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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; Oakland/East Bay Area; Sacramento Area; Las Vegas Area; Mesquite/St.George Area; Albuquerque/Santa Fe
What's in Larry's Golf Bag
Callaway XR Driver
Ping - 4 wood
Nickent 3DX 3 Hybrid
Callaway Apex CF 16's - 4 thru Pitch
Mizuno MP 51 degree
Cleveland Tour Action 54 & 60 degree wedge
Odyssey White Hot 2Ball - putter
Last Updated: February 27, 2018
Have been playing golf for several years and have always loved this crazy game. The frustration of hitting a bad shot or missing a short putt can get to you but no better feeling than seeing your drive striped down the middle or that iron shot that ends up next to the pin. I plan to play more as my perspective on life has changed a bit. Being a recent pancreatic cancer survivor made me realize the good things in life are still out there. Don't want to miss em!
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Played the North on Saturday 4/14. 7:45 am tee time. Los Serranos is in our rotation and we are playing there regularly. We love it and just don’t ... » More
Played the North on Saturday 4/14. 7:45 am tee time. Los Serranos is in our rotation and we are playing there regularly. We love it and just don’t get tired of either course. As I have in the years past, bought the Players card and although there are many benefits, just not as good as previous years. Still a good deal.
Pace of play 4:24. Slow for us and although we waited on a few holes, our group needs to pick it up a bit. The course is in really nice condition. Kikuyu fairways were cut down and we got lots of roll out. Really nice lies. The rough was thicker than we’ve seen in the past but very lush. Sand traps are in great condition. As the previous reviewer indicated, they are replacing the two deep bunkers in front of #16 green and replacing them with “normal” bunkers. Good move though. That hole needs greenside bunkers.
Greens are in good shape. A little bumpy and rolled true but expecting them to be Los Serranos fast. Not there yet but soon I hope.
It’s always a good day out at Los Serranos. Great guys in the club house and Richard the starter, has a great sense of humor. After, stop in and have lunch in the restaurant. All of the servers are great and so is the food.» Close
Was invited by fellow GK’er, Orangegolfer to play in a scramble tournament. Jumped on it as I have never played AV and live about 5 minutes away. On... » More
Was invited by fellow GK’er, Orangegolfer to play in a scramble tournament. Jumped on it as I have never played AV and live about 5 minutes away. On a very warm afternoon, we were off at around 11:15.
The course was in good condition but dry. The kikuyu fairways were cut down real low so you got great lies. The rough was lush and thick but fair. The bunkers were great. Soft, white sand and easy to get out of.
The greens were still in aeration recovery so really can’t rate.
AV is a very nice golf course. With the exception of one or two holes, it is definitely a fader’s course as many holes off of the tee moved from left to right. Many homes line the fairways but the fairways were generous so no balls in their backyards! Would love to play here again one day with the greens in better conditions.» Close
Played the Goose on 4/4 with two other friends getting the first twilight rate tee time, $33 to walk. Looked up the last time I was here and noticed ... » More
Played the Goose on 4/4 with two other friends getting the first twilight rate tee time, $33 to walk. Looked up the last time I was here and noticed it had been over 7 years since I was here last. Couldn’t figure out why it had been so long but didn't notice many changes to the course except the trees are much larger now! We knew they had just aerated the greens about a week ago but with small holes. Regardless, out we went as a threesome on a warm and windy afternoon.
It's in really nice condition. Fairways were in great shape. There are some tight lies out there but that’s nothing new here. There are always tight lies at the Goose. Tee boxes were fine but very hard. Broke many tees. The rough was great. Wasn’t in any bunkers but they looked great as well.
As for the greens, we were told the greens were about 80% recovering from aeration. Well, maybe not 80%. I would say about 60%. I would give it another couple of weeks and they should be ok.
Pace of play was great. We walked the course in 3 ½ hours. Was a bit bothered when we made the turn, as a new two some coming out of nowhere showed up on #10 to be ahead of us. Where did they come from? What was disappointing was it was clearly the first time playing for one of them. We waited on them for the first 4 holes on the back but they finally got it going.
A very nice afternoon at a very nice golf course. I can see why they have received all those awards.» Close
Played Canyon Lakes as part of an SCGA event. Wasn’t sure we were going to play because of the rain but I called the course and he said it was still ... » More
Played Canyon Lakes as part of an SCGA event. Wasn’t sure we were going to play because of the rain but I called the course and he said it was still on. So got in the car and just made it for the scheduled 10:00 am tee time. Went to the range and while warming up, the head pro Pat Kemball came and introduced himself. He said most of the group went out much earlier and many others didn’t bother to come out because of the possibility of rain. He said my only option was to go solo. The course was pretty open so I wouldn't have to wait much if at all. Regardless, it was very nice of Mr. Kemball to come out and say hello. Very classy.
So, out I went not knowing where to hit as this was my first time. There are quite a few blind shots out there but with me and my sky caddie, we did well. The course is in really good shape. Fairways had excellent coverage. There were some wet spots out there because of the recent rain but there was still good roll out. Tee boxes were equally as nice. The rough was thick; rye grass and a bit sticky. Bunkers were in excellent condition. Clearly someone had raked them to look nice.
Greens were excellent. Mr. Kemball mentioned they would be around a 10 or 11. He was right. They rolled great.
I really had fun out there and found the course thoroughly enjoyable. It’s not a long course. Even from blacks it’s only around 6000 yards (Mr. Kemball said it will play like 6300 yards). It is a hilly course, tricky and is really tight!!! Homes come right up to the fairway and on some holes and I felt like I was playing in their backyards. Target golf and you can keep the driver in the bag on many holes.
A lot of doglegs with blind shots make it challenging. As the previous reviewer sixpez mentions, you need to play this course a couple of times to get the lay of the land. Also, #17 par 3 is really neat. From the blacks it plays about 185 but it has to be about 150 foot drop straight down. Really cool!
I guess it is now open to the public on certain days/times. Give it a go.» Close
Was invited out to play The Crossings at the invitation of leef2020. Got a great deal and a big thanks to Lee for the invitation. We were joined by ... » More
Was invited out to play The Crossings at the invitation of leef2020. Got a great deal and a big thanks to Lee for the invitation. We were joined by a single who happened to be another GK’er, dubwiser (Zach). This is the second time in the last couple of weeks that I unexpectedly met up with another GK’er. Clearly, there are a lot of GK members out there. Great to hook up with dubwiser. nice guy!
This course is so challenging yet it is so much fun to play. Some of the fairways are generous but you need to keep it in play. Hilly course that winds through the hills but hitting fairways is a must. Fairways were winter hard but still in ok shape all things considered. We got lots of roll out. The rough was ragged but not terrible. I was only in one bunker and it was in great shape.
Greens were really nice. About as good as any course I have played on in some time. Medium fast but always held the line. Too bad there are scheduled for an early aeration because I love these greens right now.
Got a bite to eat and a couple of beers after the round. Really good food and service is exceptional. Despite the cool weather and long round (5 hours), I had a great day.» Close
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