1. jerinthebox Posted: 07/26/19 11:58a Member Since: May 15, 2012 From: Los Angeles
Played Sunday twilight, July 21. Perfect San Diego afternoon. It was my first time playing here, and I think you’re paying more for the resort service and experience than the course. Found it to be pr... Continue »
Played Sunday twilight, July 21. Perfect San Diego afternoon. It was my first time playing here, and I think you’re paying more for the resort service and experience than the course. Found it to be pretty average, with no holes that really stuck out or wowed me.
Conditions were pretty good for mid summer, though greens were rolling a little slow and were very marked up. There were some interesting ones that give you some chances to be creative. Fairways are quite nice to hit from. Rough mostly quite playable but also inconsistent and bare in spots.
Saw a beverage cart guy twice, but waved him along. Pro shop marks up everything (shoes that retail for $120 being sold for $155), so be sure to buy balls before you get there. I see deals here pretty often so if you can get one of those it’s worth a look, and the resort is probably a good experience too.
Service and Amenities:
Staff here was very friendly and free valet was very nice. The resort is rather large and being it was my first time here, it was a little overwhelming trying to find everything. This could be a bit skewed because there were a ton of events (excluding the one I was playing in) going on while I was there.
The greens were decently quick and definitely receptive. I was getting large amounts of spin on wedge shots so I had to change up the swing to reduce the rollback. Overall, greens rolled fairly true with some bumps. No dead spots observed.
The fairways were very firm and decently maintained. No bare spots observed. Nothing tricky on these fairways and you could pretty much see everything that the hole had to offer. We played the tournament from the white tees so there a lot of tee shots were taken with less than a driver, however if playing from the proper tee boxes I think the hazards would have provided more of a challenge.
Bunkers were well maintained and very course grained sand. They were uniform all throughout the course.
Flat and lush with some bare spots. Very Level and decently maintained. Some large deep divots took over a few of the par 3s.
About 1" long and somewhat thin. Resort course so I wasnt expecting real rough here.
This was a nice course and I am glad I got to play it but I would not recommend it for the rack rate. There are much more interesting courses in San Diego for the same price or cheaper.
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.