My Saturday foursome played Santa Anita today and it was disappointing. I agree with other reviewers that the course has been neglected (management company) during the shut-down and could have made many needed repairs. They have had problems with bare spots on the fairways, thin and sloping tee boxes, hard ground that does not allow turf to grow, and dirt in the bunkers. They had 2 months to address these issues and squandered the opportunity to fix them. I understand without any revenue coming in, it's difficult to pay employees and address these problems. However, they have existed for at least the last 2+ years.
We have played here the last 2 weeks and many of the fairways have bare spots. I can understand at the end of summer, after a lot of play, this may happen, but it's May and the course has been closed for 2 months. Comparing last week to this week, it appears the fairways have dried out even more. By July/August, it should be brown grass on many of the fairways.
The staff is ALWAYS great and friendly. They are doing the best they can with the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19. But the course needs some love and attention. Hopefully the management company will start watering more frequently so there will be some grass in the fairways this summer.» Close