Played Firecliff today. It was my second time, the first having been a few years ago at a GKplays. My friend, new Gkr jibnjab, and I had a 7:40am tee ... » More
Played Firecliff today. It was my second time, the first having been a few years ago at a GKplays. My friend, new Gkr jibnjab, and I had a 7:40am tee time in an attempt to beat the 108 degree heat. I was greeted in the parking lot with a cart and check in was fast and friendly.
Range balls were included so I headed out for a few minutes. There were only about 10 stalls open and they were at the very back of the range, behind all the level ground where it slopes down to the cart path. The grass was pretty chewed up but it really was ok. Warming up with all uphill lies was kind of nice. The large chipping and putting area was in very nice shape. I wish I had putted a bit as maybe it would have helped save a few putts on the course. We started on time, paired with a very nice twosome.
The course was in absolutely beautiful shape. The fairways were completely lush- no thin spots to be found. The tee boxes were all level with little to no divot damage. The bunkers–and I was in several- were great. The fairway traps were firm and very easy to hit from. I’m really enjoying using my new hybrid for shots like that. The greenside bunkers were big, deep and had plenty of clean soft sand. The greens were firm and rolled smoothly, The grass was just long enough, though, to cause a very noticeable difference in speed with or against the grain. Really fast one way, almost sluggish the other.
The layout is very enjoyable. There are a few narrow holes with water danger, and plenty of nice wide fairways too. Lots of undulations and bunkers everywhere really keep things interesting. Clean bathrooms and several water/ice stations around the course were appreciated. The beverage cart came by three times and another cart brought ice cold mango (?)- scented towels. Now that was a nice touch! POP was good at just over 4 hrs.
If you don’t mind the summer heat, go play! Highly Recommended.» Close