1. Alex326 Posted: 08/21/19 8:18p Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Got in a nice pre-Vegas warm up round at Ridge Creek with RGM2525. Track is in it's usual great shape with the fairways once again stealing the show. I easily rated the fairways at an 8.5-9. And I'... Continue »
Got in a nice pre-Vegas warm up round at Ridge Creek with RGM2525. Track is in it's usual great shape with the fairways once again stealing the show. I easily rated the fairways at an 8.5-9. And I'm proud to say that I found a lot of fairways for a complete testing for that rating.
Tee boxes weren't far behind the fairways. Lush, level and good coverage. There are a couple of short Par 3's at Ridge Creek so naturally those tee boxes during our mid afternoon round had some divots. Was still able to find plenty of clean area to hit from.
Sand traps will always be the weakness of valley courses. It's no exception here. Having said that the one greenside bunker I was in I was able to get out of clean and save par. So they can't be all that bad!
Greens.... Ridge creek has the perfect greens as far as size, undulations, softness and speed. The one down side from keeping them from a 9 or 10 is that they do often get riddled with ball marks from time to time. Today was no exception. There were a few greens where my putt was effected by a pitch mark.
POP was fine. A little bit of waiting on a couple of tees. Only because the twosome in front of us were older and not hitting it as far off the tee so we would have to wait for them to clear out. Once they were on the green they cleared out quickly.
I always enjoy Ridge Creek, not only for the good course conditions but for the off course amenities. The restaurant and clubhouse are Real buildings and make you feel like you're at a top notch course. I ate at the restaurant before and after the round! Only place in the valley I'll eat fish tacos!!
2. rgm2525 Posted: 06/16/19 8:27p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 6-15 and 6-16 early morning as a foursome the first day and a threesome the second day and getting around the course in about 4 hours and 20 minutes both days. Not much has changed from playing... Continue »
Played 6-15 and 6-16 early morning as a foursome the first day and a threesome the second day and getting around the course in about 4 hours and 20 minutes both days. Not much has changed from playing here last week, overall course is still in really good condition. Green side bunkers may have had the sand turned a little bit more, they didn't feel as firm as last week. They said they are going to punch the greens next week with small holes, and they should heal up in about 7- 10 days. As summer moves along I would only expect the conditions to keep improving. If you are in the area or not I would recommend coming out a playing here.
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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Ridge Creek will be hosting a 9-hole event the...
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.