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Los Angeles County; San Bernardino County; Riverside County; Orange County; Ventura County
What's in RDDenn's Golf Bag
10.5 degree TM R1 driver, 19 degree Titelist 913 hybrid, PW-3 Mizuno MP 60 irons, Callaway 56 SW, Mizuno 52 GW, Cleveland 60 LW and Ping Craz-E putter.
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Played very early this morning in about 4:15. The course is in nice shape. I like the way they have cut aprons around the green and have grown the ... » More
Played very early this morning in about 4:15. The course is in nice shape. I like the way they have cut aprons around the green and have grown the rough up. The rough was definitely a factor in places. Fairways as nice as I have seen them. Not much roll considering how comparatively lush they are. The greens though are slower than normal. Medium at best. Multiple putts left short in my group and some putts that are usually extremely fast downhill were noticeably much slower. Overall, the course is in nice shape, I just wish the greens were cut or rolled to the speed they have been in the past.» Close
Excellently run GK Event once again. Teed off right on time at about 1:20 pm, with the weather cooperating. Hot but not too hot with enough breeze t... » More
Excellently run GK Event once again. Teed off right on time at about 1:20 pm, with the weather cooperating. Hot but not too hot with enough breeze to feel nice while less than a club at most. POP was good also at 4:20. The facilities were first rate. Nice clubhouse, helpful staff, good restaurant. The range area was small and the targets were few, but it was grass.
Apparently, there was a NCGA Amateur net qualifier that morning. The pin positions reflected that. Some tough blue positions, such as 15 and 18. Tough greens for that matter. I agree the course should be rated higher, at least as to slope. Some unforgiving greens and rough. The ball tended to roll and many times thought might have stopped short of a hazard to find that the ball had rolled much farther than I had expected. The fairways were nice though. Tight lies but nothing bare. The primary rough was not that much of a factor. Outside the grass was generally brutal. Had a couple of unexpected good lies but losing the ball was more usual.
I liked greens even though they were tough to read and double breaking putts were regular. Tough to get the speed right too. They were definitely interesting. Also, usually rolling up, links style, was an option (note Rob's 60-yard putt for an epic up and down) but getting the ball to stop in the correct level was very difficult. The bunkers were not so great. The fairway bunkers were rock hard with some dirt clods. The greenside ones had sand but the hitting surface was hit and miss. Had one lousy lie in a depression. No footprints though, which was nice to see. Respect the game.
It was a course where local knowledge was a premium. We were lucky to have Darren to let us know where to aim on the more confusing holes. Some very intimidating views from the tees but generally there were generous landing areas. I had fun and it seemed the others did also no matter what the course threw at us. Overall, a well designed course and a fun day.» Close
Played Wilson early on Memorial Day. Waited about one half hour after getting on the waiting list before I was on the tee. Pretty empty considering ... » More
Played Wilson early on Memorial Day. Waited about one half hour after getting on the waiting list before I was on the tee. Pretty empty considering it was a holiday, went out as a threesome followed by another and saw some threes and even a pair playing behind us. Maybe the rain the day before or because it was cool in the morning (48 degrees when I got there), but it turned into a spectacular day and was crowded when I finished. A tick under 4 hours for POP.
The course is in good shape. Overall good coverage on the fairways. The rough was cut pretty low but still a factor to hit out of. It was pretty lush Kikuyu in places. Was in one sand trap and had good sand but a playing partner in the same trap had almost no sand under his ball. The greens were soft and I had seen them faster. That said, they were pretty good at medium speed that picked up a little as the course dried out. Some bumps but not too bad. There were some long (as opposed to round) punches on some areas of a few greens but nothing that affected a putt.
Good customer service by the starter. Saw him come out of the shop to show a person the group the guy was playing with. Seemed to very competently handle both courses. Only complaint was the coffee shop did not open until 6:30 am. No coffee! Otherwise no complaints on a great morning on the course. And traffic was light on the way home. Can not ask for more from Wilson.» Close
Played Saturday, April 27, early morning. Pace of play was only okay, but more on that later. We had six guys for two tee times, but apparently no w... » More
Played Saturday, April 27, early morning. Pace of play was only okay, but more on that later. We had six guys for two tee times, but apparently no waiting list as we went off as two threesomes.
The course is in good shape. Was worried about the greens but they are fully healed, although they were relatively slow. Rolled nice, just not with the usual pace. The rough is cut down. The fairways were full. I had to laugh when one of our players complained there was more sand than he was used to in the bunkers. If they cut the greens as usual, the course is going to be better than most in this area.
Now, on POP. We waited on every shot the first two holes, playing behind two foursomes that we could see. On the third hole, the par three, we joined up into a sixsome and played the round in 4.5 hours, still waiting on every shot except the two par 5s on the back. We had an open hole behind us from the 5th hole on. They caught us on 12, then we opened up that hole gap again. There was at least 1.5 holes open in front of the group two groups in front of us, as there was no one on the par 5 14 when they were in the fairway on 13 (we could see it standing waiting on the 12th tee). The group in front of us stayed about a half shot behind, only waiting on the par 3s. I would have been embarrassed if I were in a foursome (three riders) with a sixsome (all walking) waiting on our every shot. Final part of the rant, it is on the course that we never saw a marshal questioning why there was a sixsome playing early on Saturday or any time for that matter. Would have been nice to see one pushing the groups in front to keep up the pace. Not to mention on the fivesome behind us, all riding, that could not keep up.» Close
Played Sunday in a tournament. Usual good experience with service throughout. Nice training area which I usually do not have time to take advantage ... » More
Played Sunday in a tournament. Usual good experience with service throughout. Nice training area which I usually do not have time to take advantage of, but this time got to hit, chip and putt.
The course was in excellent shape. I was only in one bare spot in a fairway. There was some very faded white paint around at least part of it but I could not tell if the area I was in was part of what had been designated GUR. Otherwise had good lies throughout, if fairly tight around the greens. The rough was a factor but not tall enough to make it difficult to find balls.
The greens had been punched. They rolled much better than I expected at medium speed. Some bumps but I did not have any putts I missed that I could blame on the aeration. One note. The greens on the course were not as fast as the practice putting greens. I three putted the first two holes before I figured that out.
Pace of play was somewhere between 4.5 and 5 hours. Word was our first group was well behind and the ranger was asked to push them. When we spotted them near the end of the round they looked to be near on pace with the group in front of them, so it was probably the course that dictated the POP. There were quite a few people out there on a beautiful day.» Close
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