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Played Tuesday, May 5. Staff seemed confused on what was policy. All I can say is, I think Robert Trent Jones Jr. would be very disappointed seeing how his course has been let go. Haven’t played here since the SCGA called it their course. Very ragged conditions. The only bright spot were the greens. The rough hadn’t been cut in I don’t know how long so if you wandered from the fairway, it took sometimes several minutes to find your ball. Not very pleasing when you’ve driven over 80 miles. I won’t be back for some time.
Went off at 6:48 this morning. Haven’t played here in years, but very pleasant experience. Very friendly staff seem to have the Covid-19 system down, unlike Rancho California. That course is in shabby condition except for the greens. But, getting back to Glen Ivy, the course is in darn good shape. Tee boxes are nice. The fairways are plush. More dirt than sand in the traps but decent. The greens are moderately fast and very true. We played in just over 4 hours. It could have been faster, but caught up to a foursome that had no business playing from the blue tees. They didn’t seem to have very good cart management either. All in all, great to get out and play under circumstances.
Played on April Fools day yesterday. Went out early, 6:45am tee time. Beautiful day. POP was just over 4 hours. The greens in good shape but I heard were going to be punched. They’re also, I feel, some of the most difficult greens to read, at least for me. Love the course and for the money, a gem. I felt that the rest of the course, fairways, tee boxes and sand traps were all in better than normal winter to spring conditions and you can’t beat the views.
Played Encino this morning with some buddies. Tee time was 6:35am. Beautiful morning, a little hint of breeze. POP was 3 hours, 50 minutes. Right now the fairways are cut short (also due to winter dormant conditions) and are running fast. The greens looked faster than they were but as the day got warmer, they went from medium to medium fast. I was in one bunker that had plenty of fresh raked sand. All in all, I think Encino is in pretty decent shape and it’s always nice to get another 10 to 15 yards of roll on your drives.
Played the Dunes course this morning at La Quinta. Went out with another gentleman from
British Columbia. I got to get away for a quick stay over while getting a few days off of work.
The course just recently re-opened after the customary reseeding. Cart path only until the middle of November. This course as with most of the Palm Springs area courses will be immaculate in about a month. Fairways very plush but no roll yet, cut a little high. The greens
about the same, very plush, true rolling but just a little on the slow side. Bunkers were fantastic, slight wet but fluffy sand. Fortunately, only in two the entire round. Carts have GPS so even though it was cart path only, you still were able to get a decent approximate to the hole and I'd just take what i thought was enough club and hedging with one club more or less. Played in just under 3 hours. Very enjoyable round with my vacationing partner. Great staff and at $59.00 for the round, I thought a great value. I've been coming here for years and would suggest to all GKers, if you have a couple of days, get to La Quinta, stay a night or two,
have a drink at the Frank Capra bar area and play these two Pete Dye gems.
Played early today with friends. Our foursome finished in under 4 hrs. The course is in excellent shape. Greens running very true. The sand traps seemed pretty good, just wish
some of the patrons would rake them after being in them. No excuses, actually hit the ball
real well just didn't manage my distances with the trees. A few bad breaks due to my mis-management.
Played this morning early with a couple of friends. Woodley has always been a course to get your head straight. What i mean by that is, when my game has me dazed and confused, I'll
play Woodley to get my confidence back. What you see here is what you get. Ample wide fairways and not a huge amount of trouble. It's also a golf course that you can enjoy a great,
non-hilly walk. Right now the greens I believe are the best of any other city course. My compliments to the greenskeeper. They have a very nice practice facility. It's only my opinion,
but, if they brought in a designer and put in some more strategic waste bunkers and water hazards this course could be so much more interesting. I just don't know what would happen to the eco-structure. In any case, it was a good morning. Mission accomplished.
Played this morning at 6:50 with three other friends. Goose is one of my favorite courses but was wondering how it would play after the last two days of rain. All considering, the course drains out pretty well. There was some water in the bunkers, but moved my ball a club length
in the two I was in and had a little too much bounce on my wedge with the wet sand. I bogeyed both holes. Not their fault, mine. They let us us drive the carts on the fairways so,
apparently they didn't think it was that wet. Greens were great considering winter conditions
right now. We played in under four hours. The course is a ways from my stomping grounds, but always a joy to play.
Played this morning, the second group out. It was still dark on the first hole but managed a bogey. For those that have played the course know, that it's a pretty tough opening hole. I think the best part about Knollwood right now are there greens and the sand in the bunkers. Unfortunately, I found after being in four green side bunkers this morning, no one seems to be
taking the time to rake them. I also must have repaired at least four ball marks on every green. C'mon people. Besides that frustration, a beautiful morning with good friends in under four hours.
Played Hansen Dam early this morning with a couple of friends. It might be me, but the fairways on the front side seem to have been cut more narrow then in the past. Being the first
ones off I couldn't see much the first few holes. The greens on the front side have picked up
some kind of fungus and were a little bumpy. The greens on the back were nicer and relatively
fast. I was in a couple of bunkers and the sand was decent. The unfortunate thing is that on all of these city courses, it doesn't seem like anyone takes the time to rake them. All in all, for the $19.00 senior walking rate, an enjoyable round with friends.
Went out this morning at 7:30 with a good friend and played in just about 3 hours. The conditions are pretty darn good for the hot summer so far. My buddy and I were surprised that
hardly anyone was out there. They put a light sand down on the backside greens. They were on the slow side, the sand just made them a little slower. Tee boxes good, fairways good. Was in one waste bunker, but wasn't a problem. This course is always a challenge, wind or not and
with my new senior card, well worth the green fee.
Decided to give the "New" Sand Canyon CC a shot today. Since I live in Santa Clarita, I thought I'd shoot up and play the twilight rate. I don't think anything has changed since the 5/10 review by chipper28. First, the guys in the pro shop are great. It's still a work in progress.
The greens are still pretty darn good, just on the slow side. The tee boxes had not been cut for the week yet. You have to stay in the fairway because there is hardly any rough. With any speed, your ball will run off into the ground under construction or what baranca there is still left from last summer's fire.
You know, I always liked the Valley Course more than the Mountain and I think some of the changes are nice. They've taken out some bunkers that give you more choice. On the first hole
I swear they took out bunkers on the right. I cut the corner on the right of the first hole and had a sand wedge to the green. Due to the fire, they no longer have any brush on the left side
of #11. I always go left for some head case reason and sure enough, I was left again today.
But now, it's just a sand wedge hard dirt up and down. My driver and fairway woods were spot on so I scored well today.
I believe this course will be restored to past glory, but it is still months away. I was told by a member that a Hotel is going up and they will restore the first 9 holes of the Mountain to make
Sand Canyon a 27 hole resort.
I don't think the course is worth any more than the $35.00 twilight rate right now. As always,
stopped upstairs for a "Fat Tire" on tap. I'll always come to practice and hit balls there and at Vista but, I'm going to let a few months go by and see how the course gets thru the summer before I play again unless I get bored and play twilight again.
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