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Played yesterday with DKnight and his cousin. I paid $39 to walk. POP was about 4:45, teeing off around 9:20 a.m. There was some issue with the starter when we arrived as they had placed a sign in their window saying they would be with us in 5 minutes. No worries, but we did tee off a little later than our tee time.

The greens were all splotchy, like there was some fungus or uneven growth in what is usually a very consistent mix of poa annua and bentgrass. It did look poor, but rolled okay with occasional slight bumpiness; however, DKnight will tell you his birdie putt was knocked off line by this bumpiness. :)

The greens were very receptive; firm enough to not show a lot of ball marks, but soft enough to hold most shots. Green speed was probably around 8'-9'.

Great coverage of grass from tee to green without any bare areas.

Tees (we played the whites) were level and without a lot of divots.

Fairways were smooth and ran well without a lot of soggy/wet areas.

Some of the rough was getting thick and you could get unlucky if your ball settled into it. Mostly consistent good lies throughout.

Sand was all groomed nicely, but maybe getting thin in some of the bunkers. I was in one trap with a downhill lie and I thinned/bladed my shot from there. Most likely not the bunker's fault, lol.

I am concerned about the appearance of the greens; I hope it's not some fungus.

Maybe I will call and see what they say about it.
We played Sunday afternoon as part of the GK Cup 9 Championship. It was a great venue for the event as the temps were around 75 degrees and the course was in super shape for the Oxnard City Championship. The only negative was the City Championship allowed golfers to play Hole 18 down the fairway for Hole 1. More than a couple of us thought that was very risky and it did slow down play a little at first. The greens were running 13+ and the rough was shaggier than normal. A couple of areas were quite penal if you were unlucky enough to find them (right behind Hole 13, for instance, was a deep grass bunker). We were a threesome and all walked with push carts. It was a good workout, especially the few big hills. The sand looked good throughout the course. I hit from a fairway bunker on Hole 12 and there was an adequate amount of good quality sand. Overall, I liked the way the course played and the firm, fast greens were very fun to putt on. We used the GK Coupon and saved a few greenbacks! Thanks to JohnnyGK for setting this up!
I played here for the first time last Thursday, going out as a single just before 4 p.m. It was wide open and I finished in just under 2 hours with a cart. I paid $35 (resident rate), so big thanks to the course there. The course is really nice, except for the housing tract which lines it. I was scared I might hit a house, but they are (for the most part) far enough from the landing areas, except for hole 5. I am proud to say I did not hit anyone's property. Greens were very nice; maybe a little on the medium side of speed, but it was not super slow. They rolled smooth and there were very few ball marks as the afternoon winds seem to dry the course down a little. Lots of undulation and chances to play some break here and there, especially hole 18. Good rollout on the fairways, too. The rough was inconsistent; not too penal in some areas and somewhat heavy in others (especially around the greens). I will play the course again when in the area.
DKnight and I played here Sunday morning, riding for $68 at 9:58 a.m. I paid $5 for a small bucket of range balls which we shared on their all-grass range. Four hour POP, following a foursome, waiting on a few shots near the end. Good turf coverage everywhere; the rough and fairways are a little drier than what they have on the Lakes course, but very playable with good roll. The greens are also very nice; also, slower than the Lakes greens. I was in a couple of bunkers and both had good sand. Good times and great weather. Better play in the afternoon to get the best rates. Walking will save you $15.
Played Sunday, 5/28/17, with kassper7 as part of our GK Cup 9 match play. We teed off around 7:00 a.m. and finished in a little over 4 hours, waiting on a few shots for the groups ahead. The course is in lush condition overall, with good grass coverage throughout from tee to green. We played the blue tees and most were fairly level except for a couple, but I don't remember which ones. The greens were in good shape; some showed signs of recovery from aeration, but it did not affect the roll. They did roll medium fast without any real bumpiness. We fixed several ball marks, but it wasn't crazy. I think we paid $35 to walk. They gave me a push cart without the $5 charge when I inquired about one, so great customer service there. Alhambra has a nice practice area, with a two-tiered range, putting, and chipping areas. Lots of fun holes with drivable par 4's and reachable par 5's.
I played here last Friday after work; me and a buddy teeing off at around 3:50 p.m. I paid $17 to ride, he paid $6 on their monthly Players Club. The course continues to be in fine shape. They have really stepped up the maintenance on the course. In the past there was all kinds of litter from the many trees all over the place, but now it looks like they regularly rake it all up. Tee to green there is good amounts of grass growing, without the drought stressed look that has been so prevalent over the last few years at many courses. The greens ran medium fast, smooth, and it looks like most of them were edged (something that few municipal courses seem to have time or resources to do). There was some hydraulic fluid damage on nine green. Tees were mostly level and had good coverage. A few were well divotized as this is mostly par-3's. Sand looked nice, although I was not in any bunkers. The pace of play was a bit slow, but it was the beginning of a holiday weekend so there were a lot of players. We finished this par 60 course in 3 hours, 45 minutes.
