1. roarksown1 Posted: 07/22/16 8:46p Member Since: Jan 6, 2013 From: Playa del Rey
Quick nine late on Friday at the MB Marriott course I had not played in well over a year. Not much has changed to be honest - it's always a very good short round option and chance to bolster up your p... Continue »
Quick nine late on Friday at the MB Marriott course I had not played in well over a year. Not much has changed to be honest - it's always a very good short round option and chance to bolster up your par 3 practice.
Tee boxes remain the elephant in the room here. Sure, you can play the matts, but who wants to do that? So people get creative around the matts and those areas get particularly chewed up and often uneven when forced to straddle the matts.
Generally good coverage from tee to green, but fairways mean little on a par 3 course if you're finding the greens. The rough though is very thick as a course defense and makes up and downs that much more difficult. Sand in bunkers is good.
The greens are quite soft and you'll be rewarded with very deep and prominent ball marks when you snag that GIR. Unfortunately a few too many tourists want to leave them there for posterity. Speeds are medium-fast and generally roll pretty true. Just make sure to flatten any marks in your way.
POP is normally no issue here but we got stuck behind a trifecta of aggravation. Two old dudes, one young, all terrible and hitting three balls each off the tee until they got one they liked. It was terribly annoying. It's okay to be bad - really. But be bad at the range. One ball only if there's a line of golfers behind you. Move quickly. Again, it's okay to be bad, but not bad and slow.
Price was the usual $22 which is fine for this course for the most part. After today's waiting around though a small rebate was in order. Good part was finished last five holes 1 under to beat previous best there by 4 shots.
2. jyamastoker Posted: 06/27/15 4:06p Member Since: Dec 17, 2005 From: Los Angeles, CA
Played here last week on 6/20. This is a nice little 9 hole par 3 course. It's a little cooler than the valley to play here. Fairways were real lush. Didn't matter much being a par 3 course. But... Continue »
Played here last week on 6/20. This is a nice little 9 hole par 3 course. It's a little cooler than the valley to play here. Fairways were real lush. Didn't matter much being a par 3 course. But it was hard walking on the fairways from tee to the greens. Parts of the fairways felt like stepping into quicksand. Played from the back tees this time. Most of the back tees were mats. Front tees were mostly hitting off grass. Water comes into play on 2 holes. They do have bunkers here on this course.
Like playing here to work on your short game. Course is not flat. Some holes you hit up to the green and some holes you hit down. It's not cheap to play here but it's a lot cooler here than the SFV.