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Wish I could've joined the Gker crew in the desert. I had a buddy who wanted to play for his bday yesterday and we were on time constraints.

Course was very busy. Paid the rack rate $75, which seems a bit over priced for Serranos, but it's one of my favorite courses in SoCal, so it was worth it. POP was deplorable. 3hrs front nine and then it picked up on the back and was 2.25hrs. Total 5.25hrs, waiting most every shot and long waits on the par3's.

Course is in pretty good shape. Teeboxes were all pretty good. Couple of them were not level, but didn't pose too much of an issue. Fairways in the landing areas were all very good. They've done some "turf reduction" it seems and are letting some of the grass go dead in many areas that you shouldn't be in, anyway. I had good lies all day.

I didn't hit any bunkers, but they seemed playable. Never heard a complaint from the other members in our group. But they did place it a couple of times.

Greens were all very receptive of shots. Nice and soft. They putted well for the most part, but it really seemed like the grounds crew yanked on the hole a little too hard when they were making the cups. They all seemed to have a "crown" around them and the ball would break away from the cup at slow speed during the last 3-4 inches of the putt. Very frustrating, nobody made hardly any putts!!

Covid measures: masks in and around the clubhouse, pool noodles in the cups, no beverage cart and cash only at the snack bar.

Customer service was just fine and I just love this course, great layout and a good test from the blues (they didn't have the black tees out, I wouldn't have played them anyway, but wanted to make note).
6 Likes.
Played yesterday, Labor Day. Teetime at 1:20 and went out about 10mins early. POP was actually great for this place, finished in 4hrs. Surprisingly not too busy for a holiday. $50 to ride and I walked for $36, not bad for a holiday. Have to book a foursome riding online and then they reimburse you if someone doesn't show or if you don't want the cart.

Conditions remain playable for this place. It doesn't ever seem to be outstanding, but it's not deplorable. Teeboxes had ok coverage, but some aren't very level. Fairly easy to find a decent place to tee it up. Fairways were rather long and "patchy", especially on the front nine. Back nine fairways were much nicer. Bunkers were in playable condition all around. Soft sand for the most part, so you were able to place it a decent spot if you were in a footprint or area that's normally raked. Greens were soft and held shots very well. They were a little bumpy and had tons of ball marks, but it wasn't a huge distraction and everyone made some nice putts. Didn't see the beverage cart, not sure if they have one here? Snack bar open at the turn, plus we brought our own beverages.

Covid precautions were weird. Masks at check in then not required elsewhere. They have a weird driving range system. You need to sign up online and pay $12 for unlimited balls. They have range "sessions" and the next one started at 1pm, so we didn't have time to hit balls. Very strange. Tons of people hanging outside the entrance to the bar, no social distancing or masks on. Just sitting there drinking beers and chatting it up.

Now the super strange part: we took my father along for the ride as this was literally my first round playing with my two older brothers (my oldest just started playing 6 months ago and he's a natural). Plus, we just buried my grandfather (my dad's dad) on Sunday, so we thought it would be a good destraction for my dad (he used to play a lot, but bad shoulders have sidelined him for a couple of years). So after playing the front nine without any problems, one of the staff (name withheld, not important here) came out to the tenth teebox to say my dad needed to leave immediately. The "manager" said it was due to their Covid restrictions and they didn't allow 5 people in the same group. We didn't put up much of a fight and I tried to reason with him about the passing of my grandfather, but it didn't help, so off my dad went, he drove separately and my parents live very close. So we were very bummed but didn't let it get us down. However, we come off the 16th green and I noticed 5 ladies playing in the same group coming off the 13th green. HMMM!! Seems to go against their 5 person policy? yet, the ladies were able to play as a fivesome. Very poor policy management system!! I've already written an email this morning to Meadowlark, haven't received a response yet, and I doubt I will. Enough of my rant, I will avoid this course if I can help it.
6 Likes.
Played yesterday, Sunday. Online teetime $40, plus $12 for the cart. 1:20teetime. Younger guy in the proshop was all alone, crazy. He was staging carts, working the register and answering the phone. Hard working kid, wow. Had to wait a little bit for our cart, but no big deal. POP was about 4.5hrs. We waited quite a bit, especially on the back nine. But, overall, not too bad for a weekend.

Teeboxes remain an issue, just unlevel and bumpy. Tough to find a perfect spot, but they weren't a total disaster.

