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TaylorMade Burner Draw Driver
Cleveland Launcher 3 wood
Cleveland HiBore XLS 3 Hybrid
Cleveland HiBore XLS 4 Hybrid
Callaway RAZR 5 Hybrid
TaylorMade SIM Max 6i- 9i
TaylorMade r7 PW
CallawayJAWS MDS 52° Gap wedge
CallawayJAWS MDS 56° Sand wedge
Hippo 60° Flop wedge
Last Updated: November 20, 2020
Retired US Navy veteran. Former PBA touring member. Retired computer programmer/systems analyst. A family man & Christian who loves sports and enjoys competition. I have 7 children, all grown, and a few grandchildren. I was a member here many years ago and got away from the game due to injuries and working WAY too much.
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I played a shotgun start Men's Club tourney here on Saturday 1/9/2021. It was a good time but as a result of the format, the POP was slow at 4:35 and... » More
I played a shotgun start Men's Club tourney here on Saturday 1/9/2021. It was a good time but as a result of the format, the POP was slow at 4:35 and it was chilly to start, but once the sun came out it turned into a beautiful day.
The course was mostly dormant so all of the fairways were browned out and very thin. In some spots there was no grass, but the ground, for the most part, was soft yet firm, so making shots wasn't impossible. The interesting part as a result of so little grass was some crazy long run outs. Playing short of the green was a viable option often, especially to a front pin location, as it almost always would end up on the green. If you hit a decent drive and was fortunate to catch a downhill landing area, drives would run 50 -60 year's routinely.
The greens were bumpy but receptive and of medium speed with a lot of subtle breaks. If they had been any faster these greens would be exceptionally difficult to putt, but for the most part they were ok.
Tee areas were mostly lush and level. Some damage here and there but mostly along the edges and not in play. Finally the traps were in nice shape with somewhat dark, fine sand and although there were no rakes, well maintained.
The layout could be fun under slightly more lush conditions. you will use most clubs in the bag. Driver isn't the go to club on many mid length par 4's as you could easily go way through the fairways on some hard doglegs if you don't cut off big chunks of the corner. Many elevated tees and there are a few blinds shots, off the tee as well as approaches.
I look forward to going back in the spring after some rain but don't think I'd make the drive to go in the winter again. Customer service was great, the cart girl was continually coming around as I think we saw her at least 5 times. Standard Covid rules are in place and there's a nice practice putting green and the range has both mats and grass options.» Close
Played here on 12/13/2020 as part of a GK Plays event and had a blast! I was paired up with Alan, Dean, and Peter and couldn't have asked for a bette... » More
Played here on 12/13/2020 as part of a GK Plays event and had a blast! I was paired up with Alan, Dean, and Peter and couldn't have asked for a better group, we joked, played hard, and commiserated with one another much more than we had hoped. I look forward to getting together with any of them in the future.
Now onto the course. Although limited, the customer service is top notch. They were all helpful, friendly, and just made you feel as though they wanted you to have a great time. All off our carts were lined up and had our names on them, for a comfortable, nice touch. I look forward to being here post Covid and experiencing them at the fullest.
I enjoyed the layout. There are a lot of sand traps but they are wonderfully maintained and very fair. Fazio did a great job of making things challenging but still fair. Typically there was more room than it originally appeared, but visually at times it was intimidating and demanded solid shots. The views of surrounding mountains and the valley were exceptional!
Tee boxes were in excellent shape, level, full coverage and with very little divot damage. Fariways were also in good shape although, in a few spots the tough weather season had taken a bit of a toll. Honestly though, not enough to affect the round terrible.
The greens were rolling medium fast and with multiple levels on most and plenty of undulation they were challenging but again, fair. I asked the rest of my group if they thought the greens were accepting shots well and they all shrugged their shoulders which didn't help much, but we had a good number of shots that hit a bit deeper middle of the green that jumped hard and ended up quite a way off the back. This isn't necessarily a complaint but something to adjust to and after about 15 holes I finally figured it out. (Guess that's on me).
I look forward to going back, it was a great place to play. Sadly it's quite a drive from Ventura County so will only go down there for an event, but I highly recommend this one as one of the nicest tracks in SoCal.» Close
Played here yesterday with the Guru's and had a blast. I arrived early and was shocked by the number of cars in the parking lot on a Monday. Sadly, ... » More
Played here yesterday with the Guru's and had a blast. I arrived early and was shocked by the number of cars in the parking lot on a Monday. Sadly, this was reflected by our POP today as the course was packed. Still, after a touch over 4 1/2 hours I have few if any complaints.
We played the Creekside/Ridgeline pair. Fairways were in great shape for this time of year with lush covering all around, rating 8.5/10. Greens were slightly fast but held shots nicely and rolled beautifully. Whoever cut the holes today must have had a terrible weekend! Pin positions on many holes were very difficult and definitely not what I expected on a Monday, rating 8/10. Tee boxes were level and well maintained, rating 8/10. Rough is as usual here, thin in a few places and very thick in others, but fair all the way around, rating 7.5/10.
Very seldom does this track disappoint and today was another great example of that. Customer service was great, they have a great practice area, and its hard to imagine a more scenic track inland. I highly recommend to anyone that's not a beginner.» Close
Played this course on Saturday 11/14 as part of a GK Cup match play event. We had a great time and played a very tightly contested match with POP at ... » More
Played this course on Saturday 11/14 as part of a GK Cup match play event. We had a great time and played a very tightly contested match with POP at nearly 5 hours as we waited on many holes in many places.
Tees here were mediocre, fuzzy in places, thin in others, and just didn't feel like a priority. The fairways were well covered but there were numerous spots which were clearly under repair with sand and overseeing and not marked. The back 9 was much more sketchy than the front.
The greens were in pretty good shape and rolled about medium. There were a lot of ball marks and our entire group were fixing others ball marks all day. For as heavily played as this course appeared to be though it wasn't terrible. I was impressed that there were 2 guys out there working the sand traps and trying to keep the footprints from being overwhelming and as a result, although there wasn't a lot of sand in the traps, they played reasonable well.
I was told that they may be closing this course after the 1st of the year. That would be sad. It wasn't all that memorable but with a nice mix of water and traps it's not a pushover either. May have been a bit overpriced, but I would go back under the right circumstance.» Close
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