Played Green River Blue Friday July 21st at 7:30 Got out on time, POP was 4:29 which in our case was bad because we play fast. We got stuck behind this 4 some that did everything in slow motion, hit t... Continue »
Played Green River Blue Friday July 21st at 7:30 Got out on time, POP was 4:29 which in our case was bad because we play fast. We got stuck behind this 4 some that did everything in slow motion, hit the driver, drive the cart, walk from the cart to the ball, walk from the green to the cart. I mean you could tell they were retired and had "nothing" else to do that day and it was "their time out" The guy I was riding with let it bother his game but I am proud of myself, I blocked it out and I blocked out my partners comments and just played my game, I had 2 triples but was only 11 over for the other 16 holes and shot 89 from the blues, so I was happy.
Now I like Green River and at $37 for Senior I feel it is a good value. But after playing Los Serranos the last 3 weeks @$35 Green River was a major disappointment. Fairways 11 and 12 are roped off and no carts allowed as they are trying to get the grass back, All they are is big dirt patches. The tee boxes had some hard spots where you had issues getting the tee into the ground, Fairways had allot of bare spots, I finally was not in any bunkers so no comment on those, many of the green had bare spot or fungus on something. They were not is good shape. Like I said, I really like Green River but I feel even at $37 there are better choices to go play right now.
We also had breakfast and lunch and I don't know if they felt rushed because they had a banquet or what but the food was not even close to "up to par". Over easy egg was completely hard....... Sorry...
2. sngernz Posted: 07/09/17 8:19a Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: Redondo Beach
Played Green River with a bud Saturday morning, got around in 4.5 hrs with a bit of waiting, $60 w/cart and sm bucket ... was able to make the 7:30 tee time on a Thursday. Running late off the tee ab... Continue »
Played Green River with a bud Saturday morning, got around in 4.5 hrs with a bit of waiting, $60 w/cart and sm bucket ... was able to make the 7:30 tee time on a Thursday. Running late off the tee about 15 min. Found course in decent shape with several greens in distress but did not really affect play, rolling medium speed with a few bumps and bruises to navigate. Tree lined fairways (plenty of shade to hide from the sun) had mostly good lies but the turf gets thin if you run one near the edges. Bunkers looked okay just dry and wispy, stayed out of them today.
Overall I really enjoy the parkland layout here but only get to play it once or twice a year. Very walkable (one good hill where the clubhouse is located) but due to the heat, we used e-carts today. Good return on investment and you can usually get a tee time.
I also like the layout. However, the last time I was there (which was at the of July), I was told by the starter that they are going to be shortening 17 and 18. The reason was, if you notice(d) those pipes that lie along side 17, those pipes have to go in the ground. Apparently, it was supposed to s...
Fun closing hole with an eagle and triple both in play. Going left off the tee is jail, but if you do challenge the corner, it'll shorten your approach by 25 yards. Just be sure you can fly it 250 otherwise you'll have nothing. Green is slightly elevated, but is quite receptive so don't be afraid of going right after the pin.
So this is a par 5 now, slight dogleg right and easily reachable when the wind is down (different story if you're into a gale force wind). Keep your approach right as the right side is much easier to get up and down than the left, regardless of pin position.