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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County
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A bunch of old, worn out clubs
Last Updated: March 9, 2016
I'm always looking for a playing partner of similar ability to play with. No betting, or anything, just good-natured competition for the love of the game.
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I played with the gk guru group, teeing off on Tuesday afternoon at about 12:30. The temperature ranged between 95 and 100 degrees throughout the roun... » More
I played with the gk guru group, teeing off on Tuesday afternoon at about 12:30. The temperature ranged between 95 and 100 degrees throughout the round, so the course was relatively uncrowded.
I was impressed with the practice facilities at Eagle Glen. They have a large driving range with all grass hitting areas. There is also a nice chipping area with a large practice bunker. So, if you play there, give yourself a little time to warm up and get a feel for hitting pitch/chip shots.
As for the course, it's a beauty. A very winding layout that twists though the hills. I found tee shots to be challenging, but fair. The greens were pretty large, for the most part. I would characterize the layout as moderately difficult.
The tee boxes were mostly satisfactory, though some of the moveable tee markers were placed in uneven areas. From tee to green, the conditions were good, though I did find a couple areas of near hardpan just off the fairway. The bunkers were nicely groomed. I found the greens to be a little tricky, but what helped me get the speed a little better was to putt as if the grain grew away from the hills.
Customer service was great in the pro shop. We also dined in the restaurant, and the service was very good there, as well. I also thought the prices in the restaurant were very fair, and the food was really good (I had the French Dip).
Thanks to Johnny and Eagle Glen for a great afternoon. I'll be back!» Close
I played Sunday, teeing off at about 7:45 with my regular Sunday group. The first thing we noticed was that the practice putting and chipping greens a... » More
I played Sunday, teeing off at about 7:45 with my regular Sunday group. The first thing we noticed was that the practice putting and chipping greens are distressed, suffering from some kind of fungus, or something, We were concerned that the greens on the course would be in the same condition. To be honest, the first three or four greens seemed to have a bit of a problem, but the others were fine.
The rest of the course was in pretty good shape. The tee boxes are fantastic. Tee to green is fine, considering ongoing water restrictions. The bunkers have the good sand, though it is possible in some spots to hit clay if you go too far under your ball.
There are certain issues at Los Verdes that are just part of the … er … charm. If you hit one off the fairway, be prepared to encounter a mix of hardpan, cow grass, and tree roots. But, hey, it's a county course with multiple ocean views.
Pace of play was under five hours, but we teed off early. Expect longer as the day wears on.
Customer service is top notch in both the pro shop and the restaurant.» Close
I played Saturday, teeing off at about 9am with gk stalwart mcantos and another twosome. As with many fine courses in the L.A. County system, the issu... » More
I played Saturday, teeing off at about 9am with gk stalwart mcantos and another twosome. As with many fine courses in the L.A. County system, the issue at Mountain Meadows isn't the layout or conditions, but the pace of play. It's a five hour course, owing mostly to some demanding tee shots and elevation changes … and the unwillingness of many players to play the proper tees. That being said, our pace of play was acceptable at around five hours, making for a day of enjoyable golf.
If you've never played here, it's a very nice Ted Robinson course that has some unique and interesting holes in the hills above the Pomona fairgrounds. I have walked the course before, but it is challenging, especially in the heat.
The course is really in good shape now. The tee boxes are large and have fine coverage. Fairway grass is pretty lush in most places, and the bunkers are reasonably well groomed with muni sand. The greens are the best part, rolling very well with medium speed and few ball marks.
Customer service in the pro shop was excellent.
I'm not sure how the course will withstand the current heat wave … so far, so good.» Close
I played Moorpark on a beautiful Monday morning, teeing off at about 11am with respected gk gurus Nickesquire, MrKich, and mdames, I had played two of... » More
I played Moorpark on a beautiful Monday morning, teeing off at about 11am with respected gk gurus Nickesquire, MrKich, and mdames, I had played two of the nines before, so I knew what I was getting into.
The layout is very good, with ribbons of golf course winding through the beautiful, natural terrain. There are constant elevation changes, with many holes that play downhill, and many long cart rides up to elevated tees with magnificent views.
From the tee, landing areas are fair, but not generous. Errant tee shots result in balls lost in the ever-present lateral hazards which line virtually all the fairways on both sides. Lay-ups and approach shots can also find the hazards, and there are also a couple shots which need to carry over canyons.
I found myself often commenting on the beauty of many holes as I stood on the tee. The variety of length and personality of so many of the holes is astounding. Thank goodness all 27 holes have survived the trials and tribulations in the golf industry the last few years.
Course conditions were stellar across the board. Good coverage in the fairways, Thick, deep rough around the greens. Plenty of well-maintained sand in the bunkers. The greens were smooth and ran at a comfortable, medium speed, and were tricky for me to read.
Pace of play was great, and would have been better if we wouldn't have spent so much time looking for my wild shots. I could see the difficulty of the course adding time to rounds if the course got really busy, though.
Customer service was polite and professional at every turn. The golf related personnel were friendly and helpful. I also ate supper in the restaurant. The food and service were very good, and the beer selection was ample and cold.
Thanks, again, to Johnny and the staff at Moorpark for making it happen. You"re the greatest!» Close
We teed off a little after 9am in another gk guru fun fest. The weather was perfect, with blue sky everywhere serving as a backdrop to the tree lined ... » More
We teed off a little after 9am in another gk guru fun fest. The weather was perfect, with blue sky everywhere serving as a backdrop to the tree lined hills. The golf course was lush and green, with smooth, flat tee boxes and good grass coverage from tee to green.
The greens themselves were very good, with decent speed. They held almost any type of approach shots, with many wedge shots backing up significantly. I found the greens very hard to read. There must be a prevailing grain direction, but I couldn't figure it out.
The layout is lots of fun, with the front side being pretty straight forward. The back side is more tricky, and probably requires a couple rounds to figure out club selection off a few of the tees.
All in all, a very good course in a beautiful setting.» Close
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