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What's in Keith's Golf Bag
Mizuno JPZ EZ Driver
Callaway X-Hot 3-wood
TaylorMade Burner 3-hybrid, 4-hybrid, 6-hybrid
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TaylorMade 56-degree wedge
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Last Updated: November 23, 2018
I've been playing golf since I was about 12, but am still not as good as I should be considering how much I play. Anything mid-80s and below I feel satisfied, but will break 80 from time to time. I love playing courses I haven't played before and recently surpassed 1,000-course mark. I'd much rather play a new course every time than play the same course(s) over and over again.
I am also an avid "road trip" golfer. I've driven up and down the west coast and played many courses in California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. I have a personal goal of someday playing golf in all 50 states and I am currently up to 43 (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV and WY). I have also played every public golf course in Southern California. You can read all about my travel golf adventures and my local golf experiences on my blog at http://bogeysacrossamerica.com and follow me on Twitter @GolfNomadBAA, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfNomadBAA or on Instagram @GolfNomad6pez
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This was my second stop yesterday and ultimately my last round of the trip before making the drive all the way home last night. I called ahead and the... » More
This was my second stop yesterday and ultimately my last round of the trip before making the drive all the way home last night. I called ahead and they slotted me in at the 8:40 time, paired with a twosome. When I checked in, they were waiting on one of those players to show up, so they sent me out to the first tee to join the twosome ahead. There were some groups ahead, but we never pushed and enjoyed a very relaxed 4-hour round. The price was $56 with a cart, which seemed very steep for a mid-week round.
Even though it was also very wet here and also playing cart path only, Windsor was by far the best conditioned course I played this trip. That's not saying much, but it was a clear winner. Tees, fairways and rough were lush. Things were mowed and maintained pretty well considering how wet the ground was. It was easy to see they strive to keep this place in the best shape they can. It was still quite mushy and plenty of fat shots were hit, though. Bunkers were nice. The greens were very nice. They were squishy underfoot and very receptive on approaches, but cut nicely and rolling smooth at relatively medium-fast speeds.
I would definitely call Windsor a hidden gem. It doesn't get much attention because it's a bit further north of the Bay Area, but it is a solid layout that gets more interesting and challenging as you go. I would easily recommend it, especially if you can find a decent deal. I just paid full rack because that's just how it timed out and I really wanted to finally check it out on this trip.» Close
Played here as my early morning round yesterday. The guy in the pro shop told me the day before he usually opens up around 7:00. I was the only one th... » More
Played here as my early morning round yesterday. The guy in the pro shop told me the day before he usually opens up around 7:00. I was the only one there, so I paid my $16 for 9 holes. I decided to pay $9 extra for a cart, even though it was cart path only, just because I wanted to play as quickly as I could to make my next tee time. I was done here in less than an hour.
Conditions were pretty similar to that of Ukiah Valley the day before. Very wet, mushy and muddy throughout after all the recent rain. Tee boxes, fairways and rough were all pretty sloppy and not recently mowed, so it was what it was. There are only a couple bunkers on the course and I wasn't in one, so no comments there. The greens were pretty nice, though. They were very soft, but rolling fairly well at medium speeds. I'm sure they quicken up later in the day and you don't want to be above the hole. It's a hilly course and those slopes will come into play on the relatively small greens here.
I've always heard this is one of the better short courses in the North Bay Area and I would have to agree. Decent facilities with great-looking three-tiered driving range. Fun and entertaining 9-hole layout. Pretty setting, as well. Nothing you want to go too far out of your way for, but a decent option if you want to enjoy a quick round in this neck of the woods.» Close
Played here 12/26 in the afternoon. Arrived a little after 1:00 and got right out as a single. Played through one twosome on the front and then caught... » More
Played here 12/26 in the afternoon. Arrived a little after 1:00 and got right out as a single. Played through one twosome on the front and then caught a logjam of groups for most of the back nine. Total pace around 3 hours. $33 twilight rate with a cart. Cart path only because things were very wet after recent storms.
The course looked great in pictures because everything was so lush and green, but the playability was rough because it was so wet and muddy. Clearly, they haven't been able to mow many fairways or tee boxes this week, so things were pretty shaggy throughout. Tee boxes shaggy, but not terrible. Fairways very soft with zero roll-out and mushy lies, so really made the course play long. Rough thick and also very soft. Bunkers were actually pretty good, just not freshly raked and full of turkey/deer tracks. The greens were soft, but in pretty good shape all things considered. Rolling well at medium speeds, often faster than they appeared on downhillers.
Beyond the wet conditions, which I know to expect in Northern California in the winter, I was very pleasantly surprised with Ukiah Valley. This is a fun old course that may be a bit too funky/quirky for some. Not super long by today's standards, but very hilly with plenty of trees and some sharp doglegs. Very much a target course and often a 2-club difference on severe uphill shots like the first hole. Beautiful secluded setting with only a few houses/streets along certain sections of the course. Looked beautiful with the blue skies and green grass, even though playability was a bit rough in winter. More than interesting enough to recommend if you happen to be in this area. Not much else nearby.» Close
I booked a 12:15 hot deal time here yesterday afternoon. $44. Arrived much earlier. It didn't seem too busy, so they let me out on my own a little bef... » More
I booked a 12:15 hot deal time here yesterday afternoon. $44. Arrived much earlier. It didn't seem too busy, so they let me out on my own a little before 11:00. They told me there were a couple groups ahead that I might play through. After a couple holes, I tried to skip ahead but there weren't any openings ahead. It was pretty stacked, so I ended up joining a nice member threesome for the rest of the round and I went back to play the couple holes I skipped afterward. Total pace still not too bad at around 4 hours.
I was disappointed in the conditions. I usually don't expect much in this area in the winter season, but it was very patchy and largely dormant throughout the course. A hodge podge of green and brown patches throughout. Mostly played okay, but a lot of weak areas, too. Bunkers fine with a few having puddles from recent storms. The greens were pretty nice overall, receptive and rolling well at medium speeds. Tee boxes fine throughout.
Disappointing conditions marred what is an otherwise very enjoyable layout. I know the North course is usually heralded as the star course at RMCC, but the South is very interesting, challenging and fun all the way through. Plays through more residential areas, but houses rarely feel "in play" at all. Routing is very spread out and the first tee is very far away from the main clubhouse, but no big deal. Now is not the ideal time to play here in terms of weather or conditions, especially as the prices remain kind of high. However, I am not sure how much longer they will continue to offer public tee times, so I wanted to play both courses while available.» Close
Played here yesterday morning at 7:00. I went off second by myself behind another single. Not very busy out there on a weekday winter morning. I wasn'... » More
Played here yesterday morning at 7:00. I went off second by myself behind another single. Not very busy out there on a weekday winter morning. I wasn't in huge rush, so I just took my time and still finished in about 2.5 hours walking. $19 walking rate.
They've obviously gotten plenty of rain here recently as the course was super wet, muddy and mushy from tee to green. Grass patchy and inconsistent, and very wet as I said. Bunkers also wet, but the sand was actually pretty nice in them. Very heavy, but soft, well-raked and well-stocked. A few bunkers were flooded out, though. The greens were the highlight. They were somewhat firm, which was surprising given how wet everything else was. They were in good shape and rolling well at medium speeds.
This is a very basic executive layout without much excitement. Flat and mostly wide open with only a little bit of character on/around a handful of greens. Good place to work on the game, but nothing worth going out of the way for. I will say all the par-3s are relatively long. There is one around 150 if you play the back tees, and then the rest are all 170-plus. For such a short overall course, it would be nice to have a few shorter par-3s in the mix.» Close
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