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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: March 31, 2016
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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I played here yesterday by myself after Cascata and again this morning with fellow GKer, jerry64. The course is a great muni-style course with friendl... » More
I played here yesterday by myself after Cascata and again this morning with fellow GKer, jerry64. The course is a great muni-style course with friendly and helpful course personnel. I was offered a local rate both days, paying $30 late Wednesday afternoon and $60 this morning. Between both rounds, I played all three nines. Greens were medium slow and had quite a few ball marks and unrepaired and poorly repaired marks. Fairways and rough were lush and had few thin or bare areas. Bunkers were good with a consistent amount of coarse sand that was mostly groomed well. POP was 2:15 by myself late Wednesday and 3:15 with Jerry this morning. I would consider playing here again if I did not want to pay the freight of the other Vegas courses.» Close
Cascata Boulder City, NVReviewed by: kviser, Saugus, CA
Played in the GK Review Guru event yesterday and I have to say that the high praise that this course has received on this site is well-earned. I'll sa... » More
Played in the GK Review Guru event yesterday and I have to say that the high praise that this course has received on this site is well-earned. I'll say it right now: I'm not a big fan of the steep greens fee and mandatory caddie (plus his fee of $50), but it fits in with the fully pampered private club experience that the course gives you. The facilities are very good as far as the golf is concerned, and extraordinary in regards to the clubhouse, cart barn (LOL), and restaurant. Use the locker room, but just know that there is no lock on the lockers. Maybe you could ask someone to lock yours up, but I trusted all the GKer's near my locker. Plus, I didn't leave anything of value in my locker. For a mid-summer round in the heat of Vegas (Boulder City, actually), the turf was in great shape. Greens were bent grass, medium slow speed, and rolled true. Lots of turf in the fairways and rough, so no issues there. Tees were flat (we played the blues, I think) and in great shape. Our caddie, Dan, was spot on with reads and tips as to where to hit on the occasional blind shot. He really hustled around each hole to give all four of us advice on shots and helped locate errant shots. We were all over the place, so Dan really had to work. Sorry, bud. The only slight negative was the thin sand in the bunkers, but I hear that they will be rebuilt soon (as they apparently were at their sister course, Rio Secco). We had a good breakfast before the round, and although not cheap, the food was good. The practice range had about a dozen mountain goats way up top, so that was kind of cool. The course is very scenic, with lots of elevation changes, water features, and wildlife everywhere. I look forward to playing here again.» Close
We got the opportunity to play this course yesterday afternoon. I'd like to thank the Club at Sunrise and Johnny GK for the round. Aside from a few b... » More
We got the opportunity to play this course yesterday afternoon. I'd like to thank the Club at Sunrise and Johnny GK for the round. Aside from a few burned out areas, the course turf was in fantastic condition. I am told that this course is 100% paspallum grass. It provided a great surface to hit from and wonderful lies, except in the case where you ended up in the deep rough or drainage channels lining the course along the right side of every fairway. The favorite saying for us was," The ditch is a (insert word that rhymes with itch). The biggest drawback on this course is that it is lined on the left by houses and on the right by a creek or wash. You really have to hit a straight drive or play a consistent fade or draw, otherwise you could end up in trouble. It's not that tight, but it could be an issue. I'm not that good, but I played OK and there were sufficient landing areas to keep most of my drives in play. The greens were in great condition. They look beautiful, however they did not roll as nice as they looked. That grass was somewhat course and grainy and it was a little bit shaggy and slow. It wasn't bad, but it definitely does not roll like a bent grass green. Good pace of play at just about 3:15. Plenty of ice and water was provided for our comfort.» Close
I played this course this past weekend 3 times. Monday morning rate was $39. Sunday's round was part of a small tournament called #TheOven17. Monsoon ... » More
I played this course this past weekend 3 times. Monday morning rate was $39. Sunday's round was part of a small tournament called #TheOven17. Monsoon weather all week, but the course drains really well. Nicest greens in the area, according to many locals. The first time I have seen bentgrass greens in the desert in summer. Greens were pock-marked with many unrepaired or poorly repaired ball marks. That was unfortunate because it really detracted from the appearance, and if there was a mark in your line it might have an effect on the roll. Other than that, the rest of the course was outstanding. Great layout but some tough holes to deal with (I'm looking at you, Hole 10!). I think the devil himself designed Hole 10, because it was a beast! Overall, there was excellent grass coverage in the fairways and rough. Tees were in great shape: level and few divots to deal with. The sand was plentiful and nice to hit from, even if it was wet. Good service by the beverage cart staff. Also they have a good $6 breakfast burrito. I recommend the chorizo. I had a great experience there Saturday afternoon (I paid $21 riding), golfing by myself (dodging monsoon rain) and finishing 18 holes in just under 2 hours! This was my second under 2-hour round this year! Wonderful, scenic views of the nearby mountains and casino as well as the course itself. Many great water features, some of which will sneak up on you, so use the GPS in the cart. I recommend this course if you are in the area!» Close
Played yesterday with DKnight and his cousin. I paid $39 to walk. POP was about 4:45, teeing off around 9:20 a.m. There was some issue with the starte... » More
Played yesterday with DKnight and his cousin. I paid $39 to walk. POP was about 4:45, teeing off around 9:20 a.m. There was some issue with the starter when we arrived as they had placed a sign in their window saying they would be with us in 5 minutes. No worries, but we did tee off a little later than our tee time.
The greens were all splotchy, like there was some fungus or uneven growth in what is usually a very consistent mix of poa annua and bentgrass. It did look poor, but rolled okay with occasional slight bumpiness; however, DKnight will tell you his birdie putt was knocked off line by this bumpiness. :)
The greens were very receptive; firm enough to not show a lot of ball marks, but soft enough to hold most shots. Green speed was probably around 8'-9'.
Great coverage of grass from tee to green without any bare areas.
Tees (we played the whites) were level and without a lot of divots.
Fairways were smooth and ran well without a lot of soggy/wet areas.
Some of the rough was getting thick and you could get unlucky if your ball settled into it. Mostly consistent good lies throughout.
Sand was all groomed nicely, but maybe getting thin in some of the bunkers. I was in one trap with a downhill lie and I thinned/bladed my shot from there. Most likely not the bunker's fault, lol.
I am concerned about the appearance of the greens; I hope it's not some fungus.
Maybe I will call and see what they say about it.» Close
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