First time playing here on Saturday 800am 4/21.
Easy 90 minute drive from OC when on the road at 530am on a Saturday.
Very nice, large grass practice area. Good size practice green for putting and chipping near first tee. Pro Shop and Starter pleasant and efficient.
I would almost categorize this as a link-style layout. Quite flat and straight forward, nothing hidden or mysterious about any of the holes, with exception of first, which has a 50-60 foot wide wash (dry) that is not visible from 1st tee, about 240-250 from blue tees. Be aware.
Tee boxes were generally in good shape, there was one par 3 tee box on back 9 which was crowned and not level, but otherwise nothing noteworthy.
Fairways were excellent, a little on firm side but very good coverage throughout. Good rollout if drives were hit with medium high-to low flight. Rough was minimal, maybe 3-4" is spots, but not penal.
Greens were quite firm and smooth. Excellent coverage. Only one green I recall with a few rough spots. I did not repair many ball marks despite hitting a good number of greens with high approach shots. Better to play a few yards short of typical carry distance, to allow for roll out. Greens were true but found myself looking for some break on many holes, only to see a very straight roll.
Bunkers were inconsistent. I found one fairway bunker which was perfect, one greenside which was good, but other players in my group found some with more small rocks and pebbles than good sand.
No beverage cart on the course on this day.
Good sandwich in the restaurant at conclusion of round, and very cordial service throughout.
Not the most interesting or spectacular layout. Most tee shots were to forgiving fairways. Worth a look when in the area. Cimarron also offers an 18 hole par 3 (with 1 short par 4), adjacent to the full sized 18. Played a handful of holes there after my first 18, but ran out of gas when temps reached 95 degrees. Good course to sharpen short game.
Recommend both. Have fun and have a good chance to shoot a low score.» Close