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Where Perry Kass Plays Golf
Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Bakersfield Area
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Last Updated: November 8, 2015
Many years ago I found a Red Dot book that showed all the public courses in Southern California - at the time I had just started to break 100 regularly. I set myself a quest to play every public course in LA, Ventura, Riverside and Orange County and to break 100 on all of them. I'm to the point in this quest where the courses left are too expensive, too hard, or too far away (often all three) for me to rush out to check the remaining courses off - but I still love the thrill of teeing off on a course I've never played.
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After the Talega website wouldn't do a single reservation and I kept getting errors trying to make a tee time on TeeOff - I had to use the dreaded Gol... » More
After the Talega website wouldn't do a single reservation and I kept getting errors trying to make a tee time on TeeOff - I had to use the dreaded GolfNow to make a $65 tee time at 8:20.
Talega seems to had a scuffle with a nearby course because it looks a bit beat up. Various tee boxes had weird lumps and slants, the fairways were mottled with GUR or sodded and places that were nearly GUR. The rough length was of no consequence but other types of weird lies could be easily found in the rough. Greens were slightly soft and a bit slow. Nothing Talega needs to see a doctor about but scrapes and bruises nonetheless.
Despite the complaints - I like the course in the same way I've come to appreciate most of the courses in the area similar to this. Layouts with some difficulty but not tricked out or unfair - decent conditions - priced high enough to keep the "riff raff" out (I'm probably "riff raff") and thanks to rolling hills and coastal chaparral - attractive. Like most things in Orange County - once Talega finishes getting some "work done" it will be even more attractive....» Close
Played an SCGA outing here just 2 days after Yorba Linda - so comparisons are hard to avoid. Glendora's holes are squeezed into not enough space like... » More
Played an SCGA outing here just 2 days after Yorba Linda - so comparisons are hard to avoid. Glendora's holes are squeezed into not enough space like that day you decide to throw away those jeans instead of wearing them. Holes are divided by a thin dense line of beautifully varied trees with brown pine straw adding to the dazzling visual. Shots off line are common and finding a line back into your hole is often difficult. The dense rough is no help in hitting a shot that invariably has some form of tree trouble. The par 4's mostly come in 2 flavors - less than driver off the tee and more than driver off the tee is necessary.
The curators of Glendora have done a great job with the space they have. All conditions were good and my foursome was impressed with the speed and smoothness of the greens. It's just the lack of space that detracts - the parking lot feels like the less successful lost brother of Los Amigos - with the last 100 yards of the 18th smashed up against it. There are holes with houses that are easily fed into with a poor shot or cart path bounce. There are streets too close on a few holes - and there are some places where the word "fore" should be taken very seriously. One par three - a miss of the green to the right by 10 feet will likely have you playing from a bathroom stall.
Prettier, more challenging and better greens than Yorba Linda - but much more frustrating and possibly MUCH more expensive if you hit a poor shot. Maybe better to play regularly but not as much fun for a casual round one time.» Close
Played the SCGA outing the day after the City Championship that was held there (so they told me). So one would expect conditions to be good - and the... » More
Played the SCGA outing the day after the City Championship that was held there (so they told me). So one would expect conditions to be good - and they were. The greens were a bit slower than I would have imagined for tournament conditions and the rough was fair in places and as penal as a John Holmes movie in others. Fairway grass was spongy and the ball sat up nicely on it. Bunkers had nice sand in them.
The layout was obviously designed along with the tract housing nearby and holes can feel a bit repetitive because of it. There is a bit of terrain here and there that breaks it up and elevates it over similarly designed courses. Being in the fairway here does not guarantee a line to the pin as the many trees seem to stretch out into the pathway between you and the pin.» Close
Take La Mirada and send it to charm school for a month and you have Simi Hills. A little better layout, a little better conditions, a little better v... » More
Take La Mirada and send it to charm school for a month and you have Simi Hills. A little better layout, a little better conditions, a little better vibe and a more reliable tee off and completion time. My foursome were all enamored with it on Sunday and all previous times playing it.
Conditions were good and our foursome waited here and there on the tee boxes but a round that felt faster than the clock said it was. They even have a $2 - 15 ball warm up bucket for those who just want to get the kinks out before putting new kinks back in.» Close
First time at Tijeras was like being on a blind date where she shows up in a nice blouse and mom jeans and is polite at conversation for the first hal... » More
First time at Tijeras was like being on a blind date where she shows up in a nice blouse and mom jeans and is polite at conversation for the first half of the date then changes into a leather mini dress and starts suggesting I join a gym for the second half. Not sure which version I like better.
Decided now was the time as the reviews tended toward positive lately and I have to agree that the overall condition was everything I could have wanted. Got a good TeeOff price at noon and was surprised at how busy it was on a steamy hot Wednesday. This led to a 4.5 hour round. They made me share a cart with a stranger which seems to happen at high end places more often then at cheaper places - which is odd. Bunkers could use some love from the greens crew and from the people playing in the morning waves.
The greens are a bit of a puzzle. Slow and almost without break - my foursome left most putts on the high side. They were pretty soft so ball marks were everywhere - some unrepaired. Service averaged ok - from the disappointed look I got from the pro shop for my prepaid time to the cart girl who about as nice as any I've ever dealt with.» Close
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