Fairways get a +1 here as they were lush and as close to carpet as kikuya can get. Well conditioned, there were only one or two bare areas here and there. Otherwise, a joy to hit from.

Tees were not bad considering how on 2/3 of the holes you are playing short to medium irons off them. They were re-seeding some of them too.

Sand was generally favorable for muni course with mostly groomed conditions and the rough was juicy in spots and long enough to be penal.

Tough course for the length and rating. They have, however, softened a few areas up by taking out old and dead trees along the left of #4 (dog leg left uphill) and behind #7 (long par 3) and along the OB left of #8, where a bunch of old pines have bit the dust and a few more look like they are not far behind. I'd like to see some more trimming as some holes you have to hit a tiny spot off the tee to not be blocked out by overhanging limbs but still in the fairway. Otherwise, I say this is the best muni in the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area right now.

Play it if you want to hit all your clubs and get beaten up by a course well shy of 6000 yards. When the easiest hole on the scorecard according to the fine people at the USGA is blind over a mountain then you should know that this is not a typical track....
9 Likes.
Course is firm and fast. Greens sound like billiard tables as the ball lands and they took on that 'greyish' tone that you see when greens get fiery. Conditions became more extreme as the sun warmed them up and I would expect, with the forecast for the next 7 days, that this will continue. Fun to putt on, but tough.

Other parts of the course are typical for late season Rustic: fairways generally thin and firm - running for ever. Crab grass predominates. Rough non-existent except around the greens. Sand is generally thin but still playable.

FYI their online booking utility only list prices with cart. So don't be alarmed if you are on foot - when you check in they happily let you play the walking rate which is 15 bucks less.
10 Likes.
Typical desert resort course with occasional Pete Dye features thrown in to keep you interested. (Such as the railroad-tied water feature on 18.)

Info about re-seeding on GK appears to be wrong. Course has been open for over a week.

Course is in average condition, just re-emerging from over-seeding. Notable things: a few tee boxes on the back nine were crowned and had a curious amount of divot damage considering they were on par 4's; sand was generally compacted and in need of some conditioning; fairways appeared to be well on track from the re-seeding but were a bit longer than I would expect to see so no roll-out on tee balls; rough was getting heavy but still playable.

Greens were the major factor. Slower than sludge and with a light sand treatment visible here and there. Granted, they are recovering from the maintenance but I would generously estimate them at 5 or 6 on the stimp. At least they were fairly smooth.

Could be a fun course if you are a double-digit handicapper - otherwise, it does not contain much challenge except for the occasional water feature and some interestingly angled green complexes on the approach. Par 70 with only 2 par-5's.
6 Likes.
Haven't played or posted much of late. So I looked over recent reviews for Eagle and thought, hmmm - these don't seem to be consistent impressions of the same track. For context here, I love this track but it is well documented on GK by the golf director himself that they are seeking new solutions to maintenance problems here. And with drought and all, things had been pretty dry up until recently.

Driving up, course still looked pretty dry but a ted greener than of late - this panoramic view of the course conditions that you get from the club house was pretty much confirmed upon closer inspection. Turf conditioning is improved overall, with more pad under the ball and the fairways are pretty much clear of any in-growth. Bermuda all the way. That said, it's 50/50 lush versus drier so it's still on the firm side and the ball travels a long way on the ground. A few fairways were recently slit-cut in areas and that was the first sign I got that maintenance is ongoing.

Rough is pretty much non-existent everywhere except around the greens, as it has been for living memory. So there are some iffy lies to be had and no two ways about it, the reason to avoid the rough is not because it's long and penal, but because it's funky thin and penal. Hitting off dirt is not unexpected here. Tees are fine and the sand replacements on the front 9 mentioned on GK by Scott Flowers are visible and much welcomed. Most fairway traps though remain clay and hard-packed.

Either they are getting prepped for green maintenance or they are punting on doing a full aeration for now, but at least 2/3 of the greens showed a light sanding (probably applied in the last 6-10 days) and about 7 or 8 had been slit-cut (16 appeared to have been done very recently, maybe in the last few days). There were few un-repaired ball marks and they were on the firm and fast side, but I thought they were pretty bobbly with the remnant sand and slits.
Also, pins were near edges or tucked on slopes suggesting they were keeping play away from the majority of surfaces in prep for more maintenance.

Clearly they are working towards improvements. but the course remains on the dry and firm side with conditions less than ideal for the most part. I would rate about 6 overall.
13 Likes.
Sorry - haven't played much golf, ergo no reviews of late.

Played CC@R last Sunday and it's a mixed bag for the most part. First, the good(ish): greens are generally smooth (just a few bobbles) but quite grainy (if that's good or bad you decide). So tough reading putts as some don't break as much as they appear while others go bonkers. Also had a big influence on speed. Note: 3 or 4 greens had areas under repair although all of these were on the margins of the putting surfaces.

Tees - good, but you don't spend much time here.

On the other hand, fairways were fairly green and had a decent pad under the ball. But there was severe and extensive divot damage in all the landing areas (and on a course as hilly as this, the balls tend to collect in the same pockets no matter what - I found myself in quite a few old divots). Rough - none to speak of, except some pockets around the green. Sand appeared fluffy enough, but the one trap I was in was thin and relatively hard--packed underneath, with my wedge bouncing off the surface.

