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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
Snake Eyes Putter
Balls: Various brands of new, well used, found, premium, discount, and freebies.
Tees: Various new, used, broken, tall, short.
Bottle opener, Advil, beer and cigars. Sometimes Scotch.
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
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I played again today at VV. Overall, I think this course is really starting to lag on the maintenance. Really, even a muni should keep their course mo... » More
I played again today at VV. Overall, I think this course is really starting to lag on the maintenance. Really, even a muni should keep their course more "Country Club" and less "Country." What I mean is this: groundskeepers should be mowing, weeding, and picking up debris such as leaves and tree litter. Sand traps should be raked, weeded, and edged. Vista Valencia used to be such a nice, little course to play. The weather has been great lately. Lots of rain followed by warm, sunny days. Optimal growing conditions. My personal opinion is that a golf course like this should be more park-like. It really shouldn't be too hard.
Greens: still recovering from aeration and sanding from about a month ago. They rolled okay but I would say at a medium slow pace. Mot many ball marks but there was an occasional spot that should have been fixed by the greenskeeper.
Fairways and rough: lots of litter and debris from the many trees. Hole 1 right side rough is a wasteland of range balls, leaves, bark, and small branches from the many eucalyptus trees. Weeds have taken over many parts of the course, including some fairways and collars around greens. Some of which have not even been mowed or weed whacked.
Tees: we played the blue tees and mostly they were okay. Some divots here and there. No sand/seed buckets to fill them, either. A couple could use some leveling. Nothing too severe overall, though.
Bunkers: many had old footprints from a least a day ago. Some had weeds growing in them. The edges of the bunkers were not trimmed. I don't know, maybe that's a new look.
Maybe they don't get enough money from the many players who frequent this course. Maybe they don't have a large enough grounds crew. I just believe this could be a much better experience if the course was given some more love from the grounds crew. The early morning, old-timer (senior) rate was $24.50 with a cart, sandwich, and beverage. I'm sure there's a little "You get what you pay for" included in that rate.» Close
I played here last Saturday afternoon, paying $64, including cart and range. This is a very nice course. Great conditions from tees to greens. Lots of... » More
I played here last Saturday afternoon, paying $64, including cart and range. This is a very nice course. Great conditions from tees to greens. Lots of well-manicured fescue grass. It was a treat to have a great lie in the fairy and first cut of rough. The second cut was penal, but not terrible. For me, the fairways felt a little tight with houses lining one side (left) of most holes. That might explain me hitting right, into trees most of the round. The greens were somewhat soft, but firm enough to not hold many shots. Bunkers had a medium, course-soft, reddish-brown sand and we’re easy to hit from.
I got done in under three hours. The people here are nice. The views are great. I’d play here again next visit.» Close
I went out today with a couple of buddies who frequent this course early Friday mornings. Of course, I did not check GK and they had just aerated the ... » More
I went out today with a couple of buddies who frequent this course early Friday mornings. Of course, I did not check GK and they had just aerated the greens last Monday/Tuesday. That being said, the greens were the best part of the course!
Tees: we played the blues. It was mostly flat, but many tee markers were placed in poor areas that left us with slopes or long grass or weeds. Only a few divots, but no mix to fill them.
Fairways and rough: lots of weeds. It appears they have not mowed or watered lately. It was thin lies and some bare ground here and there. The rough was anything from dirt to a foot high grass and weeds. So many weeds here. Some of the fairways looked like no grass at all.
Bunkers: Lots of sand. Maybe it's the sand that was earmarked for the greens or just extra. I was in a few bunkers and there was ample amounts of fluffy, brown sand. It was a little wet at times, but not terrible to hit from.
Greens: Okay, so they aerated this past week. Looks like it will grow in fine in no time at all. There was just a little sand on the surface. The holes are still big and do affect the putts. Who likes to see their ball jump around like a kangaroo? Seriously, it was not that bad. Balls did have some hop to it, but a smooth stroke will yield okay results. It was also very slow as well.
