"Tigers love pepper... they hate cinnamon."
45 years old
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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; Las Vegas Area; Mesquite/St.George Area; Laughlin/Bullhead City
Bag: Ogio Snycro II
Driver: Ping G400 (10.5*, 55g, stiff shaft)
3/5 Wood: Ping G400
Irons (4-UW): Ping G400, steel shaft
Wedges: Ping Glide 2 (54*/58*)
Putter: Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy
GK ball markers
Some type of low compression ball
Last Updated: January 6, 2019
1. I'll putt from anywhere, A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E.
2. Fun 1st, score 2nd, unless we're playing for lunch and drinks after, then I'm Slugger White
3. Just wait and I'll hit a shot you'll have never seen.
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Played Friday, 5/10, with a 10:30ish tee time. Joined Famed02 and 2 of his buddies on a fantastic Vegas day, slight breeze, temps barely hitting 80*. ... » More
Played Friday, 5/10, with a 10:30ish tee time. Joined Famed02 and 2 of his buddies on a fantastic Vegas day, slight breeze, temps barely hitting 80*. Teed off on time and finished at exactly 4 hours.
After my last experience at Chimera a few years ago, I've intentionally avoided going back. A late invite and no other tee times planned (overnight and early morning rain), I decided to give Chimera a chance to redeem herself and I'm pretty glad I did.
Conditions were outstanding. Tee boxes need some leveling, but mostly divot free. Fairways were lush but a bit wet, and green from tee to green. Rough was about a few inches and the ball would settle down, making it difficult to advance it. Bunkers were wet but it did rain overnight. Greens were smooth, medium fast, with a light dressing on them.
Service is saved by the outstanding F&B staff. Drink cart with specials and a bar/grill that specializes in excellent tasting pizza, staffed by friendly staff. Outside staff was non-existent, I saw them but never encountered them. Carts are upgraded above basic, with overhead bids, USB ports, and a great GPS system with distance to hazards, hole, and other carts on the hole (very underrated especially on a course with some blind shots).
The only sore point for me was the price, $60 for residents. The course is nice, but nothing really stands out about it outside of the approach shot to the 9th green (over water with a waterfall to the left). It's a Ted Robinson Jr design that feels like other Robinson Family designs, like Rhodes Ranch with more elevated changes and less dramatic par 3s. I'm a huge fan of making the par 3s different, but all 3 of the 4 here felt identical and #17 was a close cousin with only water to the right added to change it up. I used the same club on all 4 holes.
Would I play here again? Yes, but maybe only twice a year, due to the rates and the drive across town for me.» Close
Played on Friday, 5/3 with an afternoon tee time, thanks to GK and Sixpez for the free foursome certificate! Very busy day at Royal Links. Valet/bag d... » More
Played on Friday, 5/3 with an afternoon tee time, thanks to GK and Sixpez for the free foursome certificate! Very busy day at Royal Links. Valet/bag drop was only one guy, so I dropped my clubs and walked up. They were waiting for carts so left the bag with the cart guys, who had them all set and ready well before our tee time. Bar/grill was packed, which slowed down the service a little, but the food was fantastic. Like I said, it was busy, but running smooth and we actually were offered the chance to sneak out early but the next group pulled up as we did, so we declined. The course was stacked and we finished in about 4:30, not too bad, but the 3some in front of us was waiting for greens to clear on all the short par 4s and 3rd shots on par 5s. After running into the drink cart once on the front, ran into her 3 times on the back with excellent prices and specials.
Course was a little different from when I played in February. The Bermuda has come fully back from dormancy and the fairways are not playing as firm and fast. Very green from tee to green with no thin areas. Rough was just slightly longer than fairway and barely noticeable unless you really looked. I was in 1 fairway bunker (no green side!) and once I had a good chance to hit it, was good to hit from. I felt the greens were pretty good, but not as good as earlier in the year. Still firm but a little slower, and the back 9 had some top dressing on a few greens. Overall though the course was in really good, almost great shape.
