"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
66 years old
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Los Angeles County; Ventura County; Colorado
What's in Mike's Golf Bag
Taylormade R1 Driver (Black)
Cleveland Launcher DST 3 wood
3 & 4 Hybrids - Cobra
Callaway Diablo Edge irons 5 - Gap Wedge
Project X Shafts 6.0 flighted
Cleveland CG15 Wedges - SW (56), LW (60)
Taylormade Corsa putter
Last Updated: April 6, 2017
I started playing golf later in life. I was 52 when I started. I really enjoy the game and working at getting better. I love being on golf courses. My favorite part of the game is the short game. I could practice hitting chips, pitches and putts all day long! It has really helped my scoring as well. I've been very happily married for over 40 years. I have two wonderful grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I often play as a single in LA county or Ventura county.
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Mike's Golf Course Reviews
Teed off on Monday at 8:20am as a twosome. Played behind a foursome that was very speedy, as we rarely had to wait on a shot. The pace of play was 3.... » More
Teed off on Monday at 8:20am as a twosome. Played behind a foursome that was very speedy, as we rarely had to wait on a shot. The pace of play was 3.5 hours. During the morning hours it never got too hot. Just hit low 80's when we finished. The weather was perfect and the course is in terrific shape. This has to be the best conditioned municipal golf course in L.A. and Ventura counties.
The fairways are very lush. They are nearly perfect to hit off of. There a few well marked areas from which you can get a drop that were stressed. But they were getting water and appeared to be improving from the last time I was here. Tee boxes are OK for the most part. The bunkers looked good. My friend was in the greenside bunker on hole 9 and said it was thin and too firm. Not sure how the other bunkers are on the course. The greens ran medium fast and very smooth. They were soft and very receptive.
I really enjoy this course. It is in top shape, and has a nice variety of holes. I highly recommend playing this course.» Close
Played MPCC Monday 7/17/17 with a 7:30am tee time. Played the Ridgeline and Creekside nines in 3 hours as a twosome. The course is in wonderful shape.... » More
Played MPCC Monday 7/17/17 with a 7:30am tee time. Played the Ridgeline and Creekside nines in 3 hours as a twosome. The course is in wonderful shape. Tees are mostly good with a few uneven areas. The fairways are lush with a nice cushion under your ball. The rough is very nice at 1 - 3 inches and somewhat penal. The rough that is 10 - 30 yards from the green is very spongy and difficult to hit from. The greens were smooth and ran medium fast. They were excellent. The bunkers have nice firm brown sand. I highly recommend this course for its' condition and challenge.» Close
Played Sandpiper at 2pm on Tuesday 7/11. Got the $70 twilight walking rate. The front nine is a fairly benign walk. However, the back nine is a strenu... » More
Played Sandpiper at 2pm on Tuesday 7/11. Got the $70 twilight walking rate. The front nine is a fairly benign walk. However, the back nine is a strenuous workout. I loved it! A lot of elevation changes and many uphill holes that will challenge your stamina if you're walking. The weather started out mostly sunny and 73 degrees with a constant 5 - 10 mph breeze. After about 5 holes, the skies starting becoming overcast. By the back nine, it was totally overcast, with a little fog and temperatures in the high sixties.
Overall the course is in fine shape. Tee boxes are good. The rough closest to the fairway is very lush and about 2 inches in length. The fairways are in very good shape, with a nice cushion under the ball. However, there are some areas in most fairways that had been over-watered and were damaged by carts running over those areas. But for the most part the fairways are real nice to hit from. The fringe around the greens is cut low, but they have a nice cushion. Very nice to chip from. The bunkers were firm dark sand and posed no problems to hit out of. The greens were quite fast, especially down hill. However, they did hold well hit irons just fine. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Highly recommended, especially with the twilight rate. The rack rate is a bit high for my taste.» Close
Played Sterling Hills with a 8:46 tee time on Monday morning. I played here to escape the heat of the San Fernando Valley (103 degrees!). It was a nic... » More
Played Sterling Hills with a 8:46 tee time on Monday morning. I played here to escape the heat of the San Fernando Valley (103 degrees!). It was a nice 80 degree day with a little bit of humidity and very little wind. The course is quite playable. The fairways are fairly lush in the landing areas. Some of the areas between the tee boxes and landing areas, and some spots on the side of the fairways were burnt out grass. But mostly you had a decent lie if you were on or near the short grass.
The tee boxes were lush but many of them were not level. You had to poke around to find a good spot to tee it up sometimes. The rough was a mixed bag. There was some 1.5 inch areas and some bare or blotchy areas. The greens were nice. They held shots well and rolled smoothly. However, they were a bit on the slow side. It was tough getting uphill puts all the way to the hole. The bunkers are not very good. There is NO sand in them. They are full of firm dirt. I was able to get out decently from the two greenside bunkers I was in. But it is difficult to control your distance, due to the firm dirt conditions. Overall, I recommend playing here if you can get a discount.» Close
Played SH mid-morning on Monday 6/12. Perfect weather, and near perfect course. I cannot think of a course in the area that is in better shape than Si... » More
Played SH mid-morning on Monday 6/12. Perfect weather, and near perfect course. I cannot think of a course in the area that is in better shape than Simi Hills. The fairways are fantastic, with great lies everywhere. The greens were very smooth, medium fast, and held shots well. The two bunkers I was in had slightly firm sand that was a pleasure to hit from. The rough is 1 - 3 inches and in good shape. The only small negative comment I have is that some of the tee boxes were a little unlevel. I paid only $22 walking as a senior for this gem of a golf course. I highly recommend playing Simi Hills. Not only is it in great shape, it is very much fun to play.» Close
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