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Los Angeles County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County
TaylorMade R1 Driver
Callaway S2H2 Warbird BB 3 Aldila One 65S Shaft
Snake Eyes 18* & 21* Tour hybrids
Snake Eyes 600C 3-6 Irons Rifle 6.0 Shafts
Snake Eyes 600B/W 7-GW Rifle 6.0 Shafts
Cleveland 588 TA 56* & 60* wedges
Ray Cook Classic Plus I Putter
MeowMix for consistently short putts
Lots of home built junk!!!!! :)
Last Updated: June 28, 2017
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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 ... » More
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
Played on 8/6/17 with abbacat and a couple of my friends, Dennis and Eric. Took us right at 4 hours to get around, delayed a bit by an incredibly slo... » More
Played on 8/6/17 with abbacat and a couple of my friends, Dennis and Eric. Took us right at 4 hours to get around, delayed a bit by an incredibly slow twosome ahead of us. I think at #5 there were 3 groups on the tee box because of the twosome. Once they quit at #10ish, it was a smooth pace. Normal hot summer temps with a little breeze on the day.
We played from the green tees which were about 6200 yards. The next up is bronze at 66-6700ish. One of the guys wasn't thrilled with that length.
Tee boxes were nice with good coverage, level and easy to find a decent spot to tee it up. Par 3's had some minor damage.
Fairways were in good shape. There were some areas where they had browned out. The lies were generally good. Some areas were very tight. Never had a bad lie in the fairways. The rough as usual ranged from non existent to nasty. There are a lot more areas where the rough is bare than the outing a month or so ago.
The sand was good in most bunkers, a little packed in most, still good. There was enough in some that I got a buried lie in the side of one bunker. I wasn't in as many bunkers as some of the playing partners... :) Any mishits were user error on my bunker shots. All others were not hard to play from.
The greens were very nice. They were accepting of a good shot, with minimal rollout. They rolled medium-slow and again plenty of meow-mixed putts in the group. Not many unfixed ball marks which was nice. My biggest issue is the flags have no designation for pin position. Makes gauging distance pretty tough from the fairways if it wasn't obvious. Playing three times in the last 2 months helps figure things out.
Staff is good and helpful. It would be nice if you could take the cart to your car on the hot days to unload gear. The cart guys did offer to carry bags to the car if requested.
I really like this course. If you get dumb, a big score is there to smack you around. We'll probably play again a couple times during the summer.» Close
Played 7/16 with abbacat for $18 using an underpar deal with replay. We got out early around 6:15 and the first round temps were not bad, a bit humid... » More
Played 7/16 with abbacat for $18 using an underpar deal with replay. We got out early around 6:15 and the first round temps were not bad, a bit humid, tolerable especially with the sun hidden by clouds and a light breeze. They close at 2pm, start picking up flags at 1:30 and cart in at 2pm. Not many people venturing out on the course on this day.
Course conditions were down right terrible. I've played here 3 prior times and this was the worst it's been. Not muni meets dirt parking lot love child, but, pretty poor. When the best part of the course is the putting green, you're in for it!
Tee boxes were not good. Uneven lies and little coverage. Some areas were nothing but dirt with the lone tall weed attempting the bald comb over look. Some had weeds everywhere except for the teeing area marked for the day/week/month. Very few of the tee boxes I played had grass coverage from marker to marker, even 2 clubs back.
Fairways, not good either. Spotty coverage, browned out and bare dirt. Almost requiring a rock-club bad. The course name matched the fairways, Desert, yep, dunes, absolutely. I got to the point of playing any bare areas as GUR and trying to find a decent tuft or grass coverage which was sometimes as far as 10 yards away. The dirt mounds in the fairways were interesting. Didn't cause any issues for us, but, I could see them being a nuisance if you nailed one.
Greens were OK. A little bumpy and slow. Closely mowed areas near the green where pretty decent. The rough around many of the greens was really long, lush and penal on some holes, as though they were watered from some mysterious spring. So bad that I lost a ball on the 11th hole that we couldn't find after a long session of searching.
Bunkers, absolute garbage. Some hard packed/concrete, others wet and packed or just a lake! :) Never thought I'd see standing water in so many bunkers, just a mess. It should have been, ball in bunker, pick it up, rake the bunker where your ball was and replace so you could have a decent play. I play pretty well out of bunkers, not these junkers. Horrific!
As abbacat mentioned, the lake water was clear and nice. Fishing might have been a better activity for the day.
