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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
I enjoy playing new courses as much as possible and will golf anywhere. I like the challenge of tough courses, meeting new people, sunsets, holding hands, long walks on the beach...
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Kevin's Golf Course Reviews
Played yesterday (Thursday) morning. It's nice to get out of the inland heat and play in 75 degree weather in Ventura! I joined my old boss and his bu... » More
Played yesterday (Thursday) morning. It's nice to get out of the inland heat and play in 75 degree weather in Ventura! I joined my old boss and his buddies. They got a senior discount, but I paid full freight: $57 riding. Ouch!
I turned out to be a good call because the course is in really good shape right now. Good turf in the fairways and around the greens. Some areas of the rough were a little scrappy, but mostly it was good, too. Tees were great; they were level and had lots of good turf to hit from. Bunkers had good sand; I was in the green-side bunker on hole 7 and there was ample, white sand. Just like the beach. The greens were in excellent shape. Somewhat soft and rolling medium fast without any bumpiness.
I recommend this course right now. It's in great overall shape. The summer weather here is hard to beat!» Close
I played here again, despite my earlier claims that I would not. However, I was playing with my 25 year old daughter who has only played 3 times befor... » More
I played here again, despite my earlier claims that I would not. However, I was playing with my 25 year old daughter who has only played 3 times before and this seems like the best place for someone who is learning the game. Overall, the conditions are slightly improved from last time here. A sign at the pro shop read there was several greens that were being re-sodded. I forget the holes, but there were one or two greens that had only a portion of the putting surface replaced. Those areas were not healed in, nor were they very level and firm. Kind of amateurish, if I must say. Eventually, they will grow in. But will the course continue to try to not lose turf on and around the greens.
The fairways and rough are a little better than last time here. Some areas are better than others. You could be playing off of dirt, thin grass with weeds, or decent turf (Bermuda grass or kikuyu grass). Lots of areas have had irrigation stopped to save water, but the dry grass is very random and really not a good look. Maybe they could place wood chip mulch and give the place some character.
I was not in any bunkers, but there appeared to be some nice sand to hit from. Maybe somebody could rake the bunkers though.
My daughter, who works on a golf course (Moro Bay GC) was wondering were the grounds crew was. I have rarely seen anyone doing any maintenance here. So many leaves, downed branches, weeds, trash, mowing, and edging needs to be done. They just don't do those things here regularly. The two restroom buildings near holes 6 and 14 were basically disgusting with at least one stopped up toilet. Ugh.
Hopefully, American Golf will step up the maintenance here and try to restore this once decent course to its former glory. It was cheap ($22/player riding), so I guess you get what you pay for.» Close
Played today; $55 riding at 6:20 a.m. My brother and I were placed with a threesome, so our group of five went out on time and following closely behin... » More
Played today; $55 riding at 6:20 a.m. My brother and I were placed with a threesome, so our group of five went out on time and following closely behind the three or four groups ahead of us. As the day went on it opened up, but we were the slower of the groups and let a twosome pass us at the turn. We finished in 4 hours and 50 minutes due to lack of talent and some bad hops here and there.
As in the previous review from mdames, the course is in great shape right now. Good grass coverage and nice greens everywhere. Outside the rough it gets sketchy with pine needles, dirt, weeds, and mulch. Keep it in the middle and it's easier.
Greens rolled medium fast without a lot of bumpiness. They were soft and any high shot would make a mark and stick like a dart. I fixed a few ball marks besides my own, but it was not too terrible.
Fairways and rough were cut nicely. The rough was barely longer than the fairways, maybe an inch and a half most places.
Tees (we played the whites) were fairly level and not too beat up. Maybe a little on the par threes.
Overall maintenance looked good. Good sand in the bunkers. Several trees have been trimmed or removed (left side of 10 fairway is more wide open to the green).
The beverage cart came around a couple of times while we were on the back nine. We also stayed after and had lunch. Burger, fries, fish and chips for about $20. Not very good, but edible. Nice, friendly folks in the pro shop, cart barn, and snack shop/bar.
I might come back if I can get an early time. Right now, conditions are very good.» Close
My buddy and I played here today, teeing off at 11:45 a.m. as a twosome. $53 riding. We got there early and took advantage of the practice facilities:... » More
My buddy and I played here today, teeing off at 11:45 a.m. as a twosome. $53 riding. We got there early and took advantage of the practice facilities: grass range, chipping green and large putting green. All in good condition. Evidence of recently micro-punched and verticut on select portions of the greens; however, pin locations were usually away from any maintenance and things have healed enough that it did not affect the roll. Great turf grass in all the fairways. Rough was mostly good until you strayed into the “naturalized” areas. It’s downright ugly in spots. Sure, you’re not supposed to hit into that stuff, but I guess we’re just not that good yet. Sand was good, although my buddy found a bunker on 7 fairway without a rake. Tees were nice and level. Thanks to fellow GKer, Sean, for allowing us to play through his foursome and another foursome letting us by, we finished by 3:20 p.m.» Close
Like Burchsm5, I took advantage of the GroupGolfer Member for a Day deal. The weather is warming up in the high desert. We started around 9:45, althou... » More
Like Burchsm5, I took advantage of the GroupGolfer Member for a Day deal. The weather is warming up in the high desert. We started around 9:45, although the starter said he might not be able to get us out before our 10:00 tee time, and finished around 1:15. It got to about 94 degrees by the time we finished. It was warm all morning with a nice breeze. Totally fine by me.
Greens: medium fast, running around a 10 plus. You could see that they were nearly recovered from recently being aerated. However, they rolled true and were very consistent.
Fairways: nicely cut with really good roll. If you can stripe a drive down the middle you will get great yardage. Nice dual cut (not really sure what you call it, but they were cut with the mower going away on one side and coming in on the other side) giving the fairways a nice light/dark appearance.
Rough: just a mixed bag of healthy turf, some weeds, and areas of sparsely growing grass. Once outside the fairways your ball will hop and bound all over the place until it either dies in deep rough, settles on thin grass or dirt, or runs into the desert landscaping.
Tees: we played the whites. Mostly level with good turf. Occasionally you had to look for a good spot.
Bunkers: we both were in a few. I would say that they are improved from the last time we played here. Good, medium fine sand; grayish in color. They were damp, but nicely groomed and easy to hit from.
I kind of like the course. They could do more to make it better (like water more and widen the fairways and rough). Maybe reduce the amount of desert landscaping and kill the burrowing rodents. You know, less country and more club. We paid $34, I think. Good pace and people here are friendly.» Close
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