Found one bunker and it was just fine. Amazing they can keep these things in this condition without the rakes.

Fairways were still very good to excellent. There was some brown and dead patches occasionally, but 80% of the fairways were darn near perfect. I had a lot of great lies.

Rough is really not a problem here, easy to find your ball and advance. Otherwise it's in the dirt patches and turf reduction areas.

Greens were very receptive and soft. They putted well for the most part, but they were getting bumpy.

Saw beverage cart once.

Overall, had a great time. I thoroughly like this course layout and always have a good time at Oside.
8 Likes.
Played Sunday, 8/16 used underpar, so $100 ea. Reasonable rate for the weekend. Tee off at 11:15. Service was great, they take your clubs down from the drop area. They let us take our coolers with adult beverages, maybe because there is no snack bar nor a beverage cart right now? We were with the wives again, so won't comment on POP, we were definitely the hold up, ugh!! Marshal was definitely on us the whole front nine. Not saying anything to upset us, just making his presence known and made my sister-in -law a little uncomfortable and rushed, but she does need to pick up the pace. Oh well.

Course in overall good to very good shape. Fairways were very nice!! Perfect cushion, nice roll out and bottles of sand on the cart, which helps. There were some brown thin areas, but not really where you should've been.

Traps were all very nice, actually. Since no rakes, they have them a little wet and a little firm, but easy to get out and you didn't leave huge footprints. They're doing a great job with these right now. Must be tough to maintain this way.

Greens were nice. Putted smooth with perfect speed. Held all shots very well, in fact you could really be agressive with the chips as they would bite very well.

Rough wasn't too bad, I hit a lot of fairways, so really didn't notice it too much. They have quite a bit of waste areas, now, so you might find some tough lies in those areas.

Teeboxes were just fine, no issues. Not perfect, but I didn't have any problems on the blue tees.

Service all around was great!! Cleaned your clubs after the round and took them up to the loading area while I brought the car around to pick everyone up. Great day and I'd recommend right now, especially if you can get a good deal. If it wasn't so hot, we would've tried to play at least another nine holes, it's unlimited with the underpar deal.
8 Likes.
PLayed yesterday, 8/14 tee off at 1:20. $35 online rate and then an extra $12 ea for the cart. So $47 total. POP was just fine at 4.25hrs, we were a little on the slow side playing with the wives and all(they like to chat and take their time,ugh).

Course is in about as good of condition as I've ever seen it. About the only thing lacking was the teeboxes, they were a little uneven with divot damage so you needed to take and extra few seconds to fine a good spot.

Fairways were darn near perfect in all the areas that you should've been. They were soft and mowed perfectly, offering a an appropriate little roll out and great hitting surface to hit your next shot.

Greens were fabulous!! They were a little on the wet side, so they held shots very well (my brother's shot into 9 stuck in it's own pitch mark). Yet, they were still very quick and held perfect lines.

Rough is rather non existant any longer on most holes. It gets high on a few holes, but for the most part it's not a problem to hit from or you are in some dirt areas where they did the turf reduction.

Found one bunker and it was just fine. A little damp and compact, but no problem getting out.

Course is playing fantastic right now. They are fixing the teebox issues it looks like, so if they keep up the rest of the course in this condition, it should be playing very well for awhile. Get on out there!!!
6 Likes.
Played yesterday, Sunday, with a group of 12 of us. Teetime was 10am, POP was 4.5hrs, quite a bit of waiting, course was pretty crowded.

Teeboxes were average, fairly level, but they had quite a bit of divot damage and a mixture of grasses running through them. Didn't have much issue finding a decent place to tee it up, but just took an extra minute here and there.

Fairways were not good at all. Most of the guys in my group would bump it in the fairway, I played it down and got burned a couple of times, but oh well. They were often wet, a lot of cart path only, and just had a lot of poor lies all day.

Rough wasn't very penal, I didn't find much of it all day, but I didn't have any problems with it.

Traps were just fine, I found two fairway bunkers. I didn't hit any greenside bunkers, so I can't speak on those. The fairway bukers were easy to hit from.

Greens were definitely the highlight. About the only thing on the course that didn't have any complaints. They were very receptive and rolled very well. Moderately fast, definitely watch out on the down hillers. A solid 8/10 on the greens for sure ,where everything else was just 5/10 at best.

