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Rode the Blues (70.6/129/6313) with 140ver. We played 36 holes in slightly more than 7H total using UP. The weather was around 115 and sunny with a little breeze.

VERY disappointing to pull in and see that they had just sanded and punched their greens. No prior notice on GK or when I was here last week. The gals in the pro shop made sure that we knew when checking in but by this time we were already committed.

Bermuda tees had some bad places due to the heat but where they put the markers were mostly decent.

Bermuda fairways are getting worse with every visit due to the heat. More and larger hardpan areas than last week.

Bermuda rough has some hardpan areas as well but plays mostly good.

Sand traps are almost always good here, and today was not an exception.

What can you say about Bermuda greens 1 day after being punched and sanded? They actually putted better than you would expect after you got the speed down. You had to be very careful with downhillers because they is little grass to stop the ball with the sand so thick.

Quick efficient check-in and the cart staff is always exceptional here. No starter, Marshall or Drink cart today. Carts have charging ports for electronics and good GPS.

There were probably less players playing than I have ever seen @ SilverRock with the combination of 115 and punched/sanded greens. Stay away for about 3 weeks would be my recomendation so the greens can get back to normal.
9 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (70.1/120/6357) With 140ver and a nice father/son in 3H, 45M using UP. It was well over 100 when we finished just before 11, sunny and calm.

Traditional, old school layout where you cross the road several times and almost every hole is surrounded on both sides by middle class, older homes. Not a tight course, a few lakes and some trees, the difficulity is moderate.

Bermuda tees were decent where they had the markers, but most tee boxes had dead &/or hardpan areas.

Bermuda fairways were mostly okay with many hardpan areas.

Rough was more lush than the fairways, but mostly weeds.

Sand traps did not look great but the ones I was in played well with a decent amount of good quality sand.

Bermuda greens looked like they were still recovering from a punching maybe 3+ weeks ago? Somewhat bumpy and medium slow, they generally held irons okay with few ball marks.

Quick, efficient check in. No cart person or starter, we played behind several groups of the men's club. Layout was okay, nothing special and the conditions were passable considering it has been over 100 every day for over a month. Basic carts do not have GPS. We paid $18 and it was definitely worth that, but would not pay much more, too many better options available close by.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6313/70.6/129) in a little more than 3H early morning, paired with Jim. The weather was clear with a little breeze and already over 100 before 10A.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush/level and decent to play from. Several have some hardpan bare spots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush but with noticeable hardpan areas due to the heat.

The Bermuda rough was not overly penal. Playing longer clubs was a viable option. Mostly lush and mowed low.

The many waste bunkers are firmer and less maintained than the greenside traps. The sand traps greenside are nicely maintained with fine, good quality sand.

The large Bermuda greens putted medium fast, relatively smooth and are very firm. Few ball marks but because of the firmness, everything runs out.

Plenty of water stations on the course and they provide complementary bottled water in the cart that has good GPS. Comp range balls are included as well. Customer Service always excellent here. The course is currenly not in it's normal pristine condition due to being a month from over seeding and the heat. Still worth it, one of my favorite layouts in the Palm Springs area. Recommended.
8 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6313/70.6/129) in less than 3H twilight. The weather was clear and around 115 with a little breeze.

Beautiful, fun Palmer layout featuring large, deep sand traps, wide fairways and huge greens. Several lakes and numerous other holes with lateral water hazards also come promiently into play.

The cart barn has been moved to the other side of the pro shop and the all grass driving range cut back by at least 50% since my last visit here. The old practice putting green before the driving range is gone and there is a new practice short game area on the far side of the smaller driving range.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush/level and nice to play from. Several have some bare spots that look bad but with proper tee placement does not affect play.

The Bermuda fairways were 90% lush and 10% hardpan, with nothing in between. There are fairly significant areas of hardpan from the heat.

The Bermuda rough is mostly lush and mowed low. Not penal, playing longer clubs is a viable option.

The sand traps are nicely maintained with fine, good quality sand. The many waste bunkers are firmer and less maintained.

