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What's in Kevin's Golf Bag
Callaway RAZR FIT 9.5
Ping G15 3 Wood
Adams Idea Tight Lies hybrid 3
Mizuno JPX 825 4-GW
Cleveland TFi 2135
Balls: Various brands of new, well used, found, premium, discount, and freebies.
Tees: Various new, used, broken, tall, short.
Bottle opener, Advil, beer. Sometimes Scotch.
Last Updated: March 26, 2021
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First time here yesterday; It's a nice layout and fairly wide open with the exception of a couple of wash areas running the length of the course. This... » More
First time here yesterday; It's a nice layout and fairly wide open with the exception of a couple of wash areas running the length of the course. This is probably one of the closest courses to the LA area; it's basically just east of Escena and across the I-10 from Desert Dunes. Great customer service and it's a really laid back atmosphere.
Practice area includes a large putting green and a nice, all-grass range. Range balls are not included, so be sure to purchase in the proshop if you want to hit.
Greens: I thought they ran fairly fast and smooth. I did fix a few ball marks here and there, but overall, these greens were very nice. Most of them were large but some angles to them could see you miss if you are not accurate and are trying to pin hunt rather than shoot for the fat part of the green.
Fairways and rough: Good grass coverage throughout; however, some of the fairways had some thin hot spots. It was not bad by any means and since there was good roll out on fairway shots I found it unlikely that balls would just come to rest on any of those areas.
Bunkers: We played the Boulder Course, but there were many pebbles and rocks in the otherwise well-maintained bunkers. Most guys had no issues hitting out of them.
Tees: I played the Combo tees (blue/white) then the white tees for my second round. All were good and tightly mowed.
Native areas: The course appears to be built within the flood plain of Whitewater creek and it's no wonder that there has been some flood damage in the past.
POP was about 3 hrs. per round and that's really good for me. When it gets hot in the desert afternoon rounds can be brutal; luckily for us it was a fine day and temps barely got above 100 by late in the second round.
Overall, I like the course and will most likely return here in the future!» Close
Played today with the GK outing, second group out. POP at about 5 hrs. which is typical here on a Sunday. Overall course conditions are great. Lots of... » More
Played today with the GK outing, second group out. POP at about 5 hrs. which is typical here on a Sunday. Overall course conditions are great. Lots of great turf coverage everywhere and nice greens with some very tricky pin positions today on many of the holes.
Greens rolled smooth and medium fast. They were somewhat soft and held most any decently struck approach. I did fix quite a few ball marks, though.
Fairways were really nice with ample turf to hit from and very few areas in distress, if any.
Rough was very nice, but the farther you got from the fairway it could get dicey. The areas of deep kikuyu have been pared back quite a bit from days of old. However, there are lots of native areas which will swallow your ball and if you're luck enough to find it, then it will be a task to hit out of.
Bunkers looked good and there were rakes available; if only folks started using them again, LOL.
Tees were level and had good grass coverage so no issues there.
Overall, I think this is one of the best courses around; it has lots of character and presents a good challenge for most any golfer. I look forward to coming back here soon.» Close
I played here last Sunday, 6:40 tee time; $78 riding; POP 4:15. The last time I played here it was with a GK event 5 years ago. I recall somewhat bett... » More
I played here last Sunday, 6:40 tee time; $78 riding; POP 4:15. The last time I played here it was with a GK event 5 years ago. I recall somewhat better conditions then, but it's not bad now. Mostly good, playable conditions throughout the course. It was somewhat firm most everywhere, except for the greens, which tells me that they probably need to dial in that irrigation better.
Greens: The greens were receptive to most shots and I had no problem getting balls to stick. I fixed quite a number of ball marks all day so, although a bit disappointing, it tells me that they were well moisturized. They were quick and had subtle breaks that I failed to read properly many times.
