So I decided to give Eastlake a try. I haven’t played here since before October of last year. I’ve been hearing the course was getting in better shape and was hoping it would be true but was unfortunately disappointed. Paid $40 with a cart which is not bad but still not worth the conditions of the course.
The tee boxes were in good shape fairly lush and level with very little divot damage. Fairways were very lush, nice and green with good coverage. I didn’t see any thin spots at all. The rough was thick and could be difficult to play out of at times.
The sand traps have all new sand in both the fairway traps and in the green side traps. Unfortunately the fairway traps are too soft and the ball settles down too far to get a good shot out of. The same thing happens with the green side traps and you usually end up with a fried egg.
If you were to stop here the course is actually in nice shape but unfortunately the greens are still in bad shape they say they are healing well. From what I saw they did not appear to be in any much better shape that they were late last year or earlier this year. They have put some type of different form of grass on the greens that is much different than those throughout the regular San Diego courses. I don’t know what type of grass it is but it is not a very nice appearance. I would say roughly half of the greens were still playing very slow and was very bumpy. The other half of the greens were in better shape and the ball rolled better but still far too bumpy. I’m hoping in the next few months the greens get better but I’m worried if it’s going to be a hot summer. I don’t know how the course is going to handle it.
I would say if you can find a good deal it might be worth playing. At $40 with the cart I would pass but if you can play at twilight round or if you can get it down to about $25 with the cart is probably worth playing.» Close