Played here yesterday (1/13) with fellow GK members Nat and Jon. Hadn't played Sycuan in years but I was pleasantly surprised with the conditions today, though to be fair they are almost always greener here than anywhere in SD and the rain earlier this week surely gave a boost to overall conditions. Booked on GolfNow and this course is infamous for messing up or "losing" reservations and wouldn't you know it, they had us on Willow instead of the one we booked, Oak. At the end of the day, it didn't matter much with a 12:15 tee-time and sunset just a shade after 5pm, I know we wouldn't finish when the first parking lot was full. On to the review.
Tee-boxes: Good shape overall. I rarely found an area where I couldn't stand on level ground. It was easy to drive the tee into the ground and there are three total boxes to choose from.
Fairways: Excellent shape. Green color and soft ground on which to hit from. They offered a good amount of roll and there were only a minimal amount of divots.
Rough: Penal because of the recent rains but more penal than the rough are the areas near the ravines. Either way, errant tee shots were mostly penalized by the insane amount of trees lining the fairways.
Sand: I was only in two traps; both had enough sand but it was a bit hard packed, even if I was able to hit out of them. One trap I was in had a small amount of rocks in it.
Greens: The highlight of the round. They were slow at first but firmed up as the day went on, but no complaints here. They rolled true, at times had tricky breaks, and were a joy to putt on.
ETC: Wonderful carts with accurate GPS. Pace was pretty slow and marshals even though present, couldn't do much. Staff was friendly. Facilities here are ample. Got hit with a golf ball today but even that couldn't take away from the enjoyment factor of a perfect weather day and golf with friends.» Close