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Rode the Golds (6602/72.0/132) for 36 holes with USCDodger32, Mrkich and two of their buddies that traded off for 18 each. AM Round 4H,15M, PM round 4H,35M. Chilly when we started but quickly warmed up and was a great day for golf in the 70's, sunny and calm. We used 4some vouchers obtained through GKPlays.

Really liked the layout, links style with no water. All 18 holes are "tribute" holes to famous British Open holes. Similar, in the ball park but not meant to be exact replicas. The layout is tight in spots with deep native grass that is an almost sure lost ball around most holes.

Tees were furry. Okay for divots and reasonably level, they were maintained at a level comparable with the first cut of rough on many courses.

Fairways were dormant Bermuda sprayed green. They played well, almost always had a decent lie in the fairways with a good cushion underneath.

Rough was dormant Bermuda not overly high but fairly thick. Much more hit and miss, could be a nice lie sitting up or a just advance a shot iron shot.

The sand was very good. Nicely maintained, every trap I was in both the quality and quantity of sand was well above average bordering on excellent. I think we all experienced at least one "pot" bunker where we had to play sideways to safely get out of.

AM, greens were medium slow and reasonably smooth. PM, greens were medium fast and getting bumpy. Firm, you made dents, not really ball marks. Numerous pin placements were good luck stopping anything close to the pin from the wrong direction, especially in the afternoon.

Cart gal out and about numerous times. Extremely friendly and informative pro shop staff, starter and Marshall. Awesome club house modeled after a Medieval Castle. Nice restaurant, we grabbed lunch on the run between 18's, very good! Very good course that I would upgrade to a must play in the Vegas area if you are a fan of links golf in general and British Open venues in particular. Very fun course to play, definitely recommended.
5 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6739/73.1/140) twilight in slightly less than 4.5H... for 15 holes? Finally found a way to shoot in the 70's from the Blues @ Stadium, have it get too dark to play after 15 holes. CPO and a slow group in front on a packed course made for a snails POP. Matched up with Dwayne, Mike and A.J., very nice group to play with. The weather was sunny, calm and around 95.

The over seeded tees were mostly flat and lush.

The over seeded fairways were lush and excellent to play from.

The Bermuda primary rough was mostly dormant. Still thick even though mowed down low. It was usually nice to play out of.

The plentiful sand traps were very well maintained with good quality sand.

The over seeded greens putted medium slow speed and were firm and somewhat bumpy coming out of over seeding. Definitely weeks behind the Nicklaus greens.

This was one of the toughest courses in the U.S. when it opened in the 1980's. More than usual amounts of water plus huge, deep sand traps are tough obstacles. Throw in the typical Pete Dye moguls and you have a layout that can beat up even PGA Tour players. #6 was playing 240 to a back pin with at least a 200 yard carry over water today from the blues. Just for giggles, one of my playing partners scoped the Blacks. 267 over water is a LONG par 3. However, always enjoy this layout,

Excellent customer service as usual here. Cart gal around 4-5 times. Numerous water stations on the course. Good GPS on the carts. Nice all grass range that was very busy. Definitely recommended.
10 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6522/72.2/134) in slightly over 4H, 45M early morning using Forelinx. Played up with Jim, Mark and Tom, on a winter golf vacation from Ohio. CPO. Being matched up with nice guys and good golfers made the slow round POP much more bearable. The weather was sunny, calm and around 95.

The over seeded tees were lush and very nice to play from.

The over seeded fairways were lush and excellent to play from.

The Bermuda primary rough is mostly dormant, mowed low but still thick. The rough closer to the fairway is over seeded and very lush.

The plentiful sand traps were as immaculately maintained as I have ever experienced anywhere. Even all the waste bunkers were freshly raked and seemed to have better sand than 75% of the courses I have played.

The over seeded greens putted medium speed & were firm and somewhat bumpy.

