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While playing this morning, I asked myself "why I don't play here more often?" This course is a pleasant walk, almost always in good condition, enough of a challenge to keep your interest without being too penal, reasonably priced, staff is always friendly and accommodating, and for me, not too far from home. There is nothing overly special about the course, but it is such a good solid test of basic good in a wonderful setting with the moderate coastal weather.

Greens were the best part of the course, but found the fairways in pretty good shape as well. Bunkers were well maintained with adequate sand. A few of the tee boxes were a bit chewed up, but could always find a spot to tee it up. Recommend if you're looking for a fun relaxing round of traditional golf at an affordable price
13 Likes.
Met with a friend more to socialize than to play golf, but actually enjoyed the golf more than I expected. Course was in nice overall condition, except for the tees. Wish there were a few of these short little courses near where I live because it would be a good change of pace, but considering the cost of South Orange County courses, it wouldn't be $9.

Fun time on a fun little course. If you have not played here - I recommend it.
12 Likes.
Out early as always. Arrived at 5:25am, and by 5:40 am there were a lot of people there, but the pro shop had not yet opened. Able to get out ahead of the crowds which was nice. I generally run into a lot of back nine play, but today, just one single, which I easily played through.

The course is probably in the best condition I have seen for a long time. The fairways are green and lush with good coverage. I only had about 5 or 6 mowed greens, but those that were cut rolled very nicely. I rarely spin the ball back on my shorter irons, but today I backed up several shots, which is not typical for me. Greens very receptive! Bunkers were not great. I found two and both were just full of water from the sprinklers. Worst part of the course were the tee boxes. I played "tips" so I could usually find a decent area to hit from, but otherwise the tees were really beat up.

Love playing this course. Enjoy the views, the deer, the variety of the holes. Not the most difficult course, but sure is fun.
10 Likes.
Out early to beat the forecast heat. Rocky in the pro shop is wonderful and makes coming here just all that much better. Very accommodating and efficient. Having a positive beginning is a plus even before starting your round.

Sadly, the course conditions have not improved, in fact I think perhaps they have even deteriorated further. The greens, while far and away are the best part of the course, were slow, because none were even mowed. Fairways have some areas of green grass, but mostly bare, thin, uneven ground. The bunkers have pretty much been abandoned, with most having ground under repair signs in them. Tee boxes are not level, to the point where it is difficult at times to find a decent place to stand. Coupled with bare spots and loads of divots, makes for a challenge to find any place to put your peg in the ground.

I really enjoy this course. I think the layout is terrific, but with the conditions being what they are, it just makes me sad, because I fear that this course may not have long to remain.
9 Likes.
Out early to beat the heat. Not very busy, which surprised me given the forecast of 90+ degrees later today. Course is in excellent shape right now. Trying to play the North as much as possible because it is scheduled to me closed for three weeks for aeration?????? (Why it takes 3 weeks to punch fairways and pick up the plugs is a mystery to me)

Greens did not have their typical pace today, but maybe they are not mowing them so tight because of the heat? Fairways very nice, as are the tee boxes and bunkers. I'll miss playing the North course, but at least the South will still be available, but I'm not looking forward to the entire membership confined to just the one course.
10 Likes.
Out early on a very warm morning. Staff is always very accommodating here and friendly, which is a nice way to begin any day. Having played the El Prado courses for many decades, I kind of know what to expect. Greens were nice, decent pace and rolled fairly true. Fairways much better than the last time I played here. Tee boxes and rough still could use some attention, but overall, worth the $$. Enjoy playing older traditional style courses that are very walkable, at a reasonable rate. So long as your expectations aren't too high, I recommend giving these course a shot.
12 Likes.
Out early as usual on a mild overcast morning. Fairly busy, so pleased to get off before the bulk of the players. Typical dealings with maintenance mowing greens, raking bunkers, changing pins, etc. but that's the price of going off first. (Well worth it most days)

Course is in nice condition, greens do not have the speed they normally had, but rolled well and are receptive. Bunkers and tee boxes are excellent. Fairways continue to be good. As we approach the time of the year when one course is closed for extended periods at a time, it will be interesting to see how well the course conditions hold up with all the play focused on just one course?
8 Likes.
First out on a mild overcast morning. My initial impression was how much better the fairways were from just a month ago. Greens also rolled better and were quicker. Bunkers were a mixed bag. Some very thin, some over watered and soaked, but with sand. Rough here is never good, in part because there isn't a lot of it. Tee boxes need attention.

