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Played here today with a 10:10 TeeOff.com "Deal" time that popped up on Friday for $52, including cart. Started right on time behind a twosome. I was ... » More
Played here today with a 10:10 TeeOff.com "Deal" time that popped up on Friday for $52, including cart. Started right on time behind a twosome. I was paired with a threesome of nice players. POP was great at just a bit over 4 hours. Perfect weather and beautiful day.
Conditions are nice. Greens are medium-fast, pretty slick on downhillers, mostly smooth, and medium firmness but accepting of full shots. My well-struck full shots mostly ended up about six feet behind the ball mark. (The 14th green was weirdly soft underfoot, almost like the whole top layer of grass had become detached from the ground below. Hope nothing's wrong, because I love that green and that spot on the course.) Fairways have good coverage and provided nice lies for the most part. Kikuyu rough can make you work a little bit more but also tends to "tee" the ball up a bit more than the fairways. Nothing too penal. Blue tee boxes were probably the low point. Glad I was able to use a tee on many of them. The bunkers I was in were great, full of nice soft sand.
As others have mentioned, the clubhouse is all fenced off and the starter/check in desk is operating out of a trailer. The big clock is turned off. (Stuck at 10:05, which scared me when I suddenly thought I'd somehow lost track of time en route to the course.) The putting green near the driving range was closed today, but the two out near the parking lot roundabout were open, but seems like it'd be a long walk out there. The black and blue tee boxes were all back in place from the last review on here. Recommended.» Close
Played here for my first time today. Earlier this week, a single spot for 10:40 popped up on the LA City Golf booking site, so I nabbed it. $44 green ... » More
Played here for my first time today. Earlier this week, a single spot for 10:40 popped up on the LA City Golf booking site, so I nabbed it. $44 green fee + $16 for cart. Check in was smooth but as our tee time approached, the pro shop kept calling two of the players booked at that time, who never showed up. So he stuck another single from the wait list with me and another single already on the tee. I rode, sharing a cart with the wait list guy. The other guy walked. Started right on time and POP was good at around 4:15. We never waited until the last two holes got a bit bunched up.
Conditions are mostly good. It's a lot of "good, but..." Greens are smooth, medium-fast to fast, and medium firmness. The "but" is quite a few ball marks and some greens seemed to have small bare spots. Fairways are green and have good coverage for the most part with some less than ideal areas. Rough varies from bare spots to about two-and-a-half-inch deep turf. Black tee boxes were mostly good, but a couple weren't. Bunkers were very well maintained, but some only had a very thin layer of top sand over a very firm base.
Unfortunately for me, it was my third consecutive round playing in very strong winds. As a result, there was lots of tree debris (pine needles, mostly) on the course. I enjoyed the back nine more than the front. In spots, it reminded me of a little nicer Green River. Overall, a solid course and recommended conditions.» Close
Played here today with a TeeOff.com "Deal" time for 11:56. For the last few days, Las Vegas weather forecasters have been acting like the Storm of the... » More
Played here today with a TeeOff.com "Deal" time for 11:56. For the last few days, Las Vegas weather forecasters have been acting like the Storm of the Century would hit today around noon, so this morning I called the course to see if they planned to be open. They said yes, so I asked if I could possibly get out earlier, and they said to come by around 11:00. I showed up around 10:25 and was sent directly to the first tee to join another single just about to tee off. We were stuck behind a foursome who took forever on every green but pace was still good. Another single joined us on 10, and we finished in a little under 3.5 hours total. Got rained on a little bit but not too bad, although the winds were howling all day.
Conditions are mixed. Greens are a patchwork of different types of grasses, leaving them a bit bumpy. They are around medium speed and medium firmness. Fairways are the highlight with great coverage of overseeded rye. The rough seems to be kikuyu, some where the ball sinks down in and other spots are thinner. Gold tee boxes were really nice. The bunkers I was in were well maintained but a little thin on sand, but not bad.