The layout features mounds along the side of fairways, large/deep bunkers, several split fairways and some expansive sand waste bunkers. Nicklaus Tournament is one of the toughest chipping courses I have ever played because of the firm raised greens that are surrounded by steep banks on 2 or more sides on almost every hole. It came out of over seeding in better shape than Stadium.

The cart gal was out making the rounds numerous times. Excellent customer service from everyone. Plenty of water stations on the course. Good GPS on the carts. Nice all grass range that was busy today. Definitely recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6578/72.4/134) using Forelinx mid morning. The POP was painful, almost 5H with CPO. Matched up with 3 nice super seniors playing the Silver tees. Two were pretty good, the other finally quit after 10 holes with at least a dozen balls in water hazards to that point. The weather was sunny, breezy and close to 90.

The over seeded tees were lush, only the par 3's needed divot repair.

The over seeded fairways were lush and nice to play from.

Numerous areas of native rough are unplayable, knee deep where it is an almost sure lost ball. The primary rough is dormant Bermuda, good coverage but still hit and miss. The over seeded first cut of rough around the fairways and greens is lush and usually nice to play from.

The sand traps were nicely raked and decently maintained with good quality sand.

The over seeded greens putted medium fast. They are reasonably smooth, firm and have almost no ball marks.

Practice facilities here are good, unfortunately the grass range was closed for over seeding today. The customer service was top notch from everyone encountered. Drink cart out making the rounds and complementary water is provided with your cart that has nice GPS. Very friendly Marshall out patrolling who was proactive in upgrading one of my playing partners to disability status so he could drive onto the fairways. Recommended.
11 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6578/72.4/134), CPO using Forelinx twilight. POP slightly over 4H, matched up with 3 nice snowbirds. The weather was sunny, clear, fairly calm and around 80.

The over seeded tees were lush, only the par 3's had a decent amount of divot damage. I found it strange for a high end course coming out of over seeding to not have divot mix bottles available anywhere on the course or the carts? Good way to have the tees/fairways not look good quickly?

The over seeded fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The over seeded first cut of rough around the fairways and greens was lush and nice to play from. The primary rough is longer dormant Bermuda, good coverage but is more hit and miss. Numerous areas of native rough are unplayable, knee deep where it is an almost sure lost ball.

The abundant sand traps were nicely raked and decently maintained. I sampled my share, they consistently had an adequate amount of good quality sand.

Almost every green complex is raised, some severely raised. The over seeded greens putted fairly smooth and medium fast, firm with almost no ball marks.

The customer service was top notch from everyone encountered. Drink cart out making the rounds and complementary water is provided with your cart that has nice GPS. Very friendly Marshall out patrolling. Practice facilities here are good, the grass range is included in your fee.

Pete Dye design with mounds, waste bunkers, grass bunkers and visually intimidating sight lines on most holes. Many holes with forced carries and even though the lay of the land is basically flat, you almost never have a level lie after your tee shot because of all the mounds/moguls. Tougher course than it's given credit for IMO. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) mid day using Forelinx. Paired with Mike, excellent guy to play with. CPO, we enjoyed a relaxed 3H, 50M round playing behind a shotgun. The weather was around 75, clear and breezy. The course came out of over seeding in excellent condition.

The over seeded tees were lush, level and nicely maintained. Very few unfixed divots.

The over seeded fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The over seeded rough was lush and mowed down. Not overly penal.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick, good quality sand.

The large over seeded greens were firm and putted medium speed with few ball marks.

Santa Rosa is definitely not a good course to walk, many tees are a long way from the last green. Nice, all grass driving range is a +. Basic carts do not have GPS. Plenty of water stations on the course, usually no drink cart on weekdays here. Usually no starter or Marshall. Good restaurant on site. Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. Recommended.
10 Likes.
Rode the Coyote tees (6510/72.1/134) in 4H, 20M early morning using Forelinx. Played as a single sandwiched between multiple 4somes on each side. Provided the opportunity to hit lots of practice shots with new irons. The weather was nice, 70's, clear and fairly calm.

