Played here on Feb. 16, teeing off about 12:30pm with a M/F couple for an enjoyable 4.5hr round. We moved along pretty well the whole way, typically waiting a few minutes on each tee.
Agree with the previous recent reviews. Course is in very good condition. Much better than the competition, with the exception of Goose Creek. Since my last round here in January, the tee boxes have improved, with some of the bare/dormant cover now growing green grass, with most having almost full coverage. 7/10
Fairways had a bit of firmness, only a few soft landing areas, so I was able to get some good roll, particularly on the back 9, but #18 remains my nemesis off the tee, as my ball stops where it hits the fairway up-slope, only about 185 yards from the white tees, and goes no further. Seemed like a lot of filled-in divots, so golfers are doing their duty here. Fairways were nice and green, mostly plush. 8/10
Rough had recently been cut, with good cover. 6/10
I didn't keep track, but newly rebuilt traps/sand in the green-side bunkers seem to be mostly/perhaps all recently filled now. Was in a few, and it they were soft and fluffy white. Not everyone seems to clean up after themselves, however. 6/10
Greens were great, nice and smooth and green. Speed was about medium/medium-fast. My putting was off today, missing a handful of birdie putts (rare for me to be on the green in regulation so much), but I cannot blame the greens, they were good. 8/10
After playing the mess that is Los Lagos on Monday, this was a lovely day on a lovely golf course. And, the carts/seats and GPS unit are the best I've experienced. Included are a fully -iced up cooler onboard.
Cart lady came by 3 times, marshal about that as well. Friendly welcome, chat and service in the pro shop. Only critical note is that the range doesn't seem to have a grass area to hit off of, unless you are getting lessons.
2. aakes90278 Posted: 02/14/17 2:06p Member Since: Dec 28, 2002 From: redondo beach
Played here yesterday with 3 others. I used the GK coupon and paid $49 and the 3 others I was with paid the $55 senior rate. I have to say Black Gold is nearing it's prime right now....Everything here... Continue »
Played here yesterday with 3 others. I used the GK coupon and paid $49 and the 3 others I was with paid the $55 senior rate. I have to say Black Gold is nearing it's prime right now....Everything here is in great shape. Not immaculate but way above average and for the deal we given by GK this place might be the best value around. The course moved along great at 4.5 hours and the cart girl was extremely nice and came by a couple of times. I can't give any aspect of the course a 10 out of 10 rating during this time of year but they are doing a great job with their upkeep right now. I definitely recommend playing here!