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Lake Balboa, CA
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Los Angeles County; Palm Springs Area; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Las Vegas Area; South Florida
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Played Saturday, 6/27 with my old buddy Mendel, or Mr B as I affectionately call him. Tee'd off at 8:10 am. It was only 85ish when we tee'd off and 10... » More
Played Saturday, 6/27 with my old buddy Mendel, or Mr B as I affectionately call him. Tee'd off at 8:10 am. It was only 85ish when we tee'd off and 102 when we finished...hot day, but better that normal I think. It was the first time I'd played in Palm Springs this time of year, and I got what I expected.
Customer service was good upon arrival. Pro shop fully stocked with drinks and food to grab to go. Everything was done by covid protocols. The driving range is closed, but the putting green was open next to the clubhouse.
Overall, the course is in decent condition for the summertime. It's a very interesting layout, with lots of doglegs and elevation changes, and great views of the valley. It's a course that would take a few times around to know exactly what lines to take, but the gps on the carts provided enough information to make it manageable.
The tee boxes were great, no problem finding grass or a level lie. The fairways were mostly good. There are many bare spots and unmarked GUR, but this is what I expected so it was fine. There isn't much rough around the fairways. If you're offline, it's likely you're in a desert wasteland that's playable from. The rough around the greens was lush and very nice. The greens were hit and miss. Many different grasses made them a bit bumpy and slowish, but again, what I expected. We made some decent putts, so they're very playable. The traps were mostly good, with nice fluffy sand around the greens, and a bit more compacted in the fairway bunkers. No problems playing out of any of them.
Overall, it was a great day on a very challenging course. The layout had me perplexed for club selection most of the day. The island green is a lot of fun. We had an enjoyable round, and I've decided I definitely need to play this course when it's at peak condition. Currently, it's a great value on a nice track. I recommend.» Close
My buddies took me out for a birthday round at Los Robles today. We tee'd off at 9:40. Customer service is always great, today was the same. All pract... » More
My buddies took me out for a birthday round at Los Robles today. We tee'd off at 9:40. Customer service is always great, today was the same. All practice facilities are open, and in good shape.
The course is very green, and in good shape. Tee boxes were mostly level and lush with good coverage. Fairways are very green and lush, with the ball sitting up perfectly. The greens are the highlight right now, being soft but smooth and medium fast. The rough can be splotchy along the fairways...i guess we're supposed to keep it in the fairway! Rough around the greens was very nice and lush.
My problem with Los Robles is with the sand traps. While they look nice and are well positioned, I can't stand the 'sand.' It is like thick finely granulated dirt, and it is IMPOSSIBLE to play out of. The club won't go through it. I am a very good bunker player, and if I get out of these bunkers in one shot it is a miracle. Every person in my group complained about it...profusely. In my opinion, every bunker needs cleaned out and replaced with SAND. Even though the rest of the course is in very good condition, I have to take this course off of my rotation. I can't take it anymore.» Close
Late review...sorry. I played Thursday 6/4 teeing off at 3:36p with 2 friends and a very nice single joining us. Customer service was good, as usual. ... » More
Late review...sorry. I played Thursday 6/4 teeing off at 3:36p with 2 friends and a very nice single joining us. Customer service was good, as usual. All of the practice facilities are open, and in very good shape.
Unfortunately, the course is not in very good shape. The greens are fantasic, as always. They are obviously getting the lion's share of the water on the course. The fairways were just that...fair. Decent coverage with some ground under repair spots, but mostly they were very firm. Painful on the elbows if you chunk one. The rough was hit or miss, mostly thin and a lot of hardpan under thin grass. The fairways and rough had recently been punched with the largest holes I've ever seen, and the plugs were still in the rough. Not good. The sand traps are the worst I've ever seen. It looked like they hadn't been touched in a month. I hit out of 2, and after that I was just picking my ball out of there. Hard packed dirt that there was no chance of playing a decent shot out of. No thanks.
Positively, it was a beautiful day with cool people and I was out of the d%mn house. Another positive...it was only $45 for the round with a single rider cart. I'll be putting Tierra on the pass list until I hear otherwise.» Close
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