""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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Mike's Golf Course Reviews
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
Played TR on Monday morning (8:32am)1/28 as a threesome. We played on the senior weekday special of $35 with cart. Definitely worth that price! The la... » More
Played TR on Monday morning (8:32am)1/28 as a threesome. We played on the senior weekday special of $35 with cart. Definitely worth that price! The last time I played this course it was mid-summer last year. The course was in very poor shape and not enjoyable to play. Since then, the new owners (ARCIS) have spent some time and money watering the course. In addition to that the guys working in the Pro Shop actually smiled and greeted you. The previous employee was not so friendly. On to the course conditions:
I was pleasantly surprised today. Overall the course is in good winter condition. Tee boxes are just fine for the most part. Fairways have greened up somewhat and are very playable. They are not perfect, but good. Once Spring rolls around the fairways should be lush and green. The rough was a little spotty. It was about 1 - 2 inches and not too penal to hit from. The greens were medium fast. They rolled very nicely and held well struck shots.
The only negative I encountered on the course had to do with the bunkers. I was in three greenside bunkers. One of them had plenty of very nice sand. The second one had about 1 inch of sand over a hard base. It was still OK to hit from. The greenside bunker on hole 13 was terrible. I hit my second shot into this par 4 hole high (pin was in the back) and in that bunker. It's not a good bunker to be in generally because you don't have a lot of green to work with and the green slopes away from you and toward a water feature. You have to hit a real finesse sand shot to keep it on the green. Well, there is NO sand in this bunker. It contains only rock hard dirt. There is no way to get your club under that ball, which (for me) brought the water into play. I told the pro shop about this bunker. Hopefully, they'll put some sand in it. Other than that, I enjoyed my round today. I recommend it.» Close
Played Los Robles Greens on Monday, January 21 on MLK day. Our 4some had a 9:30 tee time. For a holiday, the pace of play was great, just over 4 hours... » More
Played Los Robles Greens on Monday, January 21 on MLK day. Our 4some had a 9:30 tee time. For a holiday, the pace of play was great, just over 4 hours. We waited only a few times. Overall this course is in very good winter conditions. The course itself is a nice mix of holes that will challenge you if you can't hit it straight. There are a number of tee shots that are somewhat narrow, and many strategically placed trees will block your approach shots if you're not in the correct position. The variety of holes on this course makes it quite fun to play.
For the middle of winter, the course is in very nice shape. Tee boxes are fine. The fairways are quite green and provide very nice lies almost anywhere in the fairway. The rough along the fairways is about 1 - 2 inches and not very penal. The greenside rough is not too deep and nice to hit from. I was in 2 greenside bunkers. They were filled with very soft sand and were a pleasure to hit from. The greens were on the fast side and rolled quite nicely. They were also a bit soft from the recent rains, and held shots well. I highly recommend playing here at this time.» Close
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