Played to new Goat Hill with Abbacat. Semi-busy on Xmas observed, but a steady pace of 4hrs on a course full of hackers. I really liked the work that Ashworth has done to the course.
I remember playing here before the reclamation project to save the course and it was a dog track. Barely any turf cover on the fairways, horribly bumpy green and an adventuresome cart ride.
Totally new experience this time around. The new green complexes are immaculate and the new turf cover is exponentially better than before. The car paths are still a "fun ride", but that is only an issue if it's really muddy.
This course is actually a pet project of John Ashworth, founder of Ashworth Golf and Linksoul. I really sense the affinity and care that Mr. Ashworth has for the area and the course. It almost feels like an honor to play his backyard course. As the turf grow in, the playing conditions will only improve.
NOTE: This course is also the home office for the North County Jr SCGA. They have another set of "par 3" tees (The Mini-Goat) setup for juniors. The tee boxes are artificial turf set into wood chips so the kids can play regardless of weather. (Actually, it was probably substantially cheaper to build the forward tees this way, but it serves two purposes. The kids are guaranteed dry tee boxes.)» Close