"Pick it up for quad"
39 years old
Kevin Eng's Golf Statistics
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Where Kevin Eng Plays Golf
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; Las Vegas Area; Mesquite/St.George Area; Laughlin/Bullhead City
What's in Kevin Eng'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: January 9, 2018
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Played today with fellow GK'er Matt, mpisarski01 with a nice local deal for $65 teeing off at 8:15am. We were a twosome following a 3-ball, with anoth... » More
Played today with fellow GK'er Matt, mpisarski01 with a nice local deal for $65 teeing off at 8:15am. We were a twosome following a 3-ball, with another twosome behind us. Around the 8th hole we asked the twosome behind to join us as we had been waiting on the group in front on every hole. Once we did that, the POP smoothed out a bit.
The course in very good shape right now although the fairways were a little tighter than we've normally seen here. But with that said, they were still excellent and allowed for a good amount of roll. Yellow tees had good coverage and were flat, no issues. Was in one bunker and it was fine, although one that Matt was in had no sand. Rough was manageable but could easily grab your club if you're not careful. Greens were the highlight as they were firm (allow for release), putting fast, and rolling sooo PURE! Really fun to putt on.
One note I hope might be addressed in the future, a set of tees or combo set between the blacks (7009 yards) and the yellows (6483 yards) would be really appreciated. 6700-6800 yards would sweet!
Weather ended up being the overall winner today! Started out overcast with a consistent 10-15mph wind. We could see that the mountains surrounding the valley were covered by storm cells. Around the 5th hole the sun came out and it was really nice...for a while. About the time we got to 12/13 the cells moved in and we got some rain. Said rain eventually gave way to sleet, which then turned into hail. But that cell moved out shortly thereafter and luckily we got the play the signature island hole 15 in nice weather. To which, Matt promptly stiffed his shot to about 18" for a tap in bird. Then after we hit our tee shots on 16, all HAIL broke loose as it started coming down to point that we were getting pelted everywhere. A few 40mph gusts combined with the ice pellets was not that fun and slightly painful! It did however make for a really nice photo op as the course quickly became a White Wonderland. Alas, that was enough for us and our playing partners and we decided to call it a day. For this reason I didn't rate the course but I would say it's a solid 8/10 and always recommended, provided the weather cooperates. Thanks Matt for a fun and memorable round!» Close
Took advantage of February resident rate special today and got out to Reflection Bay for the first time. The course winds through some very impressive... » More
Took advantage of February resident rate special today and got out to Reflection Bay for the first time. The course winds through some very impressive homes and spills out onto the shores of Lake Las Vegas making for some spectacular scenery! Love that the area is completely away from the city allowing for a peaceful day. I was met at my car by a friendly girl that took my clubs and loaded them onto the cart while I went to the pro shop to check in. I was told that they always pair you with a cart partner unless you want to pay extra for your own cart? Odd but no big deal.
Tee time was 850 as a single and was paired up with a fun threesome teeing off about 5 minutes late. Once on the course, our POP was 4 hours flat with very little waiting and never seeing the group behind us.
Course conditions were borderline excellent all the way around.
Tees- Flat, good coverage, minimal divots. Could use a trim in some spots but that's being nitpicky.
Fairways- Deep emerald green with beautiful mow patterns like you see on TV. They were good to hit from other than the holes nearest the lake that were thinner due to those d%mn coots!
Bunkers- Beautiful white sand bunkers framed by a ring of dormant rough surrounding them for that cool contrasting look. They have a good amount of sand in them. No issues there.
Rough- Similar to the fairways, deep green and lush everywhere other than where the birds congregate. Not very long but thick enough where your ball might settle to the bottom at times to make for a tougher recovery.
Greens- Super firm and not holding all that well. Better to aim for front of greens to allow for roll out. I have a high ball flight and only the wedges would stop within 15 feet of where they landed. Never had to fix a ball mark as you couldn't really make one. Chips and pitches would run out as well. They did putt very nicely at a fast pace!
Overall it's really fun course to play and very fair. No GPS onboard so BYO. Visually deceiving for first timers off the tee. If you're striking the ball well, you'll score. On the other hand, bad shots will be punished by numerous hazards. Good mix of wide open and tighter holes to make you think. For a Nicklaus course, the greens at are Reflection Bay quite tame. There are no crazy undulations or breaks. What you see if what you get. I can definitely see myself coming back here again as long as they keep offering deep discounts for locals. But even at rack rate, it's recommended in it's current condition.» Close
Was back in So Cal for the weekend and was able to get out to Glen Ivy on Saturday. Original tee time was 833 but a frost delay backed everything up b... » More
Was back in So Cal for the weekend and was able to get out to Glen Ivy on Saturday. Original tee time was 833 but a frost delay backed everything up by about 1.5 hours. Once we got going we found the course to be in typical winter condition. With the dry winter that meant the course was playing firm and fast.