First time playing here. It's a very old-school traditional layout dating back to the 1930s. There's not much trouble lurking other than trees lining the fairways. Very flat. One hole is across the street from Siegfried & Roy's compound (look for the SR gates), which was cool to see. Their "Deal" times are a great value in a city where golf is getting increasingly more expensive. Good place to get some golf in but by no means a destination course.» Close
Played here today with a 10:20 TeeOff.com "Deal" time. Paired with 3 guys visiting from Arkansas, and we started right on time. As soon as I woke up t... » More
Played here today with a 10:20 TeeOff.com "Deal" time. Paired with 3 guys visiting from Arkansas, and we started right on time. As soon as I woke up this morning I knew I was in for a long day because the winds were crazy, and as soon as I arrived at Coyote Springs they seemed even more intense. The flags on the large flagpoles near the pro shop were whipping around like mad. Probably made the course play slower, too. POP was 4:45.
Conditions are mixed. There should definitely be an aeration alert because it seems they aerated within the last two weeks. Still lots of holes in the green and top dressing of sand. I'm not sure how much it impacted putts, though. They seemed to roll pretty smooth and fast. That said, they're not in great condition. Many greens have bare spots around the edges, which was surprising to me. They are about medium firmness. Full shots make a ball mark but rarely grab and stop. Fairways are probably the highlight of the course right now. Good coverage of overseeded rye that looks great. The rough was much less consistent coverage with bare and thin spots in addition to lush areas. Blue tee boxes were good. All the bunkers I was in were good.
This is definitely the worst condition I've seen this course of the three times I've played it spanning around 8-9 years. It's still overall in nice shape, but seems they have lowered their standards just a bit compared to the past. Kind of a bummer to drive all the way out there only to fight the elements all day. The winds made scoring extremely difficult and they just beat me up all day. Also, there's a weird grasshopper invasion happening right now where some spots of the course are absolutely inundated with grasshoppers. As you drive your cart, they all start flying and land on you and fly into your face. It's kinda chaotic, kinda fun, and kinda apocalyptic.» Close
Played here today with a 10:30 TeeOff.com "Deal" time for $52. I'd seen them announce on IG that their bunker renovation was complete, which seemed to... » More
Played here today with a 10:30 TeeOff.com "Deal" time for $52. I'd seen them announce on IG that their bunker renovation was complete, which seemed to be the primary knock against this course for the past couple years. Checked in and was sent over to the tee on time, but then the starter accommodated a few guys who had 10:30 and 10:40 times to play together and knocked me back to 10:40. No big deal, and the 10:30 group ended up being surprisingly fast for how novice golfers they seemed to be. Minimal waits all day and total POP was just over 4:00.
Course conditions are wintery but decent. Greens are smooth and sneaky fast. My entire group had a hard time getting putts to stop near the hole. They were about medium firmness and almost always ran out some on most full shots. (One of the guys in my group said he believes these greens are a combination of real and synthetic grass. I agree there were some weird spots that looked sorta like fake grass or some sort of fungus, but I'm not sure they were synthetic. Anyone heard of that? He said Monarch Dunes does the same thing.) Citation (orange here, but blue in general) tee boxes were mixed quality; some good, some needing some TLC. Fairways had good coverage of colorant-treated dormant bermuda. The rough does not have the colorant and is fluffy deep bermuda in spots and thinner bermuda in others. Sometimes balls were hard to spot in the fluffy stuff. I was in one bunker and it was good.
This was my first time playing here. Hard to imagine the PGA Tour played this course at one time. It's very run down/rough around the edges feeling, and there's a weird smell of manmade lake/stream water throughout much of the course. The greens are fairly interesting with quite a bit of back-to-front slope on nearly every green, putting a premium on placement of your approach shot. I'm glad I've now played it but I doubt I'll rush back again anytime soon. Good value for the price I paid, though.» Close
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