1. walnutgolf Posted: 04/16/19 5:50p Member Since: Aug 14, 2007 From: Corona, Ca
Played it on Monday 4/15 teeing off around 11:50 am as a 2 some with 3 friends chasing us in the next group. We were behind 2 couples and waited a bit on most shots but surprisingly we did manage to ... Continue »
Played it on Monday 4/15 teeing off around 11:50 am as a 2 some with 3 friends chasing us in the next group. We were behind 2 couples and waited a bit on most shots but surprisingly we did manage to finish in just about 4 hours. Celebrity is my wife's favorite public course to play due to it being "so pretty". I also like the course very much as it's always in great condition and the entire staff there knows how to be courteous and helpful without going overboard.
Playing condition today was probably 8.5 to 9. Nice level tees and full lush and green fairways. Was in 4 bunkers today and they all had good fluffy sand with no footprints anywhere. The only negative today was the slow speed of the greens. Greens were smooth and looked fine but somehow they rolled much much slower than they looked. I just couldn't adjust all day but with everything else being very good to exceptional, it was a good day of "resort golf". With the warming weather, they are starting to have discounted tee times starting around 11 am so would recommend playing it now before it gets too hot. Highly recommended.
2. sd3bs Posted: 09/10/18 6:01p Member Since: Jul 21, 2005 From: Temecula, CA
Played here for the first time in a very well run tournament. The facility is top notch from the lot to the course. The staff does an excellent job and seems to enjoy doing it. The tee boxes were a... Continue »
Played here for the first time in a very well run tournament. The facility is top notch from the lot to the course. The staff does an excellent job and seems to enjoy doing it. The tee boxes were all very level with a couple being slightly thin and shaggy. The fairways are nearly perfect with total coverage tee to green. The rough was not too long on most holes - but long enough to keep shots in play and short enough to make good contact. The sand traps were well maintained and filled with plenty of quality sand. The greens were pretty large and in great condition with hardly a mark. The greens were holding shots pretty well and not as slow as other area courses I've played this time of year. The grounds crew does a wonderful job with this place. I'm looking forward to my next visit here and definitely recommend a round or two or three here!!
Yes, those tours are very cool. Wish more courses would have these. I can't join the outing on Wednesday, but am going this Monday at 8.30 to check it out so that I won't be too jealous of you all! Come join if you want, 75 bucks on their site and can RSVP as a single.
Was checking out the Indian Wells website and came across their Course Tours. Must see if you plan on visiting them. Even shows elevation changes... totally awesome!!!! I feel almost like a pro evaluating a golf course on television!!!!
[[Edited by ringworld on Monday May 18, 2009 7:01 PM]]
Hole # 18, 388 Yards, Par 4
On entering the tee complex, the player is greeted by a thunderous double-waterfall. This home hole sets up more as a strategist’s dream rather than for the bombs-away brigade. Not everyone will need a driver on this hole, but it’s important to hit this generous fairway. The hole doglegs fairly sharply left and the player is greeted by all sorts of streams, waterfalls, lakes and colorful extravaganza. A middle to short iron into the green brings birdie into play and allows for finishing hole drama.
Hole # 17, 438 Yards, Par 4
The 17th is set up to be a pivotal hole down the stretch. It’s a good length par 4 dogleg which again features the Eisenhower Mountain. There is water and a babbling brook and waterfall framing the green on the right. For those using long irons and woods for the approach, the left apron area becomes player-friendly and allows the player to reach the green without taking on the water and bunkers to the center and right of the green.