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Los Angeles County; Orange County; Ventura County
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Taylormade Stealth woods
Titleist T300 irons
Vokey 54 & 58 wedges
Odyssey Rossie II putter
Last Updated: July 20, 2022
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Been looking forward to check this one out for a while and if it were up to me it'll be a one and done experience. No amenities to speak of, starter "... » More
Been looking forward to check this one out for a while and if it were up to me it'll be a one and done experience. No amenities to speak of, starter "pro shop" is in a converted shipping container, no real food/drink options unless you count the taco stand by the third tee (on weekends only?). No full range, just a small warm up cage. On the good end, they have a couple of nice practice greens that are true to what's on the course.
Teed off as a foursome at 1 and were waiting on practically every shot. Folks in front of us were awful and the folks behind us were drunk and flipped their cart over on the 17th green, but after greeting the marshal on the second hole didn't see him again after. POP wound up around 5.25 hours.
Course itself reminds me of a longer Debell, which is basically your standard hillside course with narrow tree-lined fairways, lots of OB opportunities if you're not precise with your shots, elevation changes, tricky uneven lies, tiered greens, etc. Also have to contend with power lines and other unsightly obstructions. If you're not hitting them straight here you're in for a long day. Fairways are in average shape, some thin and bare areas, and if you hit a poor shot, or even a good shot that bounces or rolls out the wrong way, you'll undoubtedly find yourself up against a tree at some point.
The bunkers are also in poor shape, with thin to no sand, and full of rocks, but the views around the course are nice, the greens are really nice, soft and receptive and rolling on the slow side, and some of the holes especially on the back 9 are fun, but not a place i'd make the trip out to again» Close
Made a bit of a drive out to El Prado to play Sat 3/4 at 11:15. Having read the reviews had an idea of what to expect but not sure it even met my lowe... » More
Made a bit of a drive out to El Prado to play Sat 3/4 at 11:15. Having read the reviews had an idea of what to expect but not sure it even met my lowered expectations. First off, driving range was closed due to, I'm guessing, the recent rains making it hard for the ball retriever to work properly. For what it's worth, it's a nice grass range so if it'd been open that would have been a nice feature. There's a quaint restaurant next to the pro shop that serves a decent breakfast as well as sandwiches, etc. A couple of putting greens available as well.
Teed off around 11:20, and almost immediately got that feeling it was going to be a long day. First drive wound up in the fairway in a bare spot which was a sign of things to come. Greens were in decent shape, rolling medium fast and tee boxes were okay. No real consistency to the rough, it was either going to be fairly thick or totally bare. Fairways are a mess, lots of bare spots with divots, so hard to find good lies. Wasn't in many bunkers but they appeared to range from thin and playable to caked in mud/water logged.
Saw the marshal once, at the third tee box telling our group having just come off a par 3 that we needed to pick up the pace. Meanwhile, we were up against the group in front all day and then at the turn at 10 wound up stacked 4 groups back! Really poor POP lead to a 5.5 hour round.
A shame the upkeep is in such poor shape since the track itself is sorta fun, but coupled with the POP it's not a place i'd make any sort of effort to return to unless conditions were to dramatically improve.» Close
had a post storm round sun 2/26, definitely wasn't expecting the course to be in top shape considering the downpour we'd gotten lately but was surpris... » More
had a post storm round sun 2/26, definitely wasn't expecting the course to be in top shape considering the downpour we'd gotten lately but was surprised to find that with the exception of many bunkers which turned into actual water hazards, the course drained nicely. Fairways are winter conditions, a few more divots out there than i'd seen in the past, but generally in good shape. even with all the rain it didn't affect rollout too much, and i was surprised to not find it very muddy at all. greens were probably most affected as they were very soft and a little spongy which made it hard to judge speeds as it seemed to vary by hole. tee boxes were in mostly good and lush condition. enjoyed walking the hanse tees on a overcast day with a chilly breeze. surprised it was a 5 hour round because there was minimal waiting, pace was actually good so i'd recommend walking so you're not just waiting on every shot. Even when the course isn't in the best shape it's still a ton of fun.» Close
Played here on Sunday 2/19. Teed off at 12:50 as part of a foursome. Second time on this course and the main thing i noticed was how much better it pl... » More
Played here on Sunday 2/19. Teed off at 12:50 as part of a foursome. Second time on this course and the main thing i noticed was how much better it plays once it's had some time to dry out. Decent roll out in the fairways, though one of my playing partners had the unfortunate luck to find his tee shots coming to rest in an unfilled divot multiple times. I had mostly decent lies, however, and didn't notice many truly bad areas. Rough was not penal at all, sand traps were mostly in decent shape, raked for the most part, though some fairway traps were certainly firm. Greens were a highlight, most of them ran fairly fast especially on downhill putts, rolling true.
POP on the front was around 3 hours and we didn't think we'd finish but somehow we started moving briskly after about the 10th hole and finished a few minutes after sunset. Really enjoyed the course, there were certainly some holes where the wind either helped or hurt and made you think about club selection. Especially on a few of the holes where water comes into play. Still a fun time and would recommend even though i still think the green fees are a tad high.» Close
Scored another good deal to play here on Sat 2/11 at 11:50 as a single joining another single and a couple. Course is in about the shape I expected wi... » More
Scored another good deal to play here on Sat 2/11 at 11:50 as a single joining another single and a couple. Course is in about the shape I expected with dormant bermuda fairways that are still thin and extremely fast. Wind on this day was tricky at 10-15 mph with gusts and seems to be changing directions. Definitely makes it more challenging! With the thin fairways I was piping drives and had 1 that rolled out to 310 when my normal distance is 250 if that gives you any idea of how firm the fairways play. Greens were fast and the pin placements were brutal! We're talking tournament Sunday with pins four to five paces off the edge tucked into corners. Bunkers were mostly in good shape with good sand and the greens were in good shape and fast. Surprised the pace of play on this day was pretty good at around 4.5 hours. Had a lot of fun and would definitely come back if the price was right!» Close
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