"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
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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: January 11, 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 it never out weighs the 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! As I get older now, 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 them!
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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
Got up early and played today 12/14. Actually, I couldn’t sleep so decided to just get up, go out and play. Since I hadn’t played El Prado in someti... » More
Got up early and played today 12/14. Actually, I couldn’t sleep so decided to just get up, go out and play. Since I hadn’t played El Prado in sometime I chose the Butterfield course today. $18 to walk. Got there early and it was still dark and also very foggy. Starter Dennis got me out and followed a twosome but never caught them. Dennis is one of the great guys/starters. No one like him and he adds a bit of class to this place.
Even though foggy, I went out anyway and just tried to make the best of it. Got around in under 3 hours and had to make sure my drive felt like it went center, right or left because you couldn't see where the ball was going. Also, had to guess where the greens/pins were on approach shots. Did ok though and didn’t lose a ball. :-) By the back 9, the fog had begun to lift and could see where I was hitting. Regardless, the course was damp due to the fog but played ok. The fairways are thin but noticed they had over seeded some of them. Nice. Still, winter rules would apply here. That’s my biggest complaint about this course. Fairways just have never been right for some time.
The rough was thick but a combination of grass, kikuyu and weeds. Greens were bumpy but rolled ok. Sand traps were hard pan for the most part. As I was walking off of 18 though, they were putting new sand in the green side bunkers. Great idea but seems like just deep rototilling the traps would be better?
I enjoy the layout here and will look to come out again but hope one day the fairways can come back to the way they used to be.» Close
Up visiting the family this week and as I often do, stop off to play Boundary Oaks. Early on very cool and foggy morning on Friday 12/9 and was secon... » More
Up visiting the family this week and as I often do, stop off to play Boundary Oaks. Early on very cool and foggy morning on Friday 12/9 and was second off. I guess they charge weekend rates for Fridays and holidays. $46 non resident rate to walk is a bit steep for a weekday. No one out there so ended up paying solo which is fine by me.
The course is in very nice shape right now. Fairways are in great shape. Some hard pan on the fairways but not much. The greens are really nice and are rolling pretty fast, particularly downhill. They were really holding but I attribute much of that to the couple of days of rain that hit here.
It is a very challenging course with a good mix of dog legs, long and short holes and plays over 6700 yards from the blues. Fairways have generous landing areas but bunkers, which are in good shape, guard just about every hole so you need to hit it straight. I really enjoy playing BO and if you are ever up in the Walnut Creek area, its definitely worth the stop.» Close
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