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Played this in December on the last day of our trip after driving back from Scottsdale. It is a solid and interesting course, quite flat with some gentle undulations through the round. It was very dry overall but the greens were superb although quite hard to read. Strategy wise I found it challenging with a number of options on most holes. For a short driver like me the carries were manageable and the fairways wide enough in most cases. And also a few elevated tee boxes which is always a good feature. Bunkers were OK especially the one I holed out from! Nice big spacious greens too although some were treacherous with deep bunkers lying in wait. Club house was good and pro shop seemed fine but I was in a rush to catch my plane from LAX.
3 Likes.
Out to Ojai to play Soule Park. On another miserable 75 degree so cal day. Course was packed, they were running 45 minutes behind so my 12:16 tee time turned into 1. Needless to say we didn’t finish the round before dark and we only got in 16, POP was horrific and this is why I don’t normally play the weekends. However I do like this course, greens were fantastic, tee boxes, fairways, average, rough, virtually non existent, sand excellent. I do recommend this course, just not on the weekend at 12. Actually I don’t recommend any course on the weekend at 12. We had a burger in the bar after the round which was excellent. Customer service on all levels was excellent.
4 Likes.
Finally after almost a week, the South course was reopened. (Cart path only) I always walk so does not impact me, but unlike the North course, fairways were very wet ! No casual or standing water, but still really wet.

The greens probably rolled as well as I have ever seen them since the course opened in 1995 (A week of no play will do that ) Bunkers, like the North are near perfect. Rebuilding all the bunkers last year turned what was always the worst feature of this course into one of the best features

Course was not very busy, I guess carts on path causes a lot of people to stay away. Looking forward to some nice sunny warm weather to dry things out so that I can get some roll again in the fairways
5 Likes.
I had been playing the North course all week, despite the rain because the South course has been closed (Cross-overs flooded) The course drains exceptionally well. Even with over inches of rain, not standing or even casual water, bunkers which were all redone two years ago showed zero sign of water)

Greens rolled well, but not very fast, in part because the mowers could not get out to cut them. Fairways for the most part are good, but the rough is terrible. Too many areas of thin/patchy grasses.

As expected the course played very long, with little or no roll out on the drives, but was just happy to be playing
5 Likes.
Got out on 1/18 on our first day of decent weather. 10 am, 4:40 POP. It was walking only which made for a very relaxing day, some of the older gentlemen who normally ride had to walk and were pretty slow.

I will only comment on conditions that weren't overly effected by the rain as nothing has been cut in what seems like forever. The tee boxes on the par 4 and 5's were in good shape and largely level. Par 3 boxes are pretty chewed up. The fairways had very good coverage with minimal poor areas to hit from. the rough was thick and wet but wasn't too tough to hit out of. I wasn't in a bunker but they didn't look as bad as expected after the rains. The greens were very soft and very slow. I understand they haven't been cut in a while and probable won't be for a while longer. They rolled quite well (I'm guessing from the limited play over the past couple weeks), but were the slowest greens I've ever seen. Was difficult to adjust to, anything uphill really felt like you just had to hammer the ball. The greens were firm enough to not swallow any balls and could get some decent spin to react on them.

There's a new woman working at the check in who was quite nice but there is no on course service outside of a snack shop that also has a very nice woman working there.

Overall, considering the weather we've had, the course played fine enough to enjoy my round without getting too muddy. It was nice and quiet with no carts and made for a great atmosphere. Again, because of the weather impact I will not submit a detailed review as it would be unfair to rate under these conditions. It's my home course so I will definitely be back to play again soon.
6 Likes.
Finally the sun comes out after a week of rain. Decided to play knowing that the course would be cart path only. POP was at about 4.5 hours but this was due to the restrictions. Course was saturated from the rain and the balls would stick where they landed, not that much roll. The greens rolled very slow and were extremely soft, understandable due to all the moisture.

Bunkers did have standing water and we adopted the rule of pick, clean and place. Conditions should be very good next week when it dries up a little. Great staff and fun play.
7 Likes.
Played this morning in 2.5 H. Cart path only for those using a cart. But the course came through the storm very well. They even were able to mow the greens this morning and they putted just fine. Of course, the fairways were wet, but not that bad. Played LCP and was able to play the round w/o issue. Sand traps (not all) had standing water and they were pumping the water out. Not that it will make much difference w/o enough sand? Customer service excellent at all levels. Would expect dry conditions by Monday and on.
9 Likes.
Played here Monday 1/14 in pouring down rain. In fact, my friend and I were the only ones on the entire course! So pace of play did not exist. We were absolutely soaked. I can only review the greens on the front 9 and they were great! Everything rolled true. Greens on the back had puddles forming on them so cant say much about them. Fairways were choppy and tee boxes weren't very level. You can tell they hadn't been moved in awhile. Sand traps were like gravel because of the rain. Fun around overall and love the layout of the course just not fun when you are drenched in water and walking through mud to hit your ball.
11 Likes.
Played Angeles National this past Sunday with Johnny, Mattias and Kassper7 and we rode the white tees for a nice $60 fee that Mr. GK himself got us set up with. I was also playing my initial round on the Flex Tour thingy that I'm trying out this year for the first time, and we had our own little match play going on after Perry and I took down the Swede and the Grand Poobah at Black Gold a few months back. All of this led to a rather slow POP based entirely on us playing competitively, and of course all of those lost balls out into the wilderness areas.

