1. Tubedude Posted: 08/19/17 7:53p Member Since: Feb 3, 2011 From: Lake Forest, Ca
Played the Guru outing with Larry and Henry on Thursday (17 Aug). Conditions were much better in regards to weather (low to mid 80's vs upper 90's and humid). As for the course, there are a couple of ... Continue »
Played the Guru outing with Larry and Henry on Thursday (17 Aug). Conditions were much better in regards to weather (low to mid 80's vs upper 90's and humid). As for the course, there are a couple of areas that need some work and it appears these are being dealt with. Beyond that, the fairways were very inviting and the ball sat up well enough to take advantage of pin placements. The only real hiccup I can come up with for the course would be the ground crew left the cuttings in the rough on a few holes. This left me with a couple of interesting shots and a nice coat of grass cuttings down in my socks and shoes.
Overall, this is a really fun layout with the exception of one hole that has my number. The greens were quite hard and playing at a nice speed (maybe 10-11 max). I wouldn't suggest this course try for 12 or 13 on the stimpmeter or some pin placements would be severely unfair. Tees had some wear and tear, but nothing too bad. Most tee boxes could use a little bit of leveling and the bunkers could use some softening of the sand (I prefer soft sand green side, and am not a fan of not being able to splash the ball due to sand depth). Beyond that, the course is in really good shape.
Side note: Hit my 7th pin (still no ace) on #10. One of these days that hole will give up the ace... I can feel it. Love the look of 10 and 17, but 17 keeps suckering me into going after the back left pin.
2. walnutgolf Posted: 08/17/17 7:22p Member Since: Aug 14, 2007 From: Corona, Ca
Played in today's GK outing with Larry and Alex. Last time here was about 3 to 4 years ago and noticed significant improvement on condition of fairways since then. Fairways are mostly green with goo... Continue »
Played in today's GK outing with Larry and Alex. Last time here was about 3 to 4 years ago and noticed significant improvement on condition of fairways since then. Fairways are mostly green with good coverage with some sprinkling of brown thin spots. Tees mostly good and the greens were smooth and rolled well. Was in 2 bunkers. One was thin hardpan but the other had good coverage of sand. It's a course that doesn't play too long from blue tees for the older golfers, with wide fairways and good scenic views. Our group currently plays at Dos Lagos on the other side of the freeway but I'm sure we will be moving over to Eagle Glen next year. Recommended.
Hello Golfers.. I just want to let everyone know what our improvement plans are for 2017. We have already begun replacing sand in many front 9 greenside bunkers. We have completed the large bunkers on #5, #8, and #9. We are in the process of finishing up the bunkers on #6 and #7 hopefully next we...
Just a little update on our course conditions. We have recently (back in Dec 2015) transitioned to Valley Crest Golf Maintenance (BrightView now) We have implemented a 2 year plan to get our fairways into great shape. This year we have begun lots of work to the fairways to increase...
Demanding tee shot makes this hole play tougher than it should. Challenge the left side off the tee at your own risk, it's a long carry and doesn't really reward you with anything significant. The smart play is a 3 wood/hybrid down the left side, leaving you with about 150 down the hill. Short of the green is firm allowing for a bump and run, but be careful of the hazard short and left. On the green, what you see is what you get.
While I typically don't like split fairways on par 5s, this one is well designed. There's plenty of room for a solid driver down the left side, but be careful as everything slopes right into the ravine.
The 2nd shot plays much shorter than the yardage says. 240 will play closer to 215 as everything runs down and to the left. 2 strategies here. 1 - hit it short of the big bunker fronting the green (keeping it left if possible for the best angle), leaving you with about a 90 yard pitch. OR try to hit a runner through the gap, keeping in mind you won't get the ball to stop on the front of green. For a front pin placement, you're better off laying up and hitting a full wedge to get the ball to stop. In either case avoid the right hand bunker on the hill at all costs as that's basically jail.
3 good shots will get you a good look at birdie.