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Last Updated: December 27, 2019
My passion is God, family, friends, golf and assisting others.
I am the owner and operator of GDRGolf. It my gives me great pleasure to be able to teach my students a sound and fundamentally based golf swing. I am a golf teaching professional at the Golf Development Complex in Moorpark. I encourage all GK'ers to feel free at anytime to contact me on GK or my website GDRGOLF.com in regards to a lesson or any golf related question you might have. I look forward to assisting you in your golf journey.
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Gary Riewer's Golf Course Reviews
Rode the green tees with Mrkich this morning for 36 holes using the underpar voucher. Beautiful weather, one club breeze and in the low 70s for most o... » More
Rode the green tees with Mrkich this morning for 36 holes using the underpar voucher. Beautiful weather, one club breeze and in the low 70s for most of the day. Played with a very nice twosome on the first 18 and we joined a very cool older gentleman from Arizona on the 2nd round on hole 5. Pop first round was 4 hrs. Pop 2nd round was 3 hrs 30 minutes.
Covid-19 pins had little metal red stakes that you could lift your ball out of the cup. No ballwashers, no clubhouse entry, bathrooms and grill was open. Had the Glen Annie burger in between rounds and it was delicious. Very friendly staff. Driving range mats only with range attendant loading and bringing range balls to you. Putting green was open. Very friendly vibe here.
Greens were super soft and receptive. They putted better than they looked. Fairly true roll with a little bounce on the greens here and there. Some of the greens were flat and big while others had some potato chip swales to negotiate. Very cool shared green complex on 4/7. Green rating 6.5/10.
Fairways had ample padding. Mostly lush, few thinner spots but not bad at all. Rating 6.5/10
Tees were very lush, mostly level. Rating 7/10
Rough was a mixed bag of green lush, some wispy dry stuff. Rating 6.5/10.
Was in 3 greenside bunkers. All fairly raked. Wet firmer base with enough sand. I enjoyed hitting out of them. No rakes. Rating 6/10
If Tierra Rejada has a sister this would be the course. From the tips it is 6400 yds or so but plays just a tad longer up and down hills. Fun course where not every hole is a driver hole but other than say hole 3 you can hit driver if you like on every hole. Holes 1, 9 and 17 will challenge the best of players. I would recommend the course but with La Purisma, Rancho San Marcos and Sandpiper nearby it's a tough sell as a first or second recommendation in the area.» Close
Walked the blues today 5/11/2020 at 12:35pm with JohnnyGK, RGM2525 and Kviser on a beautiful high 60's day of sunshine and some swirling at times 1-2 ... » More
Walked the blues today 5/11/2020 at 12:35pm with JohnnyGK, RGM2525 and Kviser on a beautiful high 60's day of sunshine and some swirling at times 1-2 club wind. Perfect day for golf. We waited on the group in front of us for most of the round but enjoyed each other's company with a POP of around 4 hrs 35 minutes.
COVID19= pins left in, foam insert half way down cups, no ballwashers, no entry to clubhouse, putting green currently closed, no rakes. Range open with mats. Bathroom facility open attached to clubhouse. Very friendly GM and staff here and the course is getting a lot of business and is in good shape.
Greens were very soft, receptive and putting medium paced. Need to give your rock a good rap to make them on these greens(several putts in our group right on line left short). Rated 7.5/10
Fairways mostly lush with only minor burned out spots, some wet spots in some low lying areas. For the most part nice fairways with ample padding for your irons. Rated 7/10
Tees mostly lush, mostly level with a couple boxes that were sloped. Always could find a level spot if you hunted enough for them. Rated 7/10
Was in one greenside bunker on 16 that contained a firmer based sand that was nice and raked and easy to splash out. Looking at some of the other bunkers walking by they seemed to contain enough sand and be in good shape. Rated 6.5/10.
Rough was anywhere from 1-3 inches and in some spots thick. Playable and manageable and in pretty decent shape. Rated 7/10
I always say I wish there was an extra par 5 on this par 71 layout. Front nine has some solid holes that challenge you like 3 and a thinking man's hole like hole 6. Hole 17 is a great long par 4 into the wind that will challenge the best of players. A good mix of grip and rip holes at Sterling Hills and some holes that narrow in the landing area and take some thought on placement. They have some cool raised green complexes that are guarded. I would recommend Sterling Hills right now to each and every golfer.» Close
Walked the blue stones this morning 5/4/2020 at 10:50am joined by a nice 2 ball(Larry and Yung and single(Mark). POP was 4 hrs 45 minutes not waiting ... » More
Walked the blue stones this morning 5/4/2020 at 10:50am joined by a nice 2 ball(Larry and Yung and single(Mark). POP was 4 hrs 45 minutes not waiting one shot and not being pushed by anyone behind us. For that long of a round it was weird both not being pushed or pushing anyone in front of us. Great staff inside the shop as always. Driving range open with mats. Weather was low to mid 80's with a 1 club breeze. COVID precautions walking only, flagsticks were left in with foam cups just below the surface, no ballwashers, no rakes, no tee markers out today, no restaurant service but cart gal was by numerous times on a hot day.