Tight, tough layout up/down rolling hills with numerous forced carries. Like the layout overall. Would be a beast to walk with the hills and the distance between many holes. Because of the tightness and many holes playing downhill, I hit long irons off the tee on about half the par 4's with good results.

Tees were the weakest area. Numerous looked like they were recently reseeded and were furry.

Fairways played nice, good coverage but not lush. 90% were firm with plenty of roll, 10% were squishy from an abundance of morning watering.

Rough more hit and miss. Good coverage, could be 1" or 3+" within a relatively small area.

Traps well maintained with good quality sand. Firm, which was nice on full fairway shots, not as much greenside.

Greens rolled great. Softest greens I have played in awhile, huge ball marks and irons backing up was a consistent theme. Medium fast bordering on fast and smooth. The greens here are challenging, large and if you are on the wrong side, plenty of potentially nasty putts. One green (15?) was in poor condition with numerous areas they were trying to patch, but the other 17 were very good.

Busy driving range, friendly and courteous check-in/starter staff. Drink cart out and around several times and plenty of water stations on the course. Solid layout. Would not pay rack rate, but recommended if you get a deal.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6669/71.9/128) using Forelinx. Matched up with Steve, Stew and Alan, all nice seniors. POP was 4H, 15M playing in sunny, calm conditions in the low 90's.

The customer service was good as always here. Drink cart out making the rounds and adequate water stations on the course. No GPS on the basic carts or ports for electronics. No driving range, you have to go 1/2 mile down the street where the sister Santa Rosa course has a nice, all grass driving range.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush and well maintained.

The Bermuda fairways are mostly lush and nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough is mostly lush. Even though low, it's thick and will cost you 20+ yards on longer shots. Great POP rough, tough to lose a ball.

The sand traps have excellent quality white sand and were well maintained. Some of the best traps around Palm Springs after they added the white marble sand!

The large Bermuda greens putted medium fast speed and are very firm.

Billy Casper design, mostly flat with few elevation changes. Numerous well spaced tees, it's a good test for players of all skill levels. Nice balance in play ability and difficulty with only a few forced carries on tee shots over lakes. Currently the course is 10 days from closing for fall over seeding. They are drying it out, playing very firm right now. Recommended, one of the better values in the Palm Springs area.
6 Likes.
Rode the Golds (6643/71.5/126) in a relaxed 4H, 15M using Forelinx. Paired with Jerry/Karen, nice couple to play with. The weather was 90ish, clear and calm. The course is in really solid fall condition considering it is almost time to close for winter over seeding.

The Bermuda tees were level and mostly lush. However, many could use more regular divot repair.

The Bermuda fairways are mowed close, lush and well maintained with few unfixed divots.

The Bermuda rough is lush and mowed low, so no lost ball challenges. Uniformly in the 2-3" range, the ball usually set up and was nice to play out of.

The sand traps have decent sand but are not maintained that well here. Mediocre. Too thin and need to be churned more regularly.

The Bermuda greens putted medium speed and were firm. Few ball marks, few holes with tiers here, these greens are easier than average to navigate.

The customer service is almost always excellent here. Good all grass driving range that is included in your fee. Drink cart out making the rounds early in the round and plenty of water stations on the course. GPS on the carts is a +. Fun course, nothing fancy or overly memorable, just a solid layout. Recommended.
8 Likes.
Rode the Whites on the Oaks/Stonehouse combo (6304/70.2/127) using Forelinx in slightly over 4H. Paired with Chris/Sue, nice couple and 140ver. Thanks for coming up Mike! The weather was around 80, clear and calm.

Fun course, the Oaks 9 is more wide open and less picturesque than the Stonehouse 9. The layout is constantly up/down rolling hills with fairly large, thick trees lining every fairway. Even though it is not far from major streets and the freeway, most holes feel secluded with no homes around and native areas ringing most of the course. Would be a challenging course to walk with the rolling hills.

