1. roarksown1 Posted: 09/04/18 8:30a Member Since: Jan 6, 2013 From: Playa del Rey
Decided to make the trek out to Corona this weekend to give Green River another shot after having played the GK event out there a while back and not being satisfied with a three-digit score. Was joine... Continue »
Decided to make the trek out to Corona this weekend to give Green River another shot after having played the GK event out there a while back and not being satisfied with a three-digit score. Was joined by fellow GKers Kassper7 and Mattias (plus another friend) and away we went with a 10:46am tee time playing from the blue tees for around $50 riding.
My expectations were pretty high regardless past reviews but unfortunately my experience was even worse than previous entries. First off, the tee boxes were not mowed down in the slightest. They were trimmed the same as the rough and that simply will not cut it (no pun intended). The fairways are dry, thin and only occasionally lush. The rough was fine I guess, but there were plenty of useless areas in that arena as well. Bunkers? What bunkers? Nothing but hardpan, grassless shoveled out ditches. Awful.
And the greens? Well, there were a few that were in decent shape, but for the most part they were blotchy, bumpy, discolored and even had some areas of scorched earth that caked up like Greyscale in Game of Thrones. What a mess. Conditions such as these simply make a difficult game even more difficult. I often wonder how the pros would do in such poor conditions.
The setting and the layout for Green River are just fine though and it's a huge shame that the course conditions don't justify the surrounding area or the drive out to Corona (depending on where you're coming from). There are even a few interesting holes that could really be special if the course was simply in better shape. Truly disappointing.
2. weber Posted: 08/06/18 9:24a Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
I hadn't played Green River for a while, so after confirming that all 18 holes were open, was able to secure the first time off. Not too busy, so no issue getting out early. Walked the 18 in about ... Continue »
I hadn't played Green River for a while, so after confirming that all 18 holes were open, was able to secure the first time off. Not too busy, so no issue getting out early. Walked the 18 in about 2 1/2 hours, which is fairly quick given the distance from #12 to #13 and the long walk in from #18.
The best part of the course was the greens, BUT - they had just fertilized apparently so there was a light "sandy material" on every green. So playing early, with the ball being wet, when you got to the ball there was a ring of sand, almost like a range ball would have. Same thing after every putt, so you had to wipe off the ball very well to get all the fertilizer off before putting. The greenside bunkers were all well maintained, but very very thin, with little sand.
Fairways were a mix of bare, thin, and decent. The rough was a mix of thin, bare and US Open thick type rough, depending upon where the ball finished.
I used to really enjoy the two Green River courses, but I am not a big fan of this place since they consolidated the two courses. However for $23 to play, it's worth playing.
I also like the layout. However, the last time I was there (which was at the of July), I was told by the starter that they are going to be shortening 17 and 18. The reason was, if you notice(d) those pipes that lie along side 17, those pipes have to go in the ground. Apparently, it was supposed to s...
Fun closing hole with an eagle and triple both in play. Going left off the tee is jail, but if you do challenge the corner, it'll shorten your approach by 25 yards. Just be sure you can fly it 250 otherwise you'll have nothing. Green is slightly elevated, but is quite receptive so don't be afraid of going right after the pin.
So this is a par 5 now, slight dogleg right and easily reachable when the wind is down (different story if you're into a gale force wind). Keep your approach right as the right side is much easier to get up and down than the left, regardless of pin position.