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8/19 using underpar voucher $67 2some for play after 1000 and range balls--arrived at about 9 --quick check in and starter even offered to send us straight out-- but took 15 minutes of warm up was on the tee at 920. Course has a golfer friendly philosophy that is willing to move golfers up when there are open tee times--nice!!
Fairways were varied with some areas rather wet/soggy with good cover, some dry and thin with even some bare areas, and some goldilocks just right. Rough bordered fairways was more a factor in slowing the ball that affecting shots until getting closer to the greens with deeper thicker growths. Tees were mostly on the thin side and some were uneven--3 were off limits and markers were moved up.
Did not have the pleasure of playing out of any bunkers most of which looked to be well maintained and recently groomed.
Greens were well watered generally soft and receptive rolling at about medium speed with some occasional bumpiness but overall of good quality.
Layout is true to its name some nice elevated tee boxes and many up hill approaches as well as stances that have some slope involved. Scenic parkland setting winding through the hills and dales. POP 340 with occassional waiting on the back 9.
Played here 3 times in last 10 days close to where I live and had some very low greens fees from teeoff deal times wit extra % off. Course is getting plenty of water so some fairways have some wet areas--otherwise generally have good cover and good lies--a few thin areas and the occasional bare patch as well as some gopher/ground squirrel action here and there.(Need more raptor/owl coverage for population control).
Rough is responding very well to the extra water and has become more penal.
Tees vary from ok to thin or shaggy with some uneven areas depending on marker placement.
Bunkers--the good news many have new sand--the bad news many have new sand that needs more grooming and attention as the sand is thick and heavy and often uneven.
Greens play better than they look some are multi-colored and have what appears to be different varieties of grass. According to Jose the excellent greenskeeper the re-claimed water is not always consistent as to ph or chemical content.
POP generally uner 4 unless you get behind a ssslow 4 some that is 2+ holes behind and clueless as to how many groups are waiting behind them.
Staff members are friendly and welcoming.
8/12 8am tee off with a 4 hr POP being paired with a slower but enjoyable 2some finished about a hole behind but were not being pushed that much either. Nice weather warmish but with an occasional breeze to stay comfortable.
Currently course is working on the fairways--doing some de-thatching and verti-cutting-resulting in small furrows and tight lies. Rough along the fairways 1-2 inches and mostly playable. Rough around and behind the greens 2-3 inches and difficult. Found myself over a couple of greens by a couple of feet leaving a clumpy downhill lie. Moral being Hit the green dummy.
Bunkers looked to be well filled with deep heavy groomed sand. Tees level with good cover.
Greens medium fast and mostly smooth. Currently more on the softer side resulting in sizable ball marks which were often overlooked or poorly repaired.
Staff is friendly and welcoming.
8/9 using golf moose $59 2some on a warmish but overall pleasant a,m. 8300 tee time off a few minutes early at a leisurely pace what with some errant shots and searches with no waiting until 14 when we caught up with the early groups. POP just under 4. Fairways were generally on the thin side with the possibility of the ball finding gaps in the grass to be sitting on dirt. Still about 70% ok to good lies. Did get good rollout however. Rough was about 2 inches along the fairways sometimes whispy and others thick and juicy--in either case definitely impeded forward energy and often made for a difficult extraction. Then around the green was the really thick and long stuff sometimes looking like it was processed by a kitchen aide mixer. Miss the green at your peril.
Tees level but a little thin but not beat up. Bunkers had decent sand and generally were groomed but occasionally still wet from the watering.
Greens mostly good rolling medium speed with a little grain to factor in as they have been cut a little longer to prevent heat damage. Greens are receptive to full shots but firm enough to be able to keep up speed on chips. Way too many un-repaired/poorly repaired ball marks.
Easy friendly check in .
8/1(1st time here) from the "back" tees 6226 69.6/129 using teeoff deal time $28.50 arriving as a single and going through an easy welcoming check in was told I would be paired with a 2some but when we were quickly called to the tee the afore mentioned group seemed to be hanging back--so I started off alone. Caught a 4 some on 3 who quickly invited me to play through and never saw another group until 17--POP 320 with some dawdling. a few extra shots and putts here and there and the adventure of ball hunting(mine) in some areas of the jungle/rough. Was told by the roving player assistant/gunga din water bearer that there is extra watering due to recent reseeding resulting in some areas being off limits for mowing.
