1. gary00 Posted: 12/12/17 10:58a Member Since: Mar 10, 2014 From: san clemente
12/11 using groupon $38 2 some with 25% off. 1st the good--Roy in the pro shop provided excellent customer service, very friendly and golfer oriented. The ball washers were well filled and in good w... Continue »
12/11 using groupon $38 2 some with 25% off. 1st the good--Roy in the pro shop provided excellent customer service, very friendly and golfer oriented. The ball washers were well filled and in good working order. The last 6 holes were in pretty good shape.
The 1st 12 holes encompass the old Riverside section of the course--built in 1956 and have some real problems--apparently due to the alkaline soil conditions. Fairways are thin and patchy with many areas affected by gophers and ground squirrels--#10 is being cultivated. The rough is sparse with some bare spots. Most tees are level but in poor condition. Bunkers need a good churn and groom--currently quite hard pack.
Greens are damaged with many dead areas which have been sanded to at least smooth them out. Pins were generally located in the best areas so conditions were ok within 5 feet. Holes 6 and 9 have temporary greens--the new greens look to be coming along very well and willl be ready in 1-2 months.
POP 320 with no one around. It is sad to see the decline of Green River--hopefully they have a plan for recovery--the 2 new greens are a step in the right direction.
Played Fri Dec 1st at 758, check was well lets say the gentleman must not be a morning person. The starter was very nice and friendly and told us there were 2 temp. greens about 20 yards in front of t... Continue »
Played Fri Dec 1st at 758, check was well lets say the gentleman must not be a morning person. The starter was very nice and friendly and told us there were 2 temp. greens about 20 yards in front of the greens, 6 and 9. Well all the greens on the east side of the club house were terrible, various grasses, bare spots, various stages of repair, absolutely not playable. The greens on the west were very, very nice, holes 13 thru 18, good grass rolled true. Tee boxes, and fairways were good , bunkers were a little hard. This course needs some time to heal.
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.