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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
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Callaway XR Driver
Cobra Biocell - 4 wood
Nickent 3DX 3 Hybrid
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: January 2, 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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Larry's Golf Course Reviews
Played the North on Saturday 12/9 on a pretty busy day. Had a 7:45 time and payed $40 to walk. Beautiful weekend morning and we played in about 4 ho... » More
Played the North on Saturday 12/9 on a pretty busy day. Had a 7:45 time and payed $40 to walk. Beautiful weekend morning and we played in about 4 hours but never really waited on any hole. The group ahead of us was really moving.
Much like the South, the North is in real nice condition. Although not as long as the South, it is still a challenging course. Fairways are in great shape. Bunkers are all in great shape. Some are very soft and we got a couple of fried eggs. All of the bunkers have been improved except for the two in front of #16 green. Both are still hard as rocks (I think they plan to keep it that way).
Greens are great. Very smooth and starting to quicken up.
I play here regularly and never get tired of it. Staff is great both in the clubhouse and in the restaurant.» Close
Played both the South and the North this past weekend and we got some great weather. Caught both days with no wind which was lucky because I’m sure mo... » More
Played both the South and the North this past weekend and we got some great weather. Caught both days with no wind which was lucky because I’m sure most of you know the wind can really blow out here when the Santa Ana’s are up. Played the South at 8:30 on Friday 12/8 and it wasn’t very busy. In fact there was no one behind us the whole round and we never waited on the group ahead.
The South is playing great right now. Kikuyu fairways were cut down so the lies were great. Off the fairways there are a lot of bare spots but still playable. Bunkers are in real nice condition. Its clear they did a lot of hard work to get the bunkers in good condition.
Greens are really nice and were receptive to good shots. They are smooth, rolled true and are starting to get quick. Real nice.
I think Los Serranos, South is one of the great courses to play. Challenging, long and for the price, it is far better playing some of the course in the OC. Go play!» Close
Decided to give Santa Anita a try on Wed. 11/15 to see if any improvements have been made since the last time I was here. Got there around 10:00 and ... » More
Decided to give Santa Anita a try on Wed. 11/15 to see if any improvements have been made since the last time I was here. Got there around 10:00 and as a single, the starter got me right out. Real nice guy and he wanted to hook me up with a twosome but they had already teed off. So off I go playing solo.
Something seems to have gone wrong here. The fairways were pretty brown with many dead areas and looked very dry. In fact, some were hard pan which was nice only as I got a lot of roll out. Looks like they were working on the fairways and the rough so this may be a maintenance thing? The areas around the greens were in very nice condition however. Tee boxes have definitely been worked on and were starting to grow in nicely. Bunkers are in great shape but it would be nice if people would use the rakes after hitting out of the bunkers (hint: that’s why the rakes are there! :-)
Greens were real slow and some were pretty bumpy. I know it’s only been about 2-3 weeks since aeration so not a big surprise. I’d give it a couple more weeks and then let’s see how they roll.
Pace of play of was about 4:40. Was moving along at a great pace until hole 7 and then came to a screeching halt. From that point, we waited on every shot. For a weekday, it was pretty crowded. A lot of twosomes followed by a few fivesomes = a long round.
Noticed a few changes which I had not noticed before. The restaurant got a nice face lift with paint and they are working on improving the clubhouse. The fairway bunker on #1 was shrunk down a bit and if you’re in it, you're no longer blocked by that tree in the fairway. Also, the OB stakes right of 13 fairway are gone. Good move.
IMO, average to just below average conditions. SA is a nice course with a nice layout and its always been a favorite muni of mine so I’m hoping for improvements in the near future.» Close
Played Green River on Tuesday, 11/7 on a beautiful late morning, early afternoon. Got out at 11:00, playing solo and behind another single but still ... » More
Played Green River on Tuesday, 11/7 on a beautiful late morning, early afternoon. Got out at 11:00, playing solo and behind another single but still got around in just under 3 hours walking.
Well, I have to say it but GR has some issues. The greens on the front 9 have not recovered from aeration. Some of the greens are pretty bad and it will take some time for them to fully recover. Back 9 greens however starting with #12, are in great condition. You would have never known they were aerated.
Everything else about the course is ok. Kikuyu fairways are in good shape as is the rough. In fact it looks like they cut down the rough a bit, particularly on the back 9. Sand traps are in good shape.
I always walk GR even though it’s not walker friendly. It’s pretty flat on the front until you get to #12 and then have a very long, partly uphill walk from the green to #13 tee box. The long walk from #18 green to the parking lot is a tough one. All uphill. Although the greens are struggling to recover, it’s still a fun course to play with some challenging holes. Let’s give the course about a month and see how the greens are then.» Close
Played Black Gold Tuesday, 10/31 using a voucher that I won in a silent auction at a golf tournament. The voucher indicated that we each had to pay f... » More
Played Black Gold Tuesday, 10/31 using a voucher that I won in a silent auction at a golf tournament. The voucher indicated that we each had to pay for the $15 cart fee. Sergio, the person who checked us in however, waived the cart fee which was very classy! Thank you! Black Gold staff is always classy. Everyone there is first cabin including the club house, starter on the first tee and in the restaurant.
Got out right on time at 9:28 and finished in about 4:30. No one was ahead of us so the slower than usual play was on us. We did spray a few shots in the weeds and spent some time looking for balls but one guy in our group is pretty slow. No one waited on us but we need to pick it up.
The course is in great shape. Fairways are lush, rough is not thick at all. Bunkers are in great shape, at least the ones I was in.
Greens still had some light sand on them. As Lee, the previous reviewer indicated, they still need some time to heal. They rolled nicely but I expected them to be a bit faster than they were. I would give it about 2 weeks and they should be perfect. Greens have always been good here.
Black Gold is always a nice place to play. I find the back 9 far more challenging as the fairways get a bit more tight. The price tag is Orange County steep but now and then you can get a good rate on their website. Definitely recommend however. Go Play!» Close
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