I like course when in better condition even though there are holes that eat my lunch every time. #3 and #7 can just be nuked out of existence if I had my way. :) I'd had enough of the conditions after 18 holes, decided to go another 18 because we could. After the stealing of my lunch money at #3, AGAIN, I was done. Played through #9 and wanted to GTFO of there.» Close
Played a fun round with abbacat on 7/3 getting a great deal on golfnow. After my last adventure here, I wasn't planning on seeing anything enjoyable ... » More
Played a fun round with abbacat on 7/3 getting a great deal on golfnow. After my last adventure here, I wasn't planning on seeing anything enjoyable golf related with this round. I was pleasantly surprised! There are some really great views from vistas around the course. Temps were very reasonable on a sunny day and the usual bad winds here were not that strong. A light breeze most of the day and only a few holes required club changes for any wind. It's an interesting layout, lots of elevation changes and has trouble everywhere if you stray offline.
The practice green was in incredible condition. Smooth and running fast. I hoped the greens on course would be comparable. Hitting station were very nice this time. Stations had nice grass and targets on the range.
Smooth check in. The starter was a really nice guy that was happy to see us as we were the last group for a couple of hours so he could grab a break. We teed off and were on our way. The I-10 on the first three holes can be distracting. The course turns away from the highway on hole 4 and the rest of the course is pretty quiet until 9, then back to quiet on 10.
Tee boxes were very nice with good coverage. The grass wasn't green, transitioning again? Easy to find a decent spot to tee it up.
Fairways were in good shape, not green, more transitioned to/from brown. Coverage was good, brown areas could have a been a bit more lush. Brown areas still had decent grass, with good lies. Off fairway areas can be an absolute killer here with grass, slopes and native plants/vegetation/barranca. Rough was longer but not penal.
Greens were incredible. Very close to the practice green. Unlike last time here, well struck shot hit and stopped. Very soft, leaving a deep ball mark. Nice to see shots hit and spin back or be within a foot or two of the mark. Not too many unfixed ball marks. Putts rolled fast and true. It's easy for a downhiller to get away. There are some pretty severe slopes with deep run off areas just off the perimeters. Miss the green collars by a mere foot and you can get a lie that is nestled deep in the wirey grass. Bring a good short game for up and downs, you'll need it.
Bunkers were a mixed bag. Greenside had packed sand that was wet and required extra effort to get out of. There were quite a few weeds/grass intruding within the boundries of the greenside bunkers, right in the middle. Sand was decent. Fairway bunkers were hard packed and had plenty of small pebbles/rocks. Had no problems getting out of any bunkers.
I liked the course on this outing better than the other 2 or 3 times I played. It's not a grip it and rip it course IMO. It requires thought off the tee to get in good positions. Some of the shorter holes can absolutely eat your lunch. Good course with holes that require thought to play. Normal golfnow or rack rate is a little steep for me as there are more affordable alternatives, PGA west, closer to home this time of year.» Close
Played the Boulder course from the whites, I prefer the Blues, today with my neighbors (wimps... LOL) in about 3.5 hours. POP was great until we caug... » More
Played the Boulder course from the whites, I prefer the Blues, today with my neighbors (wimps... LOL) in about 3.5 hours. POP was great until we caught a foursome on the 6th hole that were snails. Luckily they dropped one player at the turn and kept pace on the back nine. Very mild morning temps for this time of year with a little breeze. The driving range was in superb condition, nice grass stations and target greens/flags with a board showing accurate distances. Practice putting green was smooth and rolling slow. As with the last visit, seemed to roll quicker than the course greens.
Tee boxes were flat and had good lies/coverage. Some of the par 3's had a bit of divots, nothing unexpected.
Fairways were in good shape with very few browned areas. Short grass usually provided nice lies. Divot mix was on the carts to fill divots. Rough was not overly penal. The desert areas will eat up balls and the bushes can be brutal.
The traps were usually filled with decent sand and a little hard packed. They were in good shape regarding patron footprints which was nice. Overall decent shape for the bunkers.
The greens were smooth and rolling SLOWWWWWW. Good shots held close to ball marks. Not many unfixed ball marks which was great. They had been punched and sanded previously and were still showing a little of the larger punch hole. Still rolled pretty true and held lines without variation. Most of the greens are pretty flat and the ones that did have break definitely required some borrow. Speed was very slow.
Staff was good as usual and helpful. Carts had well stocked ice in the cooler, GPS info panel and pin position chart. There were plenty of water coolers around the course and cup provided in the cart cooler.
I enjoy the layout. Used the same ball for the entire round... a big plus for me! :) Good course for a reasonable rate that isn't a killer like many courses out here in the valley can be. The greens continue to be a wild card. I'll play here again.» Close
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