1. Alex326 Posted: 11/20/20 11:25p Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
I had a little bit of an opening (finished with 2 minutes to spare) in my schedule so I decided to squeeze in a round at Ridge Creek. Check in was super quick with the friendly staff member in the p... Continue »
I had a little bit of an opening (finished with 2 minutes to spare) in my schedule so I decided to squeeze in a round at Ridge Creek. Check in was super quick with the friendly staff member in the pro-shop. He gave me the option of waiting the 15 minutes to join the others in my tee slot or jump right out and see what I could do as a single. I lasted all of 3 holes getting through one group before joining a threesome and waiting on just about every shot as we hit the busy mid morning Friday log jam.
Fairways have definitely gone dormant with only a smidgeon of green tint left. They still played fine offering a nice hitting surface and providing with a decent amount of roll out.
Greens were their usual medium-fast pace and rolling smooth for the most part. Greens were soft and very receptive to holding approach shots. Even as busy as it was in front of us, I didn’t see too many unrepaired pitch marks so that was nice.
No issues with the tee boxes and as usual the sand traps were in need of some dirt/sand. One that I was in was more rock (pebbles) than dirt. The others were mainly hardpan.
The weather has finally co-operated, and I can now walk the course. Between the summer heat and the fires, walking wasn’t really an option (or a smart one anyway). It was nice to get out and stroll around the easily walkable course.
Ridge Creek always places a premium on accuracy with the fairway pot bunkers that need to bee avoided and the deadly rough (almost always a lost ball). Definitely a recommended course to play when in the central valley, or passing through on Hwy 99.
2. rgm2525 Posted: 10/28/20 1:40p Member Since: Jan 24, 2005 From: chatsworth
Played 10-24-20 afternoon with GDR23 walking in around 4 1/2 hours. Tee boxes were in real good shape, nice coverage and mostly level. Fairways were in great shape, nice roll out and great lies with g... Continue »
Played 10-24-20 afternoon with GDR23 walking in around 4 1/2 hours. Tee boxes were in real good shape, nice coverage and mostly level. Fairways were in great shape, nice roll out and great lies with good padding. Rough just off the fairways was in good shape, cut about an inch longer than fairways and very lush. Was in one greenside bunker that had a thin layer of sand over hard packed dirt, but still playable. A little more sand in them and they would be really nice. Greens were rolling medium/fast and true, they were very soft with some pitch marks but not to bad. Always love playing this course, and playing with a good friend makes it better.
Just wanted to post some specials on behalf of a big supporter of Greenskeeper.org - Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club.
We had an outing up there in March, the course is awesome - read the reviews.
[b]Shoot Out on the Vineyards[/b]
Ridge Creek will be hosting a 9-hole event the...
Just got off the phone with the one of the Golf Pros there at Dinuba. There is a Yardage Book for sale in the Pro Shop to get the lay of the land. I cannot stress how important a book like this for a course you are unfamiliar. It would be a Great investment!
Essentially there is no rule of thu...
If you can bang it out there at least 230 on the fly, don't layup from the tee. Knock it over the bunker on the right. The hole sets up to be much more receptive to approach shots coming in from the right side and even if you spray it right, there is plenty of open space although you might have some difficult rough to contend with.
Aim just left of bunkers on right. Second shot to trap on right will give you around 100 in. There is a waste area on the left. Kiss your ball good bye if you find yourself in that junk. I did and I was lucky if you want to call it that. The heather will, if you're lucky, only cost you a stroke.