The large Bermuda greens putted medium fast, smooth for Bermuda and are very firm. Few ball marks but because of the firmness, everything runs out. They have recently resodded #16 green, it putted much better than it looked.

Customer Service always excellent here. Plenty of water stations on the course and they provide complementary bottled water in the cart that has good GPS. Comp range balls are included as well.

Currently scruffy around the edges with the recent heat wave. However, still one of my favorite layouts in the Palm Springs area. Recommended.
10 Likes.
Rode the Blues (6439/71.5/131) in 4H with GK Guru's Stickboy, Sparky14 and MrKich. Thanks to Vince, Steve & Matthew for an enjoyable round. The weather was overcast on the front, finally the sun came out on the back, hot and muggy.

Appreciate the layout more with each visit. Tough, hilly, tight in spots, but a really solid course in good to very good condition. You cannot stray more than a little here or you will incur penalty shots in bunches.

The tees had good coverage, mostly level with few unfixed divots.

The Kikuyu fairways were mostly lush and generally nice to play from. A few small areas that were thin.

The Kikuyu rough was more consistently lush than the fairways. It's penal because it's Kikuyu. Tough to make solid contact on full shots and adds another difficulity factor to chipping.

The sand traps were very well maintained, both the quality and quantity of the sand was what you look for. Excellent to play from.

The greens putted nicely and held shots well. Medium speed and undulating, our entire group had various challenges because they looked and seemed quicker than they actually were.

The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Pro Shop/starter informative, organized and friendly. Marshall visible on the course. Good driving range that was all grass today. The carts have good GPS. Cart gal out making the rounds. Had a Burger and Arnold Palmer after the round. Priced what you would expect for a golf course, both the quality and quantity were both good. Recommended.
10 Likes.
Rode the Golds (6543/71.2/130) with Greg, Kong and Larry. Thanks to all for a fun round! POP was 4H, 20M on a busy, warm afternoon. Congrats to Andrew and Gary for prevailing in the inaugural GK Cup team match play.

First time playing Oak Creek. I like most Fazio layouts, and this one was no exception. Lots of strategically placed traps and tree/bush lined fairways make keeping it straight a premium here. Nice, enjoyable layout that was challenging but fair.

The Bermuda tees had good coverage and were maintained high. Only a few could use leveling and most were well maintained for divots.

The Bermuda fairways had a nice cushion and were good to play from. They were also maintained high, which made the course play longer than you would expect.

The Bermuda rough was plenty high enough for the ball to sit down. Punitive, we had at least one lost ball that was lost in the rough and a couple of other times you almost had to be standing over the ball to see it.

Looked like they may be refurbishing the traps? The ones around the green were darker in color and appeared to be universally thinner. The fairway traps actually had too much light colored sand, resulting in numerous fried egg lies within our group.

The greens were smooth and medium fast. Nice! Even though I had a poor putting day, they rolled especially well after playing a bunch of recent rounds on bumpy, slow Bermuda greens in the desert. Also liked that I was able to back up numerous irons on the greens.

Customer service good from all encountered. Nice practice facility, complementary water in the cart that was also equipped with good GPS. Good restaurant on site that was reasonably priced (fish/chips were good) for a golf course. Recommended.
10 Likes.
Rode the Golds (6401/71.0/130) as a single super twilight in less than 3H. The weather was clear, fairly calm and 115.

The Bermuda tees had decent coverage with a few needing divot repair.

The Bermuda fairways overall had good coverage. Firm but playable with a few bad spots.

The Bermuda rough around the fairways had okay coverage with occassional bare spots.

The sand traps range from decent to terrible, often with 5' in the same bunker.

The greens putted better than they looked but were still medium slow, fairly bumpy and firm.

The customer service was very good from all. No Marshall or drink cart in the summer, but plenty of water/ice station on the course. GPS on the carts. Good all grass driving range with a couple of practice holes. The course is almost always rough around the edges. Excellent layout but needs more time/$$$ put into attention to detail. However, for less than $20 still recommended.
5 Likes.
Rode the Golds (6401/71.0/130) as a single twilight in slightly more than 3H using Forelinx. The weather was clear, breezy and 113.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush with only a few needing divot repair.

