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Cleveland GW & SW & LW
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Last Updated: September 4, 2018
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Played on Sunday 9/2. Really cool layout. Totally different look than the majority of courses I play around here & I very much enjoyed it. Visually ... » More
Played on Sunday 9/2. Really cool layout. Totally different look than the majority of courses I play around here & I very much enjoyed it. Visually deceptive & challenging from the tee and pretty straightforward on the approach shots. Great mix of long & short holes and a variety of ways to play each one. Course knowledge goes a long way here.
The greens were mostly large & undulating and in fantastic shape: Smooth, fast & just a pleasure to putt. The fairways were very nice & the ball sat up. There were a few bare areas, especially on the front nine. The rough was interesting: The primary rough was consistent & not overly difficult, however, lurking just beyond the primary rough on many holes is long fescue that is very penal. Made for some real interesting attempts to get out of there. Bunkers were great, as were the tee boxes. The service at check-in was very good & the starter/marshalls were friendly. Not sure about the food, but the restaurant was packed. The only downside was the Pace of Play: Slow. Took us nearly 5 hours to finish & we tee'd off fairly early.
Overall, a great course & and highly recommended. It should mature into something really special, if they can keep the conditions up. This place gets a ton of play, so time will tell if they can get the PoP under control. Like EYE2016 stated: A great up & coming venue.» Close
Quick Update from my round 2-weeks ago: Played a tournament there on 8/25. The greens are improving: Still slow & a bit bumpy, with a few really bad... » More
Quick Update from my round 2-weeks ago: Played a tournament there on 8/25. The greens are improving: Still slow & a bit bumpy, with a few really bad spots, but at least trending in the right direction. The rest of the course is in pretty good shape, hopefully the greens catch up soon.» Close
Windsor is one of my favorite courses in NorCal. The combination of layout, conditions & price make it worth the 40-minute (at best) drive from my ho... » More
Windsor is one of my favorite courses in NorCal. The combination of layout, conditions & price make it worth the 40-minute (at best) drive from my house. The layout is spectacular: Not a long course, but extremely strategic. The definition of Target Golf. The par 3's are challenging, especially 7 and 13. You use a variety of clubs off the tees on the par 4s, which I like. Hole #2 is one of the toughest holes I've played in Marin/Sonoma (Adobe Creek #7 was a close 2nd, but no longer exists). The conditions are generally very good, with the exception of the winter months, as it doesn't drain well. Not manicured like a private course, but the fairways, bunkers & greens are usually in above average shape. For a prime-time, weekend walking rate of $59, I'm a fan. It has a full range of practice facilities including a grass driving range, separate chipping/short game area & a couple of putting greens. The staff are pretty laid back & friendly. Charlie's Grill is a nice spot to eat after the round. The Chilaquiles with a Racer 5 from Bear Republic is a pretty epic combo. You can sit out on the patio & watch people tee off on 10.
Played 8/19 & 2nd group off at 6:20. Foggy morning & the course was very wet from the dew. PoP was 3:15 & could easily been under 3, but had to wait on the group ahead late in the back nine.
Greens - Were soft, smooth & rolling at medium speed. Firmed as the course dried over the round. Definitely not as fast as I'm used to seeing up there, but putts rolled true & there were no ball marks.
Fairways - Nice. Lush. Never had a bad lie in the short stuff.
Bunkers - Was in a few: No complaints. All seemed raked & cared for.
Rough - Thick & gnarly in some places, bare in others.
Tee Boxes - Most were fine, some could use some leveling & others had divot damage.
It's definitely a drive from SF/Marin/East Bay, but well worth it, especially if you're a craft beer lover, as there are a number of amazing breweries close, including Bear Republic in Healdsburg & Russian River Brew Co. in Santa Rosa & they will be opening a new location in Windsor, Fall of this year.» Close
Played Harding yesterday. Please be aware that the greens are in horrific shape. Absolutely no indication from the course that the greens were in poo... » More
Played Harding yesterday. Please be aware that the greens are in horrific shape. Absolutely no indication from the course that the greens were in poor condition until we checked in and the guy at the desk told us. There should be an alert posted at the very least, so that people can decide whether to pay the upscale fees for compromised greens BEFORE they get there.
The Greens: Either they were punched again or they are not simply not healing at all since the previous review by Auflu a couple weeks ago. Sandy, completely bumpy & just plain terrible. In my opinion, totally unacceptable in light of the green fees they charge.
The Fairways: Wet in many places, Shoe-Squish wet. Dry & fine in others. About 60/40 dry.
Rough: Not overly lush, but definitely snarly & penal. Wet in many places.
Sand Traps: Was in a few & they were all pretty good. Consistent & decent sand.
Tee Boxes: Nothing weird, some bare spots, but mostly level & fine
Service: Pretty indifferent. Not friendly, but not rude either. Cart service came around once the whole round & it was a crowded course.
PoP: Right around 4 hours. Not bad considering it was a weekend & we teed off Mid-Morning.
I am going to be playing in a tournament there in two weeks & I am not optimistic about any improvement in the conditions of the greens. I'll try to post an update then.» Close
Quick note about Marin County Golf: There are 3 18-hole, public golf courses and as with the real estate around here, the prices are not commensurate ... » More
Quick note about Marin County Golf: There are 3 18-hole, public golf courses and as with the real estate around here, the prices are not commensurate to the quality of the product. You pay 30 - 35% more for arguably inferior tracks than surrounding counties (excluding San Francisco). If you are a bang-for-your-buck golfer, you might want to skip Peacock Gap & Marin County entirely and play some of the stellar courses in the neighboring counties (i.e. Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa).
That being said, Peacock Gap has definitely stepped up its game in the past few years & has become a quality place to play. They have an all-grass range, a comprehensive practice area , and an excellent restaurant/bar. they have really improved the course, from the tee boxes, to the bunkers, and especially the greens over the past 2 years or so. It's a very short course (less than 6,300 yds from the Back Tees), with mainly wide fairways & receptive greens. Definitely a great place to shoot a low number, however it is not a cupcake. There are little tidal creeks woven throughout the course & come into play on most holes. Holes 2, 5, 9, 11, 17 & 18 all require your attention & the greens, which used to be slow & flat are medium-fast & undulating.
A note on the greens: They were originally slow, flat & a joke (pre-2000), they then tricked them up like Mini-Golf around 2005 or so (some of the older pictures on this site show the "half-pipe" or "Taco" greens), however within the last 10 years, they converted all of the weird ones back to actual ones you can putt. They also hired the greens keeper from the Meadow Club (GD top 20 Course in California) to work his magic: shaggy, slow & fungal became smooth & medium-quick & a pleasure to putt.
I played an afternoon round on 7/6. The majority of the tee boxes were lush & flat. The fairways were nice, thin in a few places (especially #14), but that was the exception rather than the rule. The rough was lush & fair, although there are a couple of areas where they let the rough grow up so much that if you hit into them, odds are you will not find your ball. I found my way into a couple of bunkers & they were acceptable. The greens were smooth & rolling medium-fast. PoP was 4 & Change, but not expecting much on a beautiful Friday Afternoon. The staff was friendly & very accommodating.» Close
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