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Los Angeles County; Orange County; Ventura County
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Taylormade Stealth woods
Titleist T300 irons
Vokey 54 & 58 wedges
Odyssey Rossie II putter
Last Updated: July 20, 2022
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Had a 1:30p tee time Saturday 9/24. Paired with a twosome and single, all pretty good players. Started off on hole 10 due to a wedding, which, fine. C... » More
Had a 1:30p tee time Saturday 9/24. Paired with a twosome and single, all pretty good players. Started off on hole 10 due to a wedding, which, fine. Conditions were decent with the exceptions of the tee boxes. Just totally worn out, full of divots and in most cases very hard to find a level spot. Fairways and greens were in average/good shape, some bare spots, which was expected. Greens ran surprisingly faster than expected. Didn't see any construction going on on the course. Pace of play here always an issue due to its short length, finished at 4:40.
Carts always seem like they're gonna run out of steam going up any incline. Cart service came through a couple of times which was nice on a hot day. Pro shop check in and service was good. Overall, don't expect much here, but it is a good place to come if you a) wanna get real frustrated spraying balls into the canyon or b) try to work on your short iron target game.» Close
Played 8/13 at 7:50am as a single paired with 3 other singles. Even in the middle of summer with a drought the course seemed to be in better shape tha... » More
Played 8/13 at 7:50am as a single paired with 3 other singles. Even in the middle of summer with a drought the course seemed to be in better shape than the last time i played it back in May. Noticeably the greens were much nicer than I remembered with fewer divot marks and rolled a lot better, about medium speed. Still a couple of par 3 greens that have a bit of wear but overall they were a bright spot. Tee boxes were generally all in very good and level condition and the fairways were in decent shape as well. The undulating nature of some of the fairways leaves some areas with dried out dirt patches but nothing too terrible. Bunkers seemed to be in good shape, nicely raked and with enough sand that you could actually splash a shot out. POP was adequate at 4 hours 20 minutes. Pro shop staff super friendly. Not an exceedingly challenging track but enough length on the par 3s to keep it interesting. If you can keep shots on the fairway and avoid tree trouble it's a place you can go low.» Close
Hadn't played here in over 20 years but finally made the trip back up the coast for a Monday afternoon tee time. Turns out I remembered nothing about ... » More
Hadn't played here in over 20 years but finally made the trip back up the coast for a Monday afternoon tee time. Turns out I remembered nothing about this course at all so it was like playing blind. Played as a single and paired up with two very nice ladies, also playing for the first time. Playing from the silver tees, noticed the tee boxes were in very good shape. Found the majority of fairways and found them all in good shape as well. Brown spots of course but the drought being what it is, not surprising. Still had very good lies to hit from. Greens looked like they'd been punched recently but they rolled well and fast. Bunkers were pretty poor; some areas were just mud, while others were thin. It was a beautiful day, winds were calm and the views of some of the holes were breathtaking. POP was about 4.5, cart girl came around a couple of times. No ball washers on the course. Carts themselves have a nice GPS system in them but some blind shots await you on the back with elevation and doglegs so it makes things interesting. Had a great time and definitely find Sandpiper a good value for a summer twilight round, especially on weekdays.» Close
I essentially consider this my home course and play it regularly as it's a fun layout that a mid-handicapper should be able to post some low scores on... » More
I essentially consider this my home course and play it regularly as it's a fun layout that a mid-handicapper should be able to post some low scores on while offering enough of a challenge to be repeatedly interesting. The main defense here are the trees so if you're straight off the tee you're gonna do great. Front 9 is especially easy with short par 4s and generally flat. Back 9 is my favorite as you'll get a little more elevation.
Played here Sunday 7/24, hoping to feel better about my game after a rough round the previous day. Noticed the course right now is still in good shape, especially the greens. They are soft and you won't get much roll out on approaches and you probably have to putt the ball harder than you think to get to the hole but roll pretty true. Fairways have their thin spots but mostly offering good lies right now. Tee boxes can be unlevel or divot-filled but aren't too much of an issue.
I always tell people how great this course is and maybe I'm biased but between the facilities being well kept and the service being very good, it really keeps me excited to go back.» Close
Wow, the reviews are right, this is a gem of a course! Played here Saturday 7/23. Checked in about an hour before and used the grass range to warm up.... » More
Wow, the reviews are right, this is a gem of a course! Played here Saturday 7/23. Checked in about an hour before and used the grass range to warm up. Putting green can get a little tight with only a few holes but it was fine to get a little preview of the speed and undulation of the greens.
Course itself is really stunning. A pretty layout nestled into the hills. Conditions in most spots were very good, greens were slower than the putting green, but rolled well.
As a single I shared a cart with another single which wasn't an issue. The twosome we paired up with were great as well. The carts themselves are nice and have GPS and green heat maps.
Playing my first time it helped to be paired up with 3 folks that had a lot of course knowledge and it definitely comes in handy when standing on a tee box to know what lines to take. Didn't necessarily reflect in my score as some OB/waste areas definitely come into play on a few holes but you really need a mi sh-t to go out so I'd say the course is very fair. Wind wasn't much of an issue on this day although I'm sure it can wreck havoc when the Santa Anas blowing through.
The only downside of the round was the POP. Front 9 we went out in 2:10 but the back ground to a halt and took about 3. No marshalls out but the waiting on every hole definitely takes you out of the round a bit. I don't blame the course for being busy but a 5+ hour round is a bit much. There is also cart service which is nice for days when it's hot.
Honestly even with POP (and on weekends it's just become a fact of life it'll be slow) I can't wait to get back and play again!! This course will become addicting as you learn the nuances and angles and the conditions change, a great challenge and a very pretty, fun course. Well worth the trip up from LA and a tremendous value!» Close
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