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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: February 17, 2020
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Kevin's Golf Course Reviews
I played here last Saturday with fellow GKer, DKnight. We had a 1:30 time, but got out about 10-15 minutes early. POP on that nine was 1.25 hrs. We ha... » More
I played here last Saturday with fellow GKer, DKnight. We had a 1:30 time, but got out about 10-15 minutes early. POP on that nine was 1.25 hrs. We had to wait for the second go-around and we were told that we could go at 3:30; right after he checked in two groups (3:00 and 3:15). Those groups were a little on the slow side. It took them 2.5 hrs to finish in front of us. The shop pro was apologetic and offered us a couple of beers when we finished. Thanks, Bob!
Course conditions were excellent. The scenery is just magnificent. The course is situated at the south side of town and is exposed to the sun, more so than Sierra Star. It almost seems like a links style course, in that there was a distinct lack of big trees and a steady wind. We had good weather with a steady 15 mile per hour breeze out of the west.
Greens: They were undulating, somewhat large and rolled nice. Speed was medium fast, maybe around an 11 or 12.
Fairways: Great turf throughout. Cut nicely and had good roll. A nice mat of turf to hit from; way nicer than the rough.
Rough: Super-lush and thick. Most areas were deep enough to make finding your ball a challenge. So thick, it was hard to advance your ball. Penal? Yeah, you might say so.
Sand: Most of the bunkers were okay, but some had hard pan under a thin layer of nice sand. At least one bunker had standing water. Not terrible by any means, though.
Overall, we had a great time here. It can be slow as we discovered; we could have stopped at 9 holes, but we prepaid for 18. Great location for summer golf in the mountains. Customer service was excellent and all COVID-19 precautions were adhered to.» Close
Played this afternoon; 2:30 tee time was made online by my playing partner. It was $17 to walk. 3.5 hr. pace due to a slow threesome a couple groups a... » More
Played this afternoon; 2:30 tee time was made online by my playing partner. It was $17 to walk. 3.5 hr. pace due to a slow threesome a couple groups ahead of us. It seemed wide open up until 2:00 when several groups showed up at the same time.
As far as course conditions go, this is as good as I have seen it. It has been almost a year since I last played here. The creek that used to run through the course is now filled in and is just a graded dirt area that is roped off. I believe they installed a drain pipe and covered it up. I suppose they could grow grass over it now. Who knows?
Tees: We played the white tees and they were almost all level with the exception of only a couple. Good grass coverage and easy to find a good place to hit from. The course is mostly par 3's, so a lot of the teeing ground can be chewed up with divots. Due to COVID-19, there are no sand bottles or buckets to fill in anything.
Fairways and rough: Good grass coverage almost everywhere. Lush conditions all over the course. There were a few areas that were overly wet and could have used some ropes to keep carts out.
Sand: Ample sand, but not well maintained and also no rakes.
Greens: Soft and smooth. A good medium-fast pace for this little muni that sees a lot of beginner golfers. I fixed many a ball mark today.
Overall impression: It's a decent value and a golfer could really get in some practice hitting every iron in the bag. A few par 4's where you could use driver, but it's not necessary. I like the turf conditions right now; it's never been better.» Close
I played today with a buddy and his pals; 6:20 tee time. It was a great pace of play, and we beat the heat of the day starting early. The first two ho... » More
I played today with a buddy and his pals; 6:20 tee time. It was a great pace of play, and we beat the heat of the day starting early. The first two holes are brutal tee shots into the rising sun, though. Good conditions throughout the course from tee to green. Due to the current Covid 19 hysteria, check in was on the slow side so give yourself extra time for that. Social distancing, wear a mask when interacting, blah, blah, blah.
Tees: We played the blues. All were level and had good coverage of turf (mostly kikuyu grass). One tee box looked like the markers were not moved in a day or so, but there was ample room to tee from good grass. The other tees looked the same.
