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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.
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Last Updated: February 17, 2020
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What a great golf course! Really nice conditions throughout the course. As you drive up the entrance road you will catch glimpses of the Mountain View... » More
What a great golf course! Really nice conditions throughout the course. As you drive up the entrance road you will catch glimpses of the Mountain View course. It’s a carpet of lush, green turf. The Firecliff course was just as lush and green. POP was right at 4.5 hours.
The greens were on the smaller side but really good. Lots of undulations, smooth surfaces, no ball marks. They rolled true and ran fairly fast at about 10-11. They were on the firm side, so you really had to hit good shots in or land short of the pin and allow for some release. These are the best greens I have played in a while.
Fairways and rough were just as lush and green. I never had a tight or thin lie. There’s a really good mat of turf to hit from. Not as wide as I would like, but generous enough for most golfers.
Tees were good, although there were some areas on the par 3’s with a fair amount of divots, mostly on the Purple tees. Like many of the greens, the tee boxes tended to be on the smaller side.
Bunkers were plentiful and in great condition. They all have rakes and the sand is light and easy to hit from.
There’s a lot of great holes and good chances to score well; unfortunately, I didn’t. Anyway, I had fun and got to golf with a good group of guys. Customer service was amazing and the course is in prime shape.» Close
I played here Friday, going as a single, played the Mountain and Valley nines. 8:00 a.m. The starter said there were foursomes ahead and behind me and... » More
I played here Friday, going as a single, played the Mountain and Valley nines. 8:00 a.m. The starter said there were foursomes ahead and behind me and the course looked pretty busy despite what looked like a pretty open online tee sheet the night before. $55 to ride as a senior. POP was about 3:45, with a little waiting on the last three holes.
Currently, I would rate the course as fair conditions. It's in the middle of winter now and of course the Bermuda is dormant. There is still a pale green color to the turf, but some areas seemed dry and there was the occasional tight lie with little to no turf under your ball. Be careful walking around because there are many uneven areas where burrowing animals (ground squirrels, likely) are wreaking havoc. I did not see any traps set, but this course could employ someone full time just to kill rodents.
Greens: They were a bit bumpy on the first few holes of the Mountain Course, my front nine. A maintenance guy came around by hole 6, working his way back, rolling the greens with a brand new roller (I did have a conversation with Rafael, the maintenance Superintendent the day before on something unrelated and he showed me a picture of his new machine). After that the greens seemed smoother and faster. There were many unrepaired or poorly repaired ball marks that I did my best to fix as many as I saw. At least one green had a ground squirrel digging in it (Valley Hole 7) and there was another green with some diseased turf ( I thing it was Valley Hole 6). Overall, the greens were mostly good; I would rate a 7/10.
Fairways and rough: Lots of good lies in most places. Some areas were a little thin and dry. As you get further from the center of the fairways it gets worse. The rough was a mixed bag of thick and thin turf. Some dormant Bermuda and some fescue or winter ryegrass.
Tees: I found them to be mostly level (I played the blue tees) and the few that were not just right had only slight deviations from level. There were no issues finding a good place to tee up and swing away. A couple of the par threes were a little beat up. Valley Hole 7 tee was moved back to the blacks (Yikes) for a nice 200+ yard downhill shot; I assume it's to allow some time for the blue teeing ground to heal.
Bunkers: The sand looked good around the greens and actually seemed okay in the fairway bunkers as well. No rakes (another dumb Covid idea) in any of the bunkers.
My overall impression is that this course is likely worth the $55 I paid and probably not much more. The tee times are sort of weird to me, but I guess that's probably a thing when you have 3 nines to rotate golfers on. Sunrise to about 8:20 starts on all three, then new times starting around 11:10. You would think that 10 minute tee times would be enough to keep the pace good, but there's always folks who just want to maximize their time out there without actually paying for and playing a second round. Like I said, my pace was great (and I was taking my time) until I got to the last three holes. I think the course could be in better shape, but at what cost to the golfing public?» Close
Yes! I finally got out here! Thank you, Johnny and Classic Club for having a Guru outing. This is probably the best course I have played here in the l... » More
Yes! I finally got out here! Thank you, Johnny and Classic Club for having a Guru outing. This is probably the best course I have played here in the low desert. Current conditions are outstanding.
