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Having an appointment in the Valley, decided I would try to play one of the Sepulveda Dam courses. Was actually hoping to get out on Balboa but ended up on Encino. Used to play here quite often when I lived in Westchester, but South OC to Encino is a long haul in traffic. Since it's been a while, I should have adjusted which tees I played, because many of the holes have become unreachable in regulation for me now. While the holes themselves are not all that demanding, just the length of some of the holes made scoring a rather daunting endeavor.

Course was in pretty nice condition overall. Greens better than expected - rolled well and had decent pace. Fairway coverage decent for the most part. I could always find a spot to tee it up without issue. Only in one bunker and it was fine. If/when I make the trip to the Valley, I hope to get on Balboa, but if I end up on Encino, I will PLAY IT FORWARD.
13 Likes.
Early morning round as usual on a surprisingly uncrowded Sunday. Guess everyone was staying home to watch the U S Open? Course is really nice condition right now. Greens have nice pace, but are still very receptive, even for my mediocre iron shots. Fairways are excellent, as are the bunkers, tee boxes. Truth is, the course is what it should have been all along. Hope they can maintain these conditions throughout the summer.
9 Likes.
Nice to get back out to Santa Anita, one of my favorite walking courses. Love the setting, and the interesting layout. Greens better than expected. a bit too firm for my liking, but still playable. Decent coverage in the fairways. Both bunkers I found had thin sand coverage. Rough was inconsistent. Sure, wish we had some of these old style traditional golf courses in Orange County. Also wish that we had a few courses with senior rates like LA County offers.
14 Likes.
Out early on a mild overcast morning, which is the norm during May/June now. Greens have recovered from the aeration and rolled fairly well. Decent pace. Fairways have food coverage. None of the bunkers had been raked yet, so difficult to be too critical of them. They had plenty of sand though. Few the tee boxes were rather beat up. Overall, however, conditions were very acceptable. Needless to say, dealing with Ruth in the pro shop is a joy and always makes things positive to begin the day.
10 Likes.
Nice to get back to Hemet. Because it's a long drive from home, I don't get out here very often, but always enjoy playing here. Staff as great and the price is reasonable, particularly compared to Orange County prices. Greens rolled very nicely (Or maybe it was because I made a bunch of putts?) fairways were decent for the most part, with a few areas needing attention. Bunkers were the worst part of the course, but overall, it was a positive experience. If I lived closer, I'd play here much more often. Recommend!
9 Likes.
First out on what has become a now typical morning of "May Gray" overcast. Not too crowded, which was a bit of a surprise. Both Courses right now are in very good condition as they prepare for the upcoming "Windmill Classic" next weekend. Greens not as quick as usual, but I suspect that will change as we approach next weekend. Fairways have great coverage, bunkers excellent as are the tee boxes.

The 13th green was damaged last week by some kids on E-bikes, which tore up the green quite a bit, but the repairs were done so well, there is not even a hint of the damage any longer. Nice job!
15 Likes.
As I had not played here for some time, was excited to return. What I failed to appreciate is that Father Time has made walking this course more demanding than I expected. So, a combination of fatigue and poor play made for a rather disappointing reunion. Conditions were not great, but playable. Greens were firmer than I remembered. Mostly decent coverage in the fairways. Despite my lousy play, found no bunkers.

Always found this course to be a fun challenging track, but when you play poorly, it becomes less than enjoyable. Still, recommend the course because it provides some interesting holes and is well priced (Senior rate) Just make certain you get out early, otherwise it can be a long day.
15 Likes.
Out early on an overcast, drizzly, typical "May Gray" morning. Not very crowded at all. Course is in overall nice condition. Greens are just now healing from the recent aeration. Fairways have good coverage. bunkers, tee boxes are just fine.

Funny thing is, I played here Sunday morning and only a couple holes were CPO, but today there were almost twice as many CPO holes? Nothing changed in three days? There is an upcoming "Windmill Tourney" so maybe they're trying to get the course in even better condition, to the detriment of the regular players.
7 Likes.
I have always thought of Recreation Park as one of my favorite municipal courses to play. While certainly not the best or most difficult of the Long Beach courses, it is just a fun relaxing track. Used to play here quire often when I lived in Westchester, but now living in Orange County, coupled with the cost now to play here, just don't have the desire to play here much anymore.

Last review was very accurate, although I did not find the greens all that inconsistent. Slower than I expected. Fairways were generally OK, some thin spots, but not a big deal. Only in one bunker and while it was rather thin as to the amount of sand, not an issue. Played early, so pace was reasonable, which has always been the case here. (But that's true probably everywhere) Enjoyed the round, and miss playing here, but given the distance from home and the prices now, only get out here on rare occassions
12 Likes.
Out early on a very nice morning, not so cold any longer, which is appreciated. Not a lot has changed since the last time I played here in March. However, I seemed to find every bunker today and with lies being so thin/tight, with so little sand, it was a real struggle. Greens not as bumpy as expected, in fact they rolled fairly true. Still some issues on a couple fairways, but not a big deal. Fun short golf course to play. Has now become enough of a challenge to make it even more enjoyable than in my younger days. If you have only played the #1 course, suggest you give #2 a try.
9 Likes.
Out early on a very pleasant and uncrowded morning. The greens have not yet healed from the aeration earlier this month. Still bumpy but had decent speed. A few of the fairways were a bit shaggy, but nothing too severe. I would give things a week or two and everything should be fine. Ruth, in the shop is the best, and makes coming here a pleasure. Always enjoy my experience here, which is why I continue to patronize this course.
12 Likes.
With the North closed this week for aeration, it was very busy this morning with only one course open, but as it turned out, all the maintenance personal were also out on the South as well. They were everywhere! Cutting tees boxes, fairways, fertilizing the greens, rolling the greens, cutting the greens, raking bunkers etc. There were holes which when I stood on the tee, I could count six or seven different maintenance people working on the hole. Great that all this is being done to groom the course, but sure makes it difficult to focus. But hey, certainly beats no maintenance people and the course in poor condition. The downside of playing first off/early.
7 Likes.
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