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What's in Kevin's Golf Bag
Callaway RAZR FIT 9.5
Ping G15 3 Wood
Adams Idea Tight Lies hybrid 3
Mizuno JPX 825 4-GW
Cleveland TFi 2135
Balls: Various brands of new, well used, found, premium, discount, and freebies.
Tees: Various new, used, broken, tall, short.
Bottle opener, Advil, beer. Sometimes Scotch.
Last Updated: February 17, 2020
I enjoy playing new courses as much as possible and will golf anywhere. I like the challenge of tough courses, meeting new people, sunsets, holding hands, long walks on the beach...
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Played here yesterday with fellow GKer, S_Smith. We used a couple of Underpar deals for about $50/player. Our foursome went off on time at 2:12, each ... » More
Played here yesterday with fellow GKer, S_Smith. We used a couple of Underpar deals for about $50/player. Our foursome went off on time at 2:12, each player in their own cart. My first time here and it's very hilly. They have a nice patio area and the facilities look nice. Friendly service from all the course personnel. We finished right at sundown, so no extra holes for us.
Tees were mostly level and easy to find a spot to hit from. A couple of tees are tucked into the hillside and there is limited room to hit from.
Fairways looked great. There was good turf to hit from and it seemed like there were no issues.
Rough was cut nicely and very consistent throughout the course. There were a few thin or bare areas, but mostly it was no problem.
Bunkers looked fine. I did not get into any, but I saw my playing partners were able to hit from them without any problems.
Greens were very nice. Somewhat soft, there were ample ball marks to fix. They held most any good shot. They did roll nice and smooth with a medium fast pace.
Overall impression is that they like to get a premium price for playing here; good for them, but I would prefer to not pay the regular rate. I just don't think this is an $89 weekend course. They do have specials if you are signed up for the EZ Links 805 club. The course is a little quirky in places and it's tight with lots of hazards abounding. A little course knowledge is key here as well. I don't dislike the course and it's tucked away just off the 101 freeway in a nice part of the state.» Close
I played here today with my buddy and old GKer, kilt1iron, who I am trying to get to post more here. We had a 6:50 tee time; senior rate is $55 to ri... » More
I played here today with my buddy and old GKer, kilt1iron, who I am trying to get to post more here. We had a 6:50 tee time; senior rate is $55 to ride. Must make time online. Covid protocols: No touch check in, no flags on practice putting green, for some reason there were no flags or decent targets on the range, Styrofoam in cups, etc... We got off on time, but had to wait on two or three slower groups right in front of us. POP was just about 4:15.
Mower was making its way towards us, so the first two greens were not mowed before we played them. It should have been nice after that, but the greens were so soft and the mower seemed to be leaving some debris behind; not much, but it should have been better.
The course is definitely bracing itself for the impending heat wave this holiday weekend and there was a lot of surface water on several fairways. A couple of areas were roped off GUR and there was some spot aeration on a few fairways. Fairly lush conditions on the fairways and rough, so there was not a lot of run out on most shots. That's a good thing here as you could find a good shot going bad real quick because of all the native areas adjacent to each hole.
I have been playing here for decades and it seems despite the new ownership and the ample amounts of water they are putting into it, things are not improving as much as I'd hoped. I was told there was a fungus problem a week or two ago on a couple of greens and you could see some residual damage here and there. Hole nine has some obvious signs of attempted repair. Overall, the greens looked okay and rolled okay, but that's it. I am old enough to remember when their slogan was, "Fastest greens in the west!" Ah, the good old days!
I want to really love this course. There are plans for a resort, similar to Ojai Valley Inn. It looks like it would be good for the area; especially since there is a nearby development project with commercial, residential, and a transportation hub. Overall, right now, I could say it's almost worth the $55, but not much more.» Close
Played Friday, August 7, 2020. $47 riding (senior rate) at 9:20. As a twosome, we were waiting on most every shot. Despite the 10 minute tee times, th... » More
Played Friday, August 7, 2020. $47 riding (senior rate) at 9:20. As a twosome, we were waiting on most every shot. Despite the 10 minute tee times, there were many groups who just seemed very slow. Course conditions were not as good as the last time I played here.
Greens: They putted at a medium, fast speed; possibly slower than I remember them. They were also quite soft and there were plenty of ball marks to fix and a lot of poorly repaired ball marks that may never heal without some effort. I fixed a couple by pulling out the dead grass and knitting the edges into the center. Other than that, they did look lush, there were no badly damaged areas, and they rolled predictably.
Fairways and rough: Lots of good turf to hit from everywhere. Easy to take a huge divot, if that's your usual shot. However, many areas were a little too wet. Most likely the course is trying to stay ahead of any hot weather that could hit. The rough was not too penal and it was fairly easy to hit from it. Lots of undulating terrain usually left you with a ball above or below your feet.
