""Good is not good when better is expected" -- Vin Scully"
24 years old
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||Keegan Bradley, Tiger|
Los Angeles County; Riverside County; Orange County; Ventura County
What's in Daniel's Golf Bag
Adams Fast 12 Driver
Cleveland Launcher 3 wood
Nickent 3DX 3 hybrid
Zevo 4 hybrid
Adams irons and wedges
Last Updated: February 23, 2013
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Played Sterling Hills on Sunday 1/13 between the rain on Saturday and Monday. I hadn't been out to Sterling Hills post-drought and since they started... » More
Played Sterling Hills on Sunday 1/13 between the rain on Saturday and Monday. I hadn't been out to Sterling Hills post-drought and since they started doing a lot of work on the course. I was very pleased with the progress they seem to be making. Lots of GUR marked off allowing the grass to take root and grow in. A lot of areas that would never be in play (i.e. between tees and landing areas) have been cleared out completely and either kept bare or allowed to grow out with vegetation. It seems like they are being very conscious of the areas that need work and water (fairways/greens) and focusing their efforts where it makes the most difference.
Greens were in very good shape. Soft after the rains, but running very smooth. The greens here are fairly large and tiered. Downhill putts required good touch to get the ball close.
Fairways are in good winter shape. Not very pleasing to look at, and a little muddy after the rain, but plenty of roll and good lies to be had.
Rough is mixed. Some deep grabby stuff near the greens. A mix of lush, thin, bare areas the further out you got.
Sand was not good after the rain. Lots of standing water in the fairway bunkers and very firm greenside bunkers. They may be doing their job of helping with fairway drainage, but they are not fun to play from.
Tees were level but had some bare areas and divot damage, especially on the par-3s and shorter par-4s.
This is a great value as they are trying to be the home of "all-inclusive" golf. Rates included greens fees, cart, range balls, and a full-size entree at the restaurant. Pace of play was right around 4.5 hours as a riding 3-some stuck behind a 4-some.
I really enjoy the layout and mix of holes at Sterling Hills. When conditions were so far below average, there was just no reason to play here with so many other quality courses a short distance away. However, if conditions continue to improve into the spring, and they stick with their pricing model, this will be one of the best values around.» Close
Played on Sunday 1/6 with Mr. Kich. It had rained the day before which made for a bit of a muddy walk, but the course overall drained well and it was... » More
Played on Sunday 1/6 with Mr. Kich. It had rained the day before which made for a bit of a muddy walk, but the course overall drained well and it was very playable. I always arrive at Woodley with very low expectations due to the relatively bland course and the average to below average conditions, but more often than not I leave pleasantly surprised.
Greens were the highlight of the course. Definitely slow and soft due to the rain, but they were fairly smooth. Some ball marks due the how soft they were and discourteous golfers, but it wasn't too bad.
Fairways were dormant and ugly looking, but there were fewer than usual bare spots and a good lie was not difficult to find.
Rough is always a grab bag here. Spongy longer grass, bare areas. Not overly penal, but it really stops your ball and can make some of the long holes even longer.
Sand was fine, average to above average. The rain had given it a nice crusty upper layer, and besides some standing water on a few of the out of the way fairway bunkers, they all played consistently and well.
Tees were a little beat up but it was not hard to find a clean level spot.
The pace of play was surprisingly quick for a Sunday morning. As a 3-some with 2 walkers, we finished in about 4:15 minutes.
No frills to be found. This is just golf, some of the cheapest around. You obviously get what you pay for, but sometimes you just want to hit the ball, work on some stuff, and enjoy being outside. Woodley is just the place for that.» Close
Played on 12/2 with Mr. Kich and some new to golf friends on a windy day. Scholl should be a nice place for a relative beginner in that none of the h... » More
Played on 12/2 with Mr. Kich and some new to golf friends on a windy day. Scholl should be a nice place for a relative beginner in that none of the holes are very long and things move decently well.
Greens were both the highlight and the lowlight of this course. They ran smooth and on the faster end of medium. There were a few bare areas and obviously a lot of unrepaired ball marks. The starter mentioned off the cuff that some of the pins were in tricky spots. That was an understatement. The pin locations were absolute jokes. On multiple holes, it was physically impossible to putt your ball and have it stop within 5-10 feet of the hole. For example on 10, the pin was back left on the ridge. I hit 4 putts (FOUR!!) up the hill 3 feet past the hole and each one rolled back 15-20 feet.
Fairways don't come in to play much, except on a few holes. They were fall/winter thin with some decent lies to be had.
Rough is practically nonexistent.
Tee boxes had lots of divots, which is to be expected on a short course. However, they were severely sloped which made it hard to get a level stance.
Sand was actually really nice. Slight crunch to the top layer and plush sand underneath.
I enjoy a shorter, quick course to work on my irons and short game. Scholl SHOULD be the place, but the combination of the unfortunate tee boxes, trash pin positions, minigolf holes on the back, and insanely overpriced range ($10 for a "medium" bucket?!?) mean I probably won't be back unless I'm really jonesing and can't get on anywhere else.» Close
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