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Played at Rio Hondo with LarryQ2001 today.

Rio Hondo is in great summer shape right now. Fairways have 90 % plus coverage and green were in good shape running at 9 to 9.5. Tee box level and rough was in good shape. Bunkers had plenty of sand. Layout had great mix of left to right and right to left holes and short and long par 3's and 4's and 5's. Customer service was good. Not too many people out today (POP was 4 hrs) because of heat, but a great place to play if your in the the South LA/ North OC area.
9 Likes.
Played yesterday with fellow GK'er LarryQ2001. Larry put on a golfing clinic.

One of my favorite layouts to play in the area. The course has been hurt by hot temperatures. The greens were bumpy and slow running at 7.5/8. Fairways had 70% coverage with the rough being spotty with patches of dry hardpan dirt throughout. The sand traps were the highlight of the course with medium amounts of sand. The tee boxes were being mowed as we playing but needed leveling. The maintenance crew was out in full force and the improvements continue at Santa Anita. It is worth nothing that the $25 senior special with a sleeve of balls is a fantastic deal.

Jeff was on his game as usual at the 19th hole.

Will return for casual round because of layout and location.
8 Likes.
Had a wonderful day on the links with fellow GK'er LarryQ2001. Played for $60 as part of their Mega Monday special which is $60 for either course. Great value for this quality of a course.
Sister course Babe was closed for PGA sectional tournament, so IKE was only course available for public play. POP was decent at 4.5 hours.

Greens were the highlight of the course running around 10/10.5. The fairways were in great summer shape with great lies throughout. The rough was in good shape, with occasional muddy puddles from overwatering and cart damage. Sand traps were raked, but probably baked from the heat with semi-decent coverage. Tee boxes were punched recently with level lies to hit from. Great challenging layout with good customer service throughout.

A fun day with a fellow GK'er who played great golf and a great playing partner. Look forward to teeing it up again soon.
11 Likes.
What happen to your bunkers Montebello! All your fairway and greenside bunkers need sand. Currently, it is hard pan. Not so bad on fairway bunkers, but greenside bunkers guarantee a skull everytime. Greens were spongy, bouncy and slow.

Fairways and rough was a mess. Patchy and spotty all day long. I could use 10 gallons of paint to mark the grounds under repair. Customer service was average at best. I love this course, but sadly i will not come back until there is proof that the bunkers have sand in them. What a shame.
9 Likes.
Fun day at at Navy Destroyer Course today. Greens were in great shape rolling 10/11. Fairways amd rough were in good shape also despite heat and now being summer. Tee boxes level and average divot damage. Was in a few traps and sand had good coverage. POP was 4 hrs. Only big negative was some parts of course were damp and overwatered but understnadable because of heat.

Layout is relatively flat with the windy back 9.

Cannot wait to return!
11 Likes.
Had a wonderful time with the GK Gurus yesterday.

Been over 8 years since I visited Glen Ivy's Golf Course. New Ownership took over 2 years ago and the improvements are very apparently once you pull up to the parking lot. Spoke to the cart attendant, who was very happy with the new ownership. Customer service was good through everyone I interacted with. The facility was as I remembered, nice clubhouse with a separate dining bar area with reasonably priced food, free tap water with lemon and $1 bottle waters!

Now to the course.

The tee boxes need leveling on most of the blue tees and divot repair. The fairways and rough were in good summer shape and the highlight of the course were the greens, smooth for the most part, running around 9/10 and quicker as the day got hotter. The layout was exceptional. I forgot the unique variety of holes here. The sand traps (fairway and greenside) were raked and had decent coverage as I was in them almost 6 times. Had the wonderful pleasure of finally playing with JohnnyGK himself and Steve and Rich!

In the glory days, the course was very scenic between the vistas and the various ponds and running fountains. Obviously, because of the drought, many of the water elements have dried up. There is still water on Hole 18.

Look forward to returning in the near future.
12 Likes.
Finally able to get out and play some golf! Course was in great shape. Greens smooth and running at 10. Fairways and rough were also in great shape. Only complaint would be bunkers, which some are being repaired. Found 1 with standing water in them.

Tee boxes level amd customer service was excellent. Probably best shape its been over last 10 rounds there over last five years. Looks like they figured out the greens, which use to be consistently bumpy and inconsistent with speed in the past. Look forward to returning soon.
10 Likes.
Played yesterday after previous days rains. Course did not drain well as front 9 fairways were soaked. Greens were in good shape, but damp and inconsistent depending on contours and drainage. Sand traps were average with standing puddles in some. Fairways had good coverage considering winter conditions. Rough was wet and penal. Cart path only today, but dual cart path on some holes helped. Once course drys up, it should be in better shape. The rain obviously affected conditions. Excited to return!
9 Likes.
Played this course on a short business trip to Denver last Friday, 11/11.

Normally, the course is closed this time of year because of the high elevation (over 6000 ft) and snow. Sadly, because they had not received any snow yet, the course was open and we were able to enjoy this gem of the course. After reading other reviews of other courses including Arrowhead and Fossil Trace, and Ridge at Castle Pines, we settled on choosing this one course for our 1 round in the Denver area. We were not disappointed as Bear Dance has a wonderful layout and challenging course. This is the home of the Colorado PGA.

Customer service was A+++. Everyone we encountered had tremendous pride of ownership and thanked us for playing their course.

