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Was invited to play here and it was a good thing because there is no way that this course is worth $320 to play. Don’t get me wrong the course is in good shape, but not immaculate and the layout is fun and enjoyable. I just find it hard to justify that kind of price to play golf, but it was a course marked off my bucket list and the weather and view was excellent. Greens had great pace and rolled smooth. Bunkers were for the most part soft with plenty of sand below the ball. Fairways were in good shape with very few bare spots and the rough was thick. Customer service was great and they have a nice driving range to warm up on with plenty or room and all the balls you can hit. Fun round all in all, but unless you are getting a huge discount or playing for free take your $320 and spread it around a few courses instead of just one.
11 Likes.
First time playing this course and was surprised that the course was not crowded for a Saturday. The course is in fairly good condition with some bare spots in the fairways, but most of them are in decent shape and roll very good. The tees are in ok condition with some bare spots and divot damage. The greens were in good shape and rolling pretty true and very receptive of shots in to them. Speed was medium to slow, but rolled flat and true. The bunkers are not great with most of them having a lot of rocks in them making club damage a big possibility. Most of the course is surrounded by houses so accuracy off the tee is a must.Fun layout with a good mix of long and short holes and a few holes where water comes in to play. Considering the recent heat wave that rolled through the area the past couple of weeks the course is holding up very well.
7 Likes.
I played this course about 7 years ago and it was a fun layout, but after multiple owners a flood and a lengthy closure the course is open for business. Truthfully it should remain closed for play for at least another 6 months because this course is not in playing condition with the exception of the greens. Tee boxes were in good shape and just a little long. The greens are the best thing about the course. They hold shots very well, but are a little slow due to them letting the grass take hold and not cutting them close. The fairways are thin in most places and the areas that have grass its long. The rough, well there is none! Every hole was roped off so carts were not allowed off the paths. The rough is all dirt with very little grass to be seen. They are attempting to grow grass, but they have a very long way to go and even when they do get grass your going to have to worry about digging out rocks as you swing. The bunkers were just ok, some were well groomed and had good sand in them and other were like a rock quarry. The staff was friendly and even let me go out early since I had arrived about 2 hours before my tee time. Hopefully in a year this course will be good. It is a fun layout and a typical links style course. Rolling fairways, no trees, burns that run through some of the holes forcing some layups off the tees and in the fairways. I hope that they can get this place back to where it was before, but until then I will stay away for now.
13 Likes.
Hadn't played Via Verde Country Club in over 30 years and you could tell that the years and the drought has taken its toll on the course. Still not in terrible shape, but you can tell that they are trying to recover from the past few years of drought and the current heat wave. Tee boxes were good with only a few bare spots to contend with. The fairways were decent, but not great. They are starting green up, but were still on the dry side with few bare spots to deal with. All in all not that bad. The greens were in good shape with the exception of a lot of unrepaired ball marks. It doesnt take that long to repair a couple of ball marks on the greens, but I am seeing this a lot more lately. The bunkers were perfect, well groomed and plenty of sand in them. For a private course its not what you would expect and that would account for the low membership, but it is still a fun course to play and its not a long course and can be fun for all handicap levels.
9 Likes.
First time playing here and of course it has to be 105 degrees out. The course would be a fun course to play if they would put some water on the fairways. They are hard, dry and brown and not in great shape. Most of the fairways are narrow and require an accurate shot. Driver is not needed on some of the holes, but accuracy is a must. Some of the holes are short and require a layup off the tee. I played from the white tees and played many tee shots with my 3 wood or hybrid to setup short irons in to the greens. I holed out a 113 yard sand wedge for an eagle 2 on the short 331 yard par 4 7th hole. The greens were rolling pretty straight, but were medium to slow on the speed. The bunkers were not very good either being hard like concrete. Im glad that I didnt pay much to play, but maybe in the future they can improve this place by just watering the course.
9 Likes.
Marshall Canyon is not as bad as some would lead you to believe. Yes there are a few areas where the fairways are thin, but all in all the course is in relatively good shape. Tee boxes need a little work,but nothing that closing them for a couple of weeks to let the grass take hold. Greens are in good shape and are very receptive of just about any shot thats fired at them. Even low shots were holding pretty good. What makes this course play tough is the slope in the fairways and trying to figure out the break in the greens. Most of the holes run east or west and the slope runs south away from the mountains so landing on the proper side of the fairway is imperative to make sure that your ball doesn't roll down the slope and into the rough and trees. I can't say to much about the bunkers because I didn't hit in to any so no report there. The greens can be tricky to read and unless you have played here before or are playing with someone who knows them it can make for a long day with the putter. If you are riding be prepared to have your teeth rattled loose. The cart paths are horrendous and are in need of serious replacement. Staff was very friendly and even let me tee off about an hour early. Not many people out on the course on a monday morning so play was a little over 3 hours to play. The morning sports some wild life as there were about 20 deer grazing along the first few holes. If you hit your driver long and can work the ball then holes 8, 9 & 12 are reachable off the tee and can lead to some eagle attempts. Holes 1, 10 & 17 are par 5's and with good tee shots are reachable in 2 and with the way the greens are holding hitting a fairway wood or a hybrid is not a bad choice. For a county course this course is not that bad and it can be a great place for all skill levels to enjoy.