Royal Links is based on holes from "The Open" rota, both old and current. Holes include the Postage Stamp (finally hit the green and not the front right bunker!) and St Andrews' Road Hole (just take it over the scoreboard to simulate the corner of the hotel). I only wish they had a set of tees between 5800 (plays even shorter) and 6600 yards (some really long par 5s and a few par 4s). Such a fun course and worth the experience.» Close
Played on Saturday, 4/20, in the late afternoon with a high school buddy and his co-workers. Pretty empty course, but we caught a slow moving 4some (e... » More
Played on Saturday, 4/20, in the late afternoon with a high school buddy and his co-workers. Pretty empty course, but we caught a slow moving 4some (even after we took a break after 9). Thankfully they picked up the pace when they saw the nasty clouds moving in and we finished in about 3:45.
Course was in really nice shape. Tee boxes did have some divots but relatively flat. Fairways were lush, no thin or dead areas. Rough was thick and gnarly, about 3 inches, and the ball would just sink down. A good chance to lose one if you didn't see where it went in. Bunkers were nice with some decent sand, easy to pop out. The greens were amazing. Flat as glass and almost as fast. Some unfixed ball marks but they were great.
I can't believe this is only the second time I've played here. Such a nice course. It's an old school, flat tree lined course and not a Vegas style desert course. Anything hit inside the perimeter fence is playable (outside of the water hazards). Some course knowledge helps, there's some hidden hazards and lots of dog legs with different lines in play. Afterwards, an Old Vegas bar with tons of memorabilia to look through waits for you. It may not be a "must play" course, but it's worth a look if you can get a good rate.» Close
Last year, Famed02, John_T and I bought a 4some here at a charity auction and used it on Friday, April 19, joined by John's dad. The course is consist... » More
Last year, Famed02, John_T and I bought a 4some here at a charity auction and used it on Friday, April 19, joined by John's dad. The course is consistently rated 1 of the best in the state and has no public access (unless you know a member). We took full advantage of the "member for a day," arriving early and leaving late.
Amenities: A full bar/grill with surprisingly low prices. We had lunch on the front patio with good service and great food. After the round, we enjoyed Happy Hour on the back patio overlooking the 18th green with half off drink specials (3 beers, 1 cocktail= $11). Carts have GPS with distance to the hole. There are coolers full of water stationed around the course, a drink cart that was around at least 4 times, and a snack shack between 9 and 10.
Practice area: Full grass driving range, Callaway practice balls, chipping/bunker area, and 2 practice greens (1 by the clubhouse, and a smaller one next to the 1st tee)
Course: Simply incredible. Tee boxes were spotless, but some were slightly not level. Fairways were lush and immaculate, almost to the point of apologizing for a taking a divot. Rough was up and somewhat gnarly, 2-3 inches. Bunkers were the best I've ever played in the Vegas area, no pebbles, whitish sand that was easy to hit through and get out. The greens were pretty nice. It appeared they had been aerated a few weeks ago, and had a light top dressing on them. They were smooth, with almost no ball marks, and medium speed. I would have loved to see them running fast (starter said they were running at a "10").
Design: a Jay Morrish design with some good risk/reward holes and a mix of short/long par 4s. An interesting mix of par 3s (3 downhill and 1 uphill). Mark calling #10 funky is an understatement, even with the GPS in the cart, I had no idea of where to go from the tee. There's a few holes where once you're on the green, you look back and see a different way to play it.
Overall: with it's location in the hills of Henderson, the course has the best views of Vegas than any course in the area. From almost every hole, you can see the Strip and if not, you're in the lava rock canyons. I would easily jump at any chance to play here again.» Close
Played following Masters Sunday. Walked on, checked in, grabbed a wrap from the grill, and was on the 1st tee in less than 30 minutes. Teed off solo b... » More
Played following Masters Sunday. Walked on, checked in, grabbed a wrap from the grill, and was on the 1st tee in less than 30 minutes. Teed off solo but joined a 3some while waiting on the 2nd tee. Finished under 4 hours, even though the 3 in front of us were throwing down multiple balls on the tee.
Course seems to be transitioning from the winter rye to Bermuda. Some of the tee boxes need to be leveled. Fairways are a bit thin, with some GUR marked off. Rough is starting to grow. The new sand in the bunkers is a little heavy. The greens were the best part. Pretty smooth, on the fast side, but with some ball marks that haven't been fixed.
Easy check in, great starter, and drink cart was around every 3 or 4 holes. Always a good challenge on the Mountain.» Close
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