Was invited out to play BG by fellow GK'er cthuyen and his friends on 8/25. A later start at 11:12 but that was a time with a better rate - $67. On a very warm day (actually it was freaking hot), go... Continue »
Was invited out to play BG by fellow GK'er cthuyen and his friends on 8/25. A later start at 11:12 but that was a time with a better rate - $67. On a very warm day (actually it was freaking hot), got out right on time and finished in under 4 hours. Only about 10 minutes away from where I live so it was a real thrill to get out and play here.
The course is in really good shape. The fairways were in good condition but am I seeing kikuya grass growing? Never seen that before. Say it ain’t so. Still, they were cut down so still got some roll out. The rough wasn’t very thick and therefore playable. Wasn’t in any bunkers but they looked heavy/damp.
Greens were great. Rolled smooth but I they didn’t hold for me. Hit some good shots on the green that rolled off and ended up chipping back.
I find Black Gold a lot of fun to play but the back 9 is pretty challenging. Narrower fairways which must be hit or you end up losing your ball and dropping another. Always in good shape. The price tag is a bit high but there are specials and if you find one, take it! Recommend!
2. rob1563 Posted: 08/17/20 8:37p Member Since: Jul 3, 2010 From: Las Vegas
Played Friday, 8/14, at 2:45 with APisarski. Price was about $115 each, a bit high, but as I understand it, common here. Smooth check in, cart grab, and off to the 1st tee. The 2some we were paired wi... Continue »
Played Friday, 8/14, at 2:45 with APisarski. Price was about $115 each, a bit high, but as I understand it, common here. Smooth check in, cart grab, and off to the 1st tee. The 2some we were paired with was already off so we tracked until 10, then paired up. There was a tourney out ahead (which we knew about when we booked), which may have caused the slower front 9, but the back opened and finished just about 4 hours.
This was my 1st time here and was really impressed. This course was pretty fun to play, with lots of elevation. Unfortunately due to the fires, the Pacific was covered but I could see the peaks on Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Playing in the dead of summer during the hottest weekend, the course was playing firm and fast. Fairways were tight but not thin. Fairway rough was about 1-2 inches with kikuyu around the greens. Sand was a little thin but not bad for the late afternoon. I loved the greens, fast and mostly smooth.
Loved the course. Price was a bit steep but I know it's the going OC rate. I definitely would recommend.
**I see it rated 7.4, probably closer to an 8
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.