As the last few reviews have stated, it's incredibly thin at Angeles right now and if you're not picking the ball extremely cleanly, you're either getting a big chunk of earth or thinning it into the Santa Monica mountains. Visually very interesting seeing the dormant fairways with their yellow hues surrounded by the greener rough, but it's all thin and very frustrating around the greens especially with chipping being a nightmare. Bunkers were very heavy after the rains and had plenty of standing water. Tee boxes were great.

Greens were definitely in great shape and running super fast. There are no gimmees here whatsoever and we had a fun time going back and forth with the pin based on the new 2019 rules. If you were far out and downhill, that pin was staying in. If you were close, it was coming out. But the greens again are in super shape and rolling true. It was difficult to get balls to stop on them though at those speeds and the less than ideal approach conditions.

Cart service was around a few times despite not being particularly crowded due to the cold temps, and the carts have a solid GPS system in place to help out if you're not too familiar with the layout.

This is an already very tough design with many forced carries over waste areas, hidden hazards like the lake on hole 8, and strategically placed bunkers and trees that will test your accuracy all day long. Add to that the thin fairway and rough conditions and it's a recipe for a pretty rough round. But as we all know, this is just temporary at a great facility like Angeles National and they will very likely have conditions back up to snuff very soon when we get out of the winter malaise.

I'm not sure what the rack rate is right now but I would certainly be reluctant to play here unless I got the kind of deal that Johnny managed to get for us, but I also don't think that will be impossible to find. They seem to do a very good job here at knowing what their customer expectations are and act accordingly.
12 Likes.
I was itching to get out and play, as I hadn't been out since Jan.1 and probably won't get to play again before heading down south to Aviara in about a week. Decided to chance the weather and head to Del Monte which is an easily walkable course. Track has slight elevation changes on a few holes but nothing major. Just enough to keep it fun. We had light rain for the first half dozen holes or so and mist off an on the rest of the round. Given that it has rained off an on for the last 3 days, the course was naturally wet. But still in decent shape. Greens which are very small, were smooth and divot free but rolling slower than usual. Most pins were in the back, up on the high side to avoid the few puddled areas a few of the greens had on the low sides. Other than the cold water in the cups, no real issues with the greens.

Tee boxes were excellent as always. Fairways are narrow at Del Monte, but the "first cut" is like 20' wide on each side so no real penalty unless you're really wild off the tee. Some of the fairways were swamp zone's but most were in good conditions. Give it a couple days to dry out and the fairways will be excellent. An easy 9+. First cut rough was very playable and sometimes even preferred depending on how wet the fairway was. I was in 3 bunkers and all were fine. Given the rain, I was actually impressed at how good the sand was in the bunkers.

POP, was non existent as there was only one other group out on the course other than us.
For the member rate of $39 w/ a cart during the winter, this course is a steal. For the $110 walking rack rate, there are better options in the peninsula.
12 Likes.
Super course. Played in December but all in great condition. There is no overseeding at DF so there are no damp areas and they let it go brown over winter. It is a pristine course on a very compact layout with narrow fairways but no fairway bunkers, only one big one - the desert. The greens ran quite smoothly and reasonably fast - maybe around 10 . I would play it again in a trice, one of the best if you get a chance.
10 Likes.
Played here on Friday 1/11 in a charity tournament. The course is 3 weeks away from the Phx Open. The finishing touches are being made on all the sky boxes & tents. The last time I played this course was 7 years ago in one of Johnny GK's events. Since then the course has been remodeled. The main thing I noticed is they added or moved a lot of sand traps and some holes had some small changes. Over all I think it came out well.

The course is in great shape. It's longer than it was before. Championship Tees: 7261 yards Par 71 74.7/142. We played the Players Tees: 6614 yards Par 71 71.5/131. The greens are firm but they hold good shots. They roll very true. They were not quite tournament speed but they are getting close. You really had to be careful on downhill putts. Greens played 11.5 - 12. Fairways were lush. They were set up tighter for the upcoming tournament. It looked like they were growing out the rough. It was playable in some areas where the rough is 1 - 3 inches. Other areas it was 6 inches high and tough to play from. All the new bunkering and sand is fantastic. It's that soft powdery beach sand that's so white it's blinding. Tee boxes are lush & level.

TPC Scottsdale has an awesome practice facility. The service is top notch. I highly recommend playing the Stadium course as well as its sister the Champions course.

I submitted new photos of every hole. Including the infamous Tiger Woods "Loose impediment" boulder from the 1999 Phx Open and the diabolical "Coffin Bunker" on #13. Hitting the tee shot inside the stadium on #16 was awesome! I hit it 12 feet pin high left of the hole. ( Heard the imaginary cheers.) Proceeded to miss the birdie putt. ( Heard the imaginary Boos)
17 Likes.
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