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joined the legendary greenskeeper review team for a great outing in the desert on 1/14. it was a perfect day for golf, sunny with minimal wind. desert willow is known for it's immaculate conditions and beautiful bunkers, and it did not disappoint. bag was loaded up quickly onto the cart which had a convenient divider which is a great addition for those playing with partners from different households. interestingly though in contrast to other golf clubs, the clubhouse is open for check in and shopping, putting green is open with regular cups, and there are rakes in the bunkers. all the staff from the bag check to golf course check-in to the starter were pleasant and friendly.

course itself was in fantastic condition, with the fairways and rough a lush emerald green. great carpet-like lies from everywhere in the fairway and rough was grown just enough so that your ball sat up but it would grab your club if you mi sh-t the ball a bit. tee boxes from the combos were nice and flat, well labeled. some diffuse divot damage on some par 3s were probably the only nit pick. fairway and greenside bunkers had a nice amount of sand in them, but there were a couple of greenside bunkers that were just a tiny bit thin. my own fault for ending up in them. greens were the biggest challenge of the course, running medium fast to fast, but rolling true with great coverage and minimal ball mark damage. two putts were often challenging and getting up and down required some well placed chips.

given the thread about layouts in the forums, though it's a challenging course that is kept immaculately, most of the par 4s seemed to blend together for me and even though it was a great day and great round, not a lot of holes stood out in my mind except the par 3s and maybe 9 and 18 (mostly for how poorly i scored on them). it wouldn't keep me from playing it again right away though, probably just means i need to play it more to figure out the subtleties on how to score.

thanks to john, kevin, and brian for a great round, hopefully i find more time to make it out to these events.
10 Likes.
second round of 2021 turned out to be a super windy trek through oak quarry. always one of my favorite tracks, but haven't been back since the pandemic price hikes. a friend wanted to try it out so ok whatever played early saturday morning, they have some nice new carts and everyone goes out in single carts. greg norman thing on gps but i didn't bother with it. 17th and 18th are now 1 and 2, which i'm sort of 'meh' to as you don't get to start near the range but i guess the old 17 and 16 make a better 1 and 18 than the previous.

conditions were excellent for winter. very nicely groomed and flat tee boxes throughout the blues. fairways are brownish dormant but still nicely playable, and the rough is green, making an interesting color contrast which is usually the other way around. rough is light, cut low, and easy to play out of. greens were receptive and putted smooth, medium speed, with minimal ball marks. fringe areas were kept up nicely. in a nice surprise, the greenside bunkers actually had some decent sand in them that was nice to play out of, which is not the usual around this track. a nice improvement.

the winds picked up fiercely after the sun came up though, making club selection difficult, and even standing still to hit the ball was difficult due to wind gusts. never played when it was so windy here, putts were getting blown offline. hit a couple of 300 yd drives and also a few <200. felt like all the par 5s (new 10,14,18) were all into the wind making things especially difficult. POP was <4h as a foursome as should be expected teeing off before 7am. wind killed my score quite a bit as i usually do okay around here, but i still made par on the signature hole #16 so i'm good.

