1. 24hourgolf Posted: 08/04/20 12:08p Member Since: Jun 6, 2011 From: San Marino
Played this AM. Just under 4 H POP. Place was packed. Golfers arriving before tee times and causing chaos at starter. 1st tee time is 7 AM? Perhaps they should modify that? Once on the course players ... Continue »
Played this AM. Just under 4 H POP. Place was packed. Golfers arriving before tee times and causing chaos at starter. 1st tee time is 7 AM? Perhaps they should modify that? Once on the course players seemed to be aware of POP and that was a good thing. Course is in great shape, just over watered due to recent heat wave. Tee boxes were all fine. Fairways were lush/green but very wet so no roll at all. Never had a bad lie. Bunkers (no rakes) were actually playable and heard no complaints. Lots of rough (1 in) and OB + water to contend with if not hitting it straight. Greens were all great and chipped/putted and held shots just fine all round. And had good speed. Customer service excellent at all levels. 1 per cart (OC ules). Masks at check in and at starter only. Snack bar open only. Cart service was out and about.
2. dconnally Posted: 07/01/20 12:52p Member Since: Oct 6, 2003 From: Mission Viejo, CA
Back to one of my favorite courses in the OC for a Guru round with Johnny and others. Played a GK Cup match with Johnny and were joined by gary00 and aakes90278 – thanks to Gary and Michael for an enj... Continue »
Back to one of my favorite courses in the OC for a Guru round with Johnny and others. Played a GK Cup match with Johnny and were joined by gary00 and aakes90278 – thanks to Gary and Michael for an enjoyable round. Based on other GK reviews, we might have been holding up the GK group behind us with our pace – sorry about that, guys! Sunny, warm weather with a little bit of breeze made for a pleasant afternoon.
As others noted, course conditions were good – greens were slowed down just a touch from some other previous visits where downhill putts could be terrifying. But I thought they rolled great and held shots well. Fairway lies were good and rough was not too deep to lose balls or be impossible to recover from. I was in 3 bunkers and sand was a little damp but easily playable, with problems only in areas that had a lot of earlier play (footprints).Tees were no problem.
We played White and tee markers were pushed to the front of many boxes, so it’s likely we came in under the 6.000+ yards listed on the card. A couple of strategic bunkers have been removed, including the fairway bunker in the middle of #14. GPS was good – an earlier review said they had been removed, but cart guy told me only some units had been removed to repair wiring. New carts scheduled to be delivered in July – we’ll see if the GPS units remain – they are very useful here.
Always a great day with other GKers, and BG is a favored stop. Recommended.
Fyi, the golf carts have GPS and "fly-over view" included. With this hole or any of the holes, the best tip that I can give you is, use the GPS and "course-flyover-veiw" provided in the golf carts that which will give you better idea of a particular hole on the course than any one tip from one of us.
Fun finishing hole. From the tee box, target left of the right fairway bunker. From there, lay up left for a good angle into the green. Water could come into play on 2nd shot if you go too far right. Green slopes toward the water for sure on the green here.