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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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Played today in a scramble. Windy conditions all day long, with some gusts around 40 m.p.h. Combined with the difficulty of the track, I'd say it is r... » More
Played today in a scramble. Windy conditions all day long, with some gusts around 40 m.p.h. Combined with the difficulty of the track, I'd say it is really challenging to score well here. It's been a long while since I have played here and I can say that the course conditions have really improved. Maybe it's not where it was in the heyday of Robinson Ranch, but it is improving and should become a great venue with continued care and maintenance. I really think that the issue was, and still is to some extent, water. It's apparent that they have really made an effort to water everything from tee to green.
We played the Valley and Desert combo today. Those two nines correspond with what was once the Valley Course. Basically, it plays exactly the same as it always had.
The greens were fairly fast, maybe around 10.5' to 11'. Some of the greens had some damage to the edges, but it was minor and did not come into play. I fixed so many ball marks. Not all of them were from the groups ahead, but those guys could have made some of them and they did not fix any.
Fairways and rough were much as I remember them although it seems the fairways did appear to need some mowing. The rough was very low and it allowed errant shots to just drift off into the hazard. The rough around the greens was sufficiently deep, though.
We played the white tees and they were mostly level, with a few that were a little uneven. Good grass coverage and soft enough to place a tee in.
Bunkers had decent sand from what I saw, including the fairway bunkers. All were nicely raked and edged.
I'm not sure of the rack rate, but I assume they are asking more than I would like to pay. Looking at conditions, I'd be happy to play here for around $45; any more I'd feel like it wasn't worth it.» Close
Played this morning with fellow GKers Matt and Steve. We teed off around 7:00 a.m. and finished in about 3 hours and some change. Third group out foll... » More
Played this morning with fellow GKers Matt and Steve. We teed off around 7:00 a.m. and finished in about 3 hours and some change. Third group out following a twosome. We could have pressed, but it was all good. The course revealed itself as the sun rose above the horizon and it was as pristine as I have ever seen it. Everything mowed and the morning dew glistened off all the soft contours of the turf. Yeah, I was hard. Joking!
Greens: They were soft and rolling medium fast. No real bumpiness, although some maintenance took place earlier and there were a couple of tire tracks and that foam spit from a spray rig. Not an issue. I repaired a few ball marks here and there.
Fairways: Great roll out on most drives. No bare areas, although there were a couple of low lying areas that were a little wet, but you mostly could not tell unless you drove through it. Lots of good yardage markers on the sprinklers. Several valve boxes along the left side of 6 or 14 were nicely edged but they were about 2" low. Steve hit a low shot that got deflected by one. Other than raising those low boxes, it was very nicely maintained.
Rough: Very consistent if you kept it in the primary rough where they mow. Outside that, well, you might lose a ball in deep kikuyu or you could have a nice soft dirt lie. Just 50-50 if you hit into the "natural" areas.
Tee boxes: We played the Club tees (whites) and they were level for the most part. Mowed nicely but probably due for a cut as it didn't appear to be freshly mowed. Not a lot of divots either. We noticed that a crew was working on re-doing the back tee on Hole 8 (par 3). It was being completely rebuilt and will be bigger than before. Good to see that kind of effort.
Bunkers: The sand was soft and well groomed. No issues trying to hit from it, except for maybe our technique. It was relatively moist in the morning but no areas were overly wet.
Great pace of play in the early morning and a great rate ($39 riding) from Teeoff.com. It's one of the best courses in the area and well worth the hour drive from Santa Clarita.» Close
I played here last Saturday, October 20, 2018. I went out at around noon, $28 walking with a father-son twosome. Those guys were a little slow (IMO), ... » More
I played here last Saturday, October 20, 2018. I went out at around noon, $28 walking with a father-son twosome. Those guys were a little slow (IMO), and we fell immediately off the pace and later let another group pass us on hole 8. It was relatively uncrowded and we did not see another group the rest of the day.
