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I have to say it. The course does not look in good condition. Tees, greens and aprons are all green, but the rest is dry dry dry.

Fairways look like gigantic shredded wheats and play about how that would sound. Making it worse from a visual stand point is that there are little tufts of green here and there giving a pretty unsightly spotty appearance - some tufts of what I think looks like the original rye are poking up, but many of those green tufts are just weeds too. As for the straw-like turf, I see little sign of the original, actual dormant turf - just mainly crab grass gone to sleep for winter.

Rough is non-existent except for around the greens. If you are off the edge of a fairway you're hitting off gravel or hard pan.

Tees, greens and fringes are all about typical for Rustic, although the greens were slower than usual after the rain, but very hard, surprisingly. Sand before rain is compacted here, so you can guess how it is after the flood.

Hate to say it, but rack rate at the weekend does not look remotely like a fair price to pay for conditions at present.
Winter conditions overall. Course is generally on the firm and fast side. In fact, the placement of pins on the most severe greens (like #'s 4, 8 & 9) were downright idiotic given the pace and slope. Anything above the hole on 4, for instance, would roll and roll and roll right off the front of the green and back down the approach which was full of funky lies to add to the insult! US Open style putting on your local muni poa anna greens with all the wobbles and bobbles that gets you.

Maintenance-wise, greens #2, 6. 12 & 18 had fairly extensive hex-plugging going on around the margins. Several fringes were under repair too. Not really in play for the most part but there you go. Otherwise, fast is the word-of-the-day for the greens.

Toughest little course you can play. Challenging challenge.
Just a quick FYI. Played Sunday and I spotted 5 greens hat had a medium tine aeration performed on them in the last week or so, but only affecting about 10% of each of those greens. I am pretty sure they are not undertaking a full aeration as the affected areas were small, but are attempting instead to remedy some sort of problem (I couldn't tell what that was as the turf in the affected areas looked fine with the exception of #10 which had a small area of fungus).

Again, to reiterate, they are not aerating! But #'s 4, 5, 6, 9 & 10 each had a small area of medium tine aeration. All were on the margins of the surface. But what made it more obvious (and annoying) was they had then cut the pins in or near the aerated part! No word on this while checking in with the pro shop, which I think is a little off (especially given the much deserved reputation that these greens have)
Just to add to previous review, played Sunday and greens had been recently verti-cut (probably in the last two days). It did not affect putts however, which were generally speedy and true.

Would also add the old buggaboo about OQ bunkers - especially the deep ones where you are 10-12 feet below the green. They are thin and the club tends to bounce off a hard base lurking just below the surface causing a lot of chili-dipped attempts at an explosion shot. Please add mas arena.
Ridgeline/Canyon Crest.
Shorter review: winter conditions with signs of minor maintenance throughout.

Details: Course is largely dormant, save for tees and greens. They are spray-painting the fairways (why bother? Seems like a colossal waste of money?) and the resulting look is worse than dormancy IMO, as the dye dries in different shades. And while they are clearly dormant, there is a healthy pad under the ball and they are generally fine to hit from - 6.5/10

Rough is part-dormant and generally around an inch, although there are some thicker, greener spots here and there that are difficult to hit out of - also 6.5/10

Sand is a mixed bag - a few traps were full, while a few looked full but had a compacted, wet base below the top surface - 7/10 here.

Maintenance issues begin with the tee boxes which looked like they had been overseeded and top-dressed recently. So while you could still find a spot to tee it up from, they looked pretty scruffy (a few were significantly crowned too) - 6/10.

Practice green was stellar and was looking forward to that continuing on the course. And while they speed was similar (around 10.5 my estimate) the greens on the course looked a bit dinged up by comparison with repaired marks and an occasional maintenance issue. 3 on Ridge had lots of hex plug repairs, for instance, while 3 on CC had been punched on the front part to combat a fungus and 6 had a thicker, sandy top dressing. Still, they putted well and true for the most part - 7.5 to 8 here.

Course was empty and playing long at times into the wind. I'd certainly play again for the 79 rate I found on GN but I wouldn't pay more.
Aside from tees and greens, the course is dormant, dry and rock-hard. Rough is non-existent and that's problematic on a design like this, especially with the run-out you get on these billiard table-like fairways.

Those fairways are thin as a rake and hard - it's like hitting off plywood. Remember how the barest, oldest mat at the driving range of your local muni feels like to hit off? These are worse.

Greens are the best part, but they have loads of grain in them making them very difficult to judge (not inconsistent pace-wise, but the nap of them will affect the ball severely at times). Also, moron golfer alert - the nastiest, deep gashed ball marks were pretty prevalent and unrepaired.

Sand full but heavy around the greens and thinner with a fair amount of chunky pebbles in the fairway ones.

Recent fires have burnt out most of the native areas while appearing to have leap-frogged each fairway. So it adds an eerie, other-worldly feel to the framing of the course. And, as you're not supposed to enter these areas, now if you do you'll end up with charcoal shins for your trouble and that marks you pretty clearly as a guilty trespasser. Revealed through the fires, you can now see tons of charred golf balls in them, in a sign of how many shots end up in the junk here. (Don't go trying to retrieve them - see 'shins' above, and most of them are melted anyway)

Played on an ultra special of 46 bucks and wouldn't want to pay a penny more.
Agree with previous reviews. But would be a bit more critical. Coarse is generally dormant and dry - rough, totally so; fairways mainly brown but with about 30% green stuff scattered in. Likely you will be hitting off brown dormant bermuda on your approaches. Hope you like nipping it.

Tees fine but you don't spend much time there. Sand I did not visit but it had been groomed.

