1. sbarajasjr Posted: 10/27/16 9:19p Member Since: Dec 11, 2009 From: San Diego
Played in my first GK Guru outing today at The Crossings and had a wonderful time! Course was in good shape, the company was great, and the weather cooperated to make for a very enjoyable round. Glad ... Continue »
Played in my first GK Guru outing today at The Crossings and had a wonderful time! Course was in good shape, the company was great, and the weather cooperated to make for a very enjoyable round. Glad I was able to make it today and hope to make others in San Diego County. On to the review:
Tee-boxes: The white tee boxes seemed to be in relatively good shape. A few were more worn than others but overall level ground with at least a decent size area to hit from. Not sure if same could be said for blues but they looked about the same.
Fairways: Overall green and good. There were plenty of filled divots but I never found myself in any bad lies. Roll seemed fair to me, one hole did have a bit of a draining problem but otherwise a pleasant surprise to see them in this shape.
Rough: Some areas of the rough were definitely penal and would stop your club dead in its tracks. I found the rough to be fair though and far more dangerous than the rough is always the ESA areas found everywhere on the course.
Bunkers: Was in a few today but they were all fairway bunkers and they seemed good. Sand wasn't quite the white fluffy stuff, however they played fair and offered ample opportunity to hit out of them. Also, it was nice to see them raked and taken care of.
Greens: I may be alone here but they played quick and the natural undulation made for putts that could easily run off the green if not properly measured. The condition seemed good to me, not great though as more than one putt jumped during the roll. Overall good though
ETC: Staff was friendly as always. Clubhouse offers all you need. Food options today were limited at times but between the snack shop near the putting green and the cart lady who came around often, I was never far from options. Saw a few water jugs out on the course and all had cold water. Course layout can be called target golf and I believe the front is easier than the back. Recommended even on a non GK outing. If you are a Guru, get out and play! Thanks Johnny and everyone who made it today.
2. abbacat Posted: 10/05/16 10:41a Member Since: May 27, 2013 From: Trabuco Canyon
I played on Monday for my birthday round. The cost was just a $25 cart fee which was more than fair for such a wonderful course. I was greeted at bag drop by 3 friendly gentlemen who directed me to t... Continue »
I played on Monday for my birthday round. The cost was just a $25 cart fee which was more than fair for such a wonderful course. I was greeted at bag drop by 3 friendly gentlemen who directed me to the pro shop (in the large, very beautiful clubhouse) to check in and told me my bag would be waiting for me on a cart downstairs. I spent some time on the practice green and chipping area while waiting to tee off. There’s a nice ocean view from there.
The course is interesting. It’s very spread out with some long rides between holes. There are lots of big elevation changes, blind shots, and forced carries. The carts have detailed GPS which was very helpful. As far as the conditions go- fantastic! The fairways were completely lush, with no divots or wet spots. We were following the lawnmowers on the front so there were some piles of grass clippings but it was so nice to hit from freshly trimmed/edged (and all level) tee boxes. The greens were smooth, medium speed with hardly any marks. We did have the opportunity to chat with and thank 2 of the workers for the beautiful conditions. Unbelievably, I was not in any bunkers but the sand looked great. There is some frequent noise from the Palomar Airport next to the course but it wasn’t a distraction. POP was 4.25 hours. This course is now at the top of my list of local courses I want to play again