"From Al Czervik in the move Caddie Shack - "Lets go! While we're young!""
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Where Larry Quintana Plays Golf
Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; Oakland/East Bay Area; Sacramento Area; Las Vegas Area; Mesquite/St.George Area; Albuquerque/Santa Fe
What's in Larry Quintana's Golf Bag
Callaway XR Driver
Cleveland Classic - 3 wood
Cobra Biocell - 4 wood
Taylormade Burner Irons 4 thru Pitch
Mizuno MP 51 degree
Cleveland Tour Action 54 & 60 degree wedge
Odyssey White Hot 2Ball - putter
Last Updated: February 6, 2017
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Have been playing golf for several years and have always loved this crazy game. The frustration of hitting a bad shot or missing a short putt can get to you but no better feeling of seeing your drive striped down the middle or that iron shot that ends up next to the pin. What a feeling, eh? Or better yet, playing a beautiful course with some good friends! I plan to play more as my perspective on life has changed a bit. Being a recent pancreatic cancer survivor made me realize that the good things in life are still out there. Don't want to miss any of it!
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I rarely play Brookside on the weekends largely because of the crowd and the price but I played today (Sunday) as I was advised we could get the SCGA ... » More
I rarely play Brookside on the weekends largely because of the crowd and the price but I played today (Sunday) as I was advised we could get the SCGA rate. Played with some friends and we had two tee times starting at 7:00. One of my buddies just payed and mentioned he got the SCGA rate which was $45 to walk. I immediately went up there to pay and was told by the starter that the SCGA rate is no longer and went away Dec. 31. Huh? I mentioned that my friend just got the rate. He ignored the question but it became clear that he was just helping my friend out. I didn’t want to make a big fuss about the person he helped out as he is a very good friend of mine. Just didn’t like the starter’s indignant, arrogant response when I asked about it. Regardless, I was charged $60 to walk. That is a bit steep for a muni in my opinion but one needs to understand this course is managed by American Golf. Don’t need to say anything more!
The course is in very good condition however. The rain made the fairways lush. There are bare spots out there but not many. The rough has gotten much better. Some hard pan but quite a bit of it is getting filled in with grass. The greens were very nice. We all knew that would hold good shots because they were soft but they also rolled true. Sand traps were really nice. Looks like they have all been redone with new sand and they are all in good shape.
Pace of play was around 4.5 hours. A little slow but I guess that the pace for a Sunday morning at Brookside. It was pretty crowded out there and shortly after our round, there was a college match going on. Nice to see these young guys blasting it out there.
Except for the customer service, I really don’t have many negative comments. It’s a long, challenging course and it played a bit played longer with the damp conditions. It does have a nice layout. A good combination of long and short holes with tree lined fairways. Not good to miss fairways here as you are likely to play through some rather large trees. I had a good time and also had a good lunch afterwards but it’s definitely overpriced.» Close
I also played in the GK Guru event with JohnnyGK, SR129 and Leef2020 and had a great time. Turned out to be rather warm and beautiful day so all cond... » More
I also played in the GK Guru event with JohnnyGK, SR129 and Leef2020 and had a great time. Turned out to be rather warm and beautiful day so all conditions were perfect. Also had a nice conversation after our round with Leef2020 as he taught me a lot on club making. Learned a lot.
Got there a bit late and wanted to get to the range and Landon, our host gave me keys to a cart, directions to the range and a complimentary small bucket. Very nice of him to do so. He also came out greeted everyone which was bit of class! Beautiful setting and really nice club house and restaurant.
I found this course pretty challenging. A good mixture of long and short par 4’s. Some of the par 4's play very long. The par 3’s are also really challenging. Elevation changes and/or hitting over water made you really concentrate on trying to hit a good shot. The pin placement on #7 was incredibly difficult adding to fact that there is a bunker smack in the middle of the green. Fairways were nice. Some tight/thin lies but overall good. Bunkers were real soft and fluffy which is great to see considering most course have very hard sand or even hard pan. Greens were pretty soft but rolled nicely. Good iron shots held very well. Not sure if that’s always the case here as I bet they will make ‘em pretty fast once the rain stops. Some greens were tough to read with some of the undulations.