Tees- Fine enough with good coverage
Fairways- Nothing great to look at but enough coverage and padding to hit from considering the time of year and lack of water. But beware that balls are running forever. Especially the downhill holes. #16 in particular, which always boosts the ego with it's severe downhill sloping fairway, was interesting to say the least today. Our entire group managed to find the fairway with our tee balls. All four ended up rolling down to the front of the green somewhere around 100-125 yards past where our shots originally landed.
Rough- Mix of lush and dormant. Areas that did have good coverage were very manageable and in some instances provided better lies than the fairways.
Bunkers- I was in 2. One was good and the other was thin. Enough said.
Greens- Best part of the course both visually and in playability. Held shots well and rolled smoothly at a nice consistent med-fast speed.
I've always loved the layout of this course. For the most part it's well kept but sad to see the lake on 16 completely bone dry and how much lower the remaining lakes have gotten but it's totally understandable with the lack of water. Cart girl was around several times and POP was 5 hours which obviously isn't great but with the morning frost delay, they were doing their best to play catch up all day.» Close
Day 2 of the GK Guru plays NV/AZ brought us to Laughlin Ranch. I had previously never even heard of this course but in the lead up to today I had been... » More
Day 2 of the GK Guru plays NV/AZ brought us to Laughlin Ranch. I had previously never even heard of this course but in the lead up to today I had been doing my research and it looked amazing. Let me tell you something, the pictures don't do this place justice. It's beyond what you've heard or have seen in pics. A true must play if you're in the area.
Tees- Level, lush, and minimal damage. Great!
Fairways- Perfect. No really...there's literally nothing to complain about. They're beautiful to look at and even better to play from. They were like carpets and you'd almost feel bad taking divots. Almost ;)
Greens- Held all shots like darts but were smooth and true rolling at med-fast speeds. Really nice surfaces to play on.
Rough- Dormant bermuda but they still had some bite to them as there were several occasions where our balls would nestle down to the bottom.
Bunkers- The only weak spot as they are thin and full of pebbles/small rocks but Chris, the owner & GM, told us after the round that they're in the process of renovating them and adding new sand. Once they're done, I have no doubt they'll be awesome.
The layout of the course has you playing up or down, toward or away from the Colorado River. Spectacular views are everywhere! This course will reward good shots and punish poor ones but most holes have generous landing areas off the tees.
Carts are new gas powered carts that have GPS and USB plugs onboard. They're super quiet for being gas. The clubhouse is super impressive with a full service spa, banquet facilities, restaurant, bar, gym, etc...A true all in one destination. The slate burger after the round was so good! All employees that we encountered were super friendly and seemed genuinely happy to work there. So refreshing to see! Laughlin Ranch is a course that I fell in love with right away and I can't wait to be back!» Close
Day 1 of a back-to-back GK Guru outing had Johnny, Matt, Ron, & myself at Coyote Springs. There's something about these middle of nowhere courses (Ram... » More
Day 1 of a back-to-back GK Guru outing had Johnny, Matt, Ron, & myself at Coyote Springs. There's something about these middle of nowhere courses (Rams Hill, Paiute, etc) that are truly hidden gems. They warned us that the course was not in its prime shape but I'd have to respectfully disagree. If this isn't their best, then I can't wait to see that!
Tees- Perfectly flat with minimal damage and full coverage
Fairways- Insane! Condition-wise there's not much to complain about. Lush, pretty firm, provide good roll on drives, and good cushion underneath. BUT...the mounding. OH MY the mounding! I've never seen fairways with so many mounds, swales, hills, etc. I think Ron and I got seasick driving on these things! In typical Jack fashion, the fairways are pretty generous.
Rough- Semi-dormant and pretty easy to hit out of. Again, full coverage and no issues. Their color contrasted nicely with the deep green fairways.
Greens- Huge green complexes that were mostly smooth and held most shots nicely. They looked faster than they played. Medium speed at best but I suppose that's ok considering the crazy undulations that most of them have! Jack Nicklaus at his evil best.
Bunkers- I can give a definitive review on these since I found almost every one of them on the course today. They all had soft sand and some had too much sand leading to some semi-plugged and plugged lies in our group today. There are so many bunkers on each hole that you'd better have your sand game on point before coming here. A couple on the back 9 were being worked on and were GUR while they add new sand to them.
Overall the layout of this course is truly incredible. Course knowledge is a must here! With so many humps and bumps in the fairways, it was really hard to get an idea of how far it was to certain hazards. To be honest I don't know if the sprinklers had yardages on them since we all had our own GPS devices. No GPS on the carts but yardage books are available in the clubhouse. Speaking of carts, gas powered ones here and it's needed as the amount of land this course encompasses is gigantic. No way an electric cart would make it through a round. There are some seriously long drives from the clubhouse to the range to the first tee and back. The course does not return to the clubhouse at the turn. Cart girl was out and about and we must've seen her around 6-7 times today. Service was great on all levels. Yes the location is remote but it's an easy drive at just an hour north of Vegas. Do yourself a favor and add it to your must play list in the area! Can't wait to go back again soon. Thanks Johnny!» Close
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