Greens were a perplexing mix of fast with 'bumpy'. Not ideal. There is still a visible waffle pattern on most surfaces from recent punching and it shows in the putts which bobble as soon as they leave the blade.

Love the course but it's more than a little ragged around the edges. 5.5 rating overall (says he guessing the outcome of this review as it shapes up to the fiendish gk algorithm) - (close: 5.1)
All-in-all, very good muni conditions!

Greens have come back nicely from maintenance. Only #2 had two areas of hex plug repair and there were some sandy edges elsewhere as they were doing abatement on the encroaching kikuya. Otherwise, they were relatively smooth for poa greens and plenty fast (but not as fiendish as they can be here!)

Fairways get a +1 here as they were lush and as close to carpet as kikuya can get. Well conditioned, there were only one or two bare areas here and there. Otherwise, a joy to hit from.

Tees were not bad considering how on 2/3 of the holes you are playing short to medium irons off them. They were re-seeding some of them too.

Sand was generally favorable for muni course with mostly groomed conditions and the rough was juicy in spots and long enough to be penal.

Tough course for the length and rating. They have, however, softened a few areas up by taking out old and dead trees along the left of #4 (dog leg left uphill) and behind #7 (long par 3) and along the OB left of #8, where a bunch of old pines have bit the dust and a few more look like they are not far behind. I'd like to see some more trimming as some holes you have to hit a tiny spot off the tee to not be blocked out by overhanging limbs but still in the fairway. Otherwise, I say this is the best muni in the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area right now.

Play it if you want to hit all your clubs and get beaten up by a course well shy of 6000 yards. When the easiest hole on the scorecard according to the fine people at the USGA is blind over a mountain then you should know that this is not a typical track....
Course is firm and fast. Greens sound like billiard tables as the ball lands and they took on that 'greyish' tone that you see when greens get fiery. Conditions became more extreme as the sun warmed them up and I would expect, with the forecast for the next 7 days, that this will continue. Fun to putt on, but tough.

Other parts of the course are typical for late season Rustic: fairways generally thin and firm - running for ever. Crab grass predominates. Rough non-existent except around the greens. Sand is generally thin but still playable.

FYI their online booking utility only list prices with cart. So don't be alarmed if you are on foot - when you check in they happily let you play the walking rate which is 15 bucks less.
Typical desert resort course with occasional Pete Dye features thrown in to keep you interested. (Such as the railroad-tied water feature on 18.)

Info about re-seeding on GK appears to be wrong. Course has been open for over a week.

Course is in average condition, just re-emerging from over-seeding. Notable things: a few tee boxes on the back nine were crowned and had a curious amount of divot damage considering they were on par 4's; sand was generally compacted and in need of some conditioning; fairways appeared to be well on track from the re-seeding but were a bit longer than I would expect to see so no roll-out on tee balls; rough was getting heavy but still playable.

Greens were the major factor. Slower than sludge and with a light sand treatment visible here and there. Granted, they are recovering from the maintenance but I would generously estimate them at 5 or 6 on the stimp. At least they were fairly smooth.

Could be a fun course if you are a double-digit handicapper - otherwise, it does not contain much challenge except for the occasional water feature and some interestingly angled green complexes on the approach. Par 70 with only 2 par-5's.
Haven't played or posted much of late. So I looked over recent reviews for Eagle and thought, hmmm - these don't seem to be consistent impressions of the same track. For context here, I love this track but it is well documented on GK by the golf director himself that they are seeking new solutions to maintenance problems here. And with drought and all, things had been pretty dry up until recently.

Driving up, course still looked pretty dry but a ted greener than of late - this panoramic view of the course conditions that you get from the club house was pretty much confirmed upon closer inspection. Turf conditioning is improved overall, with more pad under the ball and the fairways are pretty much clear of any in-growth. Bermuda all the way. That said, it's 50/50 lush versus drier so it's still on the firm side and the ball travels a long way on the ground. A few fairways were recently slit-cut in areas and that was the first sign I got that maintenance is ongoing.

Rough is pretty much non-existent everywhere except around the greens, as it has been for living memory. So there are some iffy lies to be had and no two ways about it, the reason to avoid the rough is not because it's long and penal, but because it's funky thin and penal. Hitting off dirt is not unexpected here. Tees are fine and the sand replacements on the front 9 mentioned on GK by Scott Flowers are visible and much welcomed. Most fairway traps though remain clay and hard-packed.

Either they are getting prepped for green maintenance or they are punting on doing a full aeration for now, but at least 2/3 of the greens showed a light sanding (probably applied in the last 6-10 days) and about 7 or 8 had been slit-cut (16 appeared to have been done very recently, maybe in the last few days). There were few un-repaired ball marks and they were on the firm and fast side, but I thought they were pretty bobbly with the remnant sand and slits.
Also, pins were near edges or tucked on slopes suggesting they were keeping play away from the majority of surfaces in prep for more maintenance.

Clearly they are working towards improvements. but the course remains on the dry and firm side with conditions less than ideal for the most part. I would rate about 6 overall.
I played Sunday and will have to go against previous reviews. I thought conditions were fairly dismal. Yes, the bermuda is going dormant, but that is not the issue with the turf here. The soil remains largely compacted and hard throughout the fairways and rough leading to rock-hard bounces, thin tight lies and bare spots where you are hitting off dirt at times (especially in the 'rough').

Add to this the greens have been slit-cut fairly recently - and although they were lightning fast, they were bobbly because of the slits. From either a visual or physical standpoint, the course is not in a condition that justifies the green fees IMO at the present time.
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