1. sparky14 Posted: 08/20/19 1:17p Member Since: Mar 26, 2003 From: San Clemente
Played BG on 8/20, at first light. Clubhouse and starter were nice enough to let me go out single before the 1st threesome. Made for a quick round, although I did have to way for the greens cutters to... Continue »
Played BG on 8/20, at first light. Clubhouse and starter were nice enough to let me go out single before the 1st threesome. Made for a quick round, although I did have to way for the greens cutters to clear off on most of the back 9 greens. No problem, it was a beautiful morning to stand and smell the weeds.
Course is in really nice shape for mid-summer. Tee boxes have been recently aerated, but it is not an issue, still lots of decent grass coverage. Just don't put your tee in an aeration hole and all will be OK. Greens were excellent. Moderately soft, smooth, and not too fast.
Fairways and rough are generally nice, with some rough spots here and there. Rough around the greens can be nasty at times. Sand was good, a bit firm and packed, but still very playable.
Thoroughly enjoyed my morning, too bad I had to go into work rather than head back out for another 18. But even at work, there's always time to squeeze in a GK review......
2. JohnnyGK Posted: 08/05/19 5:01p Member Since: Dec 30, 2002 From: Thousand Oaks
Great time last week teeing it up fellow GKers around 6:30am on Wednesday at Black Gold Golf Club. As difficult as the golf course is for me it is one of my favorites in SoCal. Consistently great cond... Continue »
Great time last week teeing it up fellow GKers around 6:30am on Wednesday at Black Gold Golf Club. As difficult as the golf course is for me it is one of my favorites in SoCal. Consistently great conditions, challenging fun layout (fantastic back nine) and quality service. Checks the boxes. Plus one of the best finishing holes around (which I have still never birdied but at least had a good look at birdie this time).
For a long time I would read reviews about how although the greens were fast and smooth, they were also very firm. Last week they were medium speed, smooth and holding shots great. The fairways were all lush kikuyu and just a pleasure to play from. The rough was lush kikuyu at a manageable length yet still very challenging. Bunkers all had quality sand, well groomed although little wet and heavy due to the early morning round. Tee boxes were lush with some occasional uneven lies (we played the blues).
After the round sat down for tasty lunch at Derricks. Normally I’ll sit on the patio overlooking the 18th green but it was starting to get hot and opted for the inside comfort.
Fyi, the golf carts have GPS and "fly-over view" included. With this hole or any of the holes, the best tip that I can give you is, use the GPS and "course-flyover-veiw" provided in the golf carts that which will give you better idea of a particular hole on the course than any one tip from one of us.
Fun finishing hole. From the tee box, target left of the right fairway bunker. From there, lay up left for a good angle into the green. Water could come into play on 2nd shot if you go too far right. Green slopes toward the water for sure on the green here.