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Played Friday, 6/22, as the opening 18 to a 36 hole day for John_T's birthday. Teed off about 6:30, joined by a local single, and played in about 3:30. Paid about $26 with a discount offer and the OB card.

Course is showing a bit of stress from the heat after looking great a few weeks ago. Fairways are still in good shape, minus the 2nd, which is thin with obvious turf replacement going in. Rough is getting longer, with a chance of losing a ball if you don't watch where it goes in. Bunkers looked the same, improving them from months ago. Greens are still fast, but some are starting to have some wear areas, causing a bumpy route.

Home course. I love playing it.
5 Likes.
Played in the GKPlays event on Saturday, 6/16. I had a great time playing with John, Kevin, and Alan and catching up with everyone after the round.

This is my 2nd favorite course and try to get out here twice a year, but this was the 1st time back in almost a year. I absolutely love this course. Basically, wide open, every hole separated from the others, and no 2 holes alike. I know it'll change once houses are finally built, but until then, I will enjoy the solitary feeling the course provides.

Course was in good condition. Nice tee boxes. Fairways were firm but not thin. Rough was consistent and not too difficult to hit out. Bunkers were consistent, firm in the fairway, medium green side. Greens were pretty good, a couple showing some damage from the heat, and a medium speed.

Definitely a must play course. Wider than they look fairways and the most difficult green complexes I've played. If you miss the green or hit to the wrong side, you're looking at a difficult chip/pitch, a deep green side bunker shot, or a long double or more breaking lag putt. This course wears me out but so much fun to play.
7 Likes.
Played on Friday, 6/15, with JohnnyGK. After a quick warm up, we passed a slow 2some at 3, doubled back to play 3 after the 9th, and picked up a single on 12. Finished in 3 1/2 hours.

Course was in pretty good shape. Tee boxes were mostly level, with little amount of damage. Fairways were in good shape, outside of patch work being done on 4. Rough was minimum, which is bad if you start rolling towards the ditch, since it will not hold it up. Bunkers were great. Some of the better sand in the valley, no stones, slightly heavy and easy to hit out. The greens are the crown jewel of this course. Absolutely spectacular. Ultra smooth, little or no ball marks, and a nice consistent medium/fast pace throughout the course.

Overall, it's a fun course to play. Lots of risk/reward holes, with some short par 4s on the front 9 and some longer par 5s on the back. While not a destination course, worth a trip to play, especially in the afternoon when you can fly around the course. Greens were just punched on the 20th and 21st, so wait a few weeks.
6 Likes.
After struggling with the driver the last couple of outings, I needed a cheap course to just work on my game. Headed to Links of Paso Robles for a 7:30 AM tee time and had the course to myself for the most part. There was a twosome a few holes behind me and a single about 4 holes ahead, that was it. Well, there was a large tractor plowing the weeds in between fairways that was kicking up a severe dust storm. Still, I was able to get around in 2 1/2 hours hitting 2-3 balls on most holes.

Conditions are all over the place. Tee boxes were either lush or half dirt half grass. Greens on the front nine weren't too bad. They were rolling smooth and faster than in the past. They did have a few brown spots here and there but the grounds grew did a good job keeping the pins away from those areas. The back nine is a different story. Most of the greens had large brown patches throughout.

Rough is a plowed field between fairways. Or if I was lucky enough to be ahead of the tractor, it was 2' tall weeds.

The course is doing a special on Monday's during July with $10 green fees. For that price it's worth going out to work on your game. For the rack rate of $47+ save your money.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6591/72.5/135) in 4H, 15M, matched up with 3 nice guys twilight. The weather was overcast, breezy and in the 70's.

A rare Palmer design near the coast. This layout contains many of the things I like about courses. Some forced carries but nothing outrageous. Challenging w/o being ridiculous. Constantly up/down rolling hills, HUGE green complexes, numerous well placed, beautiful plants/water features and many strategically placed large bunkers. The entire course is still in excellent playing condition after recently hosting the LPGA Kia Classic.

The tees were mostly lush with few unfixed divots.

The fairways were mostly lush and well maintained.

The rough was lush and just tall enough that the ball usually say down.

The sand traps were excellent. Nicely maintained with good quality sand.

The huge Poa greens were smooth and putted medium speed. They were firm, even nice high shots released.

The customer service was top notch all around, they obviously place a priority on providing customer service here. Nice GPS and complementary bottled water provided on the carts. Ample water stations on the course. Definitely recommended.
15 Likes.
Played yesterday, June 21, 2018 -- and was mightily impressed. It had been some time since playing Simi Hills last, so there were many surprises in store for me. The newly renovated interior of the cafe was in excellent taste with a new bar and tables. But most importantly was the condition of the course. The fairways, greens and tee boxes were in truly excellent shape. Not an irregularity -- no bumps, patches, dry areas on the green. They were simply pristine. True rolls -- pick a line and the ball obeys. When last here, most of the lake beds were dry. Not only are they filled, but small fountain spouts sprout from the water, and the surrounding landscaping is manicured and in bloom. Give a shout out to the greenskeepers. Their conscientous care shows on every fairway. It's as if everything they do is a labor of love and makes me wonder if everyone has a financial stake in the course.
9 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6235/70.6/126) with 3 really nice super seniors. The POP was dreadful, 5H to play Friday morning? The weather was in the 70's, breezy and partly cloudy.

Interesting layout, up/down rolling hills. I would have liked to have played the course before the "turf reduction". IMO, courses with crowned fairways make poor candidates for "turf reduction" projects. The original design of CMR had balls on the outer portion on each side of most fairways funneling toward the rough. When much of the rough is removed, it creates conditions where balls often roll 40-60 yards farther than the course was designed for. Especially true on a course that is so hilly. This creates POP challenges, which further irritates the same players a course in trouble is trying to entice to play there.