Fairways were mostly ok except for the excess water in the low areas--really good lies down the center with less so toward the edges. Lot of unfilled divots--sad since quality mix is provided. Rough more often than not was deep juicy and difficult even a foot off the greenside fringe was often 3-5 deep. Tees lush and level.
Bunkers were well filled with sand that looked like it would be very playable but its heavy nature would take some getting used to.
Greens rolled medium/medium fast generally smooth with more break around the hole than I judged. Was told that 8 greens had been replanted with bent and are in the process of being transformed into bent/poa. I did not notice any real difference. Greens are generally of medium size not a lot of contour or tiers but there is ample opportinity to have some challenging pin placements.
Course layout is interesting and even with being in a housing development there is a park like feeling as the fairways are bordered by shrubs and trees. Water comes into play on several holes and #12 par 3 153 yds some what uphill with water and wood pilings in front set at a fade angle pin in back(playing to 166) tucked behind a bunker was one of the more visually intimidating scenes I have encountered(managed to get it pin high in the fringe and scrambled for my par).
Overall a good 1st experience and worth a return when I am staying in the San Diego area.
7/31 $37 after 11 rate as offered by the course--GK cup match with Rat-Patrol. Fairways are lush good lies overall and very few thin areas. Rough is mean spirited and cranky consisting of broad bladed vegetation that just played tough. Tees level with good cover. Bunkers need work--could use more sand and some deep rototilling as they are currently thin and firm with a solid dirt base.
Greens are excellent rolling smoothly and true(as evidenced by Jim's 23 putts) speed medium fast and consistent through the round.
Easy check in friendly welcoming staff. POP 415.
7/28 GK Cup finals played the whites 6187 yds 69.2/127 rating. Course has a nice mix of holes as to length and shape with generally good variety and separation. As others have commented there is a feeling of isolation in this parkland setting.
Fairways appear wide and ample but often were difficult to hit and in retrospect more care could have been taken to pick a more precise target line. They have good cover providing excellent lies and way more roll than the rough. Speaking of which it did not look that long but varied from being somewhat dry and wispy to more wiry and grabby.
Bunkers were generally deeply filled with sand that would take a lot of practicing and superb execution to generate better results. The practice bunker was far better being more compacted and playable.
Tees were the weakest part of the course some being uneven of slightly sloped with the par 3s needing better rotation of markers to minimize wear.
Greens are large firm but receptive rolling smoothly with consistency through the round. Not a lot of humps or contour but plenty of slope and some subtle breaks near the hole. Fortune favors the brave as it appeared that the best approach on the under 4 foot putts was firm and straight--not in my repertoire-I am more of a soft and have it break under the hole kind of guy.
Good customer service.
7/18 using teeoff deal time with 20% added discount for total of $62 good for Hawaii and pretty good for this particular course. Conditions overall were mixed ranging from quite good to fair. Majority of fairways were well covered with a broad bladed variety of grass cut to a nice level. Some fairways had mixed types leading to varied lies and some thin conditions. Rough was mostly the thicker bladed grass which quickly stopped the ball and often provided for a challenging recovery shot. Anything beyond the rough was 2-3 feet deep and gone. Course has good variety with a nice mix of shorter holes that still provide a challenge as fairways are more narrowly cut with water potentially in play on about 1/2 the holes. Course is up country scenic 10 or so degrees cooler with good vistas.
Tees level with good cover. Bunkers were consistently good with groomer fine but compacted white sand.
Greens with a couple of exceptions were good with #1 and #13 having some bare spots. More on the firm side rolled about medium with some grain to factor in as well as prevailing topography.
POP at just over 4 but seemed slower as we as a 2some followed several resort players who were definitely on vacation. On the plus side the views were great weather great until the last 5 holes when a 3 club wind blew in.
