""Your not good enough to get mad." — Arnold Palmer"
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Los Angeles County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; San Luis Obispo Area
What's in Kevin's Golf Bag
Callaway X2 Hot driver
MasterGrip Black Steel 3 metal wood
MasterGrip Black Steel 5 metal wood
Wilson Staff Ci7 Irons, 4-GW
Ben Hogan Sure-out sand wedge
Cougar X-Cat Putter
Last Updated: February 18, 2018
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Went out walking Sunday morning, 9/9, with an 11:07 tee time combined with three other players into a foursome. RGM 2525 wrote a review after playing ... » More
Went out walking Sunday morning, 9/9, with an 11:07 tee time combined with three other players into a foursome. RGM 2525 wrote a review after playing here a few days earlier and there is little I can add to it, so I will point you there since he describes pretty much the exact conditions I experienced.
The differences that come to mind are that it took us 4.5 hrs. to play with no one in front slowing us down (ouch), and the one fairway bunker I was in was perfect for executing a recovery. I also used the Greenskeeper coupon, so it was a great deal for a nice course. My dog also had a good time, although he got around with fewer strokes.» Close
Went out walking yesterday, Friday afternoon, around 3:30-ish as two-some, let out by a threesome waiting for their fourth, to a pretty open course. I... » More
Went out walking yesterday, Friday afternoon, around 3:30-ish as two-some, let out by a threesome waiting for their fourth, to a pretty open course. I was last here in May, came back for a change of pace, and was pleasantly surprised by the conditions. That last statement is tempered by the fact that my expectations were not high. Overall, the course was greener in the key areas than I thought it would be after all the heat. The first fairway is usually the worst one on the course for thinner lies and the occasional hardpan, but it generally had decent coverage and green lies. That was the case in the main parts of the fairways through the course. Many holes do have bare, hard areas from in front of the tee boxes leading out to the start of the fairway, usually 50 to 100 yards — generally not landing areas. Fairways can also get a little lumpy in spots. Similarly, the tee boxes were a bit lumpy at times but generally had coverage and a level spot to tee it up. The rough is a mixed bag from hard pan to thicker grass. The one bunker my partner hit into looked pretty firm, with the ball sitting on top of the sand surface. Greens were generally decent — receptive and running at a medium pace with a few having a less consistent surface due to mixed growth.
My friends gift for inefficiency not withstanding, we got around in good time before any late afternoon rush, with no one in front of us, pressed a bit by a twosome in a cart on the last few holes. On it's best day, the course tends to be a scruffy around the edges, but it was enjoyable enough for a casual round. I'll be back for a super twilight round before too long.» Close
Looking online for a mid-morning opening for last Sunday, 6/24, things were a little tight with the exception of Azusa Greens, which seemed very open.... » More
Looking online for a mid-morning opening for last Sunday, 6/24, things were a little tight with the exception of Azusa Greens, which seemed very open. The reservations on any site can sometimes be misleading as to how busy a course is, but when I got to there it was, in fact, wide open. While AG isn't the hot choice, it is usually serviceable enough. Since we can't complain about courses disappearing if we don't support them, I make a point to play out here at least once in a great while. It may not be great golf, but being a golf slut myself, I don't think there is such thing as bad golf.
The course itself was, in what I consider, average conditions for this place. Tees were generally level overall, but a little lumpy and chewed up on occasion — typically able to find a combination of grass and even footing. The fairways tended to run firm and on the tighter side with about 80 - 90% green coverage. The rest was scattered areas of browned out hardpan and even some exposed dirt. I hit into one of these spots in the middle of the second fairway and just played it as GUR. The bunkers had a heavier grained sand, but were clean enough and groomed. The areas around the green seemed to get more water and were good for chipping. The greens themselves here are more than decent — reasonably clean, receptive, medium quick, and frequently had some challenging slopes and contours.
The rough here tends to be minimal and a bit of a crap shoot. Playability not withstanding, over time they have cleaned up many areas that used to be more unsightly. That said, the armpit of the course is where the third green, fourth tee box, fifth green, and sixth tee box meet on a corner of the course. Centrally located at that corner junction is a large, slag heap of dirt, rocks, decaying palms and vegetation — on this day set off with a couple of blue trash dumpsters for a splash of color. Add to this is the fact that the fourth hole itself is a short, tight, gnarled excuse of a hole whose fairway is appropriate for combat exercises. I choose to acknowledge but otherwise ignore the slag heap, and accept the fourth hole for the nasty little challenge that it is. Beyond this little Devil's Triangle of a spot, the rest of the course is fine, including three, five and six. Some of the surrounds are a bit low rent, but the proximity to the mountains provides some nice vistas, often framed by trees on appropriately aligned fairways. The experience you have here has a lot to do with how you choose to focus your attention.
The guy in the clubhouse as well as the starter were all friendly and helpful, with the former getting me a senior discount early. I was walking/carrying as a single. The group in front was about four holes out. The closest anyone got behind me was one full hole — briefly, around the 10th hole, when a group restarted behind me after stopping for lunch. I got around in something over 3.5 hours. It's golf, I had a good time, and any frustrations were from my play and not the environment. But then, I'm easy.» Close
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