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What's in Kevin's Golf Bag
Callaway RAZR FIT 9.5
Ping G15 3 Wood
Adams Idea Tight Lies hybrid 3
Mizuno JPX 825 4-GW
Snake Eyes Putter
Balls: Various brands of new, well used, found, premium, discount, and freebies.
Tees: Various new, used, broken, tall, short.
Bottle opener, Advil, beer and cigars. Sometimes Scotch.
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
I enjoy playing new courses as much as possible and will golf anywhere. I like the challenge of tough courses, meeting new people, sunsets, holding hands, long walks on the beach...
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Like Burchsm5, I took advantage of the GroupGolfer Member for a Day deal. The weather is warming up in the high desert. We started around 9:45, althou... » More
Like Burchsm5, I took advantage of the GroupGolfer Member for a Day deal. The weather is warming up in the high desert. We started around 9:45, although the starter said he might not be able to get us out before our 10:00 tee time, and finished around 1:15. It got to about 94 degrees by the time we finished. It was warm all morning with a nice breeze. Totally fine by me.
Greens: medium fast, running around a 10 plus. You could see that they were nearly recovered from recently being aerated. However, they rolled true and were very consistent.
Fairways: nicely cut with really good roll. If you can stripe a drive down the middle you will get great yardage. Nice dual cut (not really sure what you call it, but they were cut with the mower going away on one side and coming in on the other side) giving the fairways a nice light/dark appearance.
Rough: just a mixed bag of healthy turf, some weeds, and areas of sparsely growing grass. Once outside the fairways your ball will hop and bound all over the place until it either dies in deep rough, settles on thin grass or dirt, or runs into the desert landscaping.
Tees: we played the whites. Mostly level with good turf. Occasionally you had to look for a good spot.
Bunkers: we both were in a few. I would say that they are improved from the last time we played here. Good, medium fine sand; grayish in color. They were damp, but nicely groomed and easy to hit from.
I kind of like the course. They could do more to make it better (like water more and widen the fairways and rough). Maybe reduce the amount of desert landscaping and kill the burrowing rodents. You know, less country and more club. We paid $34, I think. Good pace and people here are friendly.» Close
Played today with a few buddies. I guess that there is a good reason why this is the least expensive golf course in LA County. The overall conditions ... » More
Played today with a few buddies. I guess that there is a good reason why this is the least expensive golf course in LA County. The overall conditions are declining at this time. Greens are slow, bumpy and show fungus. Hole 13 had a big dry area in front. Fairways were dry and the turf was variable from okay to thin. Hole 9 is dirt approaching the crossing hazard. The rough on every hole was thin and dry. Leaves and small branches from the eucalyptus trees lay everywhere. Bunkers were firm and wet. One weird thing was that there was nice grass growing in areas where you wouldn’t normally be. POP was 3.5 hours riding. Not bad at this very popular course, but we started at 7:30. We paid the senior special: $24.07 riding, tax, beer, and hot dog. You have to be 60 years old, but the starter gave me the discount anyway since my playing partners were all over 60. I think I will pass next time due to the current conditions.» Close
Round 5 of 5 was played here by me and a pal on Tuesday after Memorial Day. I am glad I stayed another night and missed all the return traffic from th... » More
Round 5 of 5 was played here by me and a pal on Tuesday after Memorial Day. I am glad I stayed another night and missed all the return traffic from the previous day; it looked bad going west on I-10 as I headed east from Mission Lakes back to Palm Desert. We used an Underpar voucher for $99/two players. I really enjoyed this course. It's very lush and the conditions were superb. I think this is becoming one of my favorites in the area. Great customer service from bag drop, check in, and starter. We got a couple of breakfast sandwiches from the snack bar down by the cart barn; very tasty, filling, and only $8 each! We had a 9:00 tee time, but since we arrived two hours early and it was a quiet Tuesday, we started at 7:50 after a little practice time. This is a great facility to practice! I can't say enough about it: grass range, nice balls, two large putting greens, bunker range, chipping greens, all nearby the starter who will come and get you before your tee time. Love this course. I will be back!
Greens: Bermuda grass greens. Medium fast speed. Medium firmness. Balls would run if you did not have a high shot or came in hot. Very few ball marks, but all easily fixed.
Fairways and rough: Lush conditions from tee to green. We did fill a few divots with sand and replaced a couple of good ones. These were some of the nicest fairways I played all weekend. The rough was in great condition. No bare spots, consistent height, and easy to hit from.
Tees: We played the gold tees, which were described to us as equivalent to the typical men's whites. Mostly level, but several markers were at the plates (good); however, the plates were at the back of the tee box and the cut was rounded off within a few feet of the plate and did not allow two club lengths back of the markers and still have level ground.
Sand: The bunkers here were almost all in great condition. I landed in one that had a few weeds and grass growing, but there was ample amounts of white, soft sand.
POP was about 3 1/2 hours with a couple of twosomes allowing us to pass.
Like I said, I love it here and will be back.
As a side note: I just noticed that this is my 600th review; sweet!» Close
Played here Memorial Day with some friends who are residents of this community. Windy day and very cool for this time of year. It was a 7:30 shotgun a... » More
Played here Memorial Day with some friends who are residents of this community. Windy day and very cool for this time of year. It was a 7:30 shotgun and the round was completed in just about 4 hours. Great course conditions overall. Nice greens, lush fairways and rough, level tees, and great sand in the bunkers. I was all over the place with my drives, so I did not see a lot of my own fairways, but I always had a good lie wherever my ball landed. Greens were medium fast and smooth. There is lots of variety on the course and some holes have more room for error than others as parts of it winds through a housing development. I always have fun here, especially on the downhill par 3 Hole 12 into a strong wind!» Close
We played the Valley course for the second round of our Underpar Voucher on Sunday. Good course conditions here. Not a lot of difference between the t... » More
We played the Valley course for the second round of our Underpar Voucher on Sunday. Good course conditions here. Not a lot of difference between the two course, IMO. Medium fast greens, nice fairway and rough, tees level. Once again, the sand here was in need of a refresher. It was damp and packed, making me struggle with my sand game. Overall, it was a very enjoyable second round as we were paired up with a lovely couple who brought with them a bar in their golf bags. Lots of free drinks from those two. Thanks! I'll not be doing that again soon.» Close
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