Was back in LA for a day and decided to hit up the old home course. I'd lean more toward the reviews of sngernz and 24hourgolf. Not sure if this is because I've seen this course at its peak but right now it is a sad shell of its former self. Having said that at least you can see the effort being put into the course to bring it back better playing conditions. Fairways as has been mentioned are 50/50 re-sodded vs. muni conditions at the moment. But there seems to be no rhyme or reason to how they're doing it? #12 is new sod on the right half of the fairway up until about 200 yards from the tees. The left side is playable. Beyond that distance it's all re-sodded and GUR so if you're a longer hitter you can either drop in a bunker, rough, or go back 10-100 yards?? Weird. I'd say about 75% of the holes have some sort of maintenance at the moment.
Most tees were fine although #14 was literally dirt and crabgrass. Greens were rolling well at medium pace but were soft and wet so even screaming hot long irons and woods would stop within a couple feet of where they landed. No issues encountered with bunkers or rough.
Since the Babe is still operational, management might want to consider shutting down the Ike for a couple weeks to let the super do their thing and get back to where it should be. At the current moment/pricing it's a hold for me. I really don't know what to make of it other than to say I'm sad but hopeful.
Don't know what the numerical rating came out to, but I'd say 4.0-4.5 currently.» Close