Fairways and rough: Great roll on most drives. The rough was not too penal for the most part. I never had a tight lie, but early on there were a couple of wet areas as the course was watering in preparation for the coming heat wave.
Greens: They were really nice; soft with a medium fast speed. No bumpiness. There were quite a few ball marks to fix. Would have been nice if golfers ahead gave a little bit of a $hit.
Bunkers: Most were groomed with a machine. No rakes, obviously. I was in a few and I struggled. There was ample sand, but I could not get a hang of the wetness and the heaviness of it. I left all my sand shots short and a couple were left in the bunkers. Others in my group had issues as well, and they thinned their bunker shots long, so no winning there.
All in all, I liked going out early. It made for a great pace of play. Overall, it's better to golf the LA City courses early. We paid somewhere in the low $30 range to walk, so that was nice as well. It has been a while since I played here and I do like the mature trees and park-like setting. Good times with good people.» Close
Back out again today. It's good to see that they continue to maintain the course despite the imminent closure on Sept. 7, 2020. DKnight and I played f... » More
Back out again today. It's good to see that they continue to maintain the course despite the imminent closure on Sept. 7, 2020. DKnight and I played from the white tees with another twosome. We arrived a little late and were sent out right away and caught our group on 3 tee. Check in was slow. We each received a cart and the senior discount. Calling the course is also quite the challenge. Several of my calls were routed through some outside service.
Everything is green here: tees, fairways, rough, greens. It's pretty much every bit the muni course it has always been, with kikuyu grass/Bermuda grass fairways and rough. Greens are bent/poa with occasional bits of Bermuda grass or kikuyu encroaching in from the edges. They rolled true and were soft enough to hold any kind of shot. Speed was medium-I would venture to guess around a 9. I wasn't in any bunkers, but Dean was in a couple. One was dry and soft. The other was wet and firm.
Good times today, although I did not play well. Pace of play was just over 4 hours. We did wait a little at times, but it seemed like a decent pace. Due to COVID 19, there are no rakes, sand bottles, or water jugs. Wear the mask when interacting with staff. You know the drill. I do plan to come back as often as possible before closing, so look for more reviews from me.» Close
Played here today with my buddy, Dean. The course looked to be in good shape. Everything was mowed and it looked like there was no debris under the tr... » More
Played here today with my buddy, Dean. The course looked to be in good shape. Everything was mowed and it looked like there was no debris under the trees; I don't think I have ever seen the course so manicured. A couple of fairways had irrigation running in some hot spots, but mostly it was not a problem. The check in process was typical C-19 protocols; maybe a little over the top with the signage requiring masks, no cash, no sharing of carts-no exceptions (we shared a cart). I had a confirmation from Teeoff.com for a 10:10 tee time, but he did not have me down. In fact, that foursome was booked; however, the starter got us out in an earlier group so kudos to him.
Greens: running medium fast, no bumpiness, and nothing unusual happening there. I would say it probably doesn't get too much better for a muni.
Fairways and rough: They were mowed and you could see a discernible difference in height between the two. Great roll out in the lower cut of the fairways. The rough was not too penal either.
Tees: We played the white tees and I did notice that many were very firm and sometimes it was difficult to stick a tee in. For the most part, it was all very level across the board from black to blue and white.
Bunkers: I visited a couple. No issues with the conditions. They both had ample sand; maybe a little firm, but easy enough to hit from. No rakes, obviously, but there were not many footprints to be seen.
I can honestly say that for the money we paid, it was worth it. I would prefer to walk, but my buddy wanted to ride since he sold his Clicgear about two years ago when he was not golfing. The power carts here have a decent gps with hole maps, so it was a benefit to ride. I think the rate is $29 to walk and $47 to ride. We did see a lot of walkers in when we got there, but as the morning went on it became mostly riders. Pace of play was just okay; we finished in 4.5 hours, but the front nine was agonizingly slow at about 2.5 hours.» Close
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