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Played Navy Destroyer on Sunday, 4/32 at 10:38 with cobra1788 for our GK Cup match.
Played the blues (72.8/129/6780)
We went out as a 2 some, behind many groups of 4, so we joined up with the 2 some behind us around 3 or 4.
POP was ok, about 4:40, but it was a good pace for the most part, once we were a 4some.
Course conditions were really good.
Tee boxes, while a little hairy, were mostly flat/level, with good coverage, and good areas to hit from.
Fairways were really good. A well struck shot had some good roll on it, and even if it rolled into the rough, it was very playable.
The few bunkers I were in were decent. Not amazing, but not sub-standard by any means.
The greens were great. I heard they were punched 4 weeks ago, and really were nice. They are extremely large, with large undulations at Navy. Part of the course difficulty are the greens. Must have a good putting day to play well here.

Overall, course is in excellent shape, and had a good pace for a Sunday morning.
I enjoyed the GK Cup match with Bruce, and I look forward to my Round 3 match.
9 Likes.
Wow. Played Navy (Destroyer) today, Sat 3/25 at 8:23am, with a 4 some and a 4 hour POP. Definitely impressed by course conditions.
Tee boxes are prob the most rough, but still decent. Some were a little tilted, but not anything too crazy. Very playable.
Fairways are immaculate. Good clean lies everywhere, good roll on well struck tee shots, and good overall coverage. Aestically they looked great too.
Bunkers are good. Most had decent fluffy sand, just a few with hard-compacted sand.
The greens are great. Sad to report they are going to punch in about 2 weeks. Most of you that have played here know the greens have severe slopes, but they rolled great, and held well struck shots.

Overall it was great. Still can't believe POP was right at 4 hours on a Saturday morning. Gotta treasure that on a public course in Southern California.
On a side note, the replica ship that used to be in the water on 9 has been moved to the grass by the parking lot. I thought something was missing from that hole.
Highly recommend.
11 Likes.
Had a GK Cup Match Round 1 at Alondra today with Ringworld.
Played as a 5some, in about 4:20. Pretty good pace for Alonda (and a 5some - normal out there).
Courses is pretty decent.
Tee boxes - while beat up, still were very playable.
Fairways were decent, good coverage, good lies... a few spots of GUR, but pretty good.
Rough wasn't very penalizing; very playable
Bunkers were all pretty hard, compacted sand.
Greens were the usual bumpy here, but still ok. I don't mind their 'bumpiness', because I feel they still roll true.

This is definitely a no frills type LA County course. But decent conditions and played under 5 hours! Not too bad.

It was great playing Ringworld our GK Cup Match. I defeated him 5&4, but it was really fun, and looking forward to the next round!
6 Likes.
When I went to UNLV, this was a premier club, that always had excellent conditions and service. I think the economy is taking its toll, and not enough residents of the community are members. It was 100% private in the early 2000's, and around the recession time, they opened up a few public tee times. Now they offer tee times pretty much throughout the day.

I loved this course back around 2001-2003ish, but it isn't in that shape anymore. The Lakes 9 is still a fun track, with water hazards on every single hole! Some holes have multiple water hazards!
So I really like the layout - all 27 holes.
But now for today's conditions:
Tee boxes are flat, but not the most well-groomed.
Fairways are great. Hard and fast, with great lies.
The rough is patchy, dried out, spotty, and dormant in some places, and not dormant in others. Kinda weird.
The bunkers had hard compacted sand. And no rough around them to save any type of shots. If it's headEd towards a bunker, no chance of staying out of it.
Greens were ok. Not sure the type of grass, but it's very "matty" - if that's a golf term, haha. Overall, this is a good facility, and 20 years ago it was a premier club in Las Vegas. I hope things can get back to where they were.
The beverage cart came around a few times, and everyone was friendly, but you could tell they had a "skeleton" staff working - not many employees around. No starter. No Club wiper at the end. These are things that are standard at Las Vegas courses. But they do give you plenty of bottled water!
8 Likes.
Had to make a trip to Vegas for work, and threw my clubs in the trunk, just in case.
Played on Monday the 13th.
What can I say about The Paiute that hasn't already been said.
I play the Snow. I was really surprised to see that the slope from the gold tees (6,600+) is only 118! While the fairways are pretty wide, there is a lot of challenge with the desert, water holes, and oh ya...the wind, haha.

Anyways, tee boxes were lush, flat and perfect.
Fairways are as good as ever.
The rough is there, but not too penalizing.
The sand in the bunkers is soft, consistent, and decent to play from.
The greens are awesome. They hold shots, have good roll when chipping from the rough, and putt so true.

I just can't say enough great things about this place. I love all three courses (although The Wolf beats me up). I would rate this a perfect 10. Not a single thing could have been better.
Service was great, food was great, the starter was really nice, and POP was right at 4 hours.
10 Likes.
We had a 6:44am tee time on Saturday the 25th. We started about 7:02am. POP was about 4:45 once we started.
Course is still really really wet.
Tee boxes were nice, flat, and decent coverage.
Fairways were WET. Some were just really damp/soft from the rains, others still had standing water in the fairways. It's crazy how bad this course drains.
Because of the the wet fairways, you got no roll on high hit tee shots. It's 'ok' as the course doesn't play too long.
Bunkers were pretty good. Only saw 2 or 3 that had standing water in them, but very playable and nothing to complain about.
The rough was thick as wet! Hard to spot balls if you didn't keep an eye from your previous shot.
The greens were pretty good. For some reason, holes 1-3 had a ton of divots - more than you'd expect. Not sure why this was the case. But overall, the greens putted true, and were pretty fast. Downhill putts to a front pin were really tough, as a few rolled right off the front of the green.

