1. JohnnyGK Posted: 02/05/19 1:05p Member Since: Dec 30, 2002 From: Thousand Oaks
First off Friday morning 2/1 on a cold morning with mpisarski01 and rob1563. Fortunately no frost delay so we flew around in just under 3 hours. Good times and the golf course was in very good shape. ... Continue »
First off Friday morning 2/1 on a cold morning with mpisarski01 and rob1563. Fortunately no frost delay so we flew around in just under 3 hours. Good times and the golf course was in very good shape. A different look for me as the greens were overseeded with bent grass, green surrounds/tee boxes with rye grass and the paspalum fairways sprayed green. Keep in mind the entire golf course, greens included, is a paspalum base so the majority of the time when you play this course it’s going to be more firm. I was impressed how the overseeding went as it made the golf course look attractive and play nice. I was wondering why for the first time I saw some small indent ball marks on the greens (normally you can hardly find any) but that’s because its bent grass right now rather than paspalum this time of year. Greens still rolled well and a pleasure to play. Regarding the fairways, good lies and full coverage. Some thin spots but overall played fine. Pitching around the green was very nice due to the rye grass. The best part of the golf course conditions and normally with desert courses as well as golf courses I play in Southern California the worst part, was the sand traps. They had excellent sand and were well groomed. As always if you want to have a good round of golf at this course you need to avoid the ditch on the right at all times. I noticed it was much cleaner of debris than I had seen in the past. We saw some small equipment and ground crews doing what appeared to be finishing touches on clearing out the wash. However you want to avoid missing your shots right even more because of the dormant paspalum the ball quite often for us would roll all the way down into the wash.
For the price to play, especially during the Vegas peak season this place is a steal.
2. rob1563 Posted: 02/02/19 10:10a Member Since: Jul 3, 2010 From: Las Vegas
Fittingly, JohnnyGK, Matt and I started our Friday 2/1 morning round at The Club at Sunrise, where we watched the sunrise from their patio. 1st off the 10th tee right at 7am, we set a pace under 3:30 ... Continue »
Fittingly, JohnnyGK, Matt and I started our Friday 2/1 morning round at The Club at Sunrise, where we watched the sunrise from their patio. 1st off the 10th tee right at 7am, we set a pace under 3:30 and finished a hole ahead of the 3some behind us.
Course was in great shape. The paspalum grass has maintained it's green during the winter. Good tee boxes. Fairways were green and nicely covered, no thin or bare areas. The rough is dormant bermuda and anything over the edge of the wash has a 93% chance of running all the way down into the water. Bunkers were incredible, a little heavy, like wet beach sand, but has been great in the past as it dries out. The greens are the signature of this course. Some ball marks as the grass is slow to grow this time of year, but relatively smooth and medium fast.
Another fun Vegas course but you definitely need a right to left or straight ball flight unless you're hitting butter cut fades all day, as the right side is dead. They have some great deals right now, with a $10 food voucher included.