Greens were in nice shape, not too fast, soft enough to hold most any shot, and rolling true.
Fairways were smooth and there was plenty of roll. I hit a low ball most of the time and this worked for me.
Rough was consistent, maybe an inch and a half deep, and not too penal.
We played the white tees and they looked like they got some love with some vertical slicing/aeration. I do not recollect any that were not level.
Bunker sand (I was in a couple) was nicely raked, light, and easy to hit from.
Overall POP was 4.5 hours walking. I let the father-son play ahead of me after our tee shots on 16 when, after walking to my tee shot, I realized I left my 60 deg. wedge on 15 green (CRAP)! I ran back 500 yards, went back to my ball, hit up, played 16, then proceeded to wait for them on every shot to finish holes 17 and 18! Jeez, wave a guy up next time!» Close
Played yesterday afternoon, riding with a course "End of Summer" special for $28 after 2:00. It was not crowded until about hole 6 where we started to... » More
Played yesterday afternoon, riding with a course "End of Summer" special for $28 after 2:00. It was not crowded until about hole 6 where we started to hit the back end of the groups ahead. Pace was about 2 hours for the front and 2.5 hours for the back. The last four holes became a brutal hit and wait scenario: As many as five groups were on hole 16; a twosome on the green, two twosomes in the fairway, a single on the tee, and our threesome on the tee. Add to that there were so many little flies, landing on and biting us. Gross!
Greens were good. Very soft and rolling medium fast. I fixed many ball marks. The putting surface was soft and bumpy at times, but rolled decently for the most part.
Fairways were soft as well. Good coverage and mostly lush conditions. Despite being so soft, there was great roll on most shots. Occasionally there were some tight lies. I was agreed that the surface was great to hit from.
Rough was also consistently lush from tee to green. No real problems hitting from there either. Outside the mowed areas of rough there was the usual deep kikuyu grass. If you hit there you can pretty much forget about it. The course has reduced the size of those areas over the years, but they are still there and ready to claim errant shots.
Bunkers were nice; well-raked, light-colored sand. I was in one on hole 3 and it was in good shape.
Tee boxes (we played the whites) were mostly level and nice. I think there were a couple areas that were a little uneven, but overall good.
Other than those pesky flies and the pace near the end of the round, it was a very enjoyable afternoon.» Close
Good times yesterday with the GK family as Ron and Matt battled for the GK Cup. We were in the first foursome, teeing off at around 10:15, a little be... » More
Good times yesterday with the GK family as Ron and Matt battled for the GK Cup. We were in the first foursome, teeing off at around 10:15, a little behind schedule and waiting on almost every shot for a 5.5 + hour round. Ugh! This was my first time here and I found the course to be very interesting and fun. Nice facilities and great customer service.
The greens were very nice. Receptive and smooth (except for a couple times when I noticed some minimal bumpiness). They were somewhat on the soft side and I repaired many ball marks throughout the day. Speed was medium-fast, getting a little faster as the day went on. Mostly large sized greens, except for hole 2, which I thought was smaller and more narrow. Maybe because I missed short and left, lol.
Fairways were nice overall. I found a couple tight lies here and there, but coverage was good throughout the course. It was very nice to hit from. I have been out of practice a little lately and I laid some sod over my ball on a couple of occasions, so I could say they were on the soft side. I did get plenty of roll out on several of my drives, which made for some good yardage. Liking that.
Rough was nice, too. There were a couple of areas with deeper, more lush Bermuda grass (notably the left side of holes 2 and 18 approach), but good and consistent throughout the course.
Bunker sand was good quality, light, and well groomed. I found a few and they were easy enough to hit from.
Tees (we played the white tees) were mostly good. A couple (I don't remember which ones) were slightly uneven in spots, but overall good.
Decent burger and salad in the clubhouse after. I don't recommend the fries, though.
Big thanks to Johnny and Eagle Glen for a nice outing!» Close
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