This round was played on Saturday June 2nd. Tee time was for 7:30. Landed up playing by myself, despite them trying to pair me with another single, but they never showed up.
First tee, the starter literally was not feeling his job. Cranky old man. Next thing, check the yardages before you play. Especially on this course, with a TON of elevation changes the white tees are fairly short. Under 6,000 yards. There is a "combo" tee with whites and blues, but never saw them while playing the Blues.
This course was in GREAT shape. I had a local email me some help to play each hole which helped quite a bit throughout the day. One difficulty about this course was hitting on severe downslopes and upslopes. The greens were moving quite fast, which made for a good day on the greens!
The course is quite broken up, there is a few times, that if you aren't looking for signage, you might land up in the wrong spot. The front nine crosses itself, and the back 9 starts with 9-13 together, and then 14-18 on the other side and around the clubhouse.
Most of all the holes are right in front of you, and you can see where you want to hit your shot, there are a few holes, where you need to hit around or over trees, hole 14 is take it around the eucalyptus, but you need to make sure you don't hit it left and into the houses, which have nets around them(many holes) or you can attempt to hit it over, which I did with a Hybrid. Hole 15 is a short Par 4 which requires a straight shot through the trees to a protected green with a pond right and a bunker left.
On the front 9, the 8th hole was probably the toughest hole on the entire course. You are hitting up to a fairway that has a ton of elevation, OB left, and OB and trees right. But if you cut the right corner you will either be in two fairway bunkers or in between, which I was. But you still wont have a few of the green because it still rises up to a well protected green.
All in all this was one of my favorite courses I have ever played. The course from 1-18, was in front of you, but kept you on your toes with so much elevation changes +/-. Know that the greens are fast, and you will have some awkward lies throughout the round. But if you want to play a course through the hills of Arroyo Grande, this is your course!» Close