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Had a great time with a fellow GKer despite playing horribly, the course is aesthetically beautiful but I did not enjoy the layout. Which is bizarre because apparently the same designer did Indian Wells which I love. My only complaint was visually off the tee, from back tees, it was a little absurd. Unless you had played there previously you wouldn’t know where to go. 18 for example, the tee showed a sliver of fairway. Another tee showed none at all. To me, this type of course is less enjoyable than a course like Classic Club where it is all in front of you. This is the opinion of one man but as far as the course itself, it is a steal at the price and conditions are very nice.
Played 4/22 as one of the first groups out. Masks required, cup is sticking out of the ground... Conditions are hard to explain... The greens are mowed but seemed to not be rolled very well but putted OK and were lush. The fairways were very nice. Now the part that led to a roughly 6 hour round... The rough is us open ish. If you ball rolls into it its gone unless you step on it. It appears that they just started moving and as you know from cutting grass, you cannot cut off 6 inches at a time. Range IS open which is nice... It was simply nice to be out.
I was supposed to play South but ended up we were booked for the north. Not a big deal as I have played both and they are both fun and challenging, obviously being an SD Res helps that no worries attitude. From the moment I walked from the parking lot, the first thing I thought was "I wow, the course looks really brown." On closer inspection some of that appears to be because they might be cutting the kikuyu grass down really low so that the base isnt too thick. I am no greens keeper so I am only speculating but I have played courses what the kikuyu base was deep and was an injury waiting to happen. That being said, this was only 50% of the issue. There were bald spots in the fairway, bare spots in the rough and all over. I remember thinking it looked like the Body of Torrey wearing the clothes of Admiral Baker South. In all honesty I have never seen Torrey this bad before and have no clue how they are going to have it ready for Farmers Open. I am sure they will but I won't be playing it until after. POP was just under 5 hours which is not uncommon at TP. Course was very soft due to rough and green side grasses being cut super short, bunkers had good sand but needed more respect from players playing out of them. Non residents, do not go. Greens were a bit shaggy but rolled nicely. Player tip, its easy to over read greens here, for some reason they just dont break that much.
Played Friday Oct 5 as a single. Walked up to starter, was 4th on list and got out in under 20 minutes. They had a shotgun tournament so we were last group (all the singles at once)... Course conditions were nice, greens a tad on slow side from what I am use to but rolled nice. Fairways were nice, rough wasnt very penal but def took spin off the ball. Funny as I was trying to decide where to play, I read a reviewer that said "there was surprisingly a lot of sand at the top of the bunker" and it struck me as an odd comment until I missed the green right and just about lost my ball because the sand at the top is deep and light... The ultimate plug.
Played here again on 11-8-16 ... Course was in great shape, greens have fully healed and are running perfect. My only gripe and as I have said in my last post was, the course runs wet. Not all of it but portions and also the greens, for me and my game, that hurts. However, knowing this will make me play it different next time. Greens are soft and damp so your ball will check up MUCH faster.
11-4-16 Played front 9 for a little quicky at 9am. My first time playing here and I really like it. The greens rolled great and the course is plenty difficult. A lot of blind shots so I think I will play it better next time. That being said, I had fun, fairways were nicer than I would have expected, bunkers were as well, and greens were very nice. Maybe I was expecting less and got more but enjoyable round.
Played in tournament 10-21. Course was in decent shape, greens (prob 2 weeks from punch) healing so they were slow and bumpy, a couple holes were WET WET #1 and #10. Over all it was a pleasurable experience.
Play in a tournament Sunday 8-21 teeing off at 11... The course is in decent shape. There are a lot of different types of grass out here. Fairways have grass and are nice, Greens roll pretty true and have some pace to them, bunker sand varies depending on which one you are in... some are wet some are dry. Worth the money to play
Standard Maderas. Greens were a little slower than usual but in perfect condition. I am sure the speed was due to the heat. They were not slow, just not fast either.
Same as last time. They will be punching next week. I have no clue what type of punch they are doing so I couldnt tell you what to expect. I have a love hate relationship with this course. but it is always in great condition.
Played sunday 3-13 for my gk match play. Played the south + east ... It is a good course, not great, but that is not because of conditions. The conditions were great but the layout is resort course ish like rancho las palmas imo. Nothing wrong with that, it just lacked a little character. However, I have been told we played the lesser combo as south + north is the way to go. Will play again.
Played afternoon round on 2-4-16. Overall, I liked playing it and would like to play it every so often but, for me, not as a member.
1. Perfect fairways fully grown in hybrid bermuda (my club is working toward this hybrid grows slow) with regular bermuda rough that is filled in and consistent.
2. Bunkers are good quality. Different type of sand but good.
3. GREENS... I have played SDCC plenty, I was a member at Stoneridge (they brag about greens), I have played every course that thinks their greens are Phil Mick's practice spot for masters... NONE of those courses have ever been even close to these when I played them. They were perfect and LIGHTNING

Cons- Really my only complaint and the course
1. A lot of the greens are elevated or hidden-ish. So, you don't get to see where your ball lands and how it reacts. When you are working on certain shots, these are things you want to know.

Overall, worth the experience and very enjoyable.
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