Overall impression: They must have given the grounds crew a couple of extra days off after aeration. It looks like they need to mow and water this course. Some weed management is in order. There are only 7 par four holes and those fairways were in poor shape. Coming out of the winter we had, there should be no excuse for not growing grass. Sucks to play on a golf course, a short par 60, with not a lot of good turf. I will not say anything bad about the greens; they just aerated. In fact, that was the best part of the course. For $22.50 walking, POP 3:45 at 7:30 a.m. tee time, I guess it wasn't so bad.» Close
My first time playing here today as part of our GK Team Match Play, round 2. Overall, I thought the course was in decent shape. I'm not a big fan of t... » More
My first time playing here today as part of our GK Team Match Play, round 2. Overall, I thought the course was in decent shape. I'm not a big fan of the 5 hour round, or the $60 walking rate at 7:40 a.m.
Greens: They were soft, but fairly fast. If you were not careful, you could easily roll 3 to 4 feet beyond the hole on most downhill putts. There were a few ball marks but they were easily fixed; the greens were soft enough that you could just use your thumbs to push the grass back. They looked completely healed from aeration and I saw no bumpiness to speak of. Lots of undulation and you really want to be on the right part of the green to have a real chance of making the putt.
Fairways and rough: It looked like the fairways and rough have the same cut, but there was some white edge lines painted on the turf, marking out were it appears they will try to grow in some rough. It's all Bermuda grass and with the recent winter rains, the ground was soft enough to give the ball some cushioning despite the tight lies as the grass is just coming out of dormancy.
Tees: We played the white tees and they were mostly level and had good coverage.
Bunkers: They were all a little wet, but had been smoothed over with the sand pro. I did see a couple of footprints here and there, but nothing terrible. I was in a few and had no real problem hitting out.
Like I mentioned, I felt the course was good overall. There was a guy who acted as a starter on the first hole tee, then we saw him acting as Marshall on the course. At least he was trying and appeared to care. I like the layout: there are a good variety of holes and some interesting layouts that should get you thinking about course management. The negatives: the walking rate is a little high, there is constant noise from the nearby (across the street) airport, the bunkers could use a little love, and the pace of play borders on the slow side. Anyway, I would play it again if I were staying or happened to be close by.» Close
Played here yesterday in a scramble tournament. Played the Valley and Desert nines (formally the Robinson Ranch Valley Course). Afterward, a buddy and... » More
Played here yesterday in a scramble tournament. Played the Valley and Desert nines (formally the Robinson Ranch Valley Course). Afterward, a buddy and I went out and golfed the Mountain nine, then back to the Valley nine for another round.
Greens: still healing from aeration. Some occasional slight bumpiness and a light top dressing of sand on most of the greens. They were firm and it was not too easy to hold a shot. The speed was medium fast, probably around a 10 plus.
Fairways: mostly pretty good lies all day. They were actively mowing some of the fairways at 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning, right in front of our tournament. It looked like they may have skipped a day because I could see the mower cutting a good half inch of grass, leaving some fairways with small clumps of cut grass.
Rough: It's cut low; I suppose by design. Personally, I wish they would grow some deeper rough around the fairways here. There is very little grass to hold your ball in play outside the fairways. Balls: I lost a few, found a few.
Bunkers: A thin layer of decent sand over some hard pan. It's a little better around the greens.
Tee boxes: We played the white tees. They were mostly level, but the big issue is they needed to be mowed! A couple were okay, but most were very deep. If you were hitting an iron, you had to leave it up a little to have the ball clear the grass.
Overall impression: The course still needs some TLC. Also, IMO, some wider fairways and real rough. It's a tough track for most golfers. If you are accurate with your shots, it's not all that bad. Once the greens heal in completely, it should be very nice. A better mowing schedule would be nice. Long grass on the tees and fairways is not really what you expect when you're at a higher end facility. It was weird to me as I have not seen this at most courses, especially ones that charge $70 and up (prime time).
Just want to add a side note: Maybe it was our particular event, maybe somebody was tipping the bartenders well, but I noticed some really big pours behind the bar. Nice!
Also, a couple of us went out after 4:00 p.m. We were charged only $27 to play until dark! Good deal!» Close
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