1. leef2020 Posted: 10/28/18 1:58p Member Since: Mar 26, 2016 From: Huntington Beach, CA
Found a great $60+fee deal on GolfNow, with a 1:52 tee time on Sat., 10/27. Free range balls at your leisure. Teed off 15 minutes late, behind a group of 4 juniors (8-12 yrs) with their parents drivin... Continue »
Found a great $60+fee deal on GolfNow, with a 1:52 tee time on Sat., 10/27. Free range balls at your leisure. Teed off 15 minutes late, behind a group of 4 juniors (8-12 yrs) with their parents driving/coaching. Dreadfully slow for two holes, they then picked up the pace after some encouragement no doubt from the marshals. The youngsters were pretty good, just too much coaching! Wasn't expecting we'd get all 18 in, but we did, just under last light, with POP at 4hrs 10mins.
Cart-path only on the entire course, as they are still keeping the course fairly damp post punching and over-seeding. Course was closed for a month, and was evidently just opened a week ago.
Tees were very green, lush and level, but a bit soft. Fairways were lush, green and few divots to contend with. Good lies throughout. Rough was long and a nightmare - a mix of large areas of kikuyu and something else. Penal and tough to hit from, but even harder to find balls, unless you were within 5-10 feet, as they would sit down. The three guys I played with were 300-yard bombers, and probably lost over 15 balls total, with most of them just being lost in the rough somewhere!
Sand quality was great, but players ahead seemed to think a sand-butler would come by and rake their tracks, as at least 10 bunkers were unraked. Pretty sad, really.
Greens were pretty good, but not fantastic. Several were lightly sanded, but all showed no signs of the punching. Receptive and held shots well. Rolled smooth and medium-fast. Way too many freshly unrepaired ball marks, however.
The 3 guys I played with all were riding the Phat Cycles. They loved them and looked like a lot of fun. Too bad it was CPO. Only downside of those things is that there is no GPS on them, which for first-timers on the course, you don't get to see water hazards, etc.
Great, friendly service all around. From free valet-parking to start, check-in and final club-drop off. Nice bar/lounge with super-huge TV to watch the Dodgers blow a 'sure-fire' win in game 4 in the World Series. ;-)
2. Alex326 Posted: 06/06/18 4:45p Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Last day of the 6 round golf outing in 7 days. Finished the So Cal trip with a round at La Omni Costa on the legends course. After playing Hacienda, Maderas, and Aviara the previous few days leading... Continue »
Last day of the 6 round golf outing in 7 days. Finished the So Cal trip with a round at La Omni Costa on the legends course. After playing Hacienda, Maderas, and Aviara the previous few days leading up to this round, the legends course was a bit of a let down. However, I will say that the course is in decent shape overall. Not over top top fantastic but solid tee to green.
Tee boxes were level and lush with only the par 3's having divots (and those were probably from the groups ahead of us in the tournament). Fairways were also in great shape with only a few thin spots here and there.
Rough wasn't as penal as Aviara but was thick enough to get your attention. Rough did have some thin and bare spots on occasion.
Greens were a bit of a let down. A number of the greens were bumpy from old unrepaired divots. They rolled at a medium fast speed and rolled true.
Sand traps were a bit hardpan at times and thin at other times.
As for the course layout, it is a standard flat parkland style layout with only a few trees to cause trouble at times. The enjoyment comes from the water holes with a couple of lakes coming into play. Most are off to the side with no real forced carries. There are a few gullies in front of a couple of greens to contend with. Overall, it's a decent course but not sure it's worth the full rack rate.
Ok kinda a goofy hole here? Par 4 331 from the blue, with 3 areas seperated by a stream. The tee shot comes from the first area, over the stream to the landing area. Be as far right as you can be here so as not to be blocked by very tall trees blocking the left side. 215 yards to reach the bunker on the right. The second shot is the most demanding shot !130 yards up hill into the wind to a skinny green with bunkers all around .
Long par 3 , 211 from the tips. A stream is only in play if you hit one really fat. Elevated green with 4 very large bunkers all over the place. Be a pro for one shot and hit the green! Tuff up and down from any of the bunkers.