1. leef2020 Posted: 11/07/18 10:14p Member Since: Mar 26, 2016 From: Huntington Beach, CA
Played Monday, 11/5, teeing off a few minutes after noon w/Larryq2001 and was paired with friendly GKer Dubwiser. We finished a bit over 4 hours, with a few short waits on a lovely day. They played th... Continue »
Played Monday, 11/5, teeing off a few minutes after noon w/Larryq2001 and was paired with friendly GKer Dubwiser. We finished a bit over 4 hours, with a few short waits on a lovely day. They played the blues and I teed off from the white tees.
White tees were level and in pretty good shape for this time of year. As previously mentioned, a few tee areas are closed and in process of growing new grass. Fairways were overly watered in spots - where I landed my shots, of course - and often got no/little roll-out, which made the course that much more demanding and adding yards to 2nd shots. Was able to draw casual water in my stance 3 times, including once on a strong slope! The course was green enough - it's November - stop with the over-watering!!!
While I was fortunate to avoid any bunkers, was in the rough too many times, and found it diabolical and grabby.
Greens looked fantastic, dark green, held shots fairly well and provided mostly smooth putting. Excepting a few pin placements located directly on slopes, they putted medium-slow, however, and found it a challenge to get long putts anywhere near the holes.
Cart lady came by a few times and saw a friendly marshal twice. Defo recommend playing here, just wish they would let the course dry out a little bit!
played early afternoon in 4H and finished just at sunset. Course is in good condition, fairways are green and full. Important to hit the ball long and straight on this course otherwise it will be a ... Continue »
played early afternoon in 4H and finished just at sunset. Course is in good condition, fairways are green and full. Important to hit the ball long and straight on this course otherwise it will be a long day. Rough is thick and grabs your clubs hard. The few bunkers I was in were soft and fluffy with good sand. There was some reseeding or growing maintenance on the teeboxes, three of the par 3s were playing 200+ from the blues as a result. Greens were a bit slower than i'm used to here at black gold, just a bit bumpy but were still in very good condition. Challenging layout, undulating greens, always enjoy coming out here.
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.