Staff is always fantastic here. Sam is a pleasure to deal with. I tend to play here with some regularity because I can get out and I find the holes interesting and fun to play. A nice mix of holes, with some character, rather than holes that just run parallel. (Except for holes 15 & 16, which are too long for me anyway, so I just endure them now).
11 Likes.
Out early taking advantage of the senior rates, and the heat forecast for today. I respectfully have to disagree with the prior review as relates to the undulations in the fairways. They just add to the distinctive nature of the course. The fairways do provide flat surfaces if you can the place the ball in the proper position. It is my understanding that these mounds are buried Red Cars, but I don't know this to be a fact.

Conditions were about what I expected, although the greens were not as good as usual. Disappointing for sure. Tee boxes beat up in places but could always find a spot. Did not find a single bunker, but they appeared decent.

This is just such a comfortable walking course with great surroundings. Very parklike. Just not a wholelot of these old-style courses around anymore, so I savor my opportunities to walk these old classic type courses. So long as you get out early, pace of play is not an issue and it will not be a good walk spoiled.
15 Likes.
Second off behind a threesome of employees on a mild morning. It was busier than I expected, but Charles in the shop was great and we were able to get out a couple minutes before our tee time. Pace of play was just a touch over three hours. Not great but having a guest who had never played here before, it worked out just fine.

I have played here fairly often, and never have I had such difficulty with the speed of the greens. In fact, all three in our group struggled with pace? The greens were OK, decent speed and rolled pretty well. Today it looked like I'd never putted before. Fairways were good, None of the bunkers were maintained, but there appeared to be sufficient sand in them. A number of tee boxes were chewed up and not level, but that was the only real downside as far as conditioning.

I knew they were going to raise rates, which they did! One dollar! I applaud this course for trying to keep their fees reasonable when it seems everywhere else does not share that same philosophy.
10 Likes.
While not the best or most difficult of the Long Beach courses, Rec Park has always been my favorite. Used to play here a lot when I lived in Westchester, but not so much since moving to OC. I thought the course was in as nice condition as I'd seen it. Greens had good pace and rolled well. Fairways had good coverage, better than most of the courses I've been playing. A few spots on the tee boxes, but no big deal.

Not used to playing 4+ hour rounds, so it felt like I was out there all day, but I love the course and the weather was wonderful, so I just resigned myself to enjoy the "walk in the park". What I had the most difficultly was the cost. I know its 2022 and everything cost a zillion dollars now, but tough to spend $45 to walk a course I used to pay $3-$4 to play. Just tough to swallow. But it's still way cheaper than almost every course in South Orange County, so I guess I shouldn't complain about it.
11 Likes.
First out on a very busy Tuesday morning. There were people everywhere today, but able to get out in front of the crowds. Mild conditions. Greens were slow compared to normal. Noticed they were mowing greens with a tri-plex mower, rather than with the normal walking mowers. Greens just did not have any speed to them. The rest of the course was fine, good coverage in the fairways, nice & green. Bunkers excellent as are the tee boxes. Rough was just OK.

Course conditions have remained fairly constant over the past several weeks. With the hot weather coming, I have noticed a great deal more watering in the morning and many of the fairways are soaked when I play first thing in the morning. I'm sure by the time the majority of players reach the holes, the water has been absorbed and conditions are closer to "normal". However, when I play, it's like playing after a heavy deluge had just hit the course.
11 Likes.
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