1. jerry64 Posted: 11/16/17 9:27p Member Since: Feb 18, 2012 From: Brea ca
Played Black Gold today with a mid morning tee time of 10:30. Pace of play just about 4:15 minutes in a foursome. Course is in great condition. Fairways are green with not much roll due to the wet con... Continue »
Played Black Gold today with a mid morning tee time of 10:30. Pace of play just about 4:15 minutes in a foursome. Course is in great condition. Fairways are green with not much roll due to the wet conditions. It became a minor problem at times on a few holes most notably on the longer par fours and all the par fives. Nothing like hitting a bomb and then watching it plug or stop dead on impact. Rough is fair but I never really cared for the Kikuyu type rough but I understand the use of it. My problem is always been sliding the club under and leaving it short on many different shots.
Greens were fantastic, rolling med to fast with very few if any ball marks left unattended. Learned very quickly to never start a putt inside the hole here, even a few 3 footers went sideways. The bunkers all have good amounts of sand with the green side bunkers being very good to great. A challenging but fair round and will definitely be back again.
2. leef2020 Posted: 11/09/17 10:37p Member Since: Mar 26, 2016 From: Huntington Beach, CA
Teed off today as a foursome, about 10 minutes late at 12:40pm. $43 rate via their website, so happy about that. Sadly, POP was abysmal, 2:45hrs on the front, plus 15 minute wait on #10 tee. There wer... Continue »
Teed off today as a foursome, about 10 minutes late at 12:40pm. $43 rate via their website, so happy about that. Sadly, POP was abysmal, 2:45hrs on the front, plus 15 minute wait on #10 tee. There were two outings today, according to the marshal. Played only 14 holes total in 4 hours.
Compounding things, was a 4some husband/wife combo that should not have been playing this course in front of us, along with a father/son twosome who skipped #9 to get from behind us to in front of the aforementioned 4some. Unfortunately, there was no place for them to go, so we were then also waiting on them. We skipped #11, played #12, then gave up on #13 tee and skipped ahead to #16 tee, which was open, as the father was giving his son lessons on #13 tee, which were not helping, as he hit balls wildly out of play. Everyone reading this likely knows... but folks, this is not a place for beginners (sigh)!!!
Too bad, as the course was in very good condition. Greens were awesome, much better than my last time here in October. Other than a small patch here or there, very smooth and super lush, medium-fast today. A few small areas on the fringe around the greens are still in a state of healing/repair.
Tees were good, level and green, but not great. Fairways were generally lush, but did provide for decent roll. Rough was penal and the ball did sit down at times. Was in both a fairway and greenside bunker on #1 - a great start! Sand was medium-weight and nice.
Saw the cheery cart lady twice on the front and marshal multiple times. Course is in great shape now, jump on it - but hopefully not when there are outings holding things up.
Fun finishing hole. From the tee box, target left of the right fairway bunker. From there, lay up left for a good angle into the green. Water could come into play on 2nd shot if you go too far right. Green slopes toward the water for sure on the green here.
Downhill from the tee box, then a severely uphill approach. Compensate for +10-20 yards depending on where you're hitting into the green from. Do NOT miss left on the approach. It's OB left and the green also breaks right to left severely.