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I've heard Tijeras Creek is a really nice golf course which I hadn't played prior to yesterday 03/15/18 and for me it was a big disappointment. First ... » More
I've heard Tijeras Creek is a really nice golf course which I hadn't played prior to yesterday 03/15/18 and for me it was a big disappointment. First off part of the problem is that it rained the night before so the course decided it was "cart path only". We had booked the tee time online through GolfNow so it was prepaid and the refund policy is only good if it's actually raining or the course is closed for whatever reason. I've got a couple physical limitations that makes it difficult to play with "cart path only", my knees are shot, one has no cartilage and the other is almost the same, not to mention my back which I had surgery on years ago. I can't walk a course but these limitations are not an issue when playing and having a cart to drive to my ball.
The course looked nice from a distance, very green and lush with no bare spots to be seen. We could see they had a mower out cutting one of the fairways and the practice putting green was very nice. I would have thought the carts would have GPS but they don't and that's not an important factor just a nice convenience. The layout of the course is good, it's not a flat course and it got water on a number of holes which can be challenging. The tee boxes were good, fairly flat and not beat up. The fairways definitely could use some cutting and the rough was a bit on the deep side. The sand traps seemed to have a lot of rocks but mostly playable. The greens were awful, very very slow and not smooth... very lumpy and bumpy. There was no challenge when putting, it was more luck than skill so not a fair test. A friend who had played there before raved about how nice the greens were, very fast and smooth; makes me wonder if we were talking about the same course. To be somewhat fair maybe the course was in such poor playing conditions because of the wet weather we've had recently, I can understand that it's hard to do course maintenance when it's wet or raining. I would have enjoyed the course more if it wasn't "cart path only" because the pain in my knees definitely made the round almost unbearable. Along with "cart path only" comes the slow pace of play... like adding insult to injury. Even with all the negative issues I will probably go back there when the weather is nicer and no issues with driving on the fairways or at least the 90 degree rule... hopefully my next outing there will be a good one.» Close
I was bit disappointed, maybe it's just the winter conditions but I expected better. I've always liked the layout because it's a bit of changed compar... » More
I was bit disappointed, maybe it's just the winter conditions but I expected better. I've always liked the layout because it's a bit of changed compared to many courses that are just flat. I played Goose Creek which is about 15 miles away a few weeks earlier and for winter conditions it's in great shape and I was hoping for something somewhat similar. The tee boxes were good for the most part and they were somewhat level. The fairways were a mixed bag of good and bad, again it's winter so they're not going to be the greatest but there seemed to be a lot more brown than green. On hole #15 going up the hill in the fairway the ball would run back down 25 yards until it found some grass (sort of better off in the rough) to stop the backwards... in front of the green it was just as bad, if you hit a couple yards short the ball would come back down the hill 15 -20 yards. For me that's not a fair test of golf. On a flat course it probably wouldn't make as much of difference except for the extra roll out in distance. I think the fairways were the biggest disappointment. The sand traps were somewhat Ok, some were thin and some were good... except for the rocks, I don't mean some corn kernel size but the one's that were size of quarters. I know you're not suppose to pick those out but I have my limitations. On the other hand the traps are better than last year so the course has made some improvements. Now the greens were in great shape... very green, no severe divot damage, very smooth and rolling medium fast, probably the best part of the round. I'm not saying it's a course to avoid but I would perhaps wait for the fairways to green up a bit. A couple of the guys in our group were driving to the green given the fairways and the wind, #18 is 415 yards and definitely an elevated tee, but one guy hit it 4 feet off the green pin high... I told him it was a "lucky shot"... he said it was all "skill". I'll go back later in the spring when things are on the greener side.» Close
This course was never great but there was always a tee time available... the problem now is that it's in terrible shape. The tee boxes are beat up, th... » More
This course was never great but there was always a tee time available... the problem now is that it's in terrible shape. The tee boxes are beat up, the fairways are in rough shape, the sand traps are okay, they're playable and the greens are somewhat okay but many have a camouflage motif or like the color of a leopard frog, hard to describe, you'd have to see it for yourself. The greens rolled okay, definitely on the slower side but many of the greens have so many kinds of grass and color variations that it's distracting, I suppose a positive note would be that they're mostly green.
We went off the 1st tee a few minutes after 12:00 and we expect a 4 1/2 to 5 hour round. Unfortunately this last round was not enjoyable even at $29. It was a bit slow and a couple groups started skipping holes and jumping out of sequence in a bid to get in front of the slow play. The problem was it was somewhat crowded and play was slow everywhere. I think what upset our group was when we were on the 12th green and putting when a group jumped in front of us to our next tee. Words were exchanged and all they could say was they were trying to play through... except they had to wait on the group in the fairway so we had to wait on them. We called the club house to complain and they said they would send someone out but no one ever came out. To make things worse we were on hole 15 and one of our carts started dying. We called the club house and they put us on hold, then they hung up on us. When we called again we didn't get an answer. By the 17th hole the dying cart would barely move, we used one cart to push the other. After finishing we dropped off the cart and was going to speak with someone but at 5:15 the club house was locked up and dark, there was no one around. We even asked the person moving the carts and he said to go in and see the starter. We explained that it was locked up and he replied "then I don't know".
I won't be going back there until things improve...
I'm not sure what happened to all the homeless tents along the chain link fence that borders hole 9 but they are all gone so it doesn't look so trashy... on the other hand there's more graffiti everywhere (a lot more) and it looks bad... hopefully the course will be making some improvements in the near future to get this course into better shape.» Close
It's been a while since I've played Goose Creek. The course is in great shape from tee to green and a pleasure to play. It's so lush and green everywh... » More
It's been a while since I've played Goose Creek. The course is in great shape from tee to green and a pleasure to play. It's so lush and green everywhere for the most part so no complaints. I live in Orange County so it's a bit far but worth the drive.» Close
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