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I played Los Robles twice last week, Tuesday 10/3 mid day, and Saturday 10/7 at 10am. POP Tuesday was good at around 4 hours, Saturday was much slower... » More
I played Los Robles twice last week, Tuesday 10/3 mid day, and Saturday 10/7 at 10am. POP Tuesday was good at around 4 hours, Saturday was much slower at 5:10. I'm a walker, and it's a moderately difficult course to walk.
The course is extremely green and in good shape right now. I played the Blacks, and all of the tee boxes are lush and have good coverage, but there are a couple that need re-leveling...#5 being the biggest offender. The fairways are in great shape...very lush and green and a joy to hit from. The rough around the greens is nice, and isn't too penal. 1-3 inches long and lush. However, once you get off the fairway you'll have a mixed bag of lies...splotchy rough, hardpan, or wood chips. The sand traps are all very good, with tons of heavy sand that can make them difficult to get out of if you dig too deep. The greens are in nice shape, running around 10 on the stimp and very undulating. They're very green and roll pretty true, but they're extremely soft...long irons into the par 5's stopped like darts. For as soft as they are, they're still pretty fast, especially down hill.
Service is always good in the proshop, and we saw the beverage cart many times on Saturday. I definitely recommend it right now. Now if they could only level that back tee box on #5...» Close
Walked the blues with my wife, and another couple we were paired with on Friday 8/11 at 1pm. The weather was a gorgeous 75 degrees, with a 15mph wind ... » More
Walked the blues with my wife, and another couple we were paired with on Friday 8/11 at 1pm. The weather was a gorgeous 75 degrees, with a 15mph wind blowing the entire round. POP was about 4:30. The staff is great at Olivas, and Friday was no exception.
The course is extremely green and lush right now, with the fairways looking like carpet. They were a pleasure to hit from, and easily the best part of the course. Tee boxes were all level and lush. The sand traps had nice soft sand in them, making them easy to blast out of.
The two biggest changes to the course since I was there a year ago are the rough, and the greens. The rains from the beginning of the year definitely made all of the rough/long grasses grow A LOT. There are places that if your ball is 1 YARD off the fairway, you won't find your ball. This definitely slowed the pace of play. I'm of the opinion that some of it needs to be cut down. I know, I know, don't hit it in the rough and you won't have to worry about it.
The biggest concern for me were the greens. The last time I was at Olivas, the greens were immaculate. Right now, well...I'm thinking of an opposite word for immaculate. Awful is too strong, but they are not in good shape at all. They were extremely slow, running approximately 8.5 on the stimp. The bigger issue was all of the ball marks. Every single green was a mess. The par 3's looked like mine fields. There was absolutely no way to keep putts on line, as they bounced and bobbled all over the place. Not good. For me, this is a deal killer. It pains me to say this, but due to the condition of the greens right now, I can't recommend it. I'll be spending my time in Oxnard down the way at River Ridge.» Close
I walked the blues on Saturday 7/28 at 9:47am with Nodoubles22 for our GK Cup match. My friend Shon and his buddy Jon joined us. The course is in grea... » More
I walked the blues on Saturday 7/28 at 9:47am with Nodoubles22 for our GK Cup match. My friend Shon and his buddy Jon joined us. The course is in great shape, with the greens being the highlight. Tee boxes, fairways, and rough are all lush and beautiful right now. The bunkers are great as well. The greens were pretty fast, running 11 on the stimp. For as fast and true as they roll, it's amazing how receptive they are. Tim hit a 4 iron from 215 into the par 5 12th green that stopped like a dart! The eagle putt unfortunately just slipped by. Great hole, Tim!
The only blemish on the day was one rogue marshal that had a serious bad attitude. We had a bad hole on 6, with multiple balls in the water, and on the 7th box the marshal, at FIRST contact, was extremely rude and telling us he was going to make us move ahead a hole. NOPE! I don't think so! Well, needless to say, that contact ruined the round of golf for us, and added an unnecessary negative element to our match. After the round, I went into the pro shop to blast this mofo. I'd resigned to never return to River Ridge. After a lengthy discussion with the head pro, Susan, she'd made it all better. Susan is amazing, and River Ridge should be very thankful they have someone of her quality working for them. She calmly got Tim and I's story so she could be clear on the situation, and promised us she would definitely address it with the marshal. She gave us her sincerest apologies, and some comps to take the sting off. This is the first negative experience I have had at River Ridge, but the true colors of their staff shone through. I'll be back there next weekend.» Close
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