""Our biggest fear should not be failure, but succeeding at things that don't really matter.""
67 years old
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Los Angeles County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Colorado
What's in Mike's Golf Bag
Taylormade M4 Driver
Taylormade Aeroburner 3 wood
Taylormade Aeroburner 3 & 4 Hybrids
Taylormade Aeroburner HL Irons 5 - P Wedge
Cleveland Wedges - SW (56), LW (60)
Taylormade Corsa putter
Last Updated: November 17, 2018
I started playing golf later in life. I was 52 when I started. I really enjoy the game and working at getting better. I love being on golf courses. My favorite part of the game is the short game. I could practice hitting chips, pitches and putts all day long! It has really helped my scoring as well. I've been very happily married for over 40 years. I have two wonderful grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I often play as a single in LA county or Ventura county.
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Came back to Soule Park two weeks after my last round. I thoroughly enjoy this track. Not much to add to my last review. The course is in excellent sh... » More
Came back to Soule Park two weeks after my last round. I thoroughly enjoy this track. Not much to add to my last review. The course is in excellent shape from tee to green. Played at 9am Monday, 5/13. The green fee of $27 to walk this course as a senior is a steal. If you get a chance to play this course, don't miss it. It is nestled in between two mountain ranges. The quiet and bountiful nature surrounding this course makes it serene. And you'll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable and fair test of golf than Soule Park. I ordered one of their breakfast burritos to take with me on the course. It was delicious. Play Soule Park now, it is a joy.» Close
Played Soule Park on Tuesday, 4/30/19. Our twosome had a 10:30am tee time. We were paired with a single, who was great to play with. The weather was c... » More
Played Soule Park on Tuesday, 4/30/19. Our twosome had a 10:30am tee time. We were paired with a single, who was great to play with. The weather was cloudy and cool, with little to no wind at all. It was quiet and peaceful with abundant wildlife.
This course is a hidden gem! It was a complete blast to play. It has a nice variety of holes, with adequate challenge and scoring opportunities. Its' quiet, country setting - loaded with trees and surrounded by mountains, makes this a real get-away course.
Currently, this course is in superb condition. The fairways have full coverage. They are nice and green and wonderful to hit from. The rough is a little spotty. Some areas are 3" deep, and others are bare. But for the most part, the rough is also in great shape, about 1 - 2" deep. I was in 2 greenside bunkers. They have abundant sand that was beautifully raked and a pleasure to hit out of.
The greens were smooth and rolled well. They were very firm, but held shots with spin nicely. Due to the overcast and somewhat damp conditions, the greens were on the slowish side early in the round. By the afternoon they became quicker, medium to medium fast. Pace of play was right at 4 hours. After the third hole, we never waited on any shots. This course is in GREAT condition. The setting and layout make this a must play. If I didn't live an hour and twenty minutes from the course, I would play this a lot. Highly recommended» Close
As a single I was paired up with two fun guys that made the round enjoyable. Had a 10:30 am tee time on Monday, 3/25. The weather was perfect; upper 6... » More
As a single I was paired up with two fun guys that made the round enjoyable. Had a 10:30 am tee time on Monday, 3/25. The weather was perfect; upper 60's with a light wind around 10 to 15 mph. I hadn't played this course for about 2 years, due to the very poor conditions. I'm glad I gave it a try. the conditions have improved nicely. Although the course is not immaculate by any measure, it is in good condition to play. I would say it's a little better than a good muni course.
The fairways have greened up fairly well, and there are many good lies to be had. Although not real lush, there is enough padding under the ball for a solid lie in most cases. There are some bare areas, but they are in the minority. The rough along the fairways is mixed. Some very lush areas about 1 - 2 inches and some thinner, more bare lies. The greens had been punched a few weeks ago. But I didn't notice it much. The greens were mostly smooth and medium fast. The rough around the greens was quite nice, about one inch in height and lush. The greenside bunkers were a mixed bag. I was in 4 bunkers. Two of them had plenty of good, firm sand. The other two had only compacted dirt in them.
There is a nice variety of holes on this course, making it interesting to play. The all-in cost of just over $42 included golf, cart, small bucket of balls, and lunch after the round. I walked the course, so didn't use a cart, and I didn't eat after the round, so I didn't take full advantage of this deal. But, for $42 it was still a fair price to me. As the spring moves forward, the course should get more lush and nice. I recommend this course.» Close
I would probably give it a 6 to 6.5 in its current condition. Played MPCC on Monday 2/25/19 as a foursome at 9:20am. The weather was perfect. 68 degre... » More
I would probably give it a 6 to 6.5 in its current condition. Played MPCC on Monday 2/25/19 as a foursome at 9:20am. The weather was perfect. 68 degrees, subtle breezes, and abundant sunshine. Overall, the course is in good winter condition. The fairways are markedly contrasting with the rough. The rough is green and somewhat lush. The fairways are brown and yellow. So they really stand out. The fairways were in pretty good shape. Not very appealing to look at, but good lies were abundant. Usually, there was a decent amount of cushion under your ball. But they were a bit on the thin side.
The rough is generally around 1 - 2 inches. Not very penal. Good to hit from. There were some thin areas around the greens that were brown and thin. The grass would grab your club and stop it cold if you dug the leading edge of your wedge at all. Had to pick it clean or use the bounce on the club to avoid this. The greens were in great condition. The were the fastest I've seen them. I was told they were close to 13 on the stimp. Being above the hole was very difficult. They rolled mostly true. But, occasionally, you would get some wobble from your line. The two bunkers I was in had good sand to hit from. The course is enjoyable to play. Once spring comes with the warmer temperatures the course will green up nicely and be visually stunning.» Close
Played Glen Annie on Wednesday, 2/20 with a 11:10am tee time. It hadn't rained here in about 5 days. But the effects of the rain were felt. The course... » More
Played Glen Annie on Wednesday, 2/20 with a 11:10am tee time. It hadn't rained here in about 5 days. But the effects of the rain were felt. The course was quite wet in numerous areas. It was a very windy day with cool temps. The fairways are aesthetically poor - very yellow and spotty. Although there are numerous areas that are very thin and hard, there are enough areas that have decent enough coverage to provide good lies in the fairway. The rough is hit or miss. Some areas are a little thick and some are more bare. Not too penal, for the most part.
Although the tee boxes had some areas that were sloped and hard pan, most teeing areas were fine. I was in one greenside bunker. There was plenty of sand. It was firm from the previous rains. Just fine to hit from. The greens were the best part of the course. They were running fast and smooth. It was a big penalty to be above the hole. At this time, given the current rack rate, I don't recommend this course. Once it greens up and fills in during the spring and summer, it should be very nice.» Close
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