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Los Angeles County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; San Francisco/North Bay Area; Las Vegas Area; Phoenix Area
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Driver: Taylor Made M-2
3 wood: Taylor Made M-1
Callaway Apex iron 4-gw Nippon 950 shafts
Titleist Vokey SM4 56 Deg. and 60 Deg.
Last Updated: April 21, 2016
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Played Silverrock twice this weekend, as they opened from overseeding, and the unveiling of the redesigned back 9. Played the white/blue combo which ... » More
Played Silverrock twice this weekend, as they opened from overseeding, and the unveiling of the redesigned back 9. Played the white/blue combo which is approximately 6,000 yards, and a slope of 128.
The front 9 of the course is unchanged. The back 9 is now a configuration of 3 par 3's, 3 par 4's and 3 par 5's. Hole 10 is the same. Hole 11 is now a par 3 over water that from the whites can play anywhere from 138-178 yards. Yes a 40 yard long green, that looks about 5 yards wide from the tee. From the tee all you see is water in front and left, a hill to the right and a flag. No bailout on this hole, and the last part of the green is a big downslope with mounding. Kind of unfair if the put the pin in the back and you are hitting a mid to long iron into the green, no way to get it close. 12 is not a par5 with a tee shot over water. Without getting into too much boring detail old hole #'13, 16, and 17 are unchanged. Hole #18 is a very controversial (to the regulars) short driveable par 4. I am of the side that it is a disappointing finishing hole. Eventually they are supposed to switch the 9's around, the current #9 would make a very tough finishing hole.
As the course just opened after being closed for a month the tees and fairways were in great shape. Only the 15th fairway had some bare patches to it, so hopefully they can get that taken care of.
The rough for Silverrock was on the lush side, and the ball had a tendency to sit down. and were penal.
The sand traps (of which there are many, with nice deep faces) were in great shape, with enough sand to be able to spin the ball with your bunker shots.
The green s putted medium speed., and were generally a little slower than normal on this course, but very few pitch marks ,and rolled smooth and true.
The carts have GPS where you can check yardages to bunkers, hazards etc. All grass range and range balls are included with your round. They also have a large putting green, and chipping and bunker practice areas.
The customer service as always was excellent.
Still a great course, but the redesign has me wanting for more.» Close
Played the Dunes Course Sat. 10/28 at 1:12pm fresh from overseeding with a couple from Edmonton, complaining how hot the balmy 95 degree weather was. ... » More
Played the Dunes Course Sat. 10/28 at 1:12pm fresh from overseeding with a couple from Edmonton, complaining how hot the balmy 95 degree weather was. The Dunes course is considered the weakest of the 5 public PGA West/La Quinta resort courses, and is the least played probably because holes 4-9 play through a wash and homes, and is not as scenic as the others. The positive is that you usually can find a good deal (Cost was $59 from Teeoff.com) This is a classic Pete Dye course, if you love his designs, you will love the course, if you don't, you will walk away hating it. Make no mistake this course is as tough if not tougher than the others. #17 is as tough as a par 4 you will find anywhere.
Service was top notch from bag drop to check in,to the starter. Saw the cart girl 3 times. Sight negative is that once you start your round you do not pass the clubhouse until you are done. The course was in great shape, tee boxes level, not a bad lie in the fairway. Rough was moderate length, and sticky, flyer lies were the norm if your ball ended up off the fairway.
This is what makes this course so difficult, as although the yardage of 6100 yards from the whites (slope 128), the greens for the most part are the size of your thumbnail. You could be 15 feet from the hole and be in the long rough. Anything but a short iron approach from the fairway will run through the green. The greens itself are on the soft/spongy side (again probably if they were fast no shot would hold). Mostly the greens play slower than other desert courses, but they roll true.
Although you have within a 10 mile radius at least 15 great courses to choose from, the Dunes is a great test of your golf game, and although not on the must have to play list, if you are looking for a solid test of golf, I would definitely recommend.» Close
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