1. mpisarski01 Posted: 03/23/19 9:40p Member Since: Feb 11, 2012 From: Costa Mesa
Decided to play CrossCreek today with Gregholla. We got out at 7:40 joined by Jin & Song to complete the four some. Weather was mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy over our 3.5 hours round. Staff her... Continue »
Decided to play CrossCreek today with Gregholla. We got out at 7:40 joined by Jin & Song to complete the four some. Weather was mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy over our 3.5 hours round. Staff here is awesome as always even though we showed up with 3 minuets to spare.
Conditions are very nice right now as expected with all of the rain. Fairways were mostly lush and I didn't have a bad lie all day. Rough was penal and once you get past the first cut the native grass is standing about 2 feet tall right now and tightens this course up a ton. Greens were the highlight of the course they were medium fast and mostly firm. Well hit shots would stick but nothing else. Sand seemed to be fine with the exception of the green side bunker on 18 which looks like it was consumed by the creek during the rains. All they need to do is spike it and add a couple scoops of sand and it will be fine. The only real issue they have at cross creek are the tee boxes. Most are small therefore beat up but we had no issues finding a flat stance this morning.
If you have never played CrossCreek I highly recommend playing soon as the creeks are running and it makes for a wonderful soundtrack on this beautiful nature surrounded course. There are no homes on the course and no roads through it. There are multi million dollar homes on top of the hills but never come into play. I highly recommend this course.
2. sparky14 Posted: 12/04/18 10:57a Member Since: Mar 26, 2003 From: San Clemente
Played CrossCreek on 12/3/18, my first time out here in 11 years. Still a great course layout in an awesome location. Coyotes everywhere, and the howling show they put on in an amphitheater setting on... Continue »
Played CrossCreek on 12/3/18, my first time out here in 11 years. Still a great course layout in an awesome location. Coyotes everywhere, and the howling show they put on in an amphitheater setting on the back 9 was something I will remember.
As for the course, age is taking it's toll on the edges of the course. The greens are excellent, the fairways are decent, but the rough is very inconsistent. It looks like a course that it past it's prime, and the dry natural areas are starting to encroach and impact the rough.
10 years ago this was one of my favorites. If I was local, I'd still play here as the layout and the location is special. But I don't think I'll make the >1 hour drive to play here again for a while.
Worst hole on the course. Leave the driver in the bag and try to hit something 200ish up the left side and pray it doesn't take a hard bounce into the water on the right. You'll be left with a semi-blind short iron to a green that angles away from you.