1. kg1791 Posted: 09/23/20 8:48p Member Since: Apr 18, 2003 From: So Cal
Played on 09/23/20 Course is in great shape for the end of summer. I saw a post from Apreggi about a recommendation out in the Palm Springs area. I saw Johnny had recommended Indian Wells and notice... Continue »
Played on 09/23/20 Course is in great shape for the end of summer. I saw a post from Apreggi about a recommendation out in the Palm Springs area. I saw Johnny had recommended Indian Wells and noticed I had not played there in two years. The tee boxes, fairways and greens are all lush except they all need a haircut. The grass is just a little long everywhere. The bunkers had plenty of sand in them and the sand was soft and not hard packed. I played the white tees at 6000 yards which is perfect for me now, but I did notice almost all the white and yellow markers were together, so I might have played several yellow tees. They have water/ice stations throughout the course and saw the beverage cart gal several times.
Covid 19 precautions are in effect. Cart attendants do not handle your bag and there is a plastic divider in every cart. They do have sand bottles in them. There was a food truck outside serving food but I did not use. The carts have GPS in them and I did notice they have speakers in them.
2. rob1563 Posted: 12/14/19 2:46p Member Since: Jul 3, 2010 From: Las Vegas
Played on Monday, 12/9, with the GK gurus. This was my second time here, but the 1st was over 5 years ago and I could only remember the great service. Service was again outstanding, even the parking l... Continue »
Played on Monday, 12/9, with the GK gurus. This was my second time here, but the 1st was over 5 years ago and I could only remember the great service. Service was again outstanding, even the parking lot construction crew who moved their heavy equipment after I unknowingly parked in the middle of their work area.
Course was in phenomenal condition. Just lush and green everywhere. Course was pretty wet, but no pooling in the low area or bunkers. The bunkers had nice heavy white sand, which I'm definitely not used to but everyone else was fine with it. Rough was gnarly. Greens ran smooth but a lot slower than they looked due to the early morning wetness.
Celebrity could easily have been designed for Instagram, 50 years before the Gram was even thought of. Just tall trees, lush green grass, bright flower beds, and incredible water features everywhere. The course looks quirky before playing, when you notice 1 par 3 and 1 par 5 on each 9, but there is a great variety in the par 4s to keep it interesting. And those par 3s and par 5s are some of the most spectacularly photogenic holes on the course. One thing overlooked in the winter is the amount of ice/water machines on the course to make the summer play a bit easier.
Celebrity is a must play in an area with a ton of great courses.
Yes, those tours are very cool. Wish more courses would have these. I can't join the outing on Wednesday, but am going this Monday at 8.30 to check it out so that I won't be too jealous of you all! Come join if you want, 75 bucks on their site and can RSVP as a single.
Was checking out the Indian Wells website and came across their Course Tours. Must see if you plan on visiting them. Even shows elevation changes... totally awesome!!!! I feel almost like a pro evaluating a golf course on television!!!!
[[Edited by ringworld on Monday May 18, 2009 7:01 PM]]
Hole # 18, 388 Yards, Par 4
On entering the tee complex, the player is greeted by a thunderous double-waterfall. This home hole sets up more as a strategist’s dream rather than for the bombs-away brigade. Not everyone will need a driver on this hole, but it’s important to hit this generous fairway. The hole doglegs fairly sharply left and the player is greeted by all sorts of streams, waterfalls, lakes and colorful extravaganza. A middle to short iron into the green brings birdie into play and allows for finishing hole drama.
Hole # 17, 438 Yards, Par 4
The 17th is set up to be a pivotal hole down the stretch. It’s a good length par 4 dogleg which again features the Eisenhower Mountain. There is water and a babbling brook and waterfall framing the green on the right. For those using long irons and woods for the approach, the left apron area becomes player-friendly and allows the player to reach the green without taking on the water and bunkers to the center and right of the green.