Was out with the Gurus today for an absolutely great day golf. Thanks to Perry, Gary and Steve for making it so fun. Staff at Desert Willow are fantastic and seem to go out of their way to make golfing at Desert Willow a great experience. Normal COVID precautions are in place, but they do have you share carts but there is a divider between the passenger and rider. Carts have a very nice GPS and have very comfy seats. Now onto to conditions: ( you may notice a pattern here)
Tee Boxes - Played the Lavender tees and they were in perfect shape.
Fairways - Immaculate and a beautiful emerald green.
Rough - Immaculate and about 1-2 inches of perfect green grass.
Bunkers - Great sand and they do have rakes so it did feel a little odd raking a bunker again.
Greens - Immaculate with very very few unrepaired ball marks. Rolled true and were a blast to putt on, and tricky After our round a Desert Willow employee was out to greet us and ask what we thought about the course. He said the greens were a Rye/Poa Aunna mix. He also told us how they make sure the greens are kept firm enough to resist some ball marks by measuring the amount of water they put on them. He said they have a person go around and check each green in multiple places. The tool they use has bluetooth and sends information back to an app that shows them the places on the green that have too much water and the areas that are underwatered, even though us normal golfers could never tell by looking at them or putting on them. Was very interesting seeing the app.
As you can tell I loved the course, staff and the friends I golfed with today. I can't imagine how I would have felt about the day if I had even golfed halfway decent.
Thanks to Johnny putting this together, and thanks to Desert Willow for hosting us today.» Close