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Last Updated: September 21, 2016
I'm one of those guys making practice swings empty handed, while waiting for his wife. Started in HS, took a break, now trying to return to the same level of play.
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Course is in good overall condition, with a mix of green to brown summer fairways and lush tee boxes. They have let a bit of ro... » More
Course is in good overall condition, with a mix of green to brown summer fairways and lush tee boxes. They have let a bit of rough grow and it is short but definitely adds to the challenge on an already long and tough track. Greens were on the firm side and rolling medium fast. The heat has been brutal up here with almost 50 days of hundred plus temps and they have done an excellent job of keeping the greens smooth. Bunkers, as always, hit and miss.» Close
The wind was up, the course was virtually empty. On days like the one we played, where the wind is whipping (2 clubs), the wid... » More
The wind was up, the course was virtually empty. On days like the one we played, where the wind is whipping (2 clubs), the wide fairways and large greens are appreciated.
The course was more green than I recall it ever being. Most of the tees had good coverage and were level. A few were brown and patchy. The fairways were a blend of green and brown and nearly every lie was good. Rough, which I cant remember ever having any was short and green in many areas. Having the rough helps define the holes and is a welcome addition. The native areas between holes were mostly cut down and/or bare. Bunkers are all grass and ranged from rough filled to patchy grass.
Greens, unfortunately, many have areas of disease. The greens and/or areas of greens that were unaffected were nice and smooth and rolling at slower speed. All of them were on the softer side.
Pace was exceptional at under 3 hours.» Close
Played with Johnny and the GK crew. Course is as always challenging with many deep bunkers, large greens and brutal native grasses. The course has cha... » More
Played with Johnny and the GK crew. Course is as always challenging with many deep bunkers, large greens and brutal native grasses. The course has changed the way it maintains everything. In the past everything was firm and hard. Now it is lush and soft. The bad is that soft greens mean ball marks and soft fairways mean it plays longer. The good is that shots hold on greens with nearly every club and tee balls that are borderline stop in the first cut rather than bound into the deep stuff which reduces the pace killing ball searches. Once the temps are less brutal I am sure the greens will go back to being firm and fast. Always a definite recommendation for this course from me.» Close
The course is green everywhere.
Tees had only occasional divot areas on par 3s, all other holes were good coverage with a few... » More
The course is green everywhere.
Tees had only occasional divot areas on par 3s, all other holes were good coverage with a few spots where they have started to settle and have slight uneven lies, but always able to find an area that is flat.
Rough has been let to grow out slightly and is actually a good barrier against offline balls going into the deep trouble.
Greens were fantastic, smooth and on the fast side.
The course was surprisingly wet in many areas and made the course play longer and made run up shots a roll of the dice. (many shots require this approach or chipping technique and the soggy surrounds took away the option on many holes)
Sand was very hit and miss, rock hard to perfect for the bunkers our group members played.
WATER for drinking!!!
There are no fountains or spigots on course. There used to be a few coolers placed on course with bottled water available. No longer. Temperatures in the Valley are over 100f for basically 3 months straight. It is unacceptable to not have water. One of our group reached heat exhaustion level from dehydration. It would not only be a courtesy to players to find a solution, but is a health issue.» Close
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