1. Alex326 Posted: 11/26/19 5:57p Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Played 11/25/19 with RGM2525 teeing off in the brisk morning. We beat the wind that came up very strong around noon. Course is playing great as usual. Greens were fantastic, easily holding approa... Continue »
Played 11/25/19 with RGM2525 teeing off in the brisk morning. We beat the wind that came up very strong around noon. Course is playing great as usual. Greens were fantastic, easily holding approach shots to give us plenty of birdie looks with a handful of conversions (RGM2525 more so than me but I didn't get skunked at least).
As mentioned before the fairways have gone dormant and are more brown than green but still present a good lie to hit from.
The biggest surprise were the bunkers. We both commented that the greenside bunkers actually had sand! I was in 3 total and two had a decent amount of sand. Not as nice as a premium deep fluffy bunker but enough to be predictable and get under the ball. I was in one bunker that was hardpan dirt.
Rest of the course is in the same condition as the last few reviews. Customer service at Ridge Creek has always been good but it's starting to boarder on Great! Last time here we had a member running late and they happily adjusted our tee time squeezing us in between other groups. This time we showed up without a reservation and they had us on the tee box in less 15
The links style layout offers a good mix of scoring opportunities and survive and move on holes.
2. rgm2525 Posted: 11/26/19 4:41p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 11-25-19 with Alex326 teeing off at 7:50 and finishing in about 3 1/2 hours with some minor waiting on back nine. Tee boxes were cut tight and level with little divot damage on par threes. Fair... Continue »
Played 11-25-19 with Alex326 teeing off at 7:50 and finishing in about 3 1/2 hours with some minor waiting on back nine. Tee boxes were cut tight and level with little divot damage on par threes. Fairways are starting to go a little dormant which means a little tighter lies and a lot of roll out, but still in really good condition. Rough along fairways was only a little longer than the fairways and in about the same condition. Rough around the greens (outside the large aprons) was about 2 inches and lush. Was in one fairway bunker short of 1 that was well groomed but mostly mud, and in one greenside bunker front left on 2 that had a thin layer of nice sand. Greens were rolling really nice, medium/fast and semi-soft with a lot less pitch marks than you normally see here. Overall conditions were real nice, staff is always great here, just a real fun place to come play.
Just wanted to post some specials on behalf of a big supporter of Greenskeeper.org - Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club.
We had an outing up there in March, the course is awesome - read the reviews.
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Just got off the phone with the one of the Golf Pros there at Dinuba. There is a Yardage Book for sale in the Pro Shop to get the lay of the land. I cannot stress how important a book like this for a course you are unfamiliar. It would be a Great investment!
Essentially there is no rule of thu...
If you can bang it out there at least 230 on the fly, don't layup from the tee. Knock it over the bunker on the right. The hole sets up to be much more receptive to approach shots coming in from the right side and even if you spray it right, there is plenty of open space although you might have some difficult rough to contend with.
Aim just left of bunkers on right. Second shot to trap on right will give you around 100 in. There is a waste area on the left. Kiss your ball good bye if you find yourself in that junk. I did and I was lucky if you want to call it that. The heather will, if you're lucky, only cost you a stroke.