The Bermuda fairways were part lush, part thin with a few bare spots.

The Bermuda rough around the fairways is mowed down low, not very penal. Mostly a combination of lush/thin, very playable with good coverage and occassional bare spots.

The sand traps almost need 2 grades. Where they maintain them, they were usually decent, but sometimes thin. However, there are places in many traps where they obviosuly never rake, because there are 1' tall weeds in fingers and corners of numerous traps. They have also let many fairway bunkers go and I presume they will eventually be grass bunkers?

The greens were a mixture of Bermuda and probably Kikuyu? Definitely 2 distinctly different horizontal grasses. They actually putted better than they looked, which is a luke warm endorsement. They putted medium slow, were fairly bumpy and firm.

I like this Schmidt/Curley layout. This would be a difficult course to walk as numerous tees are a long way from the last green. GPS on the carts. Good all grass driving range with a couple of practice holes. The customer service was very good from all. No Marshall or drink cart in the summer, but plenty of water/ice station on the course. The course is very playable, just a little rough around the edges. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6669/71.9/128) as a single in slightly less than 3H super twilight using UP. The weather was hazy and breezy in the low 100's.

The Bermuda tees were semi lush and well maintained for divots with some bare areas.

The Bermuda fairways are semi lush and were nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough is semi lush and not overly high.

The sand traps are being renovated. Beautiful, white, marble sand, they were a good as any I have ever played. Thick, excellent quality sand and were well maintained. Going to be fantastic when they get them all done!

The large Bermuda greens putted medium speed and are firm. Reasonably smooth for Bermuda.

The customer service was good from everyone encountered. I was the only one on the coure super twilight. No drink cart today. Reasonably priced restaurant onsite that is usually very busy. Solid course. 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. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6720/72.1/127) mid day as a single in slightly less than 3H using UP. The weather was around 105, hazy and breezy.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush, level and nicely maintained. Very few unfixed divots.

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

The Bermuda rough was mostly lush and mowed down. Not overly penal.

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

The large Bermuda greens were not good today. Firm and bumpy with few ball marks, they putted medium slow.

Customer service has always been very good from everyone here. 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. No starter or marshall off season. Good restaurant on site. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6627/71.9/130) 2H, 45M super twilight. Conditions were clear, fairly calm and in the low 100's.

The Bermuda tees were lush and nicely maintained. Level with hardly any unfixed divots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush and well maintained, nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough is decent. Close to the fairways is long enough for the ball to sit down. Away from the fairways you could get hardpan to calf deep.

The sand traps were mediocre. Nicely raked but most are too thin and/or compacted.

The Bermuda greens were mostly healed from a recent vericutt, they were firm with few ball marks because of the firmness. They putted medium speed and were relatively smooth for Bermuda.

The customer service was very good as usual here. Ample water stations every few holes on the course, but no on course beverage cart today. Carts have GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course in very playable condition for mid summer. Recommended.
7 Likes.
Rode the Blacks (6761/72.3/131) in 2H, 20M twilight using Forelinx. The weather was clear, fairly calm and in the low 100s.

I prefer the Palm of the two Marriott Desert Springs courses, better layout than the Valley. Today however, it was in the poorer playing condition of the two courses.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush and level, decently maintained with few divots.

The Bermuda fairways were mostly lush, nice to play from.

The Bermuda rough was mostly lush close to the fairways. Get away from the fairways and you could encounter hardpan to knee deep lost ball rough.

The sand traps look okay but were very mediocre to play from. Nicely raked but most are too thin and/or compacted.

The Bermuda greens were poor today. Bumpy from a recent vericutt. They putted medium slow to slow speed and are firm with few ball marks.

The customer service is always very good here. No Drink cart today, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Carts have good GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course layout, Recommended.
8 Likes.
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