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Last Updated: November 10, 2020
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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Rode the blues today 11/23/2020 joined by Ron, Pedro and Kevin. We had low 60 temps with about a swirling 1 club wind at times. Perfect golf weather.... » More
Rode the blues today 11/23/2020 joined by Ron, Pedro and Kevin. We had low 60 temps with about a swirling 1 club wind at times. Perfect golf weather. POP was 4 hrs 35 minutes on what looked like a jam packed Monday. Proshop staff was nice. Range today was off astroturf. They have a small beautiful chipping green and a large putting green. Carts had dividers equipped with GPS. Rakes in the bunkers. Pins left in with plastic cup sunken down in bottom of the hole. Saw some ballwashers out on the course, Did not see a drink cart today.
These by far were the best greens that I have putted on this year. Firm and fast putting and chipping wise where you did not want to short side yourself. Great combo in that they held iron shots like darts. I am assuming these are the type of greens the big boys get to putt on every week. Rated 9/10.
Fairways had decent to nice coverage. They played better than they might appear to the naked eye as there is some brown setting in some spots. For the most part they were green. Rated 7/10.
Tees were lush and mostly level. Rated 7.5/10.
Was only in 1 bunker on hole 1 on creekside. Nicely maintained and easy to hit out of. Rated 8/10
Rough had a nice doormant contrast to the greener fairways. There was also some nice green lush rough that was thick in spots. I encountered one of these spots just off the fairway and took my medicine gouging a 56 degree wedge back into play. Rough rating 7.5/10.
Super strong challenging layout here with beautiful views. Bring your camera. If you love beautiful greens come give Moorpark CC your business. Got a special place in my heart for this place as this is where I got hitched.
Highly recommended.» Close
Out for a GK Guru round teeing off just after 12 noon Monday 11/9/20 joined by a really nice group of guys Gary, Steve and Tim. 1st time playing this ... » More
Out for a GK Guru round teeing off just after 12 noon Monday 11/9/20 joined by a really nice group of guys Gary, Steve and Tim. 1st time playing this layout even though I have stayed at the resort a couple times with the wife. We had perfect weather low 60's with up to a 1 club breeze at times. POP was 4 hrs 35 minutes waiting on a group in front of us that were going sideways at times, backwards(lol) and were for sure having fun pounding some alcohol down. We enjoyed putting and chipping a few balls when we were finished with the hole we were just on and we still waited for them on every hole on the back nine. Really nice and accommodating staff at La Costa, nice resort and pro-shop. Driving range had mats with adjustable tees. Putting green was pure and in good shape. Really cool to have single rider carts with GPS.
Loved the greens. Just some minor bumps and old ball marks present. For the most part they were pure and quick. Soft like sponge on approach shots. Undulating greens where you wanted to be putting below the pin at all costs. Big enough greens for the staff to have several different hole locations. Subtle breaks right at the hole for sure yesterday. We had several putts in our group where we said nice putt right before the ball veered from the cup at the last minute. Green rating 7.5/10
Fairways had nice coverage, mix between lush and golden grass. CPO for our round due to recent storms however agree with some of the other reviewers that course probably could have opened up today for carts on the fairways. Fairway rating 7/10
Tees were mostly level(played Blue Tees) and mostly lush and in good shape. Rated 7/10.
Rough was 1-2 inches ball sank down some but decent lies just off fairways. Decent shape. 7/10
Fairway bunkers were nice and firm like you would want them. Was in 2 fairway bunkers. Course should address putting more sand in the greenside bunkers. Was in 2 greenside bunkers on 4 and 6. Was able to get out of hole 4 on first swing. Hole 6 greenside bunker was wet, cement like sand that was impossible to escape. This was the only part of the course I would change. Just add a little more sand to the greenside bunkers.
I loved the layout. Would give the layout a 9/10 on the fun factor. Loved starting out with some really cool dogleg lefts where you could rip it around the corner. The dogleg rights had a couple cool water features on the right hand side and some well strategic fairway bunkers that would catch a dead straight tee shot off the tee. I absolutely loved holes 1-6 and 13-18. Layout would never get boring to play and is strong with several water features, strategic bunkers, some OB and lateral hazards and some fun and tricky greens. Can see why the PGA and LPGA played here. Would not call it target golf but few holes where you could grip and rip.
Highly recommended! Hope to try the Legends one day.
Thanks to Johnny and GK.» Close
Walked Soule today 10/2020 at 12:30pm joining 3 nice gentleman all originally from the Chicago area who relocated out here and were lifetime friends(f... » More
Walked Soule today 10/2020 at 12:30pm joining 3 nice gentleman all originally from the Chicago area who relocated out here and were lifetime friends(fun group to play with). POP was 4 hrs 30 minutes behind a full tee sheet. Weather was low 70's with a slight breeze. Perfect weather.
COVID-19= range open on mats, putting green open with no flags, chipping green open, restaurant open for outdoor seating, masks required in pro-shop.
The greens man the greens. They were a 8 bordering on 8.5/10. Quick putting yet receptive iron wise and just rolling pure and beautiful. Best I have seen the greens.
