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Los Angeles County; Palm Springs Area; Ventura County; Las Vegas Area; South Florida
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Took a trip to the desert with my wife for our anniversary weekend. I said "let's try someplace we've never been and play golf. Rams Hill is supposed ... » More
Took a trip to the desert with my wife for our anniversary weekend. I said "let's try someplace we've never been and play golf. Rams Hill is supposed to be amazing!" Amazing doesn't even begin to describe it. We played Saturday 4/21 at noon and Sunday morning at 8:50am. Course knowledge round two was definitely a big help. We got around in about 4 hours on Saturday as a twosome, playing through one group. It was about 98 degrees with only about 5 mph of wind, so it was warm, but great. Sunday morning we played as a threesome with a single, and the wind had picked up considerably. When we finished the round, winds were constant at 20-25 mph and definitely had an impact.
I really love Fazio designs, and Rams Hill is one of his finest. No two holes are the same, and you need to hit many different shots to score well. The conditions are pretty much perfect all the way around, so there's really no point in going into much detail. The greens are as pure as they get, and I felt bad taking divots out of the perfect fairways. There are a few spots that are starting to brown in the fairways, but that's nitpicking. The rough is cut down to just over an inch or so, and isn't very penal. The sand in the bunkers is heaven. It has a little bit of crispiness to it that is easy to play from, but the ball doesn't really plug.
The service and food are outstanding. We stayed down the hill at La Casa del Zorro, which is a great resort, but we wished we had eaten every meal at Rams Hill. The only thing missing for me was an on-course beverage cart. There are water and ice stations every 3 holes or so, and they do put one beverage cart in between the 9th green and 10th tee.
The course is preparing to shut down for the summer months, but will be overseeded and should be even better in the fall (is that possible?) I'd have to say Rams Hill is the second nicest course I've ever played, and the nicest (Tiburon Gold in Naples, FL) hosts a PGA Tour event every year. However, Naples gets tons of rain, and Rams Hill is in the middle of the desert. Unbelievable experience. We can't get back there fast enough.» Close
Walked the blues on Saturday morning. Got out at 11am as a single, paired up with a very nice twosome. POP was a bit slower than normal, finishing in... » More
Walked the blues on Saturday morning. Got out at 11am as a single, paired up with a very nice twosome. POP was a bit slower than normal, finishing in around 5 hours. We had 3 groups stacked up on #6, which is something I've never seen at Rustic before.
The course is in fantastic shape right now. Tee boxes were all flat and lush. The fairways are the only minus I can really give Rustic right now. While they are starting to green up a bit, they are still VERY firm. One gentleman I was paired with (his first round at Rustic) definitely made a few comments about how hard the fairways are. They don't bother me because I'm used to them, but I could absolutely understand his comments. The greens are the best I've ever seen them. Gorgeous, lush, firm and fast...just the way Rustic greens should be. They release a lot, so factor in a few yards of roll out, especially with longer irons. The rough around the greens is lush and thick, and great to chip out of. The rough around the fairways is always a mixed bag of lush patches and hard pan. Can definitely be very penal. The couple of sand traps I was in were very playable. Not exactly fluffy sand, but well maintained and easy to blast out of. One thing that has changed over the last few months is the amount of weeds/natural grasses that have grown up in the outlying areas. Previously, if you hit your ball into a hazard/waste area, your chances of finding your ball were pretty good. Not now...your chances are highly unlikely. Customer service was very good, and we saw the beverage cart at least 5 times. As always, I highly recommend Rustic Canyon.» Close
I joined the Guru group yesterday, teeing off right around noon. I'll be honest, Moorpark CC isn't my favorite course for various reasons (layout etc... » More
I joined the Guru group yesterday, teeing off right around noon. I'll be honest, Moorpark CC isn't my favorite course for various reasons (layout etc,) but the course is in absolutely spectacular condition right now. Everything is greeen, green, green! Tee boxes are all lush and level. The fairways are still a bit wet from the rain in some places, hence the reason for cart path only yesterday. The fairways are green and lush, with the ball sitting up beautifully. The rough is extremely thick and penal right now. I found myself having to lay up multiple times because of the thickness of the rough. The greens had just been double cut and rolled, and were pretty fast...probably 11 on the stimp. They had just put a top coat of sand on, but that didn't affect the ball from rolling perfectly true. Actually, the sand helped us see some of the lines for putts from where other balls had rolled. Kviser used this to his advantage, and put on a putting clinic for Mike, Matthew and I. He dropped at least 4 bombs from outside 20 ft. Great job Kevin!
Overall, we had a great time yesterday. Moorpark CC is a top-notch facility with everything you could need to have an awesome day of golf. If this style of course is your thing, don't walk, but RUN to Moorpark right now! I think it's only going to get better as things start to dry out a bit. Thank you to Johnny and Moorpark CC for a great day!» Close
Walked the blacks Sunday morning with some friends teeing off at 8:32. POP was a bit slow at around 4:45, but the day was beautiful so it wasn't that... » More
Walked the blacks Sunday morning with some friends teeing off at 8:32. POP was a bit slow at around 4:45, but the day was beautiful so it wasn't that bad. The course seems to drain pretty well, but there were 6 or 7 holes that were cart path only. The other holes they were requesting carts use the 90 degree rule.
All things considered with the rain, the course is in fantastic shape. Lush and green as far as the eye can see. Tee boxes were all level and cut nicely. Fairways were very consistent and lush. There were some soggy lies, and a few places with standing water, but were very nice to hit from. If necessary, we did play lift, clean and place to remove mud. The rough is thick and lush, and hadn't been cut in a few days so it was a bit long and penal. Traps were very good, with no water standing in any of them. I found myself in quite a few traps during the round, and all were beautifully raked and maintained. The sand was a bit heavier than normal, and I did have multiple balls that completely imbedded in the sand. The greens were great, but were very soft. They had cut them that morning and were running around 10.5, holding lines nicely without too many bobbles.
Service is always great at Los Robles. We saw the beverage cart at least 6 times during the round. Something to note when it's been raining...my wife played Los Robles the day before I did (Saturday) and because of all the rain the night before, they had closed down the driving range. It was open for us Sunday morning, but I called early to check and make sure. I have a feeling the range closes often when it's wet because they can't get the picker out.
Overall, I definitely recommend Los Robles right now. I can't wait to get back after it's dried out a bit!» Close
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