1. dconnally Posted: 06/19/19 2:58p Member Since: Oct 6, 2003 From: Mission Viejo, CA
Got out early at 6:30 on Wednesday, 6/19/19, to join GK jefe Johnny, GK legend weber, and Andrew1 for a relaxed, fun round. The course ownership is obviously putting resources into the course and faci... Continue »
Got out early at 6:30 on Wednesday, 6/19/19, to join GK jefe Johnny, GK legend weber, and Andrew1 for a relaxed, fun round. The course ownership is obviously putting resources into the course and facilities – the driving range has been expanded, roofed, speakered, lighted, and otherwise improved; a banquet/meeting room has been added to the clubhouse; carts look new and have a small but high-quality interactive GPS; and course conditions are very good.
Greens looked great, held shots, and rolled consistently at medium+ speeds. We saw very few old ballmarks. Fairways gave good lies, although not rolling out as much as in the past due to improved turf quality and some early-morning dampness today. Rough on fairway margins and around greens makes you pay attention. Past problems with the bunkers here have been addressed and all traps I saw looked to have adequate sand, although some were pretty wet this early.
Tees were mostly level and fine, but some marker placements put you on a slope or restricted your teeing options. Some markers on the back nine had not been replaced after mowing.
Divot mix in bottles on the cart to start, but I didn’t see a refill rack. In general we didn’t see that many unfilled divots. Plenty of water available, and restrooms were clean and nice.
The course uses a Red-White-Blue pin rotation. Because of where they fall in the hole order, all 4 of the par-5s had white flags today, and 3 of the 4 par-3s had blue flags– the course could use some imagination to break up that pattern and provide better variety.
2. weber Posted: 06/19/19 2:31p Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
Enjoyed the opportunity to play with Johnny, Dconnally and Andrew1. Great bunch of guys to play with, all good sticks and fine company. Most impressed by how well Johnny bombed the ball off the tee.... Continue »
Enjoyed the opportunity to play with Johnny, Dconnally and Andrew1. Great bunch of guys to play with, all good sticks and fine company. Most impressed by how well Johnny bombed the ball off the tee.
I can say without reservation that the course was I the best condition I have ever seen it. The fairways were simply excellent, some of the nicest I've played on recently. A couple of the tee boxes had the markers set on a slope, but otherwise they were in good shape. Just the overall attention and improvement to the course and facilities are most impressive. Staff was friendly and very accommodating.
Always enjoy playing Glen Ivy. I find the holes to be interesting without being penal. The "flow" of the course is very appealing and while not walkable under any circumstance, this is a course I could play all the time, despite my preference to walk. Fun morning spent on a very nice course, in good condition with great company
This is my Tiger Woods hole. I am not a long hitter, but the layout of this hole is right in my sweet spot. Aim just over the trees on the right edge of the fairway and play for a kick off the slope on the back side. My 230 yard drive puts me 100 yards or so off the green, a net bonus of about 70 yards.
sbas2k Member Since: Jan 27, 2009
Easy Par 4. You can take a driver or long hitters can take a 3 wood and aim left of the bunker on the right. Will leave you a short wedege in. Green is longer than it looks. Don't be short on your approach shot.