The tees were okay, most had decent coverage but are getting thin from a lack of watering.

Same for the fairways and rough. Fairways were more consistent and playable than the rough that is still present.

The sand traps were mediocre to poor. Fine dirt and many were thin.

From tee to green, the course was average to below average. However, the greens were excellent. The putted fast and held shots well. Some of the best greens I have putted on this golf season.

No driving range, they provide nets beside the starter. Friendly Starter. Sorry to hear that this course is scheduled for closure. You can see the bones are there for an above average, hilly, challenging course.
8 Likes.
Teed off Thursday morning about 6:50 and finished in just a tick under 4 hours. The Players course has a nice variety of holes and the majority of holes have small trees along the fairway. I prefer to play the Classic course which is more traditional parkland style with large mature trees and typically overall better conditions.

The greens were in good condition. They rolled good with medium/fast speed, and were a little on the firm side. The fairways for the most part are good with a few holes having some patchy areas but for the most part I had good lies. The rough was mostly good with some thin spots and not too penal. The bunkers were a little on the wet side but the two greenside and one fairway bunkers I was in played decent. The tee boxes were fair to good mostly due to mild unlevelness.

All the staff I encountered were friendly.
8 Likes.
Played here for the first time on Thursday, 6/21 with Larryq2001, taking advantage of a 1-day special, 2 golfers for $50, incl. cart. Check-in was smooth, but when we got to the 1st tee, there was a line of 3 groups waiting in front of us. So, we ended up teeing off about 25 minutes after our 11:14 tee time. POP after playing through a slow group on #7 ended up being about 4hrs 15mins overall, not counting the initial wait. Putting green was verticut, but greens on the day were not, but did putt at similar speeds.

Course overall was in good condition. Other than one crowned tee box on the 2nd par3 on the front, thought the rest of the white tee boxes were pretty level, with good enough coverage. Thought the fairways were really good, providing plenty of roll. Rough was bit inconsistent, and a few times had a tuft of longer/different grass sitting behind my ball.

Was in 3 bunkers and three un-raked footprints! Aside from golfers not cleaning up after themselves, they were generally damp and not cared for in the morning by the grounds crew.

Greens were very green, soft and generally receptive from lots of watering. A Typical number of unrepaired ballmarks on the day, but otherwise rolled very smooth and at medium speed on average. Several of the greens have some wild up/down slopes to contend with, and putts were of course pretty fast coming downhill.

No cart lady on the course, and they could really use another water station on the back9. It was low-90s with a wind helping, but really was getting beat up by the sun by the 16th hole. Bring extra water bottles!

Very much enjoyed the Dye (not Pete himself) layout, and though there were maybe 2-3 holes that are a bit too tight or uphill too much, found it pretty playable and fun. Had a great time with Larry of course, and look forward to a return visit.
9 Likes.
Played an early Friday round at the 'Wood, PoP quick at 3.5 hrs, green fee $30 walking. Not alot to add other than the greens were about as good as Poa can get right now. Even #2 & 3 which have had issues in the past were just about perfect.

No bunker maintenance today, so they were wet and lumpy. Fairways and tee boxes were getting ready to mow but we were out too early to get that benefit.

Recommended for no frills golf. Oh, the big lake was very low and the smell of turtle dung was nearly overwhelming on the 12th green. Hope they fill it back up soon.

BTW: I wish I was posting a round at Spyglass again like Johnny and Sixpez. I might have driven all the way back up to Monterey if Alex invited me :-)
7 Likes.
I finally played Spyglass! Teed it up at 4:45 and finished around 8:15pm. Played with GK’ers sixpez and Alex326. Alex is a member of the Dukes Club so it was only $100. What a steal. Alex had an extra pull cart for me to use and I’m very glad to have had my first experience there walking because it’s simply one of the most beautiful walks I’ve ever had on a golf course. I found out on the 6th fairway climb why it’s called Spyglass “Hill” although. Be prepared for some exercise.

Spyglass Hill met all the hype. It is a really special golf course. I was told by a fellow GK'er that the best part of the golf course is when it heads into the woods, not when it’s by the beach, I did not believe him at first because I love ocean golf, but he was right. From holes 7-18 I was treated to a surreal tranquil golf experience I will never forget. Helped that we were basically the only ones on the course at the time as well. I posted a bunch of photos so please check them out rather than me trying to describe the layout of Spyglass. Words do not do it justice.

Playing conditions were fantastic even those we had just completed playing immaculate lush green Quail Lodge & Golf Club so the bar was set high. While Spyglass was not as green and lush, it certainly was lush and played beautifully. Greens were moderately fast, held shots and smooth. Fairways lush. Rough not that punishing, cut low but lush as well. Bunker all containing excellent sand and groomed. Tee boxes in great shape besides the ones being re-soded (white tees). We played the white tees with the majority of the tee boxes pushed forward and an only a few pushed back.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course immediately becomes one of my top 5 golf courses I’ve ever played. Highly Recommended.
14 Likes.
Played 6-18-18 mid morning as a single for $55 including cart. Tee boxes were okay, semi-lush but I did have to search for a level stance on most of them. Fairways were in good shape, mostly lush with some brown areas and minimal roll out. Rough was in good shape with some thin spots but easy to hit from. Was not in any bunkers but they looked descent. Greens were in real good shape, semi-firm, rolling true and fast. Started on the back side which has some great views and nice changes in elevation. Front side is kind of boring with mostly flat wide open holes.
9 Likes.
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