1. Alex326 Posted: 10/28/18 4:29a Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Conditions remain steady at Ridge Creek. Fairways are starting to show some weathering from the summer heat in that they are 50/50 green/brown. However, even the brown areas still offer a great p... Continue »
Conditions remain steady at Ridge Creek. Fairways are starting to show some weathering from the summer heat in that they are 50/50 green/brown. However, even the brown areas still offer a great platform to hit from. Greens were rolling medium/fast with a bit more pitch marks than the last time but not nearly as many as from a few months ago.
Tee boxes are a solid 8, nice level and lush with very few divots. Rough is always nasty at Ridge Creek. Anything outside the first cut is game over. Same goes for the long grass around the lips of the bunkers. I lost two balls in bunkers today.
POP was ok. Given it was a weekend, I suppose it wasn't too bad. Ridge Creek is all about keeping it in the fairway and out of the bunkers. Do that and you can set a PR. Start going wide even to the point of hitting the fairway and rolling into rough and your score balloons like crazy.
Customer service is great and I always enjoy when I have the time to eat at the restaurant afterwards.
2. rgm2525 Posted: 08/26/18 9:57p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 8-24-18 with Alex326 teeing of a little before 8am and finishing in in a little over 3 hours being waved through one group on four and having no one in front of us for the rest of the round. Te... Continue »
Played 8-24-18 with Alex326 teeing of a little before 8am and finishing in in a little over 3 hours being waved through one group on four and having no one in front of us for the rest of the round. Tee boxes are still in real good shape, just real nice to hit from. Fairways all though not as good as last time I played here, they are still in great shape with great lies. Rough along fairways was 2-3 inches and thick with the ball sitting down a little, out side of fairway rough it is just nasty, long ,thick, and most likely a lost ball. Was in one greenside bunker, unfortunately it had been heavily watered with standing water in it and playing more like mud than sand. Greens were in real good shape rolling medium speed and very soft. There were not as many pitch marks as there were last time I played here so hopefully people are repairing them. Always enjoy playing this course and with the shape it is in right now it is will worth a trip to come and 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.