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Where Sal Barajas Plays Golf
Los Angeles County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; San Francisco/North Bay Area; Phoenix Area; Western Arizona
What's in Sal Barajas's Golf Bag
Ping G25 Driver
Cobra S3 Irons (Graphite)
Nike HL Putter
Last Updated: March 7, 2017
Father taught me how to golf at a very young age (we used to sneak on to the local 9 after the starter left) but I stopped playing for some time until I picked it back up during college. I've been playing consistently (twice a month) for about 8 years now and I really enjoy the times I can get out. Typically play in San Diego but I'll play pretty much anywhere in So Cal. I have the most fun playing and competing with my friends wherever we play but I take my actual golf game about as seriously as I do life, relaxed.
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Sal Barajas's Golf Course Reviews
Played here 5/29 for my GK Cup match with fellow member Rudyclub. I love the layout of this course (all three 9 hole options are great) and we played ... » More
Played here 5/29 for my GK Cup match with fellow member Rudyclub. I love the layout of this course (all three 9 hole options are great) and we played the Canyon/Ranch combo which is in my opinion, the most difficult grouping. I was glad to see that everything was green and pace was excellent for a holiday weekend. On to the review:
Tee boxes: Good condition overall. Some had a little more use than others and plenty of them were a bit lacking in level ground, but all offered reasonable coverage to drive your tee into.
Fairways: Good condition throughout and green in color. Never had a bad lie all day and the roll I thought was fair. Cut nicely and visually pleasing.
Rough: As with many canyon course, the natural terrain is far more penal than the "rough" on the course, however the rough that did exist was not terribly harsh. Areas with more than 2" of grass did affect shots a bit but nothing terrible.
Bunkers: Mixed bag throughout. Some bunkers had brown dirt-style sand that was difficult to shape shots in, others had whiter beach-style sand that was far easier to work with.
Greens: Good condition overall with only two greens that I remember having areas of burn/damage, though it did not affect putts. Rolled true and medium-slow. Breaks and undulation on some of these greens was insane (especially Canyon #4).
ETC: Carts had no GPS but were upgraded. Staff was friendly. Cart girl came around roughly 5 times in the round. Water jugs filled with cold water. Natural landscape lends itself to lots of wildlife, and that includes LOTS of bees everywhere. Layout is spectacular and a wide variety of holes. POP was 4.5 hours, which for Memorial Day was excellent. For a good price, definitely worth a visit.» Close
Played here yesterday (5/24) on a $31 Hot Deal from GolfNow. Had a 2:21 tee-time but arrived early and was told we could head out. It's nice to see th... » More
Played here yesterday (5/24) on a $31 Hot Deal from GolfNow. Had a 2:21 tee-time but arrived early and was told we could head out. It's nice to see the facilities improved, though certain areas could use an updated namely the clubhouse. Course looked empty and I told my partner (stupidly) i would walk with him. Not a smart idea less than two years out from ACL surgery carrying a bag all day. I always loved the layout of Carlton Oaks and always felt it was a renovation away from hosting US Open qualifiers, safe to say they are at least moving in the right direction. On to the review:
Tee boxes: Inconsistent in level ground, turf condition, and space available but overall okay condition. I like the fact they offer plenty of options and the blues had good coverage all day.
Fairways: Good condition overall and glad to see a healthy green color throughout. Turf condition could be better and a few lies weren't very friendly, but majority of the coverage was adecuarte for good shots. Roll was also good.
Rough: Really a bigger factor here is the out of bound areas that pepper the entire layout of this course and that can be penal. Water, waste areas, homes, and naturally sensitive areas were all in play. The rough that does exist was pretty sticky and penal.
Bunkers: Might be the weakest point of the course. Varied conditions throughout; some great others terrible. Saw some sparkling white sand on one hole and hit out of dirt on another. #16 has a gigantic waste area that really should be either removed or turned into a traditional bunker/water feature.
Greens: Best part of the round by far. Held shots well, great color and condition (divots are blamed on the players not the course says I), and rolled true (though slow at times).
