1. aakes90278 Posted: 06/16/19 7:33p Member Since: Dec 28, 2002 From: redondo beach
Was in Temecula for Father's Day so went to Cross Creek at 6:30 am as a single and got right out. I joined a local member on the first tee that is a local doctor in Temucula and we had a great time. T... Continue »
Was in Temecula for Father's Day so went to Cross Creek at 6:30 am as a single and got right out. I joined a local member on the first tee that is a local doctor in Temucula and we had a great time. The course is in as good of shape as I have ever seen. Tees were level and you could always find a nice area to hit from, the fairways were excellent with only a few areas that needed to be marked GUR, the rough was penal but fair, and the greens were really nice however a little slow for my taste but still rolled true and held shots. The bunkers were the low point....muddy, no sand, and almost unplayable. I really enjoy the coursse layout here. Short holes, long holes, uphill, downhill, doglegs, forced carries, everything is present. Great test of golf so pick the right tees and have fun! Recommended for sure.
2. Briggslaw Posted: 06/04/19 11:11p Member Since: Aug 2, 2018 From: Hollywood
Enjoyed the Blues today as a single, off at 10–starter kindly saw I was putting and might be ready, invited me to go early to get ahead of potentially slow twosome with an earlier tee time than mine; ... Continue »
Enjoyed the Blues today as a single, off at 10–starter kindly saw I was putting and might be ready, invited me to go early to get ahead of potentially slow twosome with an earlier tee time than mine; smart and aware, not as common as it should be for guys who get paid to “start” players off. Finished in 3.25 hours, easily could have been 2:45 but I have some new irons and took some extra shots here and there to test wedges and the like. Really never saw anyone else all day except from a distance of several holes. Haven’t played here in some 12 years, was great to find it in such nice shape overall, and the routing and variation is really something to see—front nine is flatter and woodsier, back is very hilly and a bit more quirky. There is a vineyard in the middle of the course, and a lot of environmentally sensitive areas and a need for regular brush clearance on the edges of the course, but they keep up with that and it looks cared for, not scraggly. The grass range is not what it should be for a course this good, lousy targets, bumpy grass, no sand or chipping green despite room to have those—I like to practice, so a good practice facility is essential to my enjoyment, but it was passable and, again, is grass. Large practice putting green with some flat areas, always a bonus (should be required, but is rare). No cart service today. A very quiet clubhouse and pro shop—weekday yes, but still surprised this place is not way more busy, it deserves to be. Some roughed up tees, and the traps need beaucoup work (from thin to muddy), but the fairways are great, the greens roll true if not quite as fast as they should be, and there are some beautifully designed holes front and back, really good use of the topography, I used every club today. Some great vistas on the inward 9, and front 9 is very “Oregon.” Overall this is a terrific facility with nice staff and a reasonable rate and good pace of play and it beats Redhawk and Temecula Creek Inn easily, so is not to be missed when in the area—and worth a drive for its own virtues. I recommend it highly, especially the front 9.
Worst hole on the course. Leave the driver in the bag and try to hit something 200ish up the left side and pray it doesn't take a hard bounce into the water on the right. You'll be left with a semi-blind short iron to a green that angles away from you.