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Last Updated: January 29, 2019
My passion is God, family, friends, golf and assisting others.
I am the owner and operator of GDRGolf. It my gives me great pleasure to be able to teach my students a sound and fundamentally based golf swing. I am a golf teaching professional at the Golf Development Complex in Moorpark. I encourage all GK'ers to feel free at anytime to contact me on GK or my website GDRGOLF.com in regards to a lesson or any golf related question you might have. I look forward to assisting you in your golf journey.
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Rode the Blacks this afternoon 8/30/2019 at 1:15pm with my buddy RGM2525. POP was 4 hours 35 minutes behind a packed pre-holiday course. Weather was b... » More
Rode the Blacks this afternoon 8/30/2019 at 1:15pm with my buddy RGM2525. POP was 4 hours 35 minutes behind a packed pre-holiday course. Weather was beautiful in the low 70's but we were met by a nice stiff 15mph-20mph at times ocean breeze.
Great staff inside the pro-shop with an awesome practice area.
Never had a bad lie in the fairways. Fairways still green in most spots with a tad of dry grass here and there but still some nice padding throughout. 7.5/10
Greens were in nice shape. Soft and super receptive. Irons dug in and got some backspin today except for the 11th green which reacted a little firmer. Basically true rolls on most all putts. Greens can be slower here on occasion but thought they both looked and putted great. 7.5/10
Tees are always immaculate here and no different today. Level teeing grounds that were mostly lush. They leveled and re sodded the back tee on 8 which looks awesome as well as re sodding #17.
Rough is in good shape. Green and lush. Luckily as a group we did not have one ball off the tee in the native area today. Native areas have really grown up outside of the cartpaths and are a punch out or lost ball if in them. Rough rating 8/10
I was in fairway bunker on 7 and greenside bunkers on 17 and 18 that contained nice quality sand that does not appear to be thick on the surface but contains nice quality thick sand underneath.
Love Olivas. They have challenges from the black tees on 6, 12, 13 and 16 and some scoring holes like 1,4,9,14, 15 and 18. Love the layout, temps, staff and pricing. Conditions are always above average here. Recommended.» Close
Got to sneak out to get a quick round in at Camarillo Springs Monday morning 8/26/19 with my buddy Matt. We teed off just before 10:00am riding coming... » More
Got to sneak out to get a quick round in at Camarillo Springs Monday morning 8/26/19 with my buddy Matt. We teed off just before 10:00am riding coming in with a POP of just over 3 hours catching a single and playing the last 3 holes with him waiting behind the last part of the men's club. Weather was nice all day with some wind on the back nine. We had a great time!
Last time out here was over a year ago. We decided to give it a local try as we were pressed for time and was told it was wide open which it was before catching the end of the men's club.
The fairways were very dry and the last reviewer described them well. You could be in lush grass, dry patchy stuff or hardpan all within a 5 foot radius. Most sections of the fairways need more watering and for sure saw different sections of grass growing. You get some roll currently out here and there are big drives to be had if you are a lower trajectory player off the tee. 5/10
The fairway rough is very dry, mostly mowed down and patchy would be a good word. Greenside rough and fringes are the exact opposite. Very thick, lush Kikuyu grass that will grab chips and stop them on a dime. No bump and run shots around these greens. 5/10
Teeing grounds were semi-lush, most blue tees are un-level but we could always find a level spot after some hunting. Weird thing they have going on here is only a few of the holes had black stones out and than the other half there were no black stones. If you have an official handicap and started out playing black you could get frustrated having to play two separate tee colors as the round progresses.
Not in any bunkers but my buddy stated that they were decent with a crusty layer on top and just enough sand to splash out of underneath.
Lets get to the greens--for sure the best part of the course. They held shots very nicely, were soft and rolled fairly true with minimal bounce. Rated 7/10. Looks like they had hole 12 green being worked on and had the "practice hole" next to the driving range fence working as hole 12 this day.
