Went out to play Desert Dunes with Abbacat on Monday 4/11 for 36 holes. Funny thing about this round was it's the first time the wind wasn't howling! That was a nice change from every other time I've teed up here. Abbacat was a great partner to hit the links with, especially finding my errant shots in the arroyo which can be extremely thick...
Hey, one of us didn't lose any balls. (tough to lose them in the fairways.) LOL
Tee boxes were well maintained, level with good grass coverage. Easy to find a level spot anywhere within the tee markers that were in place. Distance plates are obvious and easy to read. Plenty of info.
Fairways were nice, lush, green and provided decent lies. Some undulation but not too severe in most cases. Marker stakes at 150yd in the middle of the fairway on every required hole. The bushes and arroyo will eat balls and keeping it straight, like most courses is important. Never had much problem finding Abbacat's shot, mine were all over the place sometimes. Distances in the fairways were tougher to get if you weren't right on a 100-150-200 marker stone.
Rough was just long enough to make club selection decision intriguing. Thick enough to allow shots to nestle down. Most areas were lush as I experienced plenty of the thicker stuff!
Bunkers were blah. This course has some VERY deep bunkers. Some filled with standing water, mud or hardpacked wet sand. I realize the issues this course may have with wind and keeping decent sand in bunkers. I was only in one through two rounds. The shot was not difficult except getting a read on the concrete I was standing on.
Greens were very nice and accepted good shots well. Fringe was really consistent. Rough around the greens was pretty deep/thick. The practice green seemed to be faster than course greens. Really smooth and running medium speed. Slower than I'm accustom and that made for more than a few MEOW Mix moments leaving putts short. Overall once I got adjusted, putting was consistent. Seeing Abbacat drop a 60 ft and 30 ft down hill bomb was pretty cool. Like most courses, people have no clue about fixing ball marks or the tools to do the job.
Cart was decent, no gps. Had a cooler stocked with ice. Wish they had UBS phone charging as my golf app killed my battery on about hole 30.
Staff was excellent as always. The server, Ares, in the lounge was great. Had a really good Hot Dog for lunch.
It was a great day on the links.» Close