44 years old
Los Angeles, CA
lamitchw's Golf Statistics
|Available to Play Golf:
||Likes to Walk|
|Smokes (while golfing):
|Plays in Tournaments:
Where lamitchw Plays Golf
Los Angeles County; Palm Springs Area; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Las Vegas Area; South Florida
What's in lamitchw's Golf Bag
Last Updated: May 8, 2017
lamitchw did not answer this question.
lamitchw's Latest Blog Entries
There are no blog entries posted by this user.
lamitchw's Golf Course Reviews
Played Old Macdonald on Monday, 6/20 teeing off at 8am. Weather was a little cooler, 60 degrees and overcast, with winds starting at around 5mph and b... » More
Played Old Macdonald on Monday, 6/20 teeing off at 8am. Weather was a little cooler, 60 degrees and overcast, with winds starting at around 5mph and bumping up to 20mph by the 8th hole.
Conditions at Old Mac were outstanding. Tee to green was in perfect condition, with lush, firm conditions everywhere. The greens on Old Mac are different than the other 3 courses. They are entirely fescue, and were probably running a point and a half faster on the stimp than the others. These greens actually had some roll-out to them. Also, Old Mac's greens are absolutely enormous, with some being 60 yards long! I had a 5 putt on the treacherous 7th green...eeek! The greens also invite lots of creativity, as I played my putt on 18 90 degrees left of where the hole was! An experienced caddy can really make a difference on the greens at Old Mac.
Many of the guys in my group have played the best courses in Ireland and Scotland, and they all said Old Mac is the truest links course at Bandon. There are some spectacular holes. The tee ball on the 3rd hole is amazing, having to decide whether to go left or right of the huge iconic Sentinel Tree that is directly in your line. The views from the top of the 7th green are some of the best on the property, and you can see the Sheep Ranch just to the north. Man, I want to play that someday!
I rank Old Mac tied for 2nd with Bandon Dunes. Bandon has more ocean front holes, but the views from Old Mac aren't bad themselves, and the fescue greens are a dream to putt on. My next trip I'll probably skip Bandon Trails and play Old Mac or Bandon a second time...it will be very hard decision on which one to pick. Maybe I'll just flip a coin, because it's win-win.» Close
Played Bandon Trails as my second 36 on Sunday 6/18 teeing off at 1:40pm. Weather was a perfect 67 degrees with about 15mph of wind. Conditions at Tra... » More
Played Bandon Trails as my second 36 on Sunday 6/18 teeing off at 1:40pm. Weather was a perfect 67 degrees with about 15mph of wind. Conditions at Trails followed suit with the other courses on property...perfect.
Trails is very different than the other courses at Bandon because there are no ocean views. I feel like Trails is a course that you either love, or don't. It didn't really fit my eye so I tend to fall into the second category. Don't get me wrong, the course is spectacular. From tee to green, it's in perfect condition. I've never been to Augusta, but it reminded me of it with it's rolling hills and meadows. Trails is a pretty tough walk, especially as your second 18 of the day. The course routes up into the hills and big pines, and is way less windy than the other courses, so the time to play it is in the afternoon when the winds are blowing hard by the ocean. It's much warmer as well...some of the guys had on pants and were regretting it. There are some very unique and challenging holes on Trails, and I'm very glad I played it.
I put Trails at 4th place in my course rankings at Bandon. A couple of guys in my group ranked it 1st. It is a must play, regardless of your feelings at the end of the round. I'm very glad we didn't skip it.» Close
Played Bandon Dunes Sunday, 6/18 at 7:40 am. My second round on property, and what a way to start the morning. It was around 60 degrees and sunny with... » More
Played Bandon Dunes Sunday, 6/18 at 7:40 am. My second round on property, and what a way to start the morning. It was around 60 degrees and sunny with 10 mph winds when we tee'd off. The winds jumped up to around 15mph by the end of the round, and we were playing lots of low trajectory shots whenever we could.
