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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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Perry Kass's Golf Course Reviews
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
Had a "rain check" scribbled on a business card from my rained out GKCup match. The guy at the counter accepted it without complaint and got me out q... » More
Had a "rain check" scribbled on a business card from my rained out GKCup match. The guy at the counter accepted it without complaint and got me out quickly so I wouldn't have to wait 45 minutes for a small outing to head to the tee. Customer service has been great the last few times here so it seems the days of poor customer service might be over.
Conditions were not the post rainy season lush I had envisioned months ago. Fairways seemed a bit dry and patchy but the rough seemed good. The bunkers I was in were hard with a thin layer of mud on them.
I'm not sure what happened with the greens - it's been like 2 months since being aerated and they still seem to be suffering. Like the group in front of me they were slow and lumpy. It took me two 3 putts to force myself to swing like my putt was traveling through a yard of fringe before heading to the hole.
You can watch the progress of the expansion of the hotel from the 6th tee as you bang an iron through a cloud of dust.» Close
Greens punched on Monday - but no maintenance alert on this sight so felt a little tricked when I showed up to play golf. Paradise Knolls feels like ... » More
Greens punched on Monday - but no maintenance alert on this sight so felt a little tricked when I showed up to play golf. Paradise Knolls feels like an ironic naming - like Panorama City - or Hawaiian Gardens - because there is little paradise to be had. You get what you'd expect for your 19 dollars to walk - very scruffy tee boxes - hard fairways - almost no distinction between fairway and rough - and dense or hard packed bunkers.
I like the layout fine - and only 3.5 hours to play a round at 9:30 in the morning is good as well. Other reviews had made me expect the conditions to be better and with punched greens - that's not going to help anyone's mood.» Close
Ok Oak Valley - let me sharpen my pen and let you have it.... Hmm what do I remember that I can pick on... Ok, some of the tee boxes were a bit chew... » More
Ok Oak Valley - let me sharpen my pen and let you have it.... Hmm what do I remember that I can pick on... Ok, some of the tee boxes were a bit chewed up and a couple could have used a quick visit by a steamroller to flatten them out. The rest? Honestly, I can't think of a better golf experience I've had. Fairways, rough, greens - all perfect to me. Every hole visually interesting, challenging in some way, and yet playable and forgiving enough that not every poor shot meant a big number. Even the beauty of the driving range adds to the cool factor - that's pretty rare.
I could have had a worse experience if I didn't bring a gps since the carts don't have one and I would consider the course to be very poorly marked for yardages - but being my first time, maybe I missed something. If I cared about such things as cart girls, I might care that I didn't see one.
Ok, I know what the worst thing about Oak Valley is.... Beaumont. Has anyone considered moving it about 45 minutes west of there?» Close
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