1. dcricket Posted: 04/05/17 6:43p Member Since: Oct 13, 2010 From: Escondido
Played today 4/5/17 with 2 groups fm Oside early morning. Said I'd never play here again after it brought me to tears of disappointment years ago... so my review will be based off of comparison of w... Continue »
Played today 4/5/17 with 2 groups fm Oside early morning. Said I'd never play here again after it brought me to tears of disappointment years ago... so my review will be based off of comparison of waaaaaaay back then and how it rolled today. One word sums it up (in my humble opinion) = Impressed. Adams family haunted mansion entry gate, fixed. Clubhouse outside facelift, nice. Practice Putting/chipping area, Excellent. Driving range (although downhill), neat surfboard looking targets, level (albeit a bit divotted up today from all the use). Staff, as before, very welcoming/pleasant and obviously proud of the Goat (as they should be). Course layout changed around as Hole 1 was 10 and 10 was 1, as well as some other changes; a definite improvement. Tee boxes level, with Grass. Playing from the tips, even on this short course, can humble even the best. Fairways rolled out nicely and had, dare I say it, Grass - Awesome. Rough - well, a marked improvement for sure, but very punishing if you stray too far left or right. Simply keep it in the middle (riiiiiiiiight!) ;)
Bunkers had adequate sand, very playable, again a mega improvement from when I last played. The Greens were above and beyond remarkable, but far from easy. Soft, receptive, undulating, rolled pretty true, but very slow today. No major ball mark damage that I recall. Course knowledge is certainly a must for good scoring. There are several areas on the course that can be very misleading, and great shots off the tee, not so good after all. Pace of play was great...course was not crowded so it made for a very enjoyable, non-pressured round. Cart paths still could use some improvement, but hey...the Goat has my thumbs up vote. It is laid back, welcoming, family friendly and worth the green fee. Never thought I'd ever say it, but I truly did enjoy this quirky, quaint, Oceanside gem. Note: there is a disc golf course that winds through the golf course as well. We didn't run into anyone playing on it today, nice. In summary: Way to go owners/management and staff - hope others see fit to Give the Goat a Go!! I'm glad we did. Oh, nice Linksoul aparrel available in the pro shop also; along with neat pictures and other offerings.
2. weber Posted: 03/06/17 4:00p Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
I have not played here all that often, but I can represent that the course is in the best condition I have ever seen it in! The greens were the best part of the course, even though we had no cut green... Continue »
I have not played here all that often, but I can represent that the course is in the best condition I have ever seen it in! The greens were the best part of the course, even though we had no cut greens, they rolled well and true, albeit they were too slow for my taste. I'm certain once mowed, they'd be just fine. As always, lots of areas of bare dirt, but where there were fairways, they were green and pretty lush. Only in one bunker and it was fine.
The more I play here, the more I enjoy and appreciate this course. Playing from the "tips" it is by far the most difficult "short" course I have ever played. The senior special of $19 including cart is a bargin. If I lived closer,I'd play this place a lot more !