Played Saturday and Sunday, both times in the morning, on a $99 for two Under Par certificate for unlimited golf. There was a frost delay both days, with the course opening between 8:00 and 9:00 am. ... Continue »
Played Saturday and Sunday, both times in the morning, on a $99 for two Under Par certificate for unlimited golf. There was a frost delay both days, with the course opening between 8:00 and 9:00 am. The course handled it well in my opinion, sending groups off both tees. We did have an hour delay on Sunday in our start. With the compression of groups, pace of play was not great. It was about 4.5 hours on Saturday and about 5 hours on Sunday.
The weather was beautiful both days except for the chill in the mornings. The course had a chance to dry out and for the most part was good. There were some muddy parts to the fairways on some holes which were generally roped off. There was also not much roll out although it was better on Sunday than it was on Saturday. The course was lush. The rough had been cut and we were able to find balls but it was still thick enough to be punitive. The greens were good. Good speed and generally true. Both days there were a couple of holes with pin placements that were borderline unfair, but otherwise nothing to complain about on the greens.
The sand traps were the low light of the course. There was standing water and mud in many of the greenside bunkers. In several there was no sand with the ground being very hard at the bottom. I hit out of one on #9 and there was no way to get under the ball. I was lucky my ball hit the lip as it went screaming on its way, and ended up on the green. The bunkers had obviously been hard hit by the rains. That said, there were a some where the sand was acceptable and played as normal.
The service was very good under trying circumstances for the course. They handled it with grace. They were also great in accommodating us considering we had a cancellation and so had three people with pre-paid certificates for two people each. The food staff was great. Had a good tri-tip sandwich. Curiously we saw a beverage cart on Saturday morning, once, and never saw it again all weekend. Otherwise, I was very happy with the service.
2. rgm2525 Posted: 01/16/17 6:28p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 1-14-17 first out as a single walking in a little under three hours. Tee boxes were in good shape, mostly lush and level with a few being a little thin and un level mostly on three pars. Fairwa... Continue »
Played 1-14-17 first out as a single walking in a little under three hours. Tee boxes were in good shape, mostly lush and level with a few being a little thin and un level mostly on three pars. Fairways were in nice shape very lush with a few small bare areas. Rough was not as long as normal but still thick and tough to hit from. Didn't go into any bunkers but most of them looked to be okay with some still holding some water from the rains. Greens were in great shape, the best that I have seen them in a while rolling smooth with medium/fast speed. The course held up very well from all the rain. Definitely worth going out and playing.
Just curious tanner26, why did you have to rely on a phone call to know if La Purisima was going to aerate the greens this week? We've had that alert posted for weeks. I'm wondering if you are aware we post aeration alerts and other maintenance. Currently we have over 500 alerts posted. I'd hate to...
They are punching the greens this week. I had originally made a reservation for Sunday morning through GolfNow.com and got a call telling me of the work being done.
As a result we're now playing Tierra Rejada.
It is definitely worth the trip when in normal shape as I think it's one of the bet...
Hole 18 is a medium length par 4 that is all about position off the tee to set up your approach shot. A dead straight drive will actually leave you a short approach shot with a 70 foot tree right in your line of the green. Best play off the tee is to hug the left hand fairway bunker if you can giving you some more room for your approach shot. Approach shot is usually into the wind in the afternoon and you must club up at least a club. There are two greenside bunkers that must be avoided just left of the green. Green slopes from back left down to front right. A great finishing hole.
Hole 17 is one of the more famous short par 3's in the area. Its a elevated shorter to medium length par 3 that when the wind is blowing you are not sure what club to hit. With no wind it becomes a more manageable hole. I feel personally that even though it is downhill it almost always even without wind plays one club longer. You basically are needing to hit the green. Short is death--left is death for sure. Its a fun hole watching the hangtime of your golf ball in the air.