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What's in Keith's Golf Bag
Mizuno JPZ EZ Driver
Callaway X-Hot 3-wood
TaylorMade Burner 3-hybrid, 4-hybrid, 6-hybrid
Callaway Steelhead XR 3, 5-PW
TaylorMade 56-degree wedge
Carbite cheapo putter.
Last Updated: November 23, 2018
I've been playing golf since I was about 12, but am still not as good as I should be considering how much I play. Anything mid-80s and below I feel satisfied, but will break 80 from time to time. I love playing courses I haven't played before and recently surpassed 1,000-course mark. I'd much rather play a new course every time than play the same course(s) over and over again.
I am also an avid "road trip" golfer. I've driven up and down the west coast and played many courses in California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. I have a personal goal of someday playing golf in all 50 states and I am currently up to 43 (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV and WY). I have also played every public golf course in Southern California. You can read all about my travel golf adventures and my local golf experiences on my blog at http://bogeysacrossamerica.com and follow me on Twitter @GolfNomadBAA, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfNomadBAA or on Instagram @GolfNomad6pez
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Keith's Golf Course Reviews
The last stop on my trip was a bonus round I was not expecting to squeeze in. I'm so glad I was able to, though, because I've been dying to play here ... » More
The last stop on my trip was a bonus round I was not expecting to squeeze in. I'm so glad I was able to, though, because I've been dying to play here for a long time. Adding to the appeal was paying the weekday late twilight rate of $43, which was worth every penny. It wasn't super crowded when I teed off around 3:30, but there were just enough players out there to slow me down a little. I ended up joining another single on the 3rd tee and it was an enjoyable round with still a great pace of just under 3 hours.
The course was in exceptional condition. Seriously, I was impressed at just how nice it was out here. Everything was lush, green and beautifully maintained. Maybe a few thin spots in the rough around some bunkers, but not many flaws to be found. Ideal greens that were firm, yet receptive and rolling pure at nice speeds. Nice bunkers, as well. Just awesome.
If you've ever thought about playing here, now is the time because the spring conditions are so wonderful. As for the layout, I loved it. The front nine eases you in with scenic views and somewhat forgiving holes. Then, the back nine really ramps up the drama and challenge as you go up and down the hills, through the canyons and along one signature hole after another. Some players may find the back nine a bit too much, but I really enjoyed it and I couldn't have asked for a better way to end my trip. Highly recommend this course.» Close
Had a 10:45 tee time on 5/7. Teed off right on time with another single and a twosome. They spaced the tee times decently, so it took us a couple hole... » More
Had a 10:45 tee time on 5/7. Teed off right on time with another single and a twosome. They spaced the tee times decently, so it took us a couple holes to catch the group ahead. We had one very deliberate player in our group and I think the group ahead of us left after nine (or stopped for a long break at the turn) because by the back nine it was pretty wide open. Did my best to push my group along. Ultimately, it was just an OK 4:10 pace. $44 rate with cart.
The course was in good overall condition. Every time I've ever driven by here on the freeway, it always looks so lush and pure. It wasn't quite that nice up close and personal, but it was still in well above average "muni" shape. Some weak spots here and there, but mostly quite good from tee to green. Bunkers solid and greens pretty nice. Soft and rolling well at medium speeds.
This is a decent layout. Mostly what you see is what you get on the front nine, though there are quite a few water hazards in play. The back nine gets more interesting with some tighter angles and doglegs. Pretty traditional design to satisfy the masses. Prices can run a little high here because it is in the East Bay and I'm sure they draw a lot of after-work traffic when the 580 is backed up (which is always). A good walking course without many hills to contend with.» Close
Played here last Tuesday 5/7. I had a 10:45 tee time on the main course, but got here pretty early and saw that the Links course was wide open. Was pl... » More
Played here last Tuesday 5/7. I had a 10:45 tee time on the main course, but got here pretty early and saw that the Links course was wide open. Was planning to play both anyway, so I went out on it first and got around quickly. $18 to walk on a weekday rather steep for a mostly pitch and putt par-3 course.
I will say the conditions were very good on the links course and perhaps even nicer than the primary course, probably because this one doesn't get as much traffic. The tee boxes, fairway/rough areas and greens were all in nice shape. I wasn't in any bunkers, but they appeared decent.
This is a very fun short course with a links-inspired design. Lots of mounding, some deep outer rough and big, undulated greens make it an interesting enough layout with the small airport next door. Yet, it's still very forgiving and a good course for beginners to learn the short game. Most holes are no more than a wedge, though a few are 150+ (the 9th is 197) from the black tees. Three sets of tees to choose from, as well. Definitely a nice little course.» Close
This was my second stop on Tuesday after Diablo Hills. Not too busy out here, but the pro shop guy said I had to get out to the first tee right away l... » More
This was my second stop on Tuesday after Diablo Hills. Not too busy out here, but the pro shop guy said I had to get out to the first tee right away like something was about to happen. I am still not sure what the rush was as I only saw a handful of guys go out 10-15 minutes after I teed off. I played through one fivesome on the course and otherwise breezed through on my own. $11.50 walking rate for 9 holes was a decent price.
The course was in decent overall condition. Pretty lush, green and adequately maintained for a low-end short course. Greens soft and receptive, and rolling decently at medium/slow speeds. I wasn't in any bunkers here, so no comments there.
This is a very basic little practice course next to the airport. A few tight angles with trees lining the fairways and a few more open holes. Solid course for beginners and duffers and a good (and popular) practice facility with a large driving range.» Close
Played here on Tuesday morning. I had booked a 6:45 tee time in advance, which they said was the earliest available. However, I was there earlier and ... » More
Played here on Tuesday morning. I had booked a 6:45 tee time in advance, which they said was the earliest available. However, I was there earlier and they opened up a little after 6:00. The guys in the pro shop told me they usually don't let anyone out until 6:30, but they made an exception and I was teeing off closer to 6:15 by myself. Pretty much the only one out there until the time I left around 7:00. $35 with a cart to play 9 holes seemed really steep.
The course was in pretty good overall condition. Good tees and pretty decent fairways. Rough a little spotty, especially as you get further off the fairways. Bunkers not bad. Greens soft and rolling slow (most I played hadn't been mowed yet), but in good shape and probably better once they had been cut and dried.
It's not saying too much, but this was the best short course I played on this trip. Kind of a fun, tight and quirky layout that runs through some houses and streets. Pretty hilly. Nothing too amazing, but fun enough as a short 9-holer with some character.» Close
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