1. 24hourgolf Posted: 01/08/19 1:11p Member Since: Jun 6, 2011 From: Monterey Park
Played today in very windy conditions (very challenging). POP was 3 H. Found the course to be in good condition, even after the recent rain (only 1 hole was CPO). Fairways had great roll and decent li... Continue »
Played today in very windy conditions (very challenging). POP was 3 H. Found the course to be in good condition, even after the recent rain (only 1 hole was CPO). Fairways had great roll and decent lies (did find some thin spots). Rough was thick, sticky and plenty of OB to deal with (and the wind did not help in this area). Bunkers were great. Tee boxes, though dormant, were just fine. Greens were hard and fast, though they held high shots very well. But putting on fast greens, with wind, will test your patience all round (it did mine). Customer service was excellent at all levels. Great course, great personnel. Well worth playing.
2. slicer Posted: 12/20/18 5:21p Member Since: Feb 11, 2004 From: HB
Played today 12/20. It's been many months since we last played here due to the high green fees. However this is one of our favorite courses and thanks to management for offering specials, which allo... Continue »
Played today 12/20. It's been many months since we last played here due to the high green fees. However this is one of our favorite courses and thanks to management for offering specials, which allows us to economically play this course several times a year.
The course in very nice condition from the greens to the bunkers. Greens were smooth and rolled medium to fast. Bunkers had nice fluffy sand, a little wet but easy to hit out off. Today the pins were placed in difficult sections of the greens and shot placement was a must or you rolled off the greens. Challenging but always fun. This course can get punishing if you tend to slice or pull your shots, bets to hit then straight.
Round started out slow as we followed a slow forsome, but it appears that the course marshall moved them along as we noticed their pace of play speeded up.
Black Gold has one of the best staff around. great customer service and personable. Always enjoy playing this course when we can.
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.