I'd say overall conditions were winter-ish and 50/50 throughout.
13 Likes.
I played Sunday and will have to go against previous reviews. I thought conditions were fairly dismal. Yes, the bermuda is going dormant, but that is not the issue with the turf here. The soil remains largely compacted and hard throughout the fairways and rough leading to rock-hard bounces, thin tight lies and bare spots where you are hitting off dirt at times (especially in the 'rough').

Add to this the greens have been slit-cut fairly recently - and although they were lightning fast, they were bobbly because of the slits. From either a visual or physical standpoint, the course is not in a condition that justifies the green fees IMO at the present time.
10 Likes.
Mainly I agree with the last review. Only difference I would note was that the greens seemed soft and slow to me (around 8.5) although they rolled smooth.

Tee boxes were hard as nails here and there and rough (as noted in prior review) was extremely spotty, from non-existent to downright US open style around some of the greens. Un-playable in one or two situations.

2 observations about the course in general. It is still a tale of two cities: 1 through 11 are all tight, mountain/target golf, while 12-17 are a partly tricked-up but mainly flat parkland course. Never sure that these two parts merge as one and play like a complete course.

Second: course was empty at prime time on a Sunday. Not sure why as it's an equal play to Rustic or other area courses. (although their rack rate is higher.) But most groups were only twosomes and on the back nine I only saw 2 other groups. Eerie (but most welcome)
9 Likes.
Lush pretty much describes it. To be nit-picky, there were some burnt areas here-and-there on the fairways - they mainly looked like mower burn on the crowns on the fairways - but every lie I had was as cushioned and plush as could be. Consequently (coincidentally?) a good ball-striking day throughout.

Greens were typically slow which is the norm here (around 9, generously, on the stimp) but they rolled well. 3 greens had minor fungus patches usually on the edges.

While most people give the sand at OQ a bad rap, I was in both fairway and greenside bunkers and got up and down both times. Yes - it's firm and on the thin/compacted side - but I prefer this to the 'powdered-sugar' type of sand as you can really zip through the ball here and get it to come out high and soft.

No gripes - good quality and fun golf throughout.
12 Likes.
While the fairways and rough are the usual verdant green (with some occasional burnt areas - something like 10% overall), the greens were sub-par. They looked a bit raggedy and putted how they looked. Lots of poorly healed pitch marks too, and a fair number of un-repaired recent ones. Overall, I thought they needed rejuvenating with some aeration.

I was in both fairway and greenside traps and both were crusty, thin and compacted.

POP was great at 4.15 hours on Sunday morning prime-time, but the overall conditions were below the usual high standard you have come to expect here. I would rate it about 6 - 6.5 overall.
14 Likes.
First time with a club in my hands in 10 weeks. Let that not affect the review.

Was expecting drier conditions overall, but was presently surprised at how green some parts of Eagle were. That said, the following conditions should be noted:

Greens: best part of the course by far. Only issues were 1. there was a fair amount of Poa in many of them, making for some bobbly putts. 2. They were spongier than normal too. That said, they looked very healthy and even had some grainy streaks here and there that would fool you with slower-than-it-looks down hillers. 7.5/10

Fairways: probably anywhere from 70/30 green versus burnt on the front nine to 60/40 on the back. Overall, they are making great strides in conditioning the fairway turf which had become hard and compacted over the years. Now, in spots, there are some nice, cushioned lies that are a pleasure to hit from and reward good swings with crisp contact. Evidence of positive maintenance is visible in many old aeration slits (long since healed over). 6.5/10

Rough: It's juicy here and there - mainly around the greens. Otherwise, there are plenty of burnt out, thatchy lies and downright dirt patches throughout. Could get you any kind of lie from tangly to completely bare. Weakest part of the course 3.5/10

Tees: played off 12 black tees so that probably influenced my perception. The heavier use of the blues showed, and they were at times a bit lumpy with some weed encroachment (#14 esp) 5.5/10

Sand was typical for here - I saw a few of my playing partners wedges skeet off the hard pan just below the surface in some of the green side traps. 5/10

While the course has a way to go, it is definitely trending in the right direction - especially so given the drought. Appears there is a new sheriff in town as there are signs of all sorts of small maintenance/improvement projects. (such as the small set of hitting mats on the range.)

Keep it up Eagle!
16 Likes.
Not their fault as the drought leaves all high-and-dry, but man, this is the driest and burnt out I've ever seen Eagle, and I've been playing it regularly for years.

Back nine was more stressed out than the front, with most fairways & rough about 90 percent straw-colored. You do get the ball to sit up from time-to-time, but it's a grab-bag. They have aerated some fairways recently with slit cuts, but they are just so hard and burnt.

Add to that the greens which are not yet all the way back from aeration (they still show sand-filled plugs on most holes, with a slight but discernable layer of sand) and they putt quite bumpy though they did speed up as the day went on. Tees are generally fine and they have put newer, fine sand in all the greenside traps. Fairway traps are a mixed bag.

I hope they get some more moisture here though it's hard to see how the fairways improve as we are almost into May and so it's goodbye so-called rainy season.
12 Likes.
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