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Callaway Big Bertha 815
Callaway RazrX Irons / Hybrids
Cleveland Rotex 2.0 Wedges
Odyssey Marksman Fang
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Played here 8/26/19.
As much as I've always enjoyed this layout (truly a links style), the condition is what has kept me away. From excellent c... » More
Played here 8/26/19.
As much as I've always enjoyed this layout (truly a links style), the condition is what has kept me away. From excellent conditions when I first played here (2012) to what it is today. Difficult to articulate accurately, but it's not good.
That notwithstanding, its not all bad.
I really appreciate the customer service at check in and explanation about what they are trying to do with the course. Lot of re-sodding, renovations, water and work being put into and on the course. I was told honestly, that the course is still about a year away from being completely refreshed. I truly hope they continue and finish the work, I believe this course will be very popular.
On the day I played, the par 5, # 10 was completely closed. Again, staff was honest up front when I checked in.
Tee Boxes were generally in good shape. Grass a bit long on a couple but nothing to complain about.
Fairways are poor in spots (bare dirt, and thin in spots) and spotty with coverage. Overall, the most disappointing aspect on the day I played, but this is where it appears they are putting in most work.
Greens were bright spot, although very soft. Still, rolled nicely and were very playable.
Bunkers were below average to poor, nix between dark sand / dirt and some hard pan. Need more work.
This all said, players should realize, as designed, the course is not supposed to be a lush green experience. When in good shape, it stills plays fast.
As mentioned at the top, I really hope this renovation gets done and if so, I'll play much more often. The course features a burn which snakes around several holes on the front nine. You must be aware of yardage to the burn or to carry. Makes the shot selection very important and strategic.
Are around the course continues to grow. Residential (but no house anywhere on the course and in play), parks, and development. Minor League stadium right next door, and of course people jumping out of airplanes overhead. Always makes for a fun day.
Very nice grill and patio to enjoy after the round.
Keep it going Links team. I think the hard work in restoring this course will pay off.» Close
Played here, first time, on 8/13/19.
Overall, I thought just average conditions. Aside from some great vistas along the coastline, felt at time... » More
Played here, first time, on 8/13/19.
Overall, I thought just average conditions. Aside from some great vistas along the coastline, felt at times like we were playing any other city course in OC / LA.
Tee boxes were average to good, no real serious issues. Maintained and mostly very level.
Fairways: First, the width of fairway cut grass was very narrow, and conditions were a coin flip. Good in spots, very thin or clumpy in others. Rough was not overly penal, but was still difficult to play from, and with very narrow fairways, I played most of the round from the rough. When I did find fairway, was usually a thin lie. A little disappointing.
Greens were VERY hard, firm and mostly fast. Our group, did not fix many ball marks, as they were tough to find with the firmness, and good shots seemed to run off green consistently. Also a little disappointing.
Found a couple of greenside bunkers and all were very full of sand, in some cases almost too deep. Needed a perfect strike to fly ball far enough.
Layout is interesting enough, 14-16 were amazing, otherwise unspectacular and flat. Very enjoyable, but not the experience I expected.
$45 booking fee added to $110 green fee for non resident. POP was 4:25, (10:50 start) but seemed slower. Guess our group just played a little faster then groups in front, as we waited on several holes.
Service on course (beverage cart and at the turn) was excellent, however, kind of short and not super friendly at check in.
Poor driving range (mats, narrow, and below average targets), decent chipping green adjacent, and (2) putting greens near #1 North.
Lot of low flying jets from nearby Miramar base, which was cool for a while, but not when trying to pull the trigger on a shot.
I'd play again, but would need a deal of some kind on green fees.» Close
Played here 7/31/2019. First time here since April 2009. Recalled that I enjoyed the layout and wasn't disappointed this time around, 10 years later.<... » More
Played here 7/31/2019. First time here since April 2009. Recalled that I enjoyed the layout and wasn't disappointed this time around, 10 years later.
Overall, very good conditions. A little soggy in spots but appreciate the effort to get water on the course, as needed. Given, however, a little wet in spots, and dryer / firmer in others, was a little inconsistent, but nothing to be too critical about.
Tee boxes: Very good. a little chopped up on par 3's, but level.
Fairways: Excellent, with the caveat mentioned above.
Greens: Soft, almost too soft, but rolled nicely on putts. Subtle breaks which weren't always evident. Good challenge.
Bunkers: Good and below average. I only found one, but it was mostly hard, wet, brownish clay. Others looked very good, with lots of nice white sand, so appears they may be in process of improving all.
Very fun layout. More open, longer on front. More elevation changes and turns / doglegs on back. You'll use several different clubs from tee on back 9. 10 thru 18 I used: 3 Wood, Driver, 7 iron, 3 Hybrid, Driver, 3 Wood, 4 Hybrid, 9 iron, and 3 Wood, from blue tees.
Take advantage of the excellent GK special: $38 for golf, range balls, cart and lunch (not including drink)
Highly recommend. Enjoy» Close
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