Rustic is in great shape at this time. This is usually the best time of the year for conditions at Rustic. With the course closed down last month they really have grown the fairways in, grown some of the fairway rough in, and the tees and greens are awesome.
Fairways are lush, padded and in good shape. Rated 7/10
Greens were medium pace, soft for Rustic's standards and in great shape rolling pure. Rated 8/10
Tees were beautiful, level and lush. Rated 8.5/10
Greenside rough beautiful 9/10
Fairway rough improving some 6/10
Was in greenside bunker on 4 that contained firmer sand but easy to splash out of. No rakes at this time due to COVID.
Highly Recommended.» Close
Walked the Blues this morning 4/27/2020 joined by Ennis, Jim and Tom. Super cool dudes to play with. Let them know about GK, hopefully they will join.... » More
Walked the Blues this morning 4/27/2020 joined by Ennis, Jim and Tom. Super cool dudes to play with. Let them know about GK, hopefully they will join. Our POP was 4 hrs 40 minutes. Weird thing though was we were not pushed and we did not wait much on the front nine but the back nine we waited on the group in front from hole 13 on. We didn't care though as it was 70 degrees with a 1 club wind with almost perfect conditions and we were golfing.
Social distancing protocol done very well here. Putting green and chipping green closed, range open with mats. Proshop closed off where staff would meet you, take credit card payment only and hand you your card back on a disinfectant wipe(awesome). Bathroom facilities were open next to the trailer. I did not check if they were open on the course. Starter on first tee giving social distancing regulations and course procedures. Very nice touch. Cups were regular size with a little plastic or metal piece put just below the cup so that putts would fall in the hole but just not to the bottom of the cup. No flagsticks, ball washers and no rakes in the bunkers on the course. So if you are worried about COVID19 I would not worry at all at Olivas they are doing a great job and have everything safe and marked off. They even have a box of lines for players to stand for most tee boxes to keep distancing.
The golf course is in outstanding shape.
Greens rolling medium speed, very healthy greens, soft on approaches. The time off really helped eliminate all the old pitch marks on the greens. Probably the healthiest that I have seen the greens in some time as far as no ball marks. I have seen the greens quicker but they were a treat to play on. Rated 7/10
Fairways--wow super lush, great coverage. All lies in the fairways you are sitting up with a perfect lie. Olivas always has beautiful fairways in the summer. Rating 8.5/10
Tees super lush, all level and in great shape. Rated 8.5/10.
Was in fairway bunker on 12 and greenside bunker on 18 that for no rakes were in good condition. The sand quality was good. In order to keep them in decent shape starter instructed all players to level sand off with their feet after they play. Bunker rating 7.5/10
Rough just off the fairways was lush and in great shape. Penalty areas were Bethpage Black up to 5 foot tall beautiful flowers and vegetation. I took some pics on my phone of the penalty areas with all the wildflowers. If you are past the cartpaths here even with a good eye you could be in the vicinity and still not find your ball.
Can't give this course enough props--Highly recommended.» Close
Rode with my student today 3/14/2020 for a playing lesson. We were hesitant about playing today with threatening rain in the surrounding areas and how... » More
Rode with my student today 3/14/2020 for a playing lesson. We were hesitant about playing today with threatening rain in the surrounding areas and how wet courses are with the previous week of rains. We were blessed with no rain, no wind and some pretty good to decent conditions at Buena today. Had not played here since 8/2018. Met by a very nice employee, rolled some putts with my student, warmed up some in their hitting cages and we were off 30 minutes before our scheduled tee time. Our POP was 4 hours which for Saturday here is not bad.
Student hit from the whites which looked level, I hit from the blacks which also looked level. Most par 3's had some divot damage but not to bad. Most tees looked lush.
Rains have helped green up the fairways I assume. Most areas were wet and cart path only. Fairways were not shiny green but contained ample padding even in the dormant areas. I know the summer grass here and at Olivas start perking up and becoming more lush around May through September. I thought the fairways were in good shape.
Very impressive sand at Buena always. Nice amount of thicker beach sand that was raked and in good shape. The course has a lot of nice strategic fairway and greenside bunkers here to navigate
The greens were super receptive, soft and holding irons beautifully with spin. Would say putting medium speed with minimal bounces. They are punching the greens here on Monday 3/16. If you have played here before you know their greens are very large with some potato chip swales that you have to navigate putting and chipping wise.
Rough was mowed down in some spots, thicker in others and with the rain some of the rough had some muddy spots
Buena is a shorter course at 6000 yds from the back tees. They have added some newer black tee boxes to 12 and 13 which make those holes more challenging and fun. Front nine has some shorter par 4 holes with a couple nice challenging par 3's on #5(island green) and number 7 usually a 200 yd shot into the wind. Back nine has a nice amen stretch of holes from 12-16 which are fun to play.
Student enjoyed himself on this layout. This course is fun to play and will only get better in the months to come which is the best time of year to play here. Recommended.» Close
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