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Played Muni on 1/18. Some maintenance going on, verticut fairways were quite bumpy. Greens look to be getting back to too firm and cut too short.

Still a fun course in pretty good shape, just be prepared for some maintenance for a couple of weeks.
8 Likes.
Played in the Golf Moose outing on 11/27/23. I have played LC a dozen or so times over the last decade, and this was the best I have ever seen it. Greens were perfect, fast and treacherous in spots. Fairways were great. Only very small negative - the low spots in bunkers could use a bit more sand as I did hit the deck on a couple of shots. But generally, bunkers were nice as well - just a case of people raking away from the bottom rather than pushing sand into it.

It was a great day, thanks to JohnnyGK for running another great outing.

If LC was closer to my home, it would be worth considering a membership. Great 27 holes, nice conditions, good range, nice practice greens and chipping areas. Nice clubhouse and facilities as well. Highly recommended.
10 Likes.
I also played Goose in the GK Plays event on 11/17. Quick summary - amazing.

BigHitter summed it up well. I didn't have any of the aeration mark issues that he had, I was fully in control of missing my own putts. I did get in a few bunkers, and they were in outstanding conditions.

GO TO GOOSE CREEK NOW. Public golf doesn't get much better than this.
9 Likes.
Played SC Muni on 10/12 on a gorgeous October day. Course is supposed to be 3 weeks post aeration, but I saw no evidence. Greens looked great other than the attack of the ball marks.

Otherwise, standard SC Muni conditions, better condition than most courses but signs of constant play are obvious. I will say the bunkers were very nice, I saw plenty of them today.

Still the best bargain in the OC.
11 Likes.
Played CC in the afternoon of 08/28/23. I see Wendy was across town at Redhawk. I will agree, it was brutally hot. I got a little goofy midround, so I kept pouring cold water on my head which kept me going.

Course is really great right now. Greens are soft and smooth, a bit slower than expected as they are not cutting short in the heat. Really nice though. Fairways were almost all great. Rough is nasty nasty nasty. If you could find your ball, hacking it out was tough. Miss the green into the rough and it was so tough to get it close (I was 0 for 6 getting up and down chipping), all you can do is hack and hope.

As good as I have ever seen it out here. Great layout. Highly recommended. Wish it was closer than a 70 minute drive for me.
9 Likes.
Back out to my favorite SoCal public track early on 8/8/23. Standing out on the new #1 tee, you get a beautiful view of #1 and #2. Immaculate conditions. Beautiful grass. Pristine white sand bunkers.

And they got me. After #2 reality sets in. The owners and/or staff just do not care. Once you are past #2, half the bunkers have sand, half are being completely ignored. If they do have sand, it is a historical relic and not an active attempt to maintain a functioning sand trap. They haven't been groomed in forever, and definitely have not been raked my maintenance in any recent fashion. Most are just filled with footprints, if the staff doesn't care, why should the players? I rated the bunkers as a 2, and that is being generous because I did get up and down from 2 of 3 today. Sounds great, but you have to play the ball up in the sand - it just is not fair otherwise. And as for the bunkers filled with weeds, you just have to move it to a spot where you can hit it and not break a wrist. And if you are playing with forged irons - just take it out of the bad bunkers and save yourself some rock dings.

As for the rest of the course, tees and rough is fine. Greens were not good today. Non-invasive aeration, very spongy, not been rolled in a long time - they were very inconsistent and bumpy.

Great layout. It could be (and should be) an amazing experience. But it is not.
13 Likes.
Played on 06/10/23. After dropping my daughters off at SoFi for a concert, I had a few hours of sunlight left, so I decided to try out Westchester.

Executive course in a highly populated area, but I must say it was better than expected. Greens were very good which was amazing consider the amount of play out here. Fairways were decent, although goose poop is a common find. Watching the family of hawks on #2 catch a critter was some surprise entertainment, as was the group of 20-somethings two groups ahead that stopped after #2 to have a nice little smoke break.

I forgot a glove, so I played terrible, but Westchester was a fun little course on which to spend some time.
6 Likes.
Played Glen Ivy on 6/8/23. Weber pretty much tells the story, conditions are pretty good out here now. Greens are pretty good. They've definitely been working on them, some patched areas, but in general everything was smooth other than unfixed ball marks.

Fairways were nice. Good coverage, not too short, actually playable. Bunkers were in very good shape.

JC is doing good out here. Add Glen Ivy back to the rotation. Recommended.
11 Likes.
Played SC Muni on 5/11. One month after aeration, and I'd say greens are at 80% recovered. Still a bit bumpy in some spots, but most of it is running pretty good.

Outside of that, the course is in great shape. Beautiful day today, and great views at SC Muni.
8 Likes.
Played at Rancho Goose Poopquin on 4/27. POP surprising good, 4:10 mid day.

Quite an improvement out here. It is still RSJ, don't confuse it with Goose Creek despite the abundance of geese. Greens were very good, borderline great. Fairways and tees were better than I've ever seen them out here. Still some bad areas, but generally the coverage was very good and consistent. Miss the fairway, and you could get anything.

Actually a really good bargain right now compared to all the $1xx golf courses in the OC.
6 Likes.
Played 4/10 right before the 4/11-4/12 aeration. They did have temporary greens ready for aeration, but I don't know how long those will be in play for.

I will say the greens were not quite as firm as my last time here. This time I could get short irons to stay on greens. Chipping was difficult as the ball would not bite on the putting surface, and with the kikuyu fringe you can't land it there or it would just stop dead. Greens were rolling quite well with old ballmarks being the only issue.

The rest of the course is in very good shape. Looking forward to getting the aeration done and hopefully getting the greens back to their usual playable glory.
8 Likes.
Also played in the 3/13/23 GolfMoose outing. This is the best I've ever seen Los Coyotes, the rain has helped. Greens were really nice, just stay on the downhill side of the cup. They had some pin placements that made being above the cup really difficult.

Rough was really thick in places. Fairways nice. Bunkers quite good. The snails were huge.

Highly recommended. Thanks Johnny for setting up another great outing.
12 Likes.
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