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Last Updated: January 10, 2018
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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Cascata Boulder City, NVReviewed by: stickboy, Placentia
I played Cascata with the gk gurus on a Friday, teeing off at about 10:44. The experience of playing here is terrific. It allowed me to get a glimpse ... » More
I played Cascata with the gk gurus on a Friday, teeing off at about 10:44. The experience of playing here is terrific. It allowed me to get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
The layout of Cascata is very good. It rises and falls as it winds in all directions through the desert hillside. There is enough room to drive the ball ... unless the wind is blowing 20mph or more. Sadly, we caught Cascata on a very windy day, which brought the level of difficulty of the course to a point where I was unable to successfully face the challenge. So, I would advise checking the weather forecast, and teeing off a little earlier than we did, especially if you're paying rack rate.
Course conditions were very good, as expected. The tee boxes were lush and level. The fairways provided perfect lies and the rough was consistently thick. The fairway bunkers were fine, though one I was in was more like hard pan. The greenside bunkers were PGA perfect, with just the right amount of pure, white sand. The greens were fun and faster than most I play on. It was nice to have a caddie to help with line and especially with speed, as they ran much faster or slower in different directions.
Our caddie was great, and he did as much as he could to help us, but it was really almost impossible to club us in all that wind. The pace of play was a smooth four hours, with little waiting on Johnny's group ahead of us, and nobody behind us. Service was friendly and professional everywhere. Thanks to Johnny for arranging the round. Great job, as usual.» Close
I played on Friday, teeing off (right on time) at 8:15. I really enjoy the layout here. There is plenty of room to hit driver on the longer holes, wit... » More
I played on Friday, teeing off (right on time) at 8:15. I really enjoy the layout here. There is plenty of room to hit driver on the longer holes, with trouble lurking for bad tee shots. There is enough bunkering off the tee and around the greens to get one's attention.The greens have accessible sections, along with some spots that are very difficult to attack.
Course conditions were very good for the middle of summer. Tee boxes had fine coverage. The fairways were very nice, and the rough was a consistent length that was not too punishing. If there was an area where some improvement might be needed, I would like to see a little more sand in the greenside bunkers. The greens were smooth, though the 110 degree days require the pace of the greens to be a little slower than they could be.
The pace of play was four hours, on the button. I also have to mention that the customer service was excellent from start to finish. I highly recommend this course for a fun round of golf.» Close
I played on a Wednesday with the gk gurus and teed off at about 6:45. It can get a little warm at Black Gold, but the early tee time kept everyone in ... » More
I played on a Wednesday with the gk gurus and teed off at about 6:45. It can get a little warm at Black Gold, but the early tee time kept everyone in the groups comfortable for most of the round. I love the layout here. It's a fair course that will definitely expose any deficiencies in one's game.
Conditions are very good at Black Gold. Tee boxes, fairways and rough are mostly lush, with wiry kikuyu grass in the rough to punish crooked shots. The bunkers I was in were perfect, with light, high quality sand that is well maintained. The greens are mostly smooth, though the moisture on the greens first thing in the morning slowed them down a little. Pace of play was great; about four hours, despite the fact that we had to look for my golf ball on several holes.
Customer service was terrific. All the employees I came in contact with were efficient and professional. Though I played poorly, I had a great time with my friends from GreensKeeper.org. Thanks, Johnny!» Close
I plated Los Verdes on Sunday, teeing off at about 7:30. It was really nice to get away from the blazing heat of the last week and visit the much more... » More
I plated Los Verdes on Sunday, teeing off at about 7:30. It was really nice to get away from the blazing heat of the last week and visit the much more comfortable coastal cloud cover on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Conditions have been consistently good this year at Los Verdes. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens are really good for a county course. The bunkers have the lighter white sand, which is USUALLY deep enough to hit a confident blast shot.
As always, there are a couple ever-present problems. Pace of play wasn't good (over five hours with a 7:30 tee time). There is also a ton of cow grass just off some of the fairways, and many exposed tree roots if one strays into the forest.
Customer service is great. Everyone I came in contact was cheerful and upbeat. Los Verdes is a fun golf course with beautiful views ... and it won't empty your wallet.» Close
I played on Wednesday, teeing off at about 10:15am. I have been playing here often, since I moved to Placentia. I like to play this course, because it... » More
I played on Wednesday, teeing off at about 10:15am. I have been playing here often, since I moved to Placentia. I like to play this course, because it requires me to hit many side hill shots, and there are constant elevation changes. Par is only 67, and the slope rating is 115 from the blues, but I find the practice value of playing here is very high.
Course conditions are not up to the standards of the higher priced Orange County courses, but they are decent and very much in line with the green fees. The tee boxes are acceptable, with much more damage on the shorter par threes. Tee to green is mostly fine (for a muni),with some areas a little more distressed than others. The bunkers are ok, with the darker, heavier sand. The greens rolled pretty well: Minimal ball marks and mostly smooth at medium speed. Pace of play is always a little better than it seems (about four hours), because there are a higher number of par threes. Customer service is efficient and friendly.» Close
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