Saw the beverage cart a few times. Snack bar open. Bar aread closed. $7.25 for a Sculpin can is a little steep, so beware.

We paid $65 with a cart through the golf group that I played with, I think they call themselves Mesa Golf Club? They have a game every two weeks, I will play with them more often for sure, great group of golfers and a pleasure to play with.
7 Likes.
Played Saturday, 8/1. Walked on as a single, put my name in around 1:50 and teed off at 2:45, not too bad at all. Got paired up with a threesome of locals who were great to play with, very fun group.

Persistent fog all day. Course is in good shape right now. Teeboxes were a little chewed up, but fairly level and not too difficult to find a good spot for the tee. Fairways were generally very good to excellent. Good cushion, decent roll and great coverage. Had good lies most all day. Rough was mowed down, not penal at all, easy to advance. Found one bunker and it was in good shape. A little compact, but soft underneath, no problem getting out. I thought the greens were in great shape. Receptive to well struck shots and they rolled very smooth and at a consistent pace, slightly faster than usual. Customer service was just fine, beverage cart was out and the starter Mike is always a pleasure. POP was just fine today, thanks goodness, about 4.5hrs which is not too bad for Nado. Get on out there if you can.
6 Likes.
Played yesterday, Sunday, using underpar deal for $88 for two. I bought two vouchers, so with the service charge, it's $45ea. Good deal for a Sunday at 12:45pm teetime. We teed off about 15mins late and had a pretty bad POP at 5hrs. No marshall out there and it's the weekend, so it's about what you'd expect for the POP in the middle of the day.

Course was in good condition overall, seems better now than in the past. Teeboxes were pretty chewed up on the par3's, but all the others were just fine. Fairways were hit and miss, some bare spots and some divot damage, but for the most part, I had good lies all day and they offered some roll. Traps were pretty bad, lots of rocks and weeds, so we played that you could pickup your ball and place it to a good lie, no rakes of course. Rough wasn't too penal, it was short and fairly easy to hit from. Lots of dormant rough. Greens definitely the highlight. They held shots very well and were smooth and fast. Arguably the best I've seen these greens in 5yrs. Customer service just fine, bare minimum. The beverage cart girl came around 3 times and she was very friendly. Overall an easy recommend right now, especially if you can get it for the underpar deal (mon-wed you can get a free replay).
12 Likes.
Holy Cow. What an awesome day. Played yesterday, 7/23. Thanks to new friend Louis Noriega ("Lou") for the invite out to this special place. (Lou played a lot of competitive golf throughout his whole life and he's a complete "stick", hits the ball on the screws every shot!!)

This is an old school layout, original William Watson design with Billy Bell remodel way back in the day. Everything was lush throughout the course. Teeboxes were perfect, level and absolutely no problem quickly finding a great place to tee it up. Although Lou said they are staring a complete remodel on them next year, we laughed at that.

Fairways were absolutely stunning. All bermuda and perfectly mown, just like carpet. Ball sat up perfectly and they still provided some good roll. They are mounded all over the place, rarely a flat lie, adding to the challenge of the course. It's like the dunes of Pismo Beach, if you're dead in the middle, you will get a flatter lie than towards the sides of the fairways.

I Missed a couple of fairways and the rough wasn't too penal today. We were told it's normally a lot longer, but they had just mowed it down to reasonable lengths. Lots of trees and they lost about 160 of them during that freak "superstorm" a few years ago in 2017. Stay in the fairways!!

Found two bunkers and they were absolutely perfect. No problems even without being raked from Covid.

The greens were unbelievable!! Held shots very well and hardly a ball mark to be found, the members take great care of these greens. They were fairly fast, 11.5-12 on the stimp, I believe. But they get faster. Just like the fairways, they are subtly mounded all over the place. I maybe had one straight put the entire day. They are diabolical!!! need some local knowledge. And they are very fast, must respect!!