Staff really cool sent us off 40 minutes early.
played 7/16 getting a fantastic teeoff deal time rate with 25% off for a total of $45, 1200 tee time arrived about 30 min early and was told could go when ever--real easy POP of 320. Very friendly staff good carts with GPS grass driving range and variety of practice area for chipping and even up to a 120 yards to practice green as well as large putting green. Course now has only the Ocean 18 and has been well renovated after a closure of some 3 years. All the bunkers have quality white sand, fine but nicely compacted and well maintained.
Fairways are lush with good cover and lies ball sits up nicely but not a lot of roll out. Rough is not overly long just enough to get to the top of the ball and stop forward progress--but not very penal for the extraction.
Tees level lush some to the point of being a little longish but really nothing to be of concern.
Greens are massive easily 2 clubs from front to back and have undulations and slope that made me feel like I needed a remedial course in basic Hawaiian green reading skills. Putts rolled at medium speed and would take significant breaks as they slowed--I just had trouble making the adjustment to hit through the hole to keep the ball more on line.
Overall the conditions are really good and the layout is scenic with several holes providing an ocean view and it also has good variety. I highly recommend playing here especially if there are any deal available.
6/29 GK Cup team play with George, David. and my partner Andrew, somewhat breezy about a club or so wind. Very scenic layout with good variety of holes winding through the hills and canyons laid out with dramatic vistas and many tee shots down to greens or fairways, and due to the layout with the cart path taking you back up, there are really no uphill holes.
Conditions overall are very good. Fairways are lush with closely mowed dense grass that provides good roll while providing excellent cushion. A few too many unfilled divots consistent with a "resort" course. Rough is thick and healthy, cut to about 1 inch so generally very playable. Tees lush and level, some divot damage on par 3s but mostly repaired. Bunkers filled with fine but well compacted shiny white sand.
Greens firm and receptive for full shots but tricky for chips and pitches. Medium fast mostly smooth with some levels and contours. Some subtle breaks and the prevailing topography needing to be considered as well.
Friendly helpful staff. Grass driving range with large practice area for chipping. Large putting green that provided good approximate speeds. Interactive GPS.
One negative was the POP 515 when reaching the 17th tee with 2 groups waiting. Staff reported that there had been 2 groups 4 hrs earlier that bogged things down and with full bookings the course just did not recover. There were no on course staff to help POP again not uncommon for a resort course and a Saturday. Still an overall enjoyable outing.
played here 3 times in last week---its close and mostly good POP. Fairways have remained in overall good shape with just the beginning of some browning on a couple of areas. Rough is very healthy about 2 inches and quickly stops forward progress. Recovery could be challenging depending on how deeply the ball settled.
Bunkers varied as to quality and quantity of sand. Tees are often sloped or crowned and par 3s are getting quite beaten up.
Greens are getting better, notwithstanding the mottled coloring, rolling medium fast and smoothly for the most part.
At this time it appears that the course is initiating some renovations and improvements.
6/19 using costco voucher $40 with a 752 start last tee time in front of mens club and cruised with no one pushing us and no waiting until about 13 when we caught the jr golf campers--let us through 1st on 15 and then on 18--POP 320.
Each time I come back here I am more impressed, the lay out is scenic and feels more remote than it is and has a good variety of holes. Conditions are really good. Fairways are lush with just enough firmness for some roll while providing good cushion. Rough about 2-3 inches giving a nice out line and depending on the lie varying levels of challenge especially around the greens with generally deeper thicker growth. Tees ok level for the most part with the par 3s more chewed up(lack of rotating markers and lack of attention to filling divots)
Greens have fully healed and could not tell which 1/2 had been completed last. Smooth medium fast firm but receptive with very few un-repaired ball marks. Greens are good sized, do not have a lot of contours but enough slope and depending on pin location enough subtle break to cause a few head shakes.
Friendly check in and a monitor at 5 to assess speed of play--goal is 420--which is pretty realistic what with a couple of trouble holes that can create a jam.
As indicated playing conditions are really good but on this day some of the ancillary areas needed attention, the main bath room needed cleaning and restocking, the sand bottles on the cart were nearly empty, the water station on the back had no cups and the port-a-potty needed some attention.
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