This was Cheeseburger's "return to Southern California" for the first time in many moons. As has been noted before, this course was known as Robinson Ranch the last time I played it.
A friend of mine made the starting time for our foursome ... no problem two-week in advance for 7:57 a.m. on a Saturday. I must say that for whatever reason, we were charged $53.00 for 18 holes, including golf cart. I don't know if this is the regular rack-rate, butI felt that it was most reasonable. Almost Salt Lake City prices!
We played the Mountain and the Desert nines. Plenty of variety. For my game, every tee shot made me think. From tee to green, the course condition was surprisingly outstanding, based on what I have heard or read here in the recent past.
The tee boxes were level and not too carved up. The fairway grass was evenly trimmed and very lush, with very few areas under repair or dirt/thin. The rough was very lush and punitive. About 2-2.5" average. Made me want to stay in the short grass to be sure!
The greens were the best part! They seemed to hold all shots well, and were rolling very true both uphill and downhill. The best part was the consistency. No variation between greens or between nines.
There was a very large shotgun start tournament happening in the middle of our round. We hardly notice that they were there. Kudos to the staff for making this happen.
Pace of play was fine at 4.5 hours. We rarely saw the group in front of us and felt no pressure from the group behind us.
Based on what I have heard, it seems that Sand Canyon Country Club has tackled the problem they were having with the water. Cheeseburger says go and play this course with confidence! I thoroughly enjoyed my morning there.» Close