Greens: Fast paced and receptive of most shots. I liked that they were undulating and the pins were in tricky locations. It was certainly challenging.
Fairways: They were visually stunning and mostly wide and forgiving. However, there were a couple that were insidiously challenging. I'm especially looking at you, Hole 7! I hit a low drive to the middle, only to have it turn left and roll down a slope into the lake. LOL! Same thing happened later on Hole 17 where a good drive rolled to the right and leaked into the lake. I won't be making that mistake next time!
Rough: I had really good lies most of the time and only once or twice did I have trouble hitting from the rough. Hole 18 had some very thick rough along the left side of the fairway about 150 yards out from the green and I did pay a hefty price for not getting the club on the ball there.
Sand: Very nice, white and fluffy (to borrow abbacat's description). I was in one bunker but I bladed the ball when I tried to hit the classic explosion shot. My club bounced against the sand and I launched one 30 yards over the green!
Tees: All were level and had great turf coverage.
Overall impression: Great course and visually stunning from the moment you arrive at the property. With all the water features, pine trees, and undulating topography you are hard pressed to think of this as a desert course. Great work and kudos to the grounds crew keeping the course in such a pristine condition.» Close
Got out on Saturday with dbldya, RDDenn, and abbacat. Good overall course conditions in this tight, residential-centric trio of courses. We played the... » More
Got out on Saturday with dbldya, RDDenn, and abbacat. Good overall course conditions in this tight, residential-centric trio of courses. We played the Royal and Mountain nines in about 4 hours, letting one twosome pass us on the second nine.
Greens: The greens had a good pace and were very receptive on most any kind of shot. Medium fast in pace and very few ball marks to repair.
Fairways and rough: The fairways are somewhat narrow, but the course doesn't play all that long. All the turf seemed to be in decent condition. Good coverage and the rough was not too penal. I may have found one or two tight lies in the fairway, but it wasn't bad by any means.
Sand: I can't remember if I was in a bunker, but my recollection is that they were decent.
Tees: They all looked level and had good grass coverage. What more can you ask?
My overall impression is that the course is a great place to just hone your hit-it-straight game. It's very narrow and you could easily hit someone's property or even fly one over a house. Keep it down the middle and all is well. The greens complexes are pretty good and offer a challenge to your short game. This course gets some online discounts and my buddy lives here, so it's a fair bet I will be back.» Close
I played in the recent event, first group out with Alex, Bob, and Ron. Great customer service as always. The course itself was not as nice as I rememb... » More
I played in the recent event, first group out with Alex, Bob, and Ron. Great customer service as always. The course itself was not as nice as I remember it, but still very nice. Also, no chance of using their patio afterwards due to newer Covid restrictions on social gatherings, but blame the government not the golf course.
Greens: Initial impression is that the greens were mowed tight and were very tender. Someone had heavy feet and left cleat marks all over the place (practice putting green and all the greens in front of us). I tapped them down when I found them. The greens were running very pure, fast, and were receptive of most shots. I fixed quite a few ball marks here and there. No issues as far as quality of the turf here.
Fairways: There were a few areas that were somewhat thin, but overall it was great to hit from and there was good roll out. A couple areas had roped off GUR. One big plus is the fairways here are generous. It's almost all fairway in some areas.
Rough: Mostly good coverage and not too penal as it was all nicely mowed (at least in the areas I found). I almost always had a good lie.
Bunkers: The bunkers looked great; I did find one on the last hole as what I thought was a decent drive rolled out and to the right only to find a deep, sandy grave. The sand was a nice, light color and was of medium, fine consistency.
Tees: We played the blues and I did not notice anything other than great turf to hit from; level and good coverage.
I love the course; the layout and scenery is fantastic. Customer service is among the best anywhere. The food is really good. I would come back more if not for the 4-hour one way drive. Add in the really steep green fees and this becomes a once-a-year outing at best for me; however, as part of a big weekend of golf it's well worth it.» Close
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