"From Al Czervik in the move Caddie Shack - "Lets go! While we're young!""
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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's Golf Bag
Callaway XR Driver
Cobra Biocell - 4 wood
Nickent 3DX 3 Hybrid
Taylormade Burner Irons (1.0) 4 thru Pitch
Mizuno MP 51 degree
Cleveland Tour Action 54 & 60 degree wedge
Odyssey White Hot 2Ball - putter
Last Updated: August 4, 2017
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 than seeing your drive striped down the middle or that iron shot that ends up next to the pin. 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 em!
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Played The Champions course with the GK Guru’s on 8/18 and it was a real thrill to play here. Thanks to JohnnyGK for getting such a great deal. Play... » More
Played The Champions course with the GK Guru’s on 8/18 and it was a real thrill to play here. Thanks to JohnnyGK for getting such a great deal. Played the blues which made the course a real challenge for me at over 6,700 yards.
What a beautiful and well laid out golf course. Fairways were in real nice shape, bermuda and not kikuyu for a change!! :-) Some tight lies but for the most part, fairways had some cushion. The first cut of rough was not super thick but you definitely had to power through it. A little more off the fairways and near some of the hazards, it was very thick. Sand was what I expected from a course like this – good, firm sand.
Greens were nice. They didn’t roll very quick but did roll true. Many un-repaired, ball marks which was disappointing to see. I fixed my own pitch mark as well two others on just about every hole.
Pace of play was disappointing. We were moving very well, probably at about a 3½ hour pace until we hit hole #6. At that point we came to a screeching halt and waited several minutes on every shot. The two foursomes just ahead of us were part of a group together it seems but they fell way behind. They were having fun which was nice to see but they needed to keep up. We finished just short of 5 hours.
Overall, the course played as I expected it to. Some holes are not real difficult but no cakewalk either. Some holes are just brutally long. From the tees I played at, # 12 is a 244 par 3 and #14 is a 472 yard par 4!! Crazy! Par 5’s are pretty long also and # 18 has a drive of about 230 yard carry over water. Still was so glad I played here and definitely recommend.» Close
Payed with the GK Guru’s outing on 8/18. Enjoyable playing with GK’ers Ron, Steve and the Boss, JohnnyGK. Played the blues at about 6,800 yards whic... » More
Payed with the GK Guru’s outing on 8/18. Enjoyable playing with GK’ers Ron, Steve and the Boss, JohnnyGK. Played the blues at about 6,800 yards which is pretty much max for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It is an old course built in the mid 40’s located on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base but it is great condition. Really nice layout with numerous palm trees lining the fairways (it kind of has the look of General Old in Riverside but MM is much nicer). Fairways were in excellent shape. They were a mixture of bermuda and kikuyu grass (Kikuyu however is predominant) but was cut down so lies were perfect. The rough was thick and knarly. (hate kikuyu rough). Tee boxes were in good shape but some were a bit uneven. I wasn’t in any bunkers but they looked good. And there are quite a few bunkers out there, many guarding the greens.
The greens were outstanding! These greens are as good if not better than any private course I have played on. Some undulations but no real huge breaks. Most breaks seem to be from back to front.
Can’t say enough good things about this course. Customer service was excellent. Each cart had some nice gifts including a sleeve of balls and a divot tool. During the round, the GM John Martinez drove out to us on hole #7 to ask how we were doing and if everything was going ok. Very classy!! They have a nice little grill there so we stopped to have a sandwich after our round. Good deal for under $10.00 bucks.
I am just sorry that it’s not close to me (about a 90 minute drive). Very reasonable on the green fee, $30 to walk and $35 on the weekends. I am definitely spreading the word about this course with the various groups I normally play with. Suggest that if you are in the San Diego area, you should make it a point to give it a go here. A comment about entry. Since it is a military base, you need to check in with the guard at entry. Have your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of auto insurance coverage. The guard will scan it and you’re in. They tell me though that if you’re going to visit more than 3 times, you should go to the club web site and request access. A little extra to do when you come out here but worth it!» Close
Played Eagle Glenn in a GK Guru outing with walnutgolf and Tubedude. Nice afternoon. Not really hot (at least compared to the last time we were there... » More
Played Eagle Glenn in a GK Guru outing with walnutgolf and Tubedude. Nice afternoon. Not really hot (at least compared to the last time we were there). We followed a twosome but didn’t catch up to them until hole 16 so we finished in about 3 ½ hours.
