1. stepn811 Posted: 12/06/17 5:14p Member Since: Feb 9, 2007 From: Las Vegas
Played 12.6.17 8;45 am start, in a group of 12 players. The course recently re-opened after a renovation. I never played the old course previously called "Desert Rose" but several in our group had and... Continue »
Played 12.6.17 8;45 am start, in a group of 12 players. The course recently re-opened after a renovation. I never played the old course previously called "Desert Rose" but several in our group had and give the new course rave reviews in comparrison.
This course in a Links Styled track, with undulating greens and tiers. There is a flood control drainage ditch which runs thru the entire course from hole 1 - 18. The "ditch" runs along the right side of every hole. off the tee, many holes appear to have quite a narrow landing area in the fairway. One of the guys in my group hit a straight as a string drive off the tee on 7 which landed in the middle of the fairway. We watched his ball roll to the right , off the fairway and down to "the ditch". Therefore the tip of all tips for this course. DO NOT GO RIGHT ! Even if your ball doesn't find the actual water , the 4 inch rough and severe slope will create an awkward lie with the ball well below or above your feet on a drastic angle. A resident golfer here told me " You have to remember they designed it as a flood control basin FIRST and golf course 2ND". Which means the entire course slopes toward the drainage ditch.
The ruff that borders the right side of the fairways is probably 3-5 inches thick in spots . Surely an effort designed to help balls stay on the course and out of "the ditch "
There are a couple of what I call 'goofy' or cartoon holes but all in all, the course was in fantastic shape. The guys in our group all said they had never seen the greens in such great shape. They were FAST ! and like many links courses, the greens were a formidable defense if you were out of position.
I'm not a huge fan of links courses but I rather enjoyed this track once i realized that a 3 iron off the tee on most holes was sufficient to leave about a 150 yard 2nd.
Great Value ! $25 round and that came with a $10 voucher for lunch afterward!
2. putt4dough Posted: 09/25/17 10:54a Member Since: Dec 28, 2003 From: west
I played here last Friday, 9-22-17. The service and accommodations here are very good. We had 16 players, so we got a group rate of $35, plus they gave us a $10 food voucher. It also included range ba... Continue »
I played here last Friday, 9-22-17. The service and accommodations here are very good. We had 16 players, so we got a group rate of $35, plus they gave us a $10 food voucher. It also included range balls. The conditions where really good , we had so perfect golf weather too (68* at 8 AM.) The tee boxes are flat and level, with minimal to no divot damage.
The fairways are firm and well groomed. You will have good lies throughout the course.
The rough was a bit long, about 3" along the banks of the water channel, so balls will not roll into the channel, the caveat is, if you don't see your ball land, it is VERY difficult to find. The rough opposite the water channel was at a good playable length, 1 1/2" -2". The bunkers are well placed throughout the course, if you hit too long, you may be in a bunker, if you hit too wide , left or right of the green, you may be in a bunker. The greens roll true, but a bit slow to what I am us to, but after a couple of holes, I adjusted. This is a links style course, so a few of the players where commenting, "where are the trees" LoL, I enjoyed this course. It is a strategic course, because of the design.