1. JohnnyGK Posted: 08/21/16 2:31p Member Since: Dec 30, 2002 From: Westlake Village
Was joined by rgm2525 and dangerousbri for my second round of golf on Wednesday in Vegas. I heard the conditions were good but did not expect them as nice as we encountered for a muni course. On the 6... Continue »
Was joined by rgm2525 and dangerousbri for my second round of golf on Wednesday in Vegas. I heard the conditions were good but did not expect them as nice as we encountered for a muni course. On the 6th hole I noticed a course staffer with his small dog (lola) roll up on us and stop to chat. Turns out it was the Superintendent Scott Sutton. I came to learn the entire course, even the greens, with exception to some bermuda turf lining the wash that runs through the course, is all paspalum. Paspalum is the super lush turf some of you may have experienced at Olivas Links or Buenaventura recently. It’s very salt and heat resistant plus provides a beautiful playing surface through the green. What I did not realize was how nice paspalum can also be for a putting surface as well. It’s easy at first when playing a paspalum green to mistake it for bermuda grass (as we did) but when you come to realize everything putts true and there is NO grain to decipher when reading putts, you are pleasantly surprised. The greens ran slower than they looked but we were told this was only because Scott had his crew double verticut the greens that day. In regards to the rest of the conditions they are completely lush fairways, tees and rough. Good quality sand in the bunkers although there are stools (base roots of paspalum) invading the edges of the bunkers.
As far as layout, it’s a very straight forward, flat, no frills, conducive to quick pace of play, relaxing course. It’s surrounded by a local lower income neighborhood with houses on most holes left and the wash on the right. It has a beautiful small clubhouse, excellent service and facilities. Given its exceptional conditions, pace of play and affordability I highly recommend this course to anyone looking for a great deal and relaxing round of golf.
2. rgm2525 Posted: 08/20/16 2:06p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 8-17-16 with Dangerousbri, and JohnnyGK in about 3 1/2 hours mid afternoon. Tee boxes were in real nice shape, lush and level with a few bare areas on the back nine. Fairways were in great shap... Continue »
Played 8-17-16 with Dangerousbri, and JohnnyGK in about 3 1/2 hours mid afternoon. Tee boxes were in real nice shape, lush and level with a few bare areas on the back nine. Fairways were in great shape, like hitting off of carpet. Rough was Bermuda and about 3 inches and thick, so some balls would sit on top while others would sink in leaving a difficult shot back out to the fairway. Was in two bunkers that had very nice heavy white sand. Greens were in great shape rolling medium speed and true. First time I had seen or played on Paspalum greens, reminded me a little of Bermuda but without the grain. Costumer service was outstanding, Devon was great checking us in, filling our coolers with water taking us to the first tee, and even coming out on the course to bring us more water and see how we were doing. Layout out of the course is kind of repetitive with houses on the left and the wash on the right of almost every hole. Even though I didn't care much for the layout I would highly recommend playing this course just because of the great shape and customer service.