Played today 6:37 tee time in a GK Gurus outing. Check in was simple and easy. Service is 5 star excellent food and drinks. Now lets get to what really matters the course!
The big knock here from the past is that the greens were bad, to fast to slow would not receive well struck shots bumpy etc.... Well let me say that the Superintendent and all his workers should be praised. The Greens are FANTASTIC, smooth as glass, very little damage from unrepaired ball marks. They are fast enough to give you thought before you roll but not so quick that you need to worry about running the ball by unless you really rifle one off the putter. They held all shots well, would check if you needed and would run if that was your choice of shot. Spinning the ball was no problem and the hop and stop was working as well.
Tee boxes were terrific with just you normal wear on the par 3's and even that was held to a surprising low level of wear.
Fairways provided GREAT lies with green conditions through out the course, no thin of barren areas noted and plenty of moisture for going down to get the ball. The Kikuyu Grass is in full force and very lush. The ball is sitting up and at first glance your thinking great, however you also find out on the first shot from it that there is also lots of air under neath and coming up short is and can be a problem if the wrong club is selected.
Bunkers, great sand coverage and well groomed, some of the largest bunkers in the OC. I would recommend hitting a few practice shots from the bunker areas as the overnight watering combined with cooler temps and overnight dew play a huge roll in early morning sand make up or consistency, they are however quite playable but much heavier.
Overall the course is in terrific shape definitely in my opinion a 5 STAR rating, AGAIN KUDOS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND ALL HIS STAFF, A MUST PLAY LOCATION!!!!!» Close