Bunkers: There was plentiful, light-colored sand in all the bunkers. It was fairly easy to hit from the one I was in on Hole 13 greenside.
Tees: They all looked nice and level (we played the blue tees). Easy to place a tee in the ground and not too many divots.
Range: We shared a small bucket ($4) of balls. It's an all grass range and the area in which the teeing ground was set up was beat down pretty bad. Might have been nice to get some good turf, but I used a tee for most of my shots anyway.
Pace of play: It was right at 4 hours after skipping a slow group at Hole 8. Almost two groups per tee by the time we got to Hole 2. We ended up skipping Holes 7 and 8 ( a short par 3 and a short par 4). From Hole 7 tee, I could see the group on 8 tee was super slow; despite having an open hole ahead of them they were just talking and not teeing off. The pace did pick up a little for us after we skipped ahead to Hole 9. As we were coming down 18 fairway, we could see the groups behind just teeing off on 17. They combined themselves into a large group of six. Ugh! That would have been horrible to be behind that! My guess is that it would have been closer to 5 hours had we not skipped two holes.
Overall, the starter and course personnel were friendly and the check in process was quick and easy. We were able to get breakfast burritos (about $10/each) from the snack bar before our round. They were large and we could have split one. They have a good salsa to go with it. Kudos to the cart barn, as I left my shoes in the back of the cart (Jeez, senior moment). Came back the next day and got them from the proshop lost and found.» Close
I played here last Saturday with fellow GKer, DKnight. We had a 1:30 time, but got out about 10-15 minutes early. POP on that nine was 1.25 hrs. We ha... » More
I played here last Saturday with fellow GKer, DKnight. We had a 1:30 time, but got out about 10-15 minutes early. POP on that nine was 1.25 hrs. We had to wait for the second go-around and we were told that we could go at 3:30; right after he checked in two groups (3:00 and 3:15). Those groups were a little on the slow side. It took them 2.5 hrs to finish in front of us. The shop pro was apologetic and offered us a couple of beers when we finished. Thanks, Bob!
Course conditions were excellent. The scenery is just magnificent. The course is situated at the south side of town and is exposed to the sun, more so than Sierra Star. It almost seems like a links style course, in that there was a distinct lack of big trees and a steady wind. We had good weather with a steady 15 mile per hour breeze out of the west.
Greens: They were undulating, somewhat large and rolled nice. Speed was medium fast, maybe around an 11 or 12.
Fairways: Great turf throughout. Cut nicely and had good roll. A nice mat of turf to hit from; way nicer than the rough.
Rough: Super-lush and thick. Most areas were deep enough to make finding your ball a challenge. So thick, it was hard to advance your ball. Penal? Yeah, you might say so.
Sand: Most of the bunkers were okay, but some had hard pan under a thin layer of nice sand. At least one bunker had standing water. Not terrible by any means, though.
Overall, we had a great time here. It can be slow as we discovered; we could have stopped at 9 holes, but we prepaid for 18. Great location for summer golf in the mountains. Customer service was excellent and all COVID-19 precautions were adhered to.» Close
Played this afternoon; 2:30 tee time was made online by my playing partner. It was $17 to walk. 3.5 hr. pace due to a slow threesome a couple groups a... » More
Played this afternoon; 2:30 tee time was made online by my playing partner. It was $17 to walk. 3.5 hr. pace due to a slow threesome a couple groups ahead of us. It seemed wide open up until 2:00 when several groups showed up at the same time.
As far as course conditions go, this is as good as I have seen it. It has been almost a year since I last played here. The creek that used to run through the course is now filled in and is just a graded dirt area that is roped off. I believe they installed a drain pipe and covered it up. I suppose they could grow grass over it now. Who knows?
Tees: We played the white tees and they were almost all level with the exception of only a couple. Good grass coverage and easy to find a good place to hit from. The course is mostly par 3's, so a lot of the teeing ground can be chewed up with divots. Due to COVID-19, there are no sand bottles or buckets to fill in anything.
Fairways and rough: Good grass coverage almost everywhere. Lush conditions all over the course. There were a few areas that were overly wet and could have used some ropes to keep carts out.
Sand: Ample sand, but not well maintained and also no rakes.
Greens: Soft and smooth. A good medium-fast pace for this little muni that sees a lot of beginner golfers. I fixed many a ball mark today.
Overall impression: It's a decent value and a golfer could really get in some practice hitting every iron in the bag. A few par 4's where you could use driver, but it's not necessary. I like the turf conditions right now; it's never been better.» Close
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