Played on 8/12/17 with my friend Larry. Pretty humid and windy which made things interesting. Wind was at least 2 clubs on many holes. Took us right at 3.25 hours to get around, and a nice group of 4 let us play through on 15. Played the white tees which are only about 5850 yards. I prefer something more in the 6300-6500 range, but the spread is 5850 or 6400. The partner doesn't dig the 6400, so 5850 it is.
Tee boxes were nice with good coverage, level and easy to find a decent spot to tee it up except the par 3's. Par 3's were not level and had plenty of damage between the markers.
Fairways were in good shape. They were not real green, yet provided good lies when in the boundries. Never had a bad lie in the fairways. Some areas were a smidge tight.
The rough was non existent to nasty. Thank god they decided to pull most of the barranca out that lined the holes/fairways. Ball eating stuff that made playing this course miserable and SLOOOOOOOOW when straying off line. Kudos to the management for tearing that stuff out.
Plenty of bunkers and waste areas to keep you honest. The sand was hit and miss in bunkers. Most were hard packed or had a hard crust on top. I had a lie in one that broke the crust and was a fried egg. Never seen anything like it in such a hard surfaced appearing bunker. The sand under the crust was pretty decent.
The greens were very nice. They were accepting of a good shot, with minimal rollout. They were rolling pretty fast and smoothly. Some greens had some bumpy spots, not many. Not many unfixed ball marks which was nice. Always like a course that has a pin sheet and staff that tells you the pin placements!
Staff I saw was good and helpful. Nice to see that after my last outing here that was not so good. This is another course that has a sign, no carts in the parking lot. It would be nice if you could take the cart to your car on hot days to unload gear. There was nobody in sight when dropping the cart off.
I enjoyed most of the round and would play here again if the price was right. Lots of short holes that will punish you with small misses. We'll probably play again during the summer.» Close