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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County
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Last Updated: April 13, 2017
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need to play with some one that can see other wise I spend too much time walking the quadrants like they do on CSI looking for bodies--for me its for my ball--but lately I am not hitting it far enough to lose sight of it--ah the joy of aging
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7/18 using teeoff deal time with 20% added discount for total of $62 good for Hawaii and pretty good for this particular course. Conditions overall ... » More
7/18 using teeoff deal time with 20% added discount for total of $62 good for Hawaii and pretty good for this particular course. Conditions overall were mixed ranging from quite good to fair. Majority of fairways were well covered with a broad bladed variety of grass cut to a nice level. Some fairways had mixed types leading to varied lies and some thin conditions. Rough was mostly the thicker bladed grass which quickly stopped the ball and often provided for a challenging recovery shot. Anything beyond the rough was 2-3 feet deep and gone. Course has good variety with a nice mix of shorter holes that still provide a challenge as fairways are more narrowly cut with water potentially in play on about 1/2 the holes. Course is up country scenic 10 or so degrees cooler with good vistas.
Tees level with good cover. Bunkers were consistently good with groomer fine but compacted white sand.
Greens with a couple of exceptions were good with #1 and #13 having some bare spots. More on the firm side rolled about medium with some grain to factor in as well as prevailing topography.
POP at just over 4 but seemed slower as we as a 2some followed several resort players who were definitely on vacation. On the plus side the views were great weather great until the last 5 holes when a 3 club wind blew in.
Staff really cool sent us off 40 minutes early.» Close
played 7/16 getting a fantastic teeoff deal time rate with 25% off for a total of $45, 1200 tee time arrived about 30 min early and was told could go ... » More
played 7/16 getting a fantastic teeoff deal time rate with 25% off for a total of $45, 1200 tee time arrived about 30 min early and was told could go when ever--real easy POP of 320. Very friendly staff good carts with GPS grass driving range and variety of practice area for chipping and even up to a 120 yards to practice green as well as large putting green. Course now has only the Ocean 18 and has been well renovated after a closure of some 3 years. All the bunkers have quality white sand, fine but nicely compacted and well maintained.
Fairways are lush with good cover and lies ball sits up nicely but not a lot of roll out. Rough is not overly long just enough to get to the top of the ball and stop forward progress--but not very penal for the extraction.
Tees level lush some to the point of being a little longish but really nothing to be of concern.
Greens are massive easily 2 clubs from front to back and have undulations and slope that made me feel like I needed a remedial course in basic Hawaiian green reading skills. Putts rolled at medium speed and would take significant breaks as they slowed--I just had trouble making the adjustment to hit through the hole to keep the ball more on line.
Overall the conditions are really good and the layout is scenic with several holes providing an ocean view and it also has good variety. I highly recommend playing here especially if there are any deal available.» Close
6/29 GK Cup team play with George, David. and my partner Andrew, somewhat breezy about a club or so wind. Very scenic layout with good variety of hol... » More
6/29 GK Cup team play with George, David. and my partner Andrew, somewhat breezy about a club or so wind. Very scenic layout with good variety of holes winding through the hills and canyons laid out with dramatic vistas and many tee shots down to greens or fairways, and due to the layout with the cart path taking you back up, there are really no uphill holes.
Conditions overall are very good. Fairways are lush with closely mowed dense grass that provides good roll while providing excellent cushion. A few too many unfilled divots consistent with a "resort" course. Rough is thick and healthy, cut to about 1 inch so generally very playable. Tees lush and level, some divot damage on par 3s but mostly repaired. Bunkers filled with fine but well compacted shiny white sand.
Greens firm and receptive for full shots but tricky for chips and pitches. Medium fast mostly smooth with some levels and contours. Some subtle breaks and the prevailing topography needing to be considered as well.
Friendly helpful staff. Grass driving range with large practice area for chipping. Large putting green that provided good approximate speeds. Interactive GPS.
One negative was the POP 515 when reaching the 17th tee with 2 groups waiting. Staff reported that there had been 2 groups 4 hrs earlier that bogged things down and with full bookings the course just did not recover. There were no on course staff to help POP again not uncommon for a resort course and a Saturday. Still an overall enjoyable outing.» Close
played here 3 times in last week---its close and mostly good POP. Fairways have remained in overall good shape with just the beginning of some browni... » More
played here 3 times in last week---its close and mostly good POP. Fairways have remained in overall good shape with just the beginning of some browning on a couple of areas. Rough is very healthy about 2 inches and quickly stops forward progress. Recovery could be challenging depending on how deeply the ball settled.
Bunkers varied as to quality and quantity of sand. Tees are often sloped or crowned and par 3s are getting quite beaten up.
Greens are getting better, notwithstanding the mottled coloring, rolling medium fast and smoothly for the most part.
At this time it appears that the course is initiating some renovations and improvements.» Close
6/19 using costco voucher $40 with a 752 start last tee time in front of mens club and cruised with no one pushing us and no waiting until about 13 wh... » More
6/19 using costco voucher $40 with a 752 start last tee time in front of mens club and cruised with no one pushing us and no waiting until about 13 when we caught the jr golf campers--let us through 1st on 15 and then on 18--POP 320.
Each time I come back here I am more impressed, the lay out is scenic and feels more remote than it is and has a good variety of holes. Conditions are really good. Fairways are lush with just enough firmness for some roll while providing good cushion. Rough about 2-3 inches giving a nice out line and depending on the lie varying levels of challenge especially around the greens with generally deeper thicker growth. Tees ok level for the most part with the par 3s more chewed up(lack of rotating markers and lack of attention to filling divots)
Greens have fully healed and could not tell which 1/2 had been completed last. Smooth medium fast firm but receptive with very few un-repaired ball marks. Greens are good sized, do not have a lot of contours but enough slope and depending on pin location enough subtle break to cause a few head shakes.
Friendly check in and a monitor at 5 to assess speed of play--goal is 420--which is pretty realistic what with a couple of trouble holes that can create a jam.
As indicated playing conditions are really good but on this day some of the ancillary areas needed attention, the main bath room needed cleaning and restocking, the sand bottles on the cart were nearly empty, the water station on the back had no cups and the port-a-potty needed some attention.» Close
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