Golfed here on 10/15, Tuesday at 12:18, with my Girlfriend. We had some free vouchers issued from a scramble we were in last year.
There were two foursomes in front of us and the lead foursome was extremely slow. 30+ minutes per hole. There’s 15 minute gaps between tee offs, which is awesome, but we still caught up by the 3rd tee box. Luckily, both foursomes let us squeak by on the 10th which was nice.
Pace of play, not very fun on the front.
Course lay out is not extremely challenging. Most fairways are pretty open and large. What make’s this course tough are the green layouts. Green speeds can be quick. Most of them are raised and have pretty challenging undulations, as well as some challenging pin placements. Although, the greens were soft so if your ball striking is on, you can stick some shots pretty close.
Course maintenance. This part was kind of a bummer. Almost all greens had tons of divots. Especially since the greens were soft, the divots were huge. Most fairways had no fill on divots as well. So I fell into some nasty empty steaks on the fairway. Plus, A lot of the tee boxes were uneven and slanted to a good degree. I will say the sand traps I was in had really good, fluffy, sand.
All in all, this course could be so awesome, but it needs some love from the locals, maybe? I don’t really mind uneven tee boxes or the occasional divot on greens, but for $135 I expect a course to be better maintained by staff and golfers. And 17$ for a bucket on the range? Crazy town.
I’ll be back since we have two more vouchers and I’ll wait until after it’s punched. Could have caught a bad day, but way better choices to get bang for your buck.
2. jmenicucci10 Posted: 10/13/19 5:07p Member Since: Feb 24, 2018 From: Irvine
The course is in great shape right now. The fairways had no thin lies. Tee boxes were level throughout with plenty of grass. Rough was not very penal, but consistent throughout. Fairway and greens... Continue »
The course is in great shape right now. The fairways had no thin lies. Tee boxes were level throughout with plenty of grass. Rough was not very penal, but consistent throughout. Fairway and greenside bunkers have plenty of sand and are well-maintained. The greens are the fastest I have seen them since I started playing here about a year ago. Although there are a few unrepaired pitch marks, they did not affect any putts. They have been renovating the 18th hole tee box which has caused it to play as a par 4 rather than a par 5. Fortunately, it looks like the renovations are very close to being completed. Completed the round in 3.5 hours (tee off at 7:21 am).
Picturesque Par 3 with a variety of pin positions to vary the challenge. Hole plays true to its' yardage but the wind should be taken into account when deciding what club to hit. A front hole location is fairly benign but things can get quite interesting once the hole moves farther back and more to the right. Play for the middle of the green and don't get greedy.
The longer hitter may wish to challenge the bunkers on the left but will be punished if unable to carry them. The safe play is down the right side but be aware that the fairway slopes in that direction, thus bringing the rough into play. The green is split into an upper and lower section that runs diagonally; making it imperative that your second shot find the proper level. Putting on this green can be a challenge, especially when the hole is cut close to the spine that bisects the right and left halves of the green. And be sure to avoid the trap in front of the green; check the photo and you'll see why.