1. theframes Posted: 03/03/13 10:08a Member Since: Sep 14, 2007 From: Orange, Ca.
I have played Anaheim Hills for over twenty-five years. It is one of my buddies faves. I don't think so-but I keep going back for him and also the hope that today is the day I'll nail it. Actually, I ... Continue »
I have played Anaheim Hills for over twenty-five years. It is one of my buddies faves. I don't think so-but I keep going back for him and also the hope that today is the day I'll nail it. Actually, I average 4 more shots there than any other course besides Big Canyon. Breaking down the course analytically, there are too few holes where you can see what is in front of you like which way the holes go and the greens themselves. Most every shot is blind, either to the fairway or to the greens. Five of the holes are just not right- a par 5 that has a blind two- tier green way up on a hill where just making the green at all in three shots is a feat. A par 3 240 yards downhill in which hitting the green in regulation is a less than 10% proposition even for low cappers. A par 4 that plays about 500 yards with a blind dogleg. This place is just not normal! But that said, if you take it for what it is, it is a beautiful place in the hills and oaks in Anaheim. I think I'll go back with the mindset of being pleased with the good shots I make and not be too bothered that my other good shots bounced off a cart path, hit a wire, or careened the wrong way off a hill. Think for a fun day-not a scoring day!
2. noyooturn Posted: 02/25/13 7:48p Member Since: Jun 30, 2011 From: Irvine
Difficult course but conditions were much better than in the past. Greens were great, fairways were great for this time of the year, and the layout is always fun but challenging. Highly recommend if y... Continue »
Difficult course but conditions were much better than in the past. Greens were great, fairways were great for this time of the year, and the layout is always fun but challenging. Highly recommend if you like blind shots, doglegs, elevation changes, and some great views..
Bombs away! Play off the sycamore trees on the left side for the best chance of staying in the fairway. There's a pond left for short tee shots, but should be easy enough to carry if you pull one. Shots right can encroach on the #16 tee box, or if long enough may land near the #10 green. Either locale may make playing up #10's fairway a viable option (check first to make sure the fairway's empty!). Reachable par 5 which can be pretty fast from back to front if you're on the wrong side of a hill mid-way into the green for red/white flags. If you're below the hill for a blue flag, you'll need just enough to crest the hill as it gets fast up on the plateau. On the approach, do not pull it left as shots landing on the cart path have been known to roll back some 180 yards to where the cart paths converge near the #7 tee box.