9/15 guru outing paired with John, Alan, and Nate a great group to play with mutually providing humor, sympathy and empathy on what proved to be a tou... » More
9/15 guru outing paired with John, Alan, and Nate a great group to play with mutually providing humor, sympathy and empathy on what proved to be a tough day on a demanding course where marginal shots were punished and bad shots were executed. The course is aesthetically pleasing with very mature trees and the layout being fit into the available terrain.
The result is a parkland setting that welcomes you with what appears to be ample fairways and inviting greens. However the warm fuzzy feeing is short-lived and the grind begins. The fairways are lush and healthy being well maintained with almost all divots filled providing excellent lies but quite often limited roll. Also many are predominantly uphill and even the flater ones have an up hill approach to the green proper. The adjacent rough is cut to about 2 inches and mostly playable. Beyond the adjacent area there are some 2 foot high patches of thick grass where recovery is doubtful. Bunkers filled with a fine grained compacted sand. Tees level and lush.
Greens have diabolical slope very fast from above the hole and requiring an extra club from below the hole. And then there is the break from the side hill. Condition is really good but oh my.
Overall Saticoy provided a memorable experience even though I was battered and ego bruised by the end of the day. But I would return as the overall experience of this 100 year old classic has to be part of the pain and joy of a golfers journey.
A big thank you to Johnny for making itn possible and also to the staff for the warm welcome. .
Not sure why my rating came out 7.9 more accurately 8.5 ish» Close