Fairways and rough: Well, I did not find too many fairways, but my shots tended to roll through with a lot of momentum. They were firm and straw-color to light green in most areas exposed to the sun; other areas through the trees tended to be a bit greener/lusher. The rough was about 1.5" and was not very penal.
Bunkers: No rakes were seen. I was not in any, but the sand was nice, light-colored, and seemed easy enough for my playing partners to hit from.
Tees: We played the White tees. They all were level and it was easy to find a place to hit from.
My overall experience was good. I arrived early enough to hit some range balls. We were hitting from the grass and there were a handful of targets to hit to. The starter at Hole 1/Range was friendly and helpful. For $78 I kind of thought overall conditions would be better; I don't know if it's really worth it. Maybe I thought it would be nicer. I did see the beverage cart once, but we did start early. Also, the POP was not all that good considering it was virtually the crack of dawn. I'm told that it's often like that here.» Close
Played yesterday afternoon, match play with roarksown1, teeing off at 1:50 p.m. I have not played here for at least a few years, but I do believe that... » More
Played yesterday afternoon, match play with roarksown1, teeing off at 1:50 p.m. I have not played here for at least a few years, but I do believe that course conditions here have not changed considerably. Lots of roll on thin fairways, not too deep rough, and relatively slow greens. POP was about 4.5 hours. This is one of the flattest courses around and is conducive to walking, although we rode in a shared cart. I picked up a Senior Players Card for $25 and the riding rate was $33. The carts do have a decent GPS showing a color map where you can touch to see yardages; the green/approach view only gives you front, middle, back. No ice chest (there was a hook for one) and no sand bottles.
Tees: We played the blue tees, 6564 yards, but who's counting? All tees here are fairly generous and flat. No issues and finding a decent spot to tee from is easy.
Fairways and rough: There is a slight difference in the height of the cuts, but not too much. If you hit a fairway, count on some decent rollout. The rough will slow the roll a bit but it's not very penal unless you get unlucky. Your ball will be sitting up much of the time. There are a number of large trees that could block a second or third shot on most holes. Mostly, it is not a problem.
Bunkers: No rakes, but it appears that the bunkers had been groomed. The sand looked fairly hard and crusty. A couple were wet at the low ends.
Greens: They were mostly slow. Uphill putts really needed some effort and leaving a downhill putt short was a good possibility, too. I think Hole 9 was noticeably faster and looked better that the other greens. Robert said he thinks it's because it is near to and within visual range of the clubhouse. I tend to agree with that. There were only a couple of ball marks that needed fixing here and there but they looked fresh and were easy to repair.
Overall, it was nice. The pace was a little slow for my liking, but that's what you get late in the day at a LA City muni. No rakes, no sand bottles, or divot mix on the par 3 tees, no ball washers. The grass is mostly kikuyu and Bermuda, except for the bentgrass greens. Get used to a dull green to brownish color everywhere. A few spots are bare ground, but there's not too much of that. It is hard to lose a ball here and we both played the course using one ball each. LA City has multiple choices and this course is likely to be my number 5 or 6 choice. If you need to get your game back on track, this is the number one place to do it.» Close
Match play last Tuesday afternoon with PokerGuy0826. Took advantage of a senior replay at $19 riding. Probably the deal of the year right there. The c... » More
Match play last Tuesday afternoon with PokerGuy0826. Took advantage of a senior replay at $19 riding. Probably the deal of the year right there. The course is as nice as I remember it. The greens were medium fast to fast, especially downhill putts. They did hold most shots but were firm enough to not leave a lot of ball marks. The ones I did fix were shallow. Fairways and rough almost always gave me a good lie with plenty of turf under my ball (except that one time I was in a divot in the rough). The sand seemed plentiful enough, although it seemed like they all had a layer of crust. Even though there were rakes (I was told they just put them out that day) many bunkers had unraked footprints. We all played the Gold tees and they were fine with no issues finding a level place to tee off from. Good times, not too far from my house, and a nice rate. I guess I will have to make time to come back soon.» Close
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