All in all a very enjoyable day. Got around in about 4.5 hours. Great rate for playing what used to be a private course at one time. Hope to get out here again one day.» Close
I see I was the last one to review this course earlier this year. Played here Friday 12/30. Was supposed to play with our regular group at Los Serra... » More
I see I was the last one to review this course earlier this year. Played here Friday 12/30. Was supposed to play with our regular group at Los Serranos but the morning rain scared off a couple of guys and we cancelled. So decided to run a couple of errands and have breakfast out over in Brea and drove past the course to see the rain had chased everyone there also. Finished breakfast about 10:00, the rain stopped so decided to play. Had all of my rain rear ready but never needed it. In fact the sun came out on the back 9.
The starter charged me $23 which he said was the non-card carrying senior rate to walk. Huh? I said the last time I was here in the summer it was $18 to walk. He said there was a rate increase in November. I continued to challenge and find out why the increase but he clearly didn’t want to talk about it. I didn’t want to either because I wanted to get to the tee and get out.
The course is in very nice condition. Fairways on the five par 4’s were very nice. Winter browning was beginning but not many bare spots. Tee boxes were a bit thrashed but you have to expect that knowing 13 of the 18 holes are par 3’s. The greens however rolled very nicely despite the fact that there were many and I mean many, unrepaired ball marks. I fixed my own and as many as 5 other ball marks on just about every hole. A real shame but what are going to do? Sand traps were wet from the rain but very playable.
Finished walking the course in about 2 hours. Nothing spectacular here but if you’re looking to work on that 80 to 120 yard shot and have absolutely nowhere else to play, this is a nice place to do so :-) However If the course is going to continue to raise their rates (I checked and this was the 3rd increase in 2016) it will impact getting the better players to come out. For about the same price, there are other better courses in the area to play. Noticed they were selling a players card. They did finish the clubhouse/restaurant however. Didn’t order anything to eat or drink there but it looks very nice. Nice bar and a couple of nice TV’s.» Close
Got out for a 7:40 tee time with a good friend on Monday, 12/19. It has been a long time since I have played Meadowlark, at least 15 years and was an... » More
Got out for a 7:40 tee time with a good friend on Monday, 12/19. It has been a long time since I have played Meadowlark, at least 15 years and was anxious to give it a try. Not many folks playing at this hour so the starter sent us right to the tee. A twosome was in front of us but no one was behind us so it was definitely a leisurely pace. Done in about 3.5 hours on a really nice day.
Because it was so long since I had played here, I was really looking forward to it. $42 to ride on a weekday seemed a bit steep for this course but I guess that’s the Orange County influence eh? The course is in nice shape however. Fairways are in really nice condition. Lush and nice lies in the fairway. Looks like they could use a lawn mower though. Same with the tee boxes. Really lush but need to mowed.
Greens were another story. Most of them were pretty chewed up. The starter mentioned that the greens were a little slow in recovering from being aerated. He was right. Interestingly, they still rolled pretty fast and they are tricky. Get on a downhill slope and you could roll to the other side of the green. Wasn’t in any sand traps but they looked damp and firm.
The course is not long, par 70 and around 5,500 yards but I wouldn’t call it easy. It has a mix of short and long par 4’s but only two par 5’s. Water is in play on a couple of holes so you need to be aware of where to hit it. When we walked off at the end of our round, we could see there were a lot of players ready to go out. Nice to see this on a Monday. Seems like it gets a lot of play which is always good.
I heard there are specials that can be found on line and will look for them next time out.» Close
Went out early on Saturday 12/17 with our regular group. Haven’t played GR some time, at least in 7-8 months and it was cold out there. It was 38 de... » More
Went out early on Saturday 12/17 with our regular group. Haven’t played GR some time, at least in 7-8 months and it was cold out there. It was 38 degrees when I got out of my car but no frost issues on the greens so we got out ok without delay.
Fairways are in very nice shape right now. No browning yet. As it gets colder though, look for the fairways to brown out. Greens are getting better. Looks like they have been doing a lot of work on the greens and they are becoming lush. Some look like lush, green carpets but are pretty slow. I imagine when they cut them, they should roll real nice. Many divots however. Wish people would fix their ball marks. There is a temporary green on #5 but it looks the regular green will be back in business soon. Sand traps are very firm but not hard pan.
The rough is thick but playable. You can get a club on it. We did spend a lot of time looking for balls however. Balls in this rough are difficult to find. Thick grass, leaves and shadows make it tough to find balls. I lost two balls today, yikes!. Maybe I should hit it in fairways eh?
GR is in very nice condition right now and IMO is tougher than rated. In a week or two, the greens should be in real nice shape. Always great customer service in the golf shop and in the restaurant. If you are ever there in the restaurant, say hello to Glinny! Very nice young lady and makes a great martini!! :-)» Close
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