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Sanderson43
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Monday October 12, 2020 4:43 PM
As far as I know, due to the pandemic, all the main staff did not go to work at all. This could greatly affect how the grass was tended. Yes, it is possible that one or two people sometimes came to water the field, but they did it no more than once a week, which greatly affected the state of the field. I think this is very sad because it greatly affects the efficiency of the game, and also accelerates the wear of the equipment. I also have several acquaintances who, during the entire quarantine, wanted to start playing golf, even familiarized themselves with beginners guide to golf
, but because of these conditions, it is very difficult for them to play now. Hopefully the fields will be put in order soon ...


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Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:38 AM
Nick, an update from you on this forum topic you started would be great! Very curious how things are out there now that summer is past. And what about the desert COVID situation re lockdowns and the like? Hotels and restaurants and spas open or? (Why research myself when I can go to the guy who knows?)
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Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:37 AM
QUOTED  Nick, an update from you on this forum topic you started would be great! Very curious how things are out there now that summer is past.

Simple: Just go to Golf Course Reviews and filter by member, "nickesquire." You will get reviews almost every day and as Nick moves around CA. He will give you plenty of reviews to go over. Looks like he was in SLO County recently, then back in the desert as well as Fountain Valley.

The desert course reviews look fairly positive.

Who knows where Nick will be next?
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Tuesday December 8, 2020 7:53 AM
Have no idea what is going on with courses out here with COVID and golf. Have not played too much in the desert lately. As Kevin said, see the limited reviews for specifics. They may be same household, but I usually see two in each cart driving by. Nothing specific, just an observation. I pass about 10 different golf courses driving down Country Club Drive and Monterrey on my way to Costco... and they are lush/green and usually PACKED with golfers.

I play less out here in "prime" season when the prices are sky high and all the snowbirds who haven't played for 6 months are getting in all their golf for the year are present. I know I am an anomaly, but I'd much rather play 36 @ PGA West for $100 in 7.5/10 conditions when it's hot and all the others have left in about 5 hours total... than pay $125 to play 18 in 8.5/10 conditions on a 5H 18 when it's packed. That is "normal" year winter golf out here, not sure if the POP is that slow this year. But I can tell you from looking online the prices are high to play 18 right now.

Limited recent specifics that would not show in a review. Was @ Desert Willow twice in the last few days and Firecliff is getting ready to reopen and looks like Augusta National. Actually went out and looked at the grass on a couple of holes yesterday as I was driving to the far end of the range for a fitting. DW MountainView looks really solid as well and was busy.

Used the range, but did not play Cimarron, which looked like it came out of over seeding really well. Also used the range @ Cathedral Canyon, and other than the construction along #1 Mountain to prevent future floods, it actually looked nice. Which considering my low opinion of that course, is saying something.

Mountain Vista is the best deal in the desert during prime season. I purchased several vouchers for 18 + replay there for $71. Nice layouts and they are usually in pristine condition. Compare $71 to potentially play both courses with $80-$150 to play 18 during prime season all over the Valley. Often at courses that are not as good IMO and that is an easy call for me.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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