a bit too pricey to recommend at rack weekend morning rates ($161 at 7am next saturday egads) but if you can find a deal it's a fun course. hopefully the wind doesn't bite you in the ass.
10 Likes.
first round of 2021 at maderas. trying to get back into it after taking it easy due to some epicondylitis in right elbow. pro shop is closed, and on check in they charge a $5 covid sanitation fee. seems kind of nickel and dimey to me, for a high end club like this, just include it in your greens fees. that was the last negative though, as the course is in great condition. very nice range with included range balls and starter was friendly. front 9 was wide open, didn't run into anyone until green on 8. had to wait a bit on the back but still finished in 3.5H. fairways are deep green and firm so lots of roll out on tee shots especially if you hit certain slopes. very nice dormant rough so you get the beautiful brown/green contrast. tee boxes were all level and flat. fringes were tight and greens rolled smooth. they were firm and approaches were difficult to hold. greens are the biggest challenge here for me, always large with multiple undulations and tiers, making 2 putts and up and downs challenging. bunkers were filled with nice soft sand and actually had rakes! i haven't seen a rake in months. carts have nice gps and plush seats. always a pleasure to play here, wish it was closer to me.
11 Likes.
Played mid morning here today. Really need to stop playing golf out here in Corona. Just ridiculously long rounds (5h10min) and bad winter conditions just like dos lagos last week. Fairways are brown and dormant which means that there is a teeny layer of brown dead grass. Which in Corona target golf land means that your ball runs forever and usually ends up out of bounds. Hole 3, 5, 9 your drives will run out and there are sand bags or fences but it just doesn't work. There is no rough. Tee boxes were OK from blue. There was actually grass on fringe and greens ran medium fast but were pretty bumpy. Would have enjoyed it if I wasn't waiting on every shot. 5+ is just too long.
6 Likes.
met up with a friend here late morning wednesday. this course is probably the cheapest in the south corona corridor so it gets pretty packed. by late morning there was already a wait for carts and they were running about 10-15 minutes behind the tee schedule. check in was generally friendly though when i showed up 10 minutes before my tee time at the counter they asked me to come back in 5-10 minutes to check in because they were behind. a minor annoyance. Much worse was the POP. waiting on most every shot and after four hours we were still on hole 14. when we got to 15 tee there was a group on the green and two groups on the tee so we just gave up. would have been on track for a 5+ hour round. fairways are fast and hard but they are all spray painted green, there isn't any actual green grass on the fairway. no rough, that's just brown grass. some tee boxes were ok, some really shaggy and #3 was very wet. greens were the only saving grace and in really good condition. it's not a terrible course, but i won't play here again with that pace of play. personally would prefer it if they just spaced out the tee times and raised the rates if they have to.
9 Likes.
Played here mid morning with a friend from the IE. Hadn't been out here in about 8 to 10 years I imagine. Had good memories when it was run by the scpga. Clubhouse was closed, directed you to check in at the golf cart shack. Went pretty easy and quick, were directed right out. Greenskeeper lists that the greens were aerated 9/17 but the greens showed no traces of punching or sand. Champions was closed. Not sure what to make of it, I didn't see anyone to ask as I was leaving.

Course was in green, but very overwatered condition. Not nearly as nice as the previous review. Tee boxes were a bit shaggy, some mounded. Fairways also shaggy and pretty wet with a lot of wet spots, mud tracks, and even puddles. Don't hit your shot fat. Minimal roll on Drives. Rough was grown out to maybe 2 to 3 inches, a good length to penalize for hitting it in there. I was not in any bunkers but they looked wet, rocky, and hard. Greens were in good condition, rolled medium fast and true. Again soft and moist with your ball making a deep mark. Tons of construction on the course, looks like they are planning a lot of home developments here as I saw a lot of home lots being graded. Beaumont overall looks like just a huge track home development. POP was about 3.5 hours. Moderately interesting layout, nothing particularly stands out, but I'd still recommend if in the area.
9 Likes.
Played here mid morning. Usually this place is fine but they are now charging a $15 additional single rider cart fee which is not listed on their online booking engine even though the time states that it includes a cart. Low brow move for a supposed high end course. Usually check in guys are friendly, it's really not that complicated but this guy was kind of confrontational and annoying.

Anyway course was in fair condition. Tee boxes were pretty roughed up from the blues, a lot of divot damage and crabby grasses. Fairways were in good condition, a bit brown but playable. Sand is new, fluffy and bright. Best spot. Greens were okay, ran medium speed and soft. Number 4 green is in terrible shape, not sure what happened, it's pretty much putting through dirt.