8 Likes.
Got on today through Golfnow for $12.Not bad for a sunday. Played in about 2 and a half hours due to not much going since the men's club had a tournament going on. I have played this many times and always remembered it being in good shape, but not now. Fairways were thin and in a lot of areas there was no grass at all. You had a lot of lies where the ball was sitting down on dirt or very little grass. Sad to see the course like this especially after all the rain this past season. The tee boxes weren't much better. Many tees were uneven and not much grass to hit off of so it made finding a level spot impossible. The only thing that was good and consistent was the greens. They would hold shots well and were rolling pretty true. Not many ball marks were visible and they looked good. The bunkers were a bit wet and hard to hit out of and there were a lot of rocks in them. Definitely not the course that I used to play, but for the price and as fast as we played it still wasn't incredibly horrible. Hopefully they will get this course back to the fantastic track that it used to be.
12 Likes.
Played this course from the Gold tees which is the back tees and let me tell you unless you hit the ball long and straight don't play the gold tees. A handful of holes require forced carries with the 14th hole needing you to carry the ball 240 yards to reach the fairway. There are not many flat lies on the fairways and even when you think you've hit a great drive the ball can roll right off the fairways. Some holes a driver is not needed, but a well placed tee shot with a fairway wood or a hybrid is all you need. Fairways were mostly dry with a lot of bare spots. The greens are huge with #10 being nearly 150' from front to back. Most are multi tiered with sever slopes. The greens had been punched about a 3 weeks ago so they were a little bumpy. The bunkers were the worst that I have seen with large rocks and weeds growing in them (Not maintained at all). Tees were in decent shape, but not all were flat. I was very disappointed in the shape of the course considering the location. I'm glad that I found a deal on Golfnow because this course is not worth full price.
13 Likes.
Typical William P. Bell course. Very traditional much like Brookside in Pasadena. Wide fairways and multi tier greens. Fairways are tree lined, but you can still work your way through them. Some of the greens are well bunkered and some very tight pin positions make getting close to the flag a challenge. Course was built back in the 1940's so very mature trees where some of them come into play on your approach shots to the greens so positioning is important. Easy course to walk and enjoyable. This was a private course, but was sold about 2 months ago and turned public.
8 Likes.
Found a deal on Groupgolfer for $39 so it was worth the drive. Friendly staff and very helpful. Practice area is large with plenty or putting greens and chipping areas to work on your game. The course was in fantastic shape and the weather was perfect. Fairways are just like carpet and the ball sets up perfect. There are a couple of par 4's that are reachable for the long straight hitter. A few hole don't require a driver, but a well placed tee shot with a hybrid or a long iron to set yourself up for a good approach to the green. Bunkers are well maintained and plenty of sand to hit out of. The greens are smooth and roll medium to fast with plenty of undulations and multi tiers. Greens are well bunkered and are very large. Not rare to find yourself with a putt of 80' or longer. I recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a fun and fair layout.
13 Likes.
I was invited to play by GKJohnny and I have to say that I was impressed with the course. My first time playing it and it is a nice little challenge. Between the elevation change and the wind it made you work for every shot. The greens have to be the largest I have ever played on and with multiple tiers. Hit the wrong side of the greens and you can find yourself with a 75 foot putt or longer. The fairways were not to bad, but are starting to turn brown. The signature hole is the 18th hole. From the Blue tees it plays 191 yards to an island green and most of the time in to the wind. On this hole the only thing in your favor is a very large green. Even though I played my worst round in a few years I really like this course.

Thanks again to GKJohnny and everyone else that was there. I look forward to the next outing with all of you.
7 Likes.
I was surprised how dead the course was. We played as a twosome and the nearest group bhind us was almost 3 holes back. In fact it was so dead out there that we were just taking practice shot after practice shot. The course is in fair shape. The fairways are just starting to brown in spots all due to the drought, but still in decent shape. The greens are really in good shape. They hold just about any shot in to them and they roll smooth. Not as fast as you would think they are, but the ball rolls with no bumping around. The course is not long and all the par 5's are reachable in 2.
6 Likes.
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