Played BG on 2/8 with a 12:10 tee time. Love playing here and was really looking forward to playing as I don’t play here a lot. Beautiful day however and got out pretty much on time. POP was just s... Continue »
Played BG on 2/8 with a 12:10 tee time. Love playing here and was really looking forward to playing as I don’t play here a lot. Beautiful day however and got out pretty much on time. POP was just short of 5 hours. That was on us and not because of the crowd. Spent some time looking for balls which was is always a problem here because of some blind shots and a lot of brush off of the fairways. Got to play faster however and fortunately, no one waited on us.
Regardless, the course is very good condition right now. Fairways are nice with great lies. The rough is a bit thick but not too difficult to get out of. Wasn’t in any bunkers but they appeared to be soft and in good condition.
Greens were in great shape. Rolled very nicely. They slowed as the sun went down and got cooler but they are still very nice
I always have a good time playing here and this day was no exception. Great customer service with very nice course conditions. What’s not to like?? Looking forward to getting out there again.
2. Hollis Posted: 02/04/18 7:19p Member Since: May 10, 2013 From: Highland,Ca
Arrived at the course with plenty of time to warm up which was good, cuz for a first go round I sure was gonna need it. Club house seemed to have everything you could ask for with a very courteous and... Continue »
Arrived at the course with plenty of time to warm up which was good, cuz for a first go round I sure was gonna need it. Club house seemed to have everything you could ask for with a very courteous and welcoming staff. For instance, a young man whose name eludes me now, picking up range baskets saw me searching a plastic tee, I jokingly said I didn't want to lose that one, and a few minutes later he presents me with two plastic tees, lol! I immediately knew that this place was next level. One true indicator of a well managed facility is the attention to detail and the hospitality extended to its customer base.
Driving range was grass with a couple wedge distance targets that invited you to go at them with resonating bells that lets everyone knew when you've struck your target! Apparently there is a nice size putting green behind the clubhouse I didn't get to try, but the putting greens near the first tee were a spot on preview of what was to come. The pitching area adjacent was small, but satisfactory for a handful of users with a bunker, that after a light raking, was equally representative of the on course bunkers.
Had a nice chat with the starter while waiting for my turn to be tested and gained a bit of very helpful information, including the fact that, like my children, putts almost always want to go to Disneyland! I also was very impressed in how the starter and course marshall monitor the movements and timing of each cart on course. I witnessed them discuss one particular regular who always played slow and was at that time, 11 minutes behind before finishing hole number 3,lol!
Played the blues with 3 other fine gentlemen, Dave, Mark, and Bill. Tee boxes had plenty of coverage and I can't remember one unlevel tee box. The par three holes had about as many divots as you'd expect a $120 rack rate course to have, lol, which is to say, not many! Not difficult at all to find a spot to hit from.
Fairways were a mix of grasses someplaces, but with plenty of coverage, minimal bare spots. Thin spots in the fairway were usually due to the terrain of the course, such as the crest of hills.
Rough ranged from manageable to severely penal. Lots of areas to hit the ball out of bounds, including plenty of chances to test your knowledge of options regarding drops and unplayable lies based on the placement of stakes and what color they are (be wary, could save yourself strokes,lol).
Bunkers were very good, trust, odds are you'll be in a couple. I'm convinced, the nicer the sand, the more enjoyable it is to rake, lol.
Finally the greens. Fast, was told somewhere between a 10 and 10.5, but seemed a touch quicker. Putts very hard to stop at the pin when above the hole. Held shots well, smooth and fast, but also soft.
Overall, a very enjoyable day at a very fine facility made even better with the Gkers coupon I downloaded! Btw, these deals have a lasting benefit beyond this isolated round. While the rack rate is more than I regularly pay for a round, I found today that the green fee is very deserving based on conditioning, location and demand. I'm very likely now to target the rate between rack and twilight, when in the past I'd see that number and question whether or not it was justifiable. Thanks again Johnny!
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.