Conditions on Bandon were very similar to Pacific Dunes...just about perfect. I found Bandon Dunes to be a bit more forgiving than Pac. The fairways are a bit wider, and the bunkers were a little different. They were more sod-faced than blowout bunkers, and the sand was a bit firmer and easier to play from. There aren't tons of flat lies on Bandon, which makes your approaches into the big greens more challenging. Coming around the bend in the 4th fairway to see the green looking like it's hanging in the ocean was breathtakingly beautiful. All of the ocean par 3's are spectacular, and the signature 16th is worth the price of admission. 16 was the one hole on the entire property I couldn't wait to play. And...I put my tee ball right into the face of that gorgeous ravine. Walked away with a triple. Doh! I love this game!
I rank Bandon at tied for 2nd best on the property...tied with Old Macdonald. I'm eagerly awaiting my revenge on 16!» Close
I played Pacific Dunes twice last weekend, 6/17 and 6/19, at 4:20p on Saturday and 1:50p on Monday afternoon. First of all, this is the most beautiful... » More
I played Pacific Dunes twice last weekend, 6/17 and 6/19, at 4:20p on Saturday and 1:50p on Monday afternoon. First of all, this is the most beautiful course I have ever played. I got perfect weather the entire trip. Saturday it was sunny and 65, with the wind starting around 7mph and going completely flat on about hole 11. Monday the wind was blowing about 15-20mph and changed things a bit.
Course conditions are exactly what I expected...perfect with a distinct ruggedness to it. Tee boxes were all flat and lush. The fairways had great coverage, and were definitely more firm than I'm used to playing in SoCal. Tons of run out with a low drive. The only gripe I have about all of the fairways on property are the amount of divots. Being a walking only resort, there are quite a few unfilled divots in the landing areas. I had multiple gorgeous drives end up in some nasty spots. Oh well, play it as it lies!
The bunkers on Pac are phenomenal. Huge blowout bunkers await any directionally challenged shots. It's like they have ball magnets in them. They're full of soft beach sand that can be quite difficult to get out of if you go too deep. Many are so penal you're just trying to find any direction to get out.
The rough was very deep, with some areas having tall grasses as long as 18" with long, splotchy beach grass and fescue underneath. The length made finding balls a challenge.
The greens were gorgeous! Very firm, but not near as fast as they feel under your feet. They're fescue based, with poa creeping in, and were running around a 9 on the stimp. It definitely took me a few rounds to figure out the pace. Very few ball marks because of the firmness.
I had an awesome caddy named Jeff Cunningham for all 5 rounds. I'd say he saved me at least 5-10 strokes per round. Plus, he was just a nice guy. Practice flighting down shots, and long putts from everywhere before you head to Bandon, because those are the most important shots in the bag.
Pacific Dunes is everything I could want in a golf course. Amazing views, perfect course conditions, and a great layout that tests every part of your game. I rank Pacific Dunes as my favorite of the four courses at Bandon Dunes. I'm dreaming of the day I go back...» Close
Walked the Lakes course Sunday at 11:23 for my GK 10 match with Kviser. My buddy Shon joined us, and we used the GK coupon to save us a few bucks. PO... » More
Walked the Lakes course Sunday at 11:23 for my GK 10 match with Kviser. My buddy Shon joined us, and we used the GK coupon to save us a few bucks. POP was around 4:30 with things pretty busy all around us. Customer service was good, as usual, but we never did see the beverage cart all day. Thankfully, they have the snack shack at the turn.
The course was in very nice shape. I did find some spots that were soggy from being over-watered, but not too many of those. We played the white tees, and the tee boxes were all lush and level. The fairways were very nice. Lush and green, and very nice to hit from...just wish I would've had the opportunity to hit from them more! I spent a lot of time in the rough, and it's thick and penal. Not overly long, but the kikuyu grass is grabby and sticky, and will make you work hard to get the ball out. I was only in one sand trap, and it was playable, but a little thin. The greens on Lakes are always good, and yesterday was no exception. Running 11 on the stimp, they were a little softer than they looked, being very receptive to good shots. They were a little bumpier than I had hoped for, with some putts bouncing off line. I had a 3 foot birdie putt take a right turn 6 inches from the hole that made us all scratch our heads. Maybe a footprint? Who knows. Afternoon greens, I guess.
River Ridge is always a solid test of golf. I'll be out here a lot in the next few months as I try and escape the Valley heat. Definitely recommend.» Close
« Previous | 1 to 2 of 2 Buddies | Next »