1. sammy3 Posted: 04/21/17 8:51p Member Since: Jun 10, 2012 From: Corona
Played this morning and course is in nice shape and a nice course to walk. I just wonder why I can play Goose, Oak Quarry and even Hidden Valley under 4 hours but always at least 4 1/2 here and today ... Continue »
Played this morning and course is in nice shape and a nice course to walk. I just wonder why I can play Goose, Oak Quarry and even Hidden Valley under 4 hours but always at least 4 1/2 here and today almost 5.
I haven’t played GR in several months even though my group has a standing tee time every Saturday morning. Since there was a tournament on Saturday, we play Sunday 4/9. Our time was 6:52 but we didn... Continue »
I haven’t played GR in several months even though my group has a standing tee time every Saturday morning. Since there was a tournament on Saturday, we play Sunday 4/9. Our time was 6:52 but we didn’t tee off until 7:15. Quite a few groups out there backed everything up. POP was slower than usual for early morning. 4:20 but we had good weather and had a great time.
I saw the pro Art Guevara and went over to say hello. A great guy and if you are over at GR, stop by and say hi. He mentioned the aeration is over and the course should be in pretty good shape right now. He was right. Its playing pretty nice. This after holes 10 and 11 were shut down not too long ago because of mud from a nearby creek had over flowed onto the fairways during the rain storms we had. I didn’t see the damage but I heard it was pretty bad. It looks much better now however. The mud has been cleared. It gave some thin lies but it’s very playable.
The rest of the fairways are in good shape with kikuyu grass giving you some good lies. Tee boxes are fine. Some are a bit more ragged than the others but they are flat. Sand traps are hit and miss. Some are hard pan while others are very nice. Just had to get lucky as to which one you were in.
Not so thick rough on the front 9 but different story on the back, lush and green. Still very playable.
Greens have recovered very nicely. They were a bit bumpy in spots but overall they rolled true and medium/fast. In a week they should be excellent.
I still say this track plays harder than rated from the blues (71.6, 123 slope at 6635 yards). It is a fun course to play and know you will be challenged.
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.