1. kviser Posted: 01/26/18 11:16p Member Since: Feb 4, 2005 From: Saugus, CA
Played today, teeing off at 11:18 with a GK Coupon, $28 walking by myself. It was mostly uncrowded today and after playing through a couple of groups on holes 2 and 14, I was able to finish in 3 hours... Continue »
Played today, teeing off at 11:18 with a GK Coupon, $28 walking by myself. It was mostly uncrowded today and after playing through a couple of groups on holes 2 and 14, I was able to finish in 3 hours and 10 minutes. I joined another walking single on holes 7 through 13, when he had to leave. Hole 13 is basically the old turn at the clubhouse and I think he had to pick up his kid. One of the marshals gave me a lift to 14 tee and that group there let me pass. After that it was wide open.
Tees: Level and lush. A few par threes and short par fours had some divot damage, but there was ample sand bottles if only folks would use them.
Fairways and rough: Not too much difference between either. Good lies and plenty of turf to hit from most everywhere except in a couple of areas of rough between holes 10 and 11 where you could find some scruffy lies. It seems like it's always like that on this part of the course. Might be an irrigation issue because it seems like it's up on the ridge and the ground appears dryer than other areas of the course. It's not bad by any means and is comparable to many courses in So Cal. Everywhere else there is a lot of good turf.
Greens: You could see micro-punched holes on the greens, but it did not affect roll. Good speed; starter had a board stating they were 10'-8". Not many ball marks were seen although the greens were soft enough for me to create deep craters with high approaches. I think the greens are great on this course and even though they were kind of medium fast, they held most shots with any spin.
Sand: I saw lots of good sand, at least in the one bunker I found on hole 17, about 10 yards in front of the green.
Overall, I like this course. I felt there were good playing conditions from tee to green. After the round I ran into t8fish, fellow GKer, and his dog. We all went to the snack shack for a bite and some good conversation; well, Kevin and I conversed while the dog was just being cool.
I have to recommend this course, especially with the GK Coupon. Thanks to Johnny and Otto to help out a fellow American!
2. rgm2525 Posted: 01/20/18 3:47p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 1-16-18 mid morning with GDR23 walking for $28 using the GK coupon. We were joined by another twosome and finished in 4 hours and 15 minutes. Tee boxes were in real nice shape, mostly level and... Continue »
Played 1-16-18 mid morning with GDR23 walking for $28 using the GK coupon. We were joined by another twosome and finished in 4 hours and 15 minutes. Tee boxes were in real nice shape, mostly level and lush. Fairways were very nice for this time of year, green, lush and very nice to hit from. Rough was not to long maybe an inch or two longer than fairways and fairly easy to hit out of. Was in three greenside bunkers two of which had nice semi soft sand and the third which had very soft sand, with all three being in very nice shape. Greens had just been top dressed with a light sanding but still putted fairly smooth and a little slower than normal. Great value with the GK coupon on a course that is in real nice shape.
#18 is one of the most famous holes and par 3's in Ventura County. The "Island Hole" is a 191 yd par 3 that usually always plays into the wind and can play up to 20-30 yds longer depending on the conditions. I have hit as little as 7 iron to a front pin with no wind and as much as a crushed 4 wood. What you see is what you get....you are either on the island or dropping 3 in the drop zone...what a way to finish your round.
Not that big of fan of this hole...#17 is a short slight dogleg right par 4 where driver is not the play here for medium to long hitters. A smart play is a 3 iron or fairway metal played to the 150yd marker. Your approach shot must carry a raised up front greenside bunker and a lake to the right of the green which should not come into play. There is also a bunker short left. The green has a top tier and a bottom tier. Players need to stay below the pin on this very big green.