1. gary00 Posted: 03/23/17 5:01p Member Since: Mar 10, 2014 From: san clemente
3/23 using GK $32 coupon on a cool breezy (1-2 club worth) day playing with GKr David(Broomy) with a POP of right at 4 hours including looping back to replay 3-4 holes to minimize just waiting on the ... Continue »
3/23 using GK $32 coupon on a cool breezy (1-2 club worth) day playing with GKr David(Broomy) with a POP of right at 4 hours including looping back to replay 3-4 holes to minimize just waiting on the tee for the groups ahead.
Fairways have good cover with good cushion and yet enough firmness to give decent roll. Rough is present adjacent to fairways generally cut to about 1 1/2 inches and can be thickish and wirery making good contact a challenge. Some areas around greens are even deeper presenting the option to chunk or fly depending on the execution or lack there of.
Found 3 green side bunkers containing a fine but nicely compacted sand that had been recently groomed--played very fairly even if I couldn't convert.
Tees level but recently punched and a couple of marker placements were in areas that were massively sanded to repair damage.
Greens smooth, fast and firm(hard) not receptive leaving a lot of recovery shots from the back of the green. Tough pin placements often near slopes resulting in putts that slid a little past the hole finished well past. Very challenging but fun.
Staff members are friendly and cheerful.
Great remote tract out in nature--tough at times and demands full attention-but very worth the 1 hr 15 min drive.
2. Fastfish433 Posted: 03/22/17 7:18a Member Since: Sep 11, 2016 From: Costa Mesa
I had the pleasure of playing the Cross Creek course on Saturday the 18th of March. The course is in great shape with the surrounding hillsides lush and green. The course itself is green and in great ... Continue »
I had the pleasure of playing the Cross Creek course on Saturday the 18th of March. The course is in great shape with the surrounding hillsides lush and green. The course itself is green and in great shape. There are very few bare spots and only a few wet/muddy areas in the fairways.
The greens are in good shape and were pretty hard making a good approach shot important. I had several mid iron shots land on the green only to roll off the side or back. On the greens the puts rolled true and were a challenge to read. The driving range is in good shape with nice level tee box areas. I felt the putting greens did seem to be a bit slower than the greens on course. I do feel that you need to play this course several time to understand hoe to score on some of the holes. I look forward to playing again with a better knowledge of the course. This is a course that I recommend playing
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.