The greens were sanded so they ran about 9.5. In the summer, a local we played with said they run between 13 and 14 on the stimp!

Fairways were cart path only, but in great shape and rough was not too penal and many traps were under repair and roped off.

Layout was a great mix of different doglegs and elevation changes with some holes having dramatic views of the Rockies.

Would come back here next time I visit Denver.

Also, remember because of elevation changes, you gain 1 to 1.5 clubs...so you'll feel like Bubba...until you sign your scorecard.
11 Likes.
Went on Bend, OR golf trip this past weekend. Took my brother and two friends to knock off 3 course from the Golf Digest Top 100 Courses you can play. Our itinerary was packed. We flew in SAT, August 20th, played Pronghorn, On 8/21, we played Sunriver - Meadows in morning and then Tetethrow in the afternoon. On Monday 8/22, we finished our trip by playing Sunriver - Crosswater.

This review is for Sunriver - Crosswater.

After checking in with security gate to confirm our tee time, we were lead to the bag drop area. This was the most exclusive course we were playing on this trip as it a semi-private course and you had to stay at Sunriver Resort to play here. As we checked in, we notice signs everywhere "Members Only" or "This are is restricted to Members". We could not use the locker room, - Members Only. They had only 1 toliet and 1 urinal for public use. We paid $179 for our green fees. I thought it was supersteep considering we couldn't use or access 80% of club house.

The layout was the best part of this course. Almost every hole after 4 had forced carry and hazards on approach or tee shots. The wet marshland and rivers was a terror on misstruck balls. The greens were running 10.5. The fairways were in great shape, but much more divot damage and unrepaired marks compared to Meadows. The rough was thick and penal and grabbed your clubs. The sandstraps were semi-firm. The layout was super unique and very challenge. From the tips, the course plays over 7,700 yards.
The cart girl came by a couple of times and the snack shop was well stocked and well priced.

We had a great time playing this course and it was a good way to end our Bend trip.
8 Likes.
Went on Bend, OR golf trip this past weekend. Took my brother and two friends to knock off 3 course from the Golf Digest Top 100 Courses you can play. Our itinerary was packed. We flew in SAT, August 20th, played Pronghorn, On 8/21, we played Sunriver - Meadows in morning and then Tetethrow in the afternoon. On Monday 8/22, we finished our trip by playing Sunriver - Crosswater.

This review is for Tetherow.

We came to this course because of it's ranking, but also because David Kidd also designed Bandon Dunes. The last reason we came was because of Golfboards. This was the 1st course to have Golfboards in US. After a practice lesson from our caddy on how to use the Golfboards, were were off to play this course. $20 upcharge for Golfboards along with $175 green fee is super steep. We had to take a forecaddy with us too.

Pace of Play was 4.5 hours. We had the course to ourselves on a Sunday afternoon.

Fescue greens were rock hard and running at 12. Add that to the crazy undulations, made for a roller coast round of putting. Windy day added to the challenging layout. This course had more elevation change than Pronghorn and Meadows with some wonderful views of the course. The golfboards were not easy to use and distracted from the golf. Because this was our 2nd round, it took more energy to stay on golfboards versus riding a cart or even walking. If you don't pay attention, you'll crash your Golfboards into rocks, fences, and other hazards normally you won't even pay attention to in a golf cart. The fairways were in good shape, but this type of links course will never yield immaculate conditions. The sand straps were super soft and quite a contrast from Pronghorn. The rough was also non-existent, but hazards are abound everywhere on this course. Will return, but probably won't do the golfboards again.
8 Likes.
Went on Bend, OR golf trip this past weekend. Took my brother and two friends to knock off 3 course from the Golf Digest Top 100 Courses you can play. Our itinerary was packed. We flew in SAT, August 20th, played Pronghorn, On 8/21, we played Sunriver - Meadows in morning and then Tetethrow in the afternoon. On Monday 8/22, we finished our trip by playing Sunriver - Crosswater.

To play Crosswater, you must stay at Sunriver Resort, so we stayed here reluctant because of the price and non-ideal location. The resort is huge, but the customer service is lacking. They are completely unprepared to handle the destination golfer. Compared to Bandon Dunes and Pebble Beach, Sunriver completely failed.

They had no bell hops to help us check in clubs and transport them to 1st course on the resort. We had to lug the bags everywhere ourselves. This is unacceptable when they charge almost $340/night for a Motel 6 rooms. The staff was pretty clueless when it came to simple golf logistics.

This review is for Sunriver - Meadows.

Meadows was the only non-ranked Top 100 Golf Digest course on our trip so we had low expectations.

Checkin process was smooth after the bellhop incompetence. The practice facilities was very nice with beautiful mountain backdrops. The 1st couple of holes are annoying as local puddle skipper planes take off. This course has a lot going on because you have hikers, bikers, and walkers using nearby designated trails. Can be very distracting.

The greens were perfect, running at 11. We were the "rabbit" 1st ones out at 7:30 am. We played in 4.15 hours. Layout was a great blend of different doglegs and long and short par 3's. The wet marsh and water is in play for a few holes. Rough was very penal and sandy traps were in great shape.

Tee boxes were level and had little damage. Was pleasantly surprised by this course, just not a fan of all the distraction nearby.
9 Likes.
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