Pace of play was AWFUL, five hours, longest I've spent on the golf course in some time. No marshal. Stay away from this place if they are going to nickel and dime for carts and not enforce any pace of play standards.
9 Likes.
heard this place opened back up so wanted to check it out. last time i was here must have been over 12 or 13 years so i didn't remember much. clubhouse and cantina is just a large trailer. lots of construction noticeable everywhere. easy check-in and grab a cart. other than masks and pvc pipe in the holes, no other special precautions. starter mentioned the reason the course reopened was that the city wouldn't allow construction on the apartments on the property unless the golf course reopened. presumably the fight has lasted years or so, but i don't know if that's true or just rumour.

course is in pretty good shape, but overwatered. teeboxes were clean, fairly level, with good coverage. fairways were overwatered and had a lot of muddy cart track marks on them especially on the front 9. some wet and muddy lies in certain areas. back was better. sand was wet with good coverage, rough was a crapshoot. greens were the highlight, super soft but rolled quite well, medium speed. felt good to roll a few putts in. interesting layout, fairly forgiving off the tee but some approaches were tough. played through a few groups for a POP of 3h. a nice round, worth it to check out.
7 Likes.
Played a late afternoon round last week. Course was in better condition than last several times I had been. Got off about 10 minutes earlier than our tee time, single carts available. Range and putting green open. Golf shop still open. Played the blues, but many of the markers were at the black tees due to some tee maintenance going on. Other than the maintenance the tee boxes were generally in good condition, no complaints. Fairways were a bit thin, just a touch of brown in places but overall coverage is good and never a bad lie. Bunkers both fairway and grrenside had a good layer of decent sand. Not really much rough to speak of here. Greens rolled pretty well and speed was medium fast to my liking, but some had a lot of 'pock marks,' repaired marks but for some reason just didn't heal well or something. Those were slower and bumpier, eg hole 5 and 16. POP was 3 1/2 hours and we moved pretty well. I recommend playing here if you can get the resident or a slightly discounted rate.
13 Likes.
played late morning yesterday here. not too much to add from previous review which is pretty accurate. check in is quick and starter has been efficient and friendly last couple times i've been here. course is definitely overwatered, a lot of wet spots out there even after the course starts drying out. i disagree on the tee boxes, IMO they were in very rough shape from the blues, lots of brown areas, big unrepaired divots, uneven lies. really should be cleaned up for this level of course. fairways had good coverage, just a few soggy spots and your ball would occasionally be muddy. rough was in good shape. bunkers were terrible, hard packed sand that appears to be maintained minimally. greens are in good condition and ran well but are slow just like the babe. over 6800 from the blues mostly because of four long par 4's and not a lot of roll on the wet fairways, so your drive better be on. POP was a bit over 4 hrs.
9 Likes.
haven't been out here in a while since they raised prices significantly after the pandemic hit. back out here at noon, it is HOT out there. Check in was fairly standard, covid so can't go in to the club house, check in at the door. Single carts available. GPS was turned off on all them though, which kind of sucks if you don't know the course. Starter was friendly in getting us out.

Course was in pretty decent shape except for the greens which were extremely slow due to recent verticutting. Breaks were also inconsistent as a result. Took me a good amount of time to get used to it. Tee boxes from the blues were always fine to play from, fairways were a touch thin but always good coverage. Bunkers were hard and full of rocks as is usual for this course, usually the weak point. Fringe areas were well maintained. Pace of play was a touch over 4:15, which is painful when it's hot out. No marshals, i think we saw the drink cart once early in the round.

Still one of my favorite layouts, if you haven't played it i'd say definitely time to get out there especially if it cools down a bit or you can get a good rate.
10 Likes.
Played a noon round here midweek. A bit of a drive but I feel it's worth it. They used to take your clubs down from the parking lot but you got to do it yourself in covid times. Included range balls and good short game area so you can arrive early and practice. Friendly check in and starter, complimentary waters at the starter shack. I enjoy the fun and varied layout, the course is not perfectly lush as in spring but still very good. A windy day made things a bit more challenging. Tee boxes in good condition from the blacks, level and trimmed. Some were just a bit soggy from overwatering. Fairways also good to hit from, just a few holes like 16 were a bit brown. Rough was short, even, not really too penal. Greenside bunkers, though a bit inconsistent (some wet some dry) were well maintained and had good sand, easy to hit from. Greens were running medium fast speed. Greens on the front 9 were sanded though. Good pop at 3.5 hours after our 3some played through a slow 4. Always enjoy coming out here. Still wish #13 was a 5 instead of a 4 though.
9 Likes.
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