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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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Played yesterday with fellow GKer, danoemi, her husband and one of their buddies. Sunday, 9:10 am, 4.5 hr. POP. Decent customer service. I walked for ... » More
Played yesterday with fellow GKer, danoemi, her husband and one of their buddies. Sunday, 9:10 am, 4.5 hr. POP. Decent customer service. I walked for $47, I think.
Greens: Good overall. Soft and medium to medium, fast roll. Lots of ball marks to fix. There was occasional bumpiness, but not bad. It could have been someone ahead of us dragging their feet.
Fairways and rough: Decent coverage with some overly wet areas. The further off the fairway you got, things could get sketchy for your lie, but that's usually the case with most golf courses. It's almost all kikuyu grass here; it's thick enough to hold you ball up most of the time but you could end up in a divot and get a poor lie.
Tees: We played the whites. Those tees are up a bit; I would say it's playing where the forward tees were before they went to four separate tees. All tee boxes looked level and mostly had good grass coverage.
Bunkers: The sand looked well groomed and I found only one fairway bunker early on. Others seemed to have no problem getting out, so I assume it was all decent.
Overall impression of the course is it's in fine condition for a popular muni. It was not too crowded for a Sunday, maybe because it was Halloween. Check in was quick and the starter seemed pleasant enough. Nice GPS on the carts, although I did walk. It's a nice walk at about 7 miles total, with a handful of small hills. Decent bloody Mary at the bar. No beverage cart seen. I can recommend this course.» Close
Played here yesterday, 8:40 tee time. Good weather and the course is playing nicely. It seemed like the tee sheets were open because there was ample p... » More
Played here yesterday, 8:40 tee time. Good weather and the course is playing nicely. It seemed like the tee sheets were open because there was ample parking and I did not see a lot of people milling about: range, practice putting green, food area all wide open. Pace of play was right around 4 hours with no waiting. Check in was quick. The carts have gps and bluetooth if that's your thing.
Fairways and rough: A nice mix of kikuyu and Bermuda grass, mostly kikuyu though, and it was all mowed nicely. Rarely was there a bad lie, except maybe in the occasional fairway divot as there was no sand bottles on the carts.
Tees: We played the white tees, but one in our group played the blues. All seemed level and had decent coverage of grass. Hole 13 tees were under some GUR/topdressing with the blues moved back and the whites moved forward.
Bunkers: I was in one and it was basically a thin layer of nice, light colored sand over hard pan. They all looked good, though.
Greens: Medium fast and soft. No bad areas observed. It looked like the hole locations had not been moved because they were mostly shaggy around the edges; budget cutbacks? IDK. I fixed a few ball marks here and there as I encountered them. Most were fresh and easy to fix.
Overall experience is good and the area is classic LA muni golf. The grounds crew must be working hard because all of the large trees on the course could create a lot of litter, but none was seen. Good work there. Other than that I had no real expectations of exceptional customer service; just municipal employees doing their job and little else. There is some covered outdoor seating near the food truck/snack bar. I did not order anything, but it smelled good. Lots of beer selections as well as the typical soft drinks and waters.» Close
Played today, 12:40 tee time, great weather. It’s been a while since I last played here. Lots of cosmetic improvements around the clubhouse in progres... » More
Played today, 12:40 tee time, great weather. It’s been a while since I last played here. Lots of cosmetic improvements around the clubhouse in progress. It’s going to be very nice when it’s completed.
We played the orange tees, 6588 yds., which seemed like a good amount of golf for me; maybe a little on the short side for the bombers in our group. Pace was a bit slow early on but improved on the back nine. It was around five hours total.
This course is almost all kikuyu grass, except for the greens. I believe the greens are bent grass. There were huge aprons/collars reminiscent of Rustic Canyon. They rolled fast and true and were fairly soft. Only drawback was a lot of ball marks to fix, especially Hole 18 approach apron. Tees were all good with lots of level ground and good turf conditions. Fairways looked great. Good turf coverage everywhere and mowed tight enough to give some roll. It was nice to hit from. Rough was mostly good but got sketchy the further off line you got. Bunkers were very nice with plenty of soft, white sand. There were rakes as well, so that’s good.
Kudos to the grounds crew and maintenance superintendent as the overall course conditions are very good. Additionally, this course sits on a very nice piece of real estate with sweeping mountain vistas from most anywhere on property. The Ojai Valley is a beautiful place and having played here both early and late in the day I’m always impressed. On a side note, the bar (temporarily relocated to the banquet room) had a good selection of beers.
Big thanks to Johnny and Soule Park GC for a great time. I will be back and highly recommend this course.» Close
I played here yesterday with my daughter and her boyfriend (both beginning golfers). The course is pretty much how kassper7 described it from last yea... » More
I played here yesterday with my daughter and her boyfriend (both beginning golfers). The course is pretty much how kassper7 described it from last year. Overall, the course is in poor-to-fair shape. The rough is deep in many areas and you could easily lose a ball or two. Water hazards do come in to play if you are not straight. It was not a good ball striking day for me and I suffered some penalties. Tees and greens were okay; the greens rolled nicely, but there were a lot of ball marks and infiltrated weeds and kikuyu grass. The bunkers looked nice, but the sand was hard packed and not very playable. I made an online reservation for a twosome, thinking we'd be able to have an observer, but when I called I was denied. My bad. I made another online reservation for three later in the day, but could not get a refund on the first reservation. Oh well. I ended up playing two rounds (minus a few holes) early and then another round later with my daughter and her boyfriend. This is the course to bring beginning golfers. Unlike nearby Vista Valencia GC, this course was wide open on a Sunday. Three hours for the three of us; earlier it was about 1.5 hours per round for me alone. I had to skip around on the second round to make it. I cold have avoided all that if the pro shop just told me how empty the course was. I would have paid the extra green fee up front. The person I spoke to made it seem like the course would be busy and no room to add an observer or extra golfer. That was bad info.» Close
Played in an annual City of Santa Clarita tournament here today. Fun times. Overall conditions here seem to be improving. It has been many months sinc... » More
Played in an annual City of Santa Clarita tournament here today. Fun times. Overall conditions here seem to be improving. It has been many months since I last played here.
Greens: Running medium fast. They were very soft and there were a few ball marks that I repaired. Not a crazy amount, though. Most of the players here this morning only golf once a year and probably were not hitting the greens hard enough to leave a mark. I'm not sure what the weekend crowd will do.
Fairways and rough: Again, it is notable how much the grass is growing in. I guess I'm not used to seeing this much green here, but with the additional watering, it's getting more lush. And with that additional water comes the associated wet and muddy areas.
Tees: We played the white tees. All were level. Some needed a little more mowing. Off day for those tees? The ones that were mowed were good.
Bunkers: They looked good. They had ample amounts of brownish sand and were recently groomed with the sand pro. Rakes were available and I didn't see very many footprints.
For the right price, maybe late afternoon, I'd play here even if it's a par 60.» Close
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