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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Oakland/East Bay Area; Sacramento Area; Fresno Area
What's in Larry's Golf Bag
Callaway XR Driver
Cobra Bio-Cell- 4 wood
Callaway XR 3 Hybrid
Callaway Apex CF 16's - 4 thru A wedge
Cleveland Tour Action 54 & 60 degree wedge
Odyssey White Hot 2Ball - putter
Last Updated: February 21, 2019
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 the good things in life are still out there. Don't want to miss em!
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Was looking for a place to play on Wed 2/13 before the rains came and chose Green River since it is relatively close and has been a while since I had ... » More
Was looking for a place to play on Wed 2/13 before the rains came and chose Green River since it is relatively close and has been a while since I had played. Got to the course and checked in around 10:00. Nice guy in the clubhouse but he wanted to charge me $33 to walk? Told him last time I was here it was $23. Rate increase? He hit his keyboard several times and said ok, $25. Never can figure what the rate is here. With nobody out there, I figured I had about 3 hours before the rain hit. Finished most of the course rain free. Played 17 and 18 in light rain but had rain gear so no problem.
This course is struggling. The County is doing river maintenance and therefore a lot of construction happening on the east side of the course. Muddy conditions on the walk between holes #2 to #3 and then between #11 and #12. Fairways are winter brown as was expected but there are way too many bare spots out there. Tee boxes are beat up as well. The rough is dormant kikuyu and really not a factor. Bunkers were damp but not hard with relatively good lies.
The greens on the front were beat up. Holes 1-5 were not good. Many burnt areas and very slow. The rest of the greens however were in good shape and some were really nice, smooth and rolled true. Can’t figure out why the first 5 greens are just not recovering.
GR has always been a nice course for me. Challenging layout, a bit scenic and the local pro Art Guevara, is one on the nicest guys. Just so disappointed it is struggling to come back. Will be back out here late spring to hope it will come back to the GR we always knew.» Close
A little late with this review but still wanted to do so. A good friend and I went out on Friday 2/8 to play SA and had an 8:22 tee time. Got paired... » More
A little late with this review but still wanted to do so. A good friend and I went out on Friday 2/8 to play SA and had an 8:22 tee time. Got paired with a couple of cocky guys that frankly wish we hadn’t but that’s a story for another day. It was a beautiful day but there was a lot of rain the days before so I expected a lot of golfers. I was right, it was packed.
Got out about 15 minutes late following a slow 5 some. Finished in about 4:45. The fairways are still winter brown but did notice green starting to come about on many holes. I guess they weren’t able to get the mowers out yet so some of the fairways were thick and therefore not much roll out. Made the course play longer. Some bad lies out there but we were playing LCP. Not much rough to speak of. The bunkers however were hard. The rain I’m sure led to this but never seen this before at SA. Usually, they’re soft. Hopefully, they will address this when the rain stops.
The greens were better than I have seen them here before albeit grainy as usual and on the slow side. They were also hard and not holding.
Overall good conditions but I’m expecting better conditions in the upcoming spring time resulting from the rain.» Close
Decided to get out and play on 1/31 before the rain hit. Chose El Prado, Chino course as it’s been a long time and I figured it wasn’t very crowded. ... » More
Decided to get out and play on 1/31 before the rain hit. Chose El Prado, Chino course as it’s been a long time and I figured it wasn’t very crowded. I was right. Very few folks out there so I got out solo walking around 10:45. was told there was a 2 some ahead of me but they were way ahead.
The course has always looked ragged. Especially around the tee boxes with weeds starting to grow. Doesn’t look very attractive but the tee boxes themselves were in nice condition. You can see there was effective over seeding done. Wasn’t expecting great fairways but they weren’t bad. Some bad lies, browned out and thin areas but over all acceptable. The rough was pretty beat up consisting of thick grass or hard pan. Bunkers seem to be more dirt than sand but were playable.
The greens were very nice but that’s always the case here. A couple of greens had some bad burns and they ran a little slower than I expected but again, acceptable.
The rain hit when I was on #7 but I had rain gear and waited out the hard stuff for a few minutes then continued on when it lightened up. Got to #8 tee box and got some more rain but also saw lightening. The rain came early but wasn’t expecting lightening. A couple of lightning strikes right over me. Yikes! What do I do now? Hid out under a tree for a while then finished out the hole. However as I was walking down the fairway, Kevin, the GM drove out in his car (not a cart) to see if I needed any help as he knew I was the only one out there. What a class act! Told him I would finish out the round as both lightning and rain had stopped. El Prado has always shown great customer service but today was truly exceptional.
Always forget about the length of this course, over 6800 from the blues and the layout is pretty nice but it is still a challenge at a good price.» Close
Went out to Mountain Meadows with a friend on 1/28 with a 6:52 tee time. A little earlier than we normally go out and on a cool, cloudy morning, not ... » More
Went out to Mountain Meadows with a friend on 1/28 with a 6:52 tee time. A little earlier than we normally go out and on a cool, cloudy morning, not too many folks out there. Off pretty much on time following a 2 some and being followed by another 2 some. Nice pace out there on this day. Walked it in about 3:20. We’re bringing in MM as part of our rotation now as we enjoy the lay out.
Not much to add from my last review except the fairways were a bit more chewed up. Tee boxes were are beat up as well. Looks like the rain we had still had an impact. Many roped off areas that were very damp and muddy. You could see where people ran their carts through the wet area tearing up portions of the fairway, particularly on the back where there is some steep hills. Disappointing actually to see as it will take a while to heal and the forecast Is calling for more rain. Bunkers still in great shape with good, firm sand.
The greens however are still in great shape. Ran a little bit faster than the last time. Had a couple of 3 putts as many of my putts ran past the hole.
Conditions not as good as the last time I was here which was only about a month ago but I still think playing here is worth it.» Close
The last time I played Royal Vista was Nov. 2015 and because of slow play, I vowed that I would never play here again. I gave in and broke that vow t... » More
The last time I played Royal Vista was Nov. 2015 and because of slow play, I vowed that I would never play here again. I gave in and broke that vow today as our neighborhood group wanted to play our monthly outing here. We had a 9:38 tee time, playing east/north. Noticed they were really backed up on the first tee and when we checked in, the guy in the club house said they were a bit behind, like 5-10 minutes. Duh! How about 30-40 minutes behind! This course is always slow and never learns. Wasn’t much better as we got behind the slowest group known to man. So, 5 hours and 20 minutes later, we finished. On such a beautiful day, I wish we had picked another place to play.
The course is showing winter wear which is expected at all muni’s but it wasn’t terrible. Fairways were hit and miss. Some were in nice condition while others were beat up. There really wasn’t much rough to speak of as it was all dormant grass or hard pan. Bunkers had that top layer of sand which looked good but under was hard pan.
The good news here is that greens were in very nice condition and were a bit tricky if you got above the hole. Holding shots that were hit well.
Although a short track, I have always enjoyed the layout here and weekday rates are great. But c’mon man! 5.5 hours for a weekday round of golf is just not fun! Figure it out somehow!» Close
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