Customer service was fantastic. The guys in the proshop were great. Easy check in. $100 guest fee to walk (I think its another $22 to ride, but it's an easy course to walk). Course was very busy, but POP was still around 4hrs, no waiting on the back nine at all. A little waiting on the front, mainly the par 3's as they are very difficult and long. Can't wait to return, worth every bit of the guest fee. If anyone invites you, drop everything like I did (I literally had an hour advanced noticed and bolted from work immediately), and get out there.
10 Likes.
Finally got to play after a long hiatus, at least a month just been too busy lately. Teeoff at 7:30am, so we show up and have a nice breakfast on the patio at Tobey's and then the crapshow started when we went to check in well ahead of our teetime. My resident card expired and now I can't renew it in person??? What the heck, I need to renew it online??? So I start trying to renew it online with my phone following very confusing instructions. Couldn't get it done after 15 minutes of trying, so I had to pay the $53 non-resident rate, even though I have my proper ID proving my residency. Thank god I wasn't trying to play Torrey, but needless to say, $12 is $12, so I went to the first tee very bitter. I played extremely well, so it didn't bother me, but the conditions on the course followed the poor conditions in the proshop.

Tees were not very level, had to search for a good spot.

Fairways were rather beat up and pretty wet. I only missed one fairway all day and had adequate lies most of the time, but caught a few bad breaks along the way, too. Some thin lies, bare dirt, some wet, etc. Visually had different colors, as well.

Didn't find any bunkers, so I don't know how they were.

The greens held most shots if you struck it very well. They were fairly hard for the most part and expect about 3-5 yds of roll if you're not hitting an 8iron or less and it better be struck with some spin. They were also bumpy for the most part causing some putts to go offline.

Not much rough to speak of, just some patchy crab grass and they had just mowed the thick stuff.

snack shop at the turn open, very friendly. Saw cart girl once at 12th hole but she was in a normal golf cart with a cooler, i thought it was the marshal with water because they cut out the water fountains because of the Vid, but she was "selling" water. Come on, if you're gonna cut out the water fountains, you should have someone out there with some cups of water, it's a tough walk and it was a hot and humid morning.

POP was ridiculous, 5hrs when we teed off at 7:30am. Group in front of us was two holes behind the whole time, they were slow as snot and no marshal in sight. I didn't want to say anything to the group in front of us and cause a ruckus, so bit my lip for 4hrs.

Epic fails by the staff on this muni today. Not worth the $53 to walk right now. If anyone has tips on renewing the resident card online, please let me know in an email. thanks
6 Likes.
PLayed yesterday, Friday, 5/8 with 1:15 teetime. Just me and my brother went out as a twosome. Played Stonehouse/Oaks. Course is darn good shape all around. Nothing outstanding, but everything a solid 7/10. Check in was easy, paid the 20$ cart fee when we arrived. Starter got us out a little early. They had 15mins spacing, so POP was great, 1.5hrs on Stonehouse and then 2hrs on Oaks as we encountered a slow twosome, so we played the par 3s twice.

Teeboxes were nice and level, not much divot damage at all.

Fairways had great coverage. never a bad lie all day.

Greens were good, held shots well. but they were a little bumpy. perfect speed, not too fast and not too slow.

Rough was pretty brutal. Thick and lush. tough to advance the ball properly. Rip a 5-7 iron and hope for the best.

We played the bunkers as GUR, I was in two and my lies were impossible without being raked.

Customer service was good. Saw beverage girl twice. We were asked to put our mask back on by the road crossing, but otherwise they didn't hassle us. Impossible playing with a mask on when it's 90degrees heat.

All and all a great day. $35 green fee online plus $20 for the cart is an excellent deal for this course. I really like the Stonehouse/Oaks combo. Great layout. Stoked we can play again.
9 Likes.
I met my brother out at the Springs RV resort again over the weekend and had a blast. Conditions are pretty much identical to my last review, but the greens were a little slower. They are not holding shots right now, either. The course is very playable. Fairways were very nice. The bunkers were not in very good shape due to the Covid no rake situation, but they were still playable for the most part. Teeboxes were good, nice and level. Not much rough to speak of. Lots of people out there, but everyone played fast and kept their distance. They weren't pairing anyone up that didn't know each other, so my brother and I played as a twosome both days. $44 with a cart for all you can play, not a bad deal.

This is the only course open in SoCal right now as far as I know. We stayed at the Borrego Springs Resort (which the golf course is closed permanently), but the hotel is nice. Great pool and jacuzzi and they had a dinner special delivered to your room, very accommodating. Beautiful little town and the golf is certainly fun. Definitely not a destination course, but worth playing if you're out there or are going stir crazy like I was. Had to get out of the house.
10 Likes.
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