I think EG is playing great. There are some dry area on the fairways but overall they played just fine. Some of the fairways had some tight lies but I definitely see the improvements they are making. The rough isn’t very thick and is playable. No improvement with the bunkers however. Still pretty hard and difficult to get out of.
The greens were great. Weren’t holding all shots so you had to hit them clean but they rolled very nicely.
I always enjoy playing here and today was a lot of fun playing with the Gurus. Looking forward to the next time.» Close
Still up in the East Bay area an decided to give BF a try. With some family members who do not play a lot of golf, this seemed to be the place for u... » More
Still up in the East Bay area an decided to give BF a try. With some family members who do not play a lot of golf, this seemed to be the place for us. Buchanan Fields is a 9 hole Par 31 course located in Concord, CA. Noisy course as it sits right next to Highway 680 and the Buchanan Fields airport. Didn’t see it listed in GK so I asked Johnny GK to throw it in there and I would update it.
It’s an old course with a huge driving range (mats and grass). Had a 10:00 time on Saturday 8/12 and paid $23 with cart (carts are gas, are really old and there are not very many available). It was packed with golfers. They tell me it’s always like this. 2 groups on every hole which made the round much longer. A lot of twosomes out there so they don’t pair up groups which slows things down a bit. Plus these aren’t the greatest golfers in the world so truly a Duffer’s Paradise!! :-)
The course is in good shape lined with old pine trees. Nice change of pace with 4 par 4’s averaging about 300 yds. and 5 par 3’s averaging around 140 yds. Kikuyu fairways but mowed down so some role out. Not much rough to speak of but the trees definitely come into play. Only a couple of holes have bunkers and of course I was in one of them and it was rock hard.
The greens were nice. Heavy poa annua and pretty flat but they rolled very nicely.
I had a really good time especially with the family out there with me. Real nice young lady as the starter. Our cart broke down on #2 tee. Since the key fit all carts, my son in law ran back to get another one. As we finished, I mentioned to the starter that the cart broke down on #2. She offered to give me back the $10 for the cart. I said not necessary as we ran back to get another one. She reimbursed me anyway which was very classy.» Close
At the invitation of a good friend, we played DV on 8/11. Had a 7:30 time and the starter sent us right to the tee. Following two threesomes that we... » More
At the invitation of a good friend, we played DV on 8/11. Had a 7:30 time and the starter sent us right to the tee. Following two threesomes that were very slow, we still finished in about 3:45. Never played here before but always wanted to. I got a little history about it. It was first opened in 1947 as a private club but now it’s just a local muni. $34 with cart on their web site. Not sure if that was a Friday rate but I couldn’t find anything better. Nice guy behind the desk.
I usually ask the starter before going out how is the course playing. He said it was great. Well, he wasn’t all wrong as I was expecting much worse. Fairways were in pretty good shape. A lot of bare spots but I kind of expected that. Nice thing is there is not a lot of kikuyu on the fairways. The rough was horrible however. Dry weeds and dirt and some had high, uncut grass. The bunkers were weren’t too good either. Very wet and hard which was really mud. Tee boxes were very chewed up but that is never real important to me.
The greens however were great! Rolled perfectly and medium fast. A lot of undulation which made them challenging, particularly if you are above the hole.
The course is unique and pretty challenging. Hilly, with a lot of elevation changes and yes, there are some great views of the San Joaquin Delta at the higher elevation. Just over 6,300 from the blues but it is pretty tight on some holes and the driver can be left in the bag. It was nice to have someone with me who played here because there are also some blind shots.
I had a good time out there and will likely come back but won't be in any hurry to do so.» Close
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