While visiting Pleasanton, CA, I got a chance to play here with local fellow GKers Big O and S_Smith. Big thanks to Octavio for hooking us up with his GN discount, saving us $25. Great vistas from many tee boxes and nearly perfect conditions throughout the course. I was having some difficulty with some of my bunker shots, but I think it was me. The sand was pristine, sparkly, and white; just like you would see at Pebble Beach. Nice lies throughout the course, whether you were in the fairway or in the rough. Sometimes you could find some deep stuff, but mostly the ball just sat up nicely. The greens rolled great. They were fast; probably around 10.5. I am sure they could speed it up if they wanted. POP was around 4:15; very leisurely with no one pushing us as we played within a shot of the group ahead. I was impressed with the customer service. A cart attendant came out to the parking lot to pick me up. He loaded my clubs and gave me the cart. Good times seeing my old buddy, Scott and his pal, Octavio.
I played this course on Friday, May 19, 2017 with my pal from Camarillo. Good to great course conditions in general. I would say they are 99.9% healed from greens aeration they did about 6 weeks ago. Lush grass from tee to green. Only the area of the fairway in front of hole 6 had thin lies and some bare ground. I found out that they have had a problem with that zone since a major flood hit there many years ago. Rough was lush, but not too penal. All the bunkers were groomed and had nice, soft sand. The greens rolled great: fast, but not too fast. I would say they rolled around 10.5. Pace of play was about 4 to 4.5 hours. Great food and atmosphere in the pub. Not cheap, but we got a good deal on Groupon paying $89, which included range, cart, and a beer.
Played today with fellow GKer, DrinkSmokeGolf, and a couple of pals, one of whom is a member. We started out in sunny, cool, and breezy conditions teeing off about 8:30 a.m. behind a few of the regulars. Great pace of play, although we were slow enough to let a group of ladies pass us at the turn. The greens were aerated recently and are still recovering; however, they rolled great with a lot of speed-mostly firm and fast all day long. I would say in about two weeks of good weather these greens will be perfect. They must have good water here because it was like a green carpet everywhere (except the few pesky desert waste areas inside the course). The fairways were nicely cut and the rough was very consistent and not in the least penal. Tees level. Sand raked nicely; a little on the thin side but good enough. Almost all the lakes were full with nice, clear water. Later in the morning, the wind subsided and the sunshine warmed the course nicely. Great prices in the bar!
Played here yesterday with fellow GKer, DKnight. The greens were very recently punched and sanded. Despite the sandy, bumpy greens we had a decent time. The tees, fairways, and rough were all in good condition. I was in a couple of bunkers and there were ample amounts of light brown sand which was well-groomed and soft. Overall, the LA City courses are not a good value on weekends before twilight. We paid $54 to ride at 11:20 a.m. Pace of play was good at just over 4 hours. It could have been faster, but two groups went out onto an empty course right in front of us. Their pace was not bad, though. Give the greens at least two weeks before they get their good rolling conditions back.
I played a scramble here Friday with a company outing. The course is as nice as it's been for a long time. Tree debris has been raked up and most of the turf is green and lush. The biggest negative is a couple of wet swales running diagonally across four and ten fairways. Four is really wet with standing water about three inches deep in spots. The tees were nice except for 16, which had an uneven surface around the whites. Bunker sand was nicely raked and there was adequate amounts of it. The greens were good. No bare areas or too many ball marks. They ran fast and smooth; too bad they are scheduled for aeration Monday and Tuesday. They did feed us. Our choice was a really mediocre hamburger or hot dog. We also got hassled for a small ice chest that one of the guys brought; oh well.
I played yesterday with the GK Guru tee times that Johnny and Rancho San Marcos set up for us. I was super stoked to see the course back to a lush, green condition. The greens were fast and firm, but very receptive to good shots. Putts rolled nicely and there were some subtle breaks that would keep the average golfer guessing. The fairways and rough were in very good condition overall, with only a couple of areas near some of the greens that needed some over seeding; however, those areas were not really in play. The golf shop did say as the weather warms up those areas will be over seeded with Bermuda. I never had a bad lie if I found rough or fairway. The few bunkers that I was in were a mix of great sand on top of a hard pan; sometimes I had a good lie with ample amount of crisp, white, sparkly sand and other times it was a challenge to make the right contact. We played the white tees and I did not see any issues. The other reviews are spot on and I had a blast playing with fellow GKers sixpez, abbacat, and roarksown. Big thanks to RSM and JohnnyGK! I will be back as there is a CA resident rate that makes this one of the better bargains for a premium course.
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