1. kviser Posted: 02/27/17 8:45p Member Since: Feb 4, 2005 From: Saugus, CA
Upon hitting the practice green, I noticed that they had just verticut (two directions). I spoke to the greenskeeper who told me they just hit both the Creekside and Ridgeline nines and were moving on... Continue »
Upon hitting the practice green, I noticed that they had just verticut (two directions). I spoke to the greenskeeper who told me they just hit both the Creekside and Ridgeline nines and were moving on to the Creekside tomorrow. All greens were to receive a very light sand top dressing and were getting rolled. The greens were in great shape and the light maintenance did not affect the roll in any negative way. Overall, the course is bright green and looks absolutely fantastic. Too bad I seem to have trouble at times making good ball-first contact on those spongy fairways. That's not the fault of the course, though. Mike and I golfed the whites and they were in great shape for the most part with only a couple that seemed to be just a little uneven, but not a problem in any way. The rough was super lush and wayward shots had a chance to stop before going into a hazard. Great customer service and fantastic conditions throughout will keep me coming back.
2. GDR23 Posted: 02/27/17 5:55p Member Since: Mar 21, 2006 From: Thousand Oaks
Rode the Black Tees (73.8-142-7012) late morning this morning 2-27-2017 at 11:44am for a GK Guru round joined by JohnnyGK and Jerinthebox. Fun day on a colder damp late morning with not much wind. Our... Continue »
Rode the Black Tees (73.8-142-7012) late morning this morning 2-27-2017 at 11:44am for a GK Guru round joined by JohnnyGK and Jerinthebox. Fun day on a colder damp late morning with not much wind. Our POP taking our time was a little over 4 hours. Took advantage of Moorpark's nice chipping and putting greens before the round which were fantastic.
This is the 3rd time that I have played Moorpark in the last couple of months. Right now the course is super lush, in great shape and draining fairly well from the recent rains.
The rough was rated an 8.5-10 for me. Very healthy in places 2-3 inches green rough surrounding mostly all fairway and green complexes.
The greens had a minor topdressing that did not effect the line or speed of putts. Putts were pure and the greens were very soft holding like darts--to give you an example on the par 4 5th hole on Creekside I launched a drive from the top of the hill that landed on the back of the green on the fly and maybe moved 1 foot from its divot. The greens are usually always the highlight here and they did not disappoint today. Rated 8.5-10
The fairways were super lush, really greening up from the rains and with the cold air and lush conditions played long. Would call them perfect sponge fairways. With no rain in the forecast for the next couple weeks they should only get better and better. Rated 8.5-10
Was in 2 greenside bunkers and 1 fairway bunker that were raked and a pleasure to hit out of. Rated 8-10
The tees were very lush and level. In good shape cut beautifully. Rated 8.5-10
The layout on Creekside-Ridgeline is tough and you have to keep the ball in play to score well here. Most average-good drives on most courses might not be in play here. I love the challenge here and the conditions are awesome. Thanks to JohnnyGK for the invite and thanks to Moorpark CC for having us out!