The tees were good. Fairly level, adequate coverage with most divots properly maintained.

The fairways were fairly lush and nice to play off of.

The rough was decent with good coverage. A few areas were deep and lost ball rough, but most areas were not overly penal.

The sand was excellent. Nicely maintained with an adequate amount of good quality sand.

The greens were medium fast, firm but held approach shots well. However, chips would release and that needed to be accounted for. After playing on some of the slowest greens I have ever played on Friday, these seems like Augusta. Three putted 4 of the first 5 greens before I got the speed down and ended up with one of my worst ever putting days, but the greens were not the challenge, it was me!

Quick efficient check in. Good GPS on carts. Cart gal out and around numerous times. Good snack shop and busy restaurant onsite. Nice course in good condition, definitely recommended.
11 Likes.
Had a prepaid tee time on Terra Lago North through Forelinx @ 1pm. Checked in @ 12:40 and was advised they had a main water line break this morning and a slow moving tournament after they opened the course, so they were over an hour behind. Kudos to the staff for thinking outside the box and getting out the roughly 30 players who were waiting on afternoon tee times. First they provided free buckets of range balls to keep people occupied. The South course was scheduled to reopen after over seeding Saturday, so they quickly added pins and just opened it half a day early to accommodate the overflow caused by the late start.

Rode the Golds (6401/71.0/130) with Ken and Claudette for 9 holes, then zigzaged around the back as a single to beat darkness and finish 18. 2H 20M playing behind several slow 4somes on the front, 1.5H on the back for slightly less than 4H overall. The weather was clear, fairly calm and around 90.

Considering the course is coming out of overseeding, I found the conditions disappointing. The course is almost always rough around the edges. Excellent layout but needs more time/$$$ put into attention to detail.

The Rye tees were mostly lush and will be super once they fill in more.

The Rye fairways were mostly lush with good coverage. A few bad spots.

The Bermuda rough around the fairways was not over seeded. Okay coverage with occasional bare spots.

Most of the fairway traps they have basically let go. More like waste bunkers. The greenside sand traps range from okay to terrible. Consistently too thin to be playing up to raised greens. They need to be churned and more/better quality sand.

The Rye greens putted woefully slow. I'll give them a pass on that since they were not expected to be utilized today. However, I counted 11/18 greens with areas (sometimes large) that had seed on them trying to fill in areas that were anywhere from weak to almost hardpan. These greens (IMO) are still 10-14 days from being good. I have played on greens right after aeration that were better than I experienced today.

The customer service was good from all. No Marshall or drink cart, plenty of water/ice station on the course. GPS on the carts. Good all grass driving range with a couple of practice holes. Could not recommend in it's current condition, wait at least 2 weeks on these greens.
9 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6669/71.9/128) using Forelinx. Matched up with Emil, Dan and Dennis, 3 local seniors, great group to play with. POP was 4H, 20M playing in calm, sunny conditions in the upper 90's.

This Billy Casper designed layout is fun to play. Nice balance in play ability and difficulty. Numerous well spaced tees, I usually play with seniors and we often play 2-3 different sets of tees and it's a good test for players of all skill levels. The Bermuda plays firm and the playing conditions are remarkably good for fall before over seeding.

The Bermuda tees were lush and well maintained.

The Bermuda fairways are lush and played firm. Nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough is mostly lush and thick. Cut low, they impede your balls momentum even though not overly high and are still relatively easy to play from.

The sand traps had excellent quality white sand and were well maintained.

The large Bermuda greens putted medium fast speed and are firm.

The customer service was good from everyone encountered. No drink cart today. Reasonably priced restaurant onsite that is usually very busy. Main negatives are that they do not have a driving range, you have to go 1/2 mile down the street where the sister Santa Rosa course has a nice, all grass driving range. No GPS on the basic carts or ports for electronics. Recommended.
7 Likes.
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