ETC: Pace of play was insanely fast at roughly 3.5 hours and that was with walking nearly 7 miles (thanks iPhone technology). Staff was friendly. Range is pathetic but functional. Love the layout and hole variation. For a good price, do visit!» Close
Played here 5/8 as part of the same SCGA outing, with sixpez as my partner. A pleasure to finally tee it up together, as well as meet Larry and Perry.... » More
Played here 5/8 as part of the same SCGA outing, with sixpez as my partner. A pleasure to finally tee it up together, as well as meet Larry and Perry. As Keith mentioned in the previous review, Victoria Club definitely has a mid-level private course feel; the layout being very reminiscent of Mission Trails in San Diego (muni with a decent mix of interesting holes). There is nothing here that would warrant a visit from anywhere further than say a 30 minute drive but alas, a private course from 1903 checked off the list. On to the conditions:
Tee boxes: Plenty of coverage but no box was in great condition, often being uneven and because everything at this course is smaller in size, it took an extra couple of seconds to find level ground. Other than that, good conditions.
Fairways: Even hitting ground though the color really varied from semi-green to yellow brown. Aesthetics aside, I never landed in a bad lie and the roll seemed more than fair. It was nice to see divots filled.
Rough: Not very penal and really a non factor here. The course is so tight that most of the time you are either OB or on the next hole. The trees lining the fairways are far more brutal than the rough.
Bunkers: Was only in two today and as Keith alluded to, the new sand led to many fried eggs. Nevertheless, the bunkers with soft sand are far more welcoming to hit from than the hard pan dirt most courses seem to allow. Ample rakes too.
Greens: The highlight of the round for me; great color, good roll, challenging breaks, and excellent condition. They were a pleasure to putt from.
ETC: Pace of play was roughly 4.25 hours and it moved much faster, a real blessing at an SCGA outing. The locker room was a real throwback, as is much of this course. The barbecue lunch was excellent. Shotgun start that could have gotten off to a cleaner start. All in all, a good outing at a decent private course.» Close
Played here today (4/2) in an SCGA outing with GK member jpeairs85. Outing was shotgun with a full field and pace of play a sluggish 5 hours but round... » More
Played here today (4/2) in an SCGA outing with GK member jpeairs85. Outing was shotgun with a full field and pace of play a sluggish 5 hours but round was beyond enjoyable. One week after the Kia and this place was in absolutely amazing condition. Second time playing here and the greens today were some of the fastest I have ever played. On to the review...
Tee-boxes: Great shape as we were some of the first people out. Certain boxes were harder to drive the tee into, however all boxes offered good coverage. Good amount of choices of boxes for all skill levels.
Fairways: Amazing. Green, cut tight with a great amount of roll. Very few divots and a pleasure to hit from.
Rough: Penal! This stuff was a step below Torrey but absolutely killed your drives when out of bounds. Hid mis-hits well and grabbed your club, especially early in the morning.
Sand: I was in two bunkers today and they were amazing as well. Beautiful white sand that helped with shots. Ample amount of rakes.
Greens: The highlight of the round! Absolutely perfect greens that rolled like glass. Minimal damage and the breaks on some of these were insane. These were PGA tour quality greens.
ETC: Staff was very friendly, SCGA rep was very friendly. Pace was pretty bad today but I hear these events are always slow. Course still had television tower and certain stands still up from the event last weekend that really added to the feel. Highly highly recommend!» Close
Played here today (3/27) with GK member molebio. Hadn't played here in quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised in some aspects, yet a bit disap... » More
Played here today (3/27) with GK member molebio. Hadn't played here in quite some time and I was pleasantly surprised in some aspects, yet a bit disappointed with others. Course itself was a mixed bag as the review will tell, however I was happy to see a wonderful staff attitude, good food, and a sincere effort to try and make the player feel satisfied. On to the review:
Tee boxes: Whatever turf they installed in the tee boxes isn't the most receptive when it comes time to drive the tee in, otherwise conditions were good considering we teed off at 3. Lots of tee options for every level is a big plus.
Fairways: Excellent in my opinion! Not as green as one would hope but they rolled true, grass was mowed well, and minimal divot damage.
Rough: Penal where it exists but the real test here is the OB areas (homes, gorilla grass, and water). Rough that does exist is playable and not terribly tough.
Sand: Was only in one trap but had grittier dirt style sand as opposed to the white stuff you see at higher end courses. Playable enough but doesn't help with shots.
Greens: Punched in early March and sadly the sand is still affecting the putts in nearly every hole. Balls rolled okay but lots of bumps and minor deviations.
ETC: POP was very slow today, teed off before 3pm and didn't come close to finishing. Carts with GPS. Staff was friendly. Cart girl had left by the time we teed off but snack shop/restaurant was open at the turn with good food. Hitting net and nice putting green available. Layout is great mix of holes and though many don't care for the renovation, I can dig it. Recommended at discounted greeen fee.» Close
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