1. putt4dough Posted: 09/25/17 10:54a Member Since: Dec 28, 2003 From: west
I played here last Friday, 9-22-17. The service and accommodations here are very good. We had 16 players, so we got a group rate of $35, plus they gave us a $10 food voucher. It also included range ba... Continue »
I played here last Friday, 9-22-17. The service and accommodations here are very good. We had 16 players, so we got a group rate of $35, plus they gave us a $10 food voucher. It also included range balls. The conditions where really good , we had so perfect golf weather too (68* at 8 AM.) The tee boxes are flat and level, with minimal to no divot damage.
The fairways are firm and well groomed. You will have good lies throughout the course.
The rough was a bit long, about 3" along the banks of the water channel, so balls will not roll into the channel, the caveat is, if you don't see your ball land, it is VERY difficult to find. The rough opposite the water channel was at a good playable length, 1 1/2" -2". The bunkers are well placed throughout the course, if you hit too long, you may be in a bunker, if you hit too wide , left or right of the green, you may be in a bunker. The greens roll true, but a bit slow to what I am us to, but after a couple of holes, I adjusted. This is a links style course, so a few of the players where commenting, "where are the trees" LoL, I enjoyed this course. It is a strategic course, because of the design.
2. roarksown1 Posted: 09/21/17 11:00a Member Since: Jan 6, 2013 From: Playa del Rey
Wanted to play an early morning round in Vegas before work today but didn't want to spend a fortune on out of town rates, so got a good GolfNow deal for The Club at Sunrise at 6:30am for $58. I had re... Continue »
Wanted to play an early morning round in Vegas before work today but didn't want to spend a fortune on out of town rates, so got a good GolfNow deal for The Club at Sunrise at 6:30am for $58. I had read some reviews from before and my feelings are now mixed after having played 18 here.
Someone earlier wrote that this place was a little bit like River View in Santa Ana but without the elevations (and the tent communities). I have zero love for River View at all, but that assessment is not too far off base when it comes to this layout, however it doesn't have all the funky river crossings and bizarre angles that River View does. The Club at Sunrise is the DirecTV Rob Lowe version of River View.
One thing to mention first - the wind absolutely howls through this place. It really was a bit off-putting to hit drives into 40-50 mph winds right in your face. Not too much fun.
I was expecting nice conditions based on the previous reviews, and they weren't too far off, but there were definitely a good number of GUR areas in the fairways and plenty of soggy, poor draining bits. Also fair to say that where the fairways were nice, they were really nice. The greens were also the best part of the course - medium speed at best, but very nice coverage and roll and held shots very well. Not too many crazy breaks either but a few here and there.
Sand was actually pretty nice in the bunkers that I found, and the tee boxes were all level and in good shape (played the black tees at 6500 yards). The rough? Well, it's really crazy when your shot drifts right into the lower lying areas near the wash and gets absolutely consumed by this thick grass. Almost impossible to find your ball again.
This course just doesn't fit my eye very well as I'm more or less a fade hitter and everything to the right here is trouble. If you draw the ball, this is the place for you. And big ups to the maintenance guys on #9 who couldn't be bothered to move their equipment when it was right in line with my chip onto the green so I sailed it.
So yeah, not the worst course I've ever played by any means, but the layout is somewhat repetitive and always having to favor one direction is a pain, and of course there are just so many better options in the Vegas area. However, the price is good and it's just about worth that if you can't get a decent time or rate elsewhere.