1. 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.
2. rob1563 Posted: 06/14/19 8:57p Member Since: Jul 3, 2010 From: Las Vegas
Played in the GK Plays event on 6/9 and had a great time. Course is probably the best Links style course I've played, especially for being in the middle of California. I loved the option to keep it on... Continue »
Played in the GK Plays event on 6/9 and had a great time. Course is probably the best Links style course I've played, especially for being in the middle of California. I loved the option to keep it on the ground on approaches if the path was clear. Fairways ran firm and fast, but were nice to hit from and did not have any bare spots. Unfortunately if you ran off the fairway you ended in the nastiest fescue I've ever seen on a course, and if you didn't see where the ball went in, you had less than a 50/50 chance of finding. The greens surprised me. While not the best looking, they were pretty true and medium-fast. As everyone has mention, the bunkers were not in great shape and a product of the environment. They're totally exposed to the elements and remind me of desert course bunkers in the dead of summer.
Course was fun to play, with a few short par 4s and some very long ones, and a nice variety of short/long par 3s. I did see a snake behind the 15th green, which if I saw earlier would of cut my lost ball search time to zero. Lots of undulation from tee to green.
Outside services was minimum and the drink cart made her last round while we were on 3, but you can swing past the bar after 9. Hydration was important and there's plenty of water coolers around the course. The restaurant, 3 Finger Jack, had incredible food. I had a sandwich before the round and a great sausage ravioli dinner afterwards.
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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.