The fairways continue to impress this golfer this late in the year. Lush, green and in great shape. Nit picking that some fairway sections were muddy and overwatered but still in very nice shape. Rated 8/10.
Was not in bunkers but they looked to be in really nice shape with ample sand. Still looked like no rakes in the bunkers at this time.
Tee boxes I will not rate today as they were sanded. Most tees looked level and will be in great shape I am sure when the sand settles in.
Rough was in good shape just lining the fairways and the large fringes surrounding the greens were also in good shape. Rated 8/10.
Always enjoy the peace and quiet of rounds up in Ojai. Check out Soule Park if you have not done so. Great layout and staff and affordable tee pricing. Wind was blowing about 40mph in Moorpark today and Ojai is a great escape when its howling in the Moorpark area.
Highly recommended.» Close
Walked 27 holes Saturday 10/24/20 with my buddy RGM2525. Weather was postcard 70 degrees hardly any wind with partly cloudy skies. Our Pop was 4 hrs ... » More
Walked 27 holes Saturday 10/24/20 with my buddy RGM2525. Weather was postcard 70 degrees hardly any wind with partly cloudy skies. Our Pop was 4 hrs 30 minutes waiting on the many groups ahead of us. We were joined by a real nice father/ son. We walked the extra 9 holes in 1 hour 20 minutes just bombing and gouge before darkness.
My first time here and I loved the layout. Have heard many nice things about this links layout and how I would enjoy some similarity to my home course Rustic Canyon. Layout had a couple shorter par 3 feel shots in number 3 and 16 and some stronger par 3s as well. Holes 2, 6 and 18 were also strong holes. There was for sure some birdie opportunities as well if you could keep your tee shot in the fairways and out of trouble.
Speaking of the fairways many provided ample room and were semi lush with just enough padding but could also produce some major runout which was awesome on well struck drives, The course does a great job in my mind at current time of keeping the fairways at a true links length/lushness. Fairway rating 7.5/10.
The greens were a pleasure to putt on and would describe them as super soft!. Felt bad when we would try to fix ballmarks it was tough to get the super soft greens back into perfect condition. The greens rolled super smooth despite the many old ballmarks that one could see. Many greens were huge and had some undulations to them. Loved playing these greens. Rated 8/10.
There was say a 5 to 7 yd area of fairway rough just off the fairways that was maintained nicely. If you got outside this area of rough you were in bushes or native rough that was a lost ball for sure. Even though it was penal I felt the course gave you enough room in the fairways to bomb away and its up to you to keep it in play. One of the few courses though if your just off the fairway your adding a stroke for sure. Rough rating 7.5/10.
Man there were a ton of bunkers on this layout! I was in 2 fairway bunkers and 4 greenside bunkers that contained wetter firmer sand that was mostly raked. Would say just enough sand at current time but if the course did any improvements it would be to possible add just a touch more sand to the greenside bunkers. Rated 6.5/10.
Tees were mostly level, lush and in good shape. Speaking of the tees they have many options out here. I like the black tees at almost 7000 yds. They have blues at 6500 and was shaking my head at some of the silver tee placements at 7500. Tee rating 8/10.
Overall impression was this was a top 15 course for me. Its way underrated on the scorecard due to his length and its native areas just off the cart paths. If it wasn't 3 hrs away I would be here weekly!
Highy recommended!» Close
Out this afternoon 10/12/2020 teeing off at 1pm with buddies and GK Gurus Pedro7170, JohnnyGK and Barkydog1! We rode the Blue tees on a warm afternoon... » More
Out this afternoon 10/12/2020 teeing off at 1pm with buddies and GK Gurus Pedro7170, JohnnyGK and Barkydog1! We rode the Blue tees on a warm afternoon this afternoon and had a blast.
Driving range was open on grass, putting and chipping green was open along with the bunker area below adjacent to the driving range. COVID-19 masks to be worn in the pro-shop.
Fairways were in above average shape with nice padding in most areas, some wet areas and some thinner areas thrown in here or there. Overall they were serviceable and nice to play off of. One thing of note here is you can be in the fairway especially on the front nine with a tough stance with your feet above or below the ball so you have to adjust accordingly. Fairway rating 7/10.
I think our group was disappointed with the greens. First the good they looked decent and held shots very nicely that had spin and were high trajectory and were soft. The bad news is I think they recently had maintenance done on them and were very bumpy putting wise. I would personally give the greens a week or so to be cut, rolled and hopefully they will be smoother in the near future. Current green rating 5/10
Was not in any bunkers but boy did they look nice! Great job on the bunker renovation! Playing partners were in many bunkers and they described them as newer soft fluffy pancake sand.
Tee boxes were mostly lush and level, some you needed to hunt to find a level stance and there was some divot damage on some of the par 3's. Rated 6.5/10
Rough was at times super lush lining the fairways to some thinner spots here and there. Rated 6/10.
Enjoy the challenge here. I look at the course this way if your driver is on there are many score able holes. If your tee ball is off there are big numbers to be had on mostly every hole especially on the front nine.
Thanks to Tierra Rejada and Johnny for having us out!» Close
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