OMG !!! What a day, what a course. I have so much fun at these outings but when prizes are involved, it is that much better.
Got to La Costa around noon to a nice warm day, friendly staff as well as Guru's all around.
Staff was ready to take your clubs from the free valet drop off and pick up to the golf area and from there to the range where practice balls galore were ready to be hit.
Practice greens were in prime shape. Everything was in great shape.
We got off for our shotgun start right at 1pm finishing up at 4.5 hours at a nice pace with no one too far in front of us nor too close behind. Plus we stopped for a break after the first nine.
Tee boxes, fairways were plush. Nice and flat, cut nicely, no issues at all.
The rough was very deep in spots with the bunkers nice and tight if you like that. If you like fluffy sand then perhaps you would not have wanted to be in the traps.
I was in about half a dozen fairway and greenside bunkers finding no issues at all getting out of them however I can see where some lies would create major problems.
The course has plenty of water that comes into play, sometimes on the right, sometimes on the left, sometimes on both sides, over water. You get the point ?
I lost 3 balls with errant shots that are now part of the water landscape deep.
Greens were slower than I was expecting running at medium fast IMO.
There was quite a bit of divots in the greens too. Some were tough to read.
I played from the Members tee's which add up to 71.0/129 finding it comfortable enough for the 22 Hdcp. I am at the moment.
The par 3 contest was a big hit as far as I am concerned. I also got to play with some great guys.
Alan, Dale, Michael ( The last guy to get a spot) Thank You.
Johnny Thank You.
Linksoul Thank You.
I was lucky enough to be the 2nd name called in the raffle scoring a nice LinkSoul Golf Shirt to go along with my LinkSoul windbreaker/pullover which I love and wear often.
Thanks again to La Costa, My fellow Guru's, and of course Johnny.» Close