Played the Oaks Club at Valencia private CC as part of the GK/Golfmoose outing this morning 6/20/22 at 11am. First time playing this track. Paired with Johnny, Mark and Jeff excellent playing partners in 4 hrs 30 minutes with the temps in the upper 90s and about a 15mph breeze. Great run event at a very nice facility and clubhouse in the hills of Valencia. All employees encountered were friendly and accommodating.
Beautiful course with mature oak trees, lots of up and down rolling hills, native vegetation on every hole usually on both sides of the Fairways. It had its share of blind shots but no tricked out holes other than number 14 where driver is not really the play for longer hitters. I really enjoyed the back nine here. I loved the tee shots on 17 and 18.
The greens were rolling pure probably close to 10 on the stimp meter. They looked faster than they actually putted and our group left multiple putts right in the jar just a foot short. Healthy greens that were receptive on approach shot. Omeara did a good job with some skinny greens, wide greens and undulations throughout the green complexes. Rated 8/10
Fairways had nice coverage for summer in this hot area. Mostly lush and in good shape, Rated 8/10
Tees were level and in good shape and lush. Never encountered a unlevel teeing ground. Rated 8/10
Was not in any of the bunkers but my playing partners were and they described them as inconsistent in sand texture where most were firm and crusty and one had an ample amount of beach sand. Most did not look raked
Rough was thick just off the fairways and was a darker green which was a nice contrast visually from the fairways. Good shape Rated 8/10.
If I lived in the immediate area I would consider a membership here. I enjoyed the round immensely.» Close