I love El Do's layout, and once these rains stop and the course firms up, it will be nice!
Give it a few weeks and it will be pristine.
14 Likes.
Played here on Thursday, 2/16, one week after my previous review. Course is in excellent shape. We started at 9:15am and finished around 2pm, so POP was a little long. Waiting on the tees quite a bit actually.
The course is in great shape though.
Tee boxes flat with good coverage.
Fairways were great. Not wet or soggy. Not sure what they do differently than other courses.
Fairways with the normal thin, tight lies expected at Rio. But really playable.
Rough has been maintained nicely through the storm. While a little thicker than usual, still very playable, and not too penalizing.
Bunkers were consistent and very playable. None had standing water either. They looked good.
Greens were decent. A little bumpy. But rolled pretty good.
Rough around the green was decently maininted too. Lots of good lies to chip/pitch from.

Overall, Rio Hondo is in great shape. This past storm on 2/17-2/18 might make it wet again, but once it clears up and dries out, Rio could vie for best conditioned course at that point.
12 Likes.
Played Rio Hondo 2/9 with an 8:12 tee time. Started close to 8:40'due to a fog delay. Played as a 4some, and finished with a 4:10 POP after the delay. Not bad, as a couple 5somes were out there.
Course is very playable right now. Tee boxes were nice, fairways had decent coverage, bunkers were consistent, and even the rough was lush (prob due to the heavy recent rains).
Greens were ok; they looked nice, but were a little bumpy. Still decent to putt on. Nothing negative from the greens.

Was really happy to see Rio in good shape. Even though it's a tight track, I enjoy it and find it pretty forgiving. It's helps that it's not too long either (expect for a handful of holes).
15 Likes.
Ok, so with Johnny getting us great deals at good courses, I find it my duty to write a review. An honest review.
Used the coupon/voucher for $65 and played Sunday 1/29 at 9am as a 3some. Range balls not included, so we just putted until our tee time. Check in process was easy, friendly guys in the pro shop, and friendly starter at the first tee. They even have those GolfBoards, for an added fee. POP was 4:30, but we were waiting on every shot, as it was all 4somes in front of us. But still ok for a Sunday morning.
Weather was perfect; a little breezy, and got up to almost 80 degrees.

The course is visually stunning. I had coffee on the back patio at 8:15am, and just soaked in the view of 10 and 18. Tough to beat that view with the lake and waterfall in there.

We went to the first tee right at our scheduled time, and with the 10 minute separation of tee times, this was our only shot with not waiting. Again, the course is visually stunning, even thought the conditions were not up to the best they could be.

The tee boxes were straight up dirt most of the time. I think 2 or 3 tee boxes during the round may have been well groomed grass. I don't understand it. They were very flat, but I don't understand how they can be that bare. Shocking almost.

Fairways were decent, and with all the slopes and elevation changes, you get rolls into the rough, which was definitely playable. And I didn't see any 'damage' from the recent rains. No mud tracks anywhere, and no standing water in the playable areas, or the bunkers. A little impressed in that regard.

Greens rolled very true, always breaking towards Disneyland (as the starter told us). They didn't hold shots unless it was a well struck wedge or short iron. Mid or long irons would hit the green, and keep on going.

Overall, it was a nice day to be out golfing, but I wouldn't pay rack rate here. Like I said earlier, it 'looked' a lot better than it played. Maybe in March/April it will be in great condition. I'd give it another shot around then.
14 Likes.
Played MLK Day, Mon Jan 16th. Tee time was 8:12am. Tee off around8:30. POP just under 5 hours. Not too bad for a holiday round. For non-Long Beach residents, its $67 to ride on Weekends and Holidays. While they keep the course nice, that is still pricy for a muni- just like Skylinks.
With the recent rains, it was Cart Path Only. Course was still crazy water logged. I'd say every hole had standing water. The greens and surrounding areas were dry and in great shape. The tee boxes were really nice to. Rough is very penal here, especially with the muddy, wet conditions. While we need the rain, it wrecks havoc on my golfing schedule, haha.
I'd recommend, but can't wait for the course to dry up. It will be nice.
7 Likes.
Played a round back in December. It was decent for the money on a peak weekend tee time.
We tee'd off st 7:45am, as a 4some, POP was 4:40. Not great, but not terrible.
Course was in decent shape. I've never been here before, and was pleasantly surprised by the whole course in general.
Tee boxes were flat and cut well.
Fairways were hit or miss, but overall good coverage for a muni course.
Rough was patchy and thin in some spots, thicker in others. Typical LA muni shape.
Greens rolled decent and held shots.
I hope the recent rains keep it in good shape.
I'd recommend Whittier Narrows to anyone.
8 Likes.
Catching up on a previous round.
Played the Firecliff course on 12/31/16 with some buddies on a Palm Springs NYE weekend. This course is great. So lush, immaculate fairways, perfect tee boxes, challenging but fair bunkers. Only semi-negative were the greens. I think they are growing them out a little, very slow with putting, but they also didn't hold shot the best. 150 and less with a good shot, yes it held nicely, any further away, and they rolled out quite a bit. Same with chipping. High soft shots didn't roll to much, but coming out of the rough, it was tough to stop the ball. And then again, they putting deceivingly slow.
Overall it's a great course. Service and staff were very friendly, albeit the greens fee was $130/pp.
Fun to play, and maybe we'll get there again, but there are also so many great courses in the area.
11 Likes.
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