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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; San Luis Obispo Area
What's in Kevin's Golf Bag
Driver: Titleist 913D2
3 Wood: Taylor Made Aeroburner TP
Hybrid: Titleist 910H
Irons: Titleist TMB 4-9
Wedges: Titleist Vokey
Putter: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport II
Last Updated: March 13, 2017
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Played the Goose yesterday with a 2:04pm tee time but they got us out at 1:30pm which was nice. POP was a smooth 4:20. Simply put the course is specta... » More
Played the Goose yesterday with a 2:04pm tee time but they got us out at 1:30pm which was nice. POP was a smooth 4:20. Simply put the course is spectacular right now, even by Goose's high standards.
Tees- Flat, level, lush, minimal divots
Fairways- Highlight of the day. Looks great and plays just as well. Reminds me of most Palm Springs courses in the winter. Not too many unfilled divots. Perfect proportion of roll out on drives while still providing great lies with nice padding underneath.
Bunkers- Was in 1 fairway bunker and it was firm but playable enough.
Rough- Lush and healthy but not overly penal
Greens- Really nice right now. Holding well & putting pretty quick. Smoother early in the round and but got bumpier in the late afternoon which is normal from the foot traffic. Didn't see many unrepaired ball marks.
As usual the Goose lived up to is billing as one of the finest courses around. Best practice facilities anywhere within 50 miles in any direction. Only minor quibble was the lack of a beverage cart on this hot day and if you play here regularly, you'll know that the food in the clubhouse is about average at best. But I come for the golf not the food! Have fun everyone!» Close
Been hearing a lot of good things about Eagle Glen lately and I've always loved the course so I snatched a GN hot deal for $27 and was out there at 11... » More
Been hearing a lot of good things about Eagle Glen lately and I've always loved the course so I snatched a GN hot deal for $27 and was out there at 11am today paired with another single and a twosome all great guys to play with. It was really crowded for a mid-week round so POP was not ideal at just a tick under 5 hours.
Disclaimer, I LOVE firm and fast courses so Eagle Glen has always been right in my wheelhouse. Perhaps the course has really greened up since last week but I found the fairways to be mostly green and pretty good cushion underneath. Perhaps around 85/15 green vs bare/hardpan areas. The rain has really brought the course back to life. Rough was not much of an issue and trending toward hardpan the further away you got from the fairways. Eagle Glen is in the process of adding new sand to the bunkers so the one I was in greeted me with a nice fried egg. Soft and fluffy in the bunkers with new sand. The older ones looked to be pretty firm and compacted. Tees are really lush and frankly, could use a mow. We started on #10 today as they had verticut the greens earlier in the morning but other than the visual effect, you would never know. As others have mentioned they are so nice right now! Fast, firm, lush, and basically perfect! If you hit a good putt, it's going in. Now the one and only downside to all this rain...all the ESA areas on the hillsides would spit your ball out easily during the drought years. Not anymore! If your ball goes into one of these areas, it's as good as gone!
Gurus, y'all will have a great time tomorrow and hopefully the POP will be better for you folks!
PSA for all GK'ers and especially the gurus tomorrow. DO NOT ENTER THE ESA AREAS! Saw a marshall today with 2 dead rattlesnakes in his cart. One was from #1 and the other I'm not sure. But apparently it's wakey wakey time already for those bad boys so be careful!» Close
Played LARV yesterday with fellow GK'er Osamabinhacking teeing off at 7:30am. We played the East/North (the most preferred routing). Course was crowde... » More
Played LARV yesterday with fellow GK'er Osamabinhacking teeing off at 7:30am. We played the East/North (the most preferred routing). Course was crowded even at the early hour and POP was 5 hours however if there was ever a long round with "flow" yesterday was it. We only had more than a short wait a couple of times all day and there was not any single group out of place. Just a lot of folks taking advantage of the beautiful weather.
OBH and myself both grew up in the area and you can say this our default home course and as such we've been playing it for nearly 20 years now and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, this is BY FAR the best condition that I've ever seen Royal Vista in. The * to that statement would be that there are probably a ton of courses in So Cal that are at their peaks right now as well with all the rain this winter. Course is the greenest I've ever seen it. Fairways are a deep green providing the perfect mix of firm for extra yards on your drive, yet cushioned enough underneath so that you won't have any thin lies. Rough is really healthy and JUICY in spots. Keep a close eye on your ball as there are definitely some spots that will swallow your golf ball. Tees were lush with good coverage and minimal damage but some just need to be leveled and flattened but that's been the case forever here. Bunkers are well stocked with both sand and in a couple cases, rocks too =( BUT the highlight by FAR were the greens. They were as smooth as I've ever seen here and rolling fast and pure yet will still hold any decent shot into them.
Is it Rams Hill? Of course not, let's not get silly! It's not Goose or Oak Quarry either, but for those of you that have played LARV before, you'll be hard pressed to ever find this course better than it is now. Go play now because the reality is, it won't last and in a couple weeks or months, it'll be back to our lovable home course that is just "pretty ok".» Close
After getting a bad case of cabin fever I finally made it outside over to Two Lakes this morning. No numerical rating in GK for today's round as it wo... » More
After getting a bad case of cabin fever I finally made it outside over to Two Lakes this morning. No numerical rating in GK for today's round as it wouldn't really be fair given the recent storms. Surprised that only a few holes were CPO as personally I think they could use another few days to dry out. Not that many really wet spots but still quite a few soft and clumpy spots left that carts would just do more harm to. Overall though I was pleasantly surprised as the course seems to have drained well for the most part. Tees definitely need a mow but they're green and lush. Fairways and rough are a combo of dormant and semi-dormant Bermuda. Dry areas played super firm and fast and rough was non-existent and wouldn't stop a ball from rolling into or out of trouble. Only thicker areas were closer to the fringes. Bunkers had all dried out and had nice soft sand. Greens were soft and bumpy but rolled at a nice medium pace. All in all it's very playable and will only continue to get better as the temps warm up. Recommended.» Close
Been a while since I've played at my home away from home course. Had some expiring vouchers that I needed to use and I was prepared to play in the rai... » More
Been a while since I've played at my home away from home course. Had some expiring vouchers that I needed to use and I was prepared to play in the rain but to my pleasant surprise, it was one of the nicest days I can ever remember while playing up here. Close to 70 degrees and not a breath of wind, which for those of you that have played here before, you'll know how rare that is! Threat of rain caused many cancellations and I was able to cruise around solo in 3 hours while only having to wait a handful of times on a few foursomes ahead or else 2-2.5hrs would have been doable even taking my time.
As I've come to expect course conditions are darn near impeccable. I was expecting some soggy conditions after last night's rain but found the course drains extremely well. Only minor issues was the placement of the (gold) tees today. A few could use leveling but all had a great coverage and minimal damage. Fairways were completely lush and healthy and not a thin spot to be found. Rough was the same however, if you find yourself further offline in the mounds then it's a crapshoot as always. Bunkers are same as ever and possibly the most consistent out of any course around. Different type of sand than other courses but all the traps at MD play exactly the same which is nice. Greens are great right now! Rolling medium-fast and pure. #15 & 17 being the exceptions as they still have issues with thin spots and bumps which I assume is due to the lack of sunlight they receive because of the huge Eucalyptus groves surrounding them.
Service is great on all levels but no drink cart today. As others have mentioned, the layout is just so sweet. A little bit of everything regarding length, width, elevation changes, green undulations, wind (not today!) and you'll use every club in your bag. Contemplating if I should get out there again tomorrow morning? Really hope to have a return GK Event at the Old Course again one day! Happy New Year everyone!» Close
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