I normally would not say this due to the dry conditions but I would recommend this course based on a couple things. Super friendly staff in the pro-shop with decent prices and most importantly this is a really great and fun layout. The holes on the other side of the road are super fun and they have a couple great longer par 3's, a fun par 5 and 2 great par 4's. I have always enjoyed the layout. If you can land a deal I would recommend Camarillo Springs. Just know currently you are here for the layout and the greens and not so much the drier conditions in the fairways and just off the fairways. Hopefully they can put some more water on these areas.» Close
Had time to play the Lakes course at 12 noon today 8/19/2019 with my buddy and fellow teaching pro Brian, my buddy Mack and his buddy Ricki. I have be... » More
Had time to play the Lakes course at 12 noon today 8/19/2019 with my buddy and fellow teaching pro Brian, my buddy Mack and his buddy Ricki. I have been reading a lot about RR the last couple months so decided to head out to the Lakes Course to give it a whirl as its one of my favorite layouts. Our POP was 4 hours riding taking our time. It was an odd scene--we did not see 1 group on the entire golf course in front or behind us! Don't know if I have seen that ever. Weather was 10-12mph breeze, partly cloudy beautiful low 70's weather. I got to meet the new GM at RiverRidge through American golf and she was very pleasant along with the normal pro shop staff. This was is spite of their computer system being down which I am sure was stressful this morning. Very good customer service in the pro-shop.
I always loved coming out here and testing myself from the black tees at almost 7200 yds. I am sad to say for you bombers that they have taken the black tee boxes away from the layout. We played the tips which are now the blue tees and they had many of the blue tee box markers back where some of the black tees are. Most of the old black tee boxes they are letting go like #4 coming to mind. The blues are still a nice challenge at almost 6900 yds. The tee boxes are mostly all level and semi lush. Decent to good shape with just some minor divot damage on the par 3's.
The fairways were half green, half brown but I feel all had nice cushion and enough grass where I never had a hard pan lie.
Rough was generally mowed down and a little bit lusher and green than the fairways and in nice shape.
Was in greenside bunker on 13 and 14 that contained raked, firmer wet sand that had enough sand to easily splash out of.
The greens looked to be a little more bumpy to start the round but then there were greens like 11 that were just pure and beautiful. I don't think the greens were that bad as some have described. They were playable and held shots nicely. Pretty decent rolls. You could always count on RR to have almost professional or PGA quality rolls in the past. I am a stickler for greens and I thought these rolled nicely and I would play them anytime. Not as nice as the last time I played here but still nice.
I would recommend the course right now to anyone. As long they continue to put some water on the fairways and keep the greens at least to the standard I saw today I think this course will continue to thrive. Love the challenging layout, cooler weather and good prices.» Close
Rode the Blacks this morning 8/12/2019 teeing off around 9:30am with a super cool couple Steve and Margaret. Pace of play was 4 hours with a little wa... » More
Rode the Blacks this morning 8/12/2019 teeing off around 9:30am with a super cool couple Steve and Margaret. Pace of play was 4 hours with a little waiting behind what looked like a pretty full tee sheet ahead of us. Weather was beautiful in the morning and heating up on the back nine--ball was just flying forever in the hot sun today.
Greens were in really nice shape. They sanded and punched the last 5 greens on the course(14-18). Greens 1-13 rolled beautiful and held shots nicely. Last 5 greens played good even with the sand and minor punches.
Fairways are still in good shape even with the recent hot weather. Most lies are lush with your ball sitting up. Saw several sprinklers on today so I know the course continues to water to make things lush through these hotter months.
Was only in one greenside bunker that contained raked, firmer sand that was still easy to get out of.
Tees very nice and level and not much divot damage on the back tees at Rustic.
Greenside rough is perfect, lush and beautiful. Farther you strayed away from the fairways rough can be spotty.
Just a fantastic course with great green complexes, good conditions in the fairways, tees, greenside rough. A must play and a nice challenge.» Close
Rode the blacks this morning 8/5/2019 teeing off at 6:30am and finishing in 3 hours catching a couple super early morning groups on the back nine. Pla... » More
Rode the blacks this morning 8/5/2019 teeing off at 6:30am and finishing in 3 hours catching a couple super early morning groups on the back nine. Played 2-3 balls during a beautiful morning.
Course is in great shape, no real changes since my last round out here.
Greens rolling beautiful, slower with morning dew speeding up nicely as the sun came out. Holding irons and wedges with spin. 8/10
Fairways lush, green and ball sitting up nicely. They stock all the carts with plenty of seed mix for those that compress the ball. 8/10
Tees in nice shape--maintenance out rotating the markers this morning. All tees look level and lush. Speaking of tees really enjoy the blacks on 5, 13 and especially 14 where I hit a bomb over right side of the trees and still had 175 in(great par 4). 8.5/10
Dropped several balls in some bunkers for practice as I waited some on the back nine and they played firmer on top with just enough sand underneath.
Greenside rough is close to a 9/10 rating and rough lining the fairways is a mixed bag of lushness, some dry rough and even a couple of real dry spots.
Highly recommend Rustic right now with how nice the greens, fairways, tees and greenside rough is.» Close
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