Will be aerating the greens with small holes on the Legends Course 6/10 & 6/11.
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Staff here was very friendly and free valet was very nice. The resort is rather large and being it was my first time here, it was a little overwhelming trying to find everything. This could be a bit skewed because there were a ton of events (excluding the one I was playing in) going on while I was there.
The greens were decently quick and definitely receptive. I was getting large amounts of spin on wedge shots so I had to change up the swing to reduce the rollback. Overall, greens rolled fairly true with some bumps. No dead spots observed.
The fairways were very firm and decently maintained. No bare spots observed. Nothing tricky on these fairways and you could pretty much see everything that the hole had to offer. We played the tournament from the white tees so there a lot of tee shots were taken with less than a driver, however if playing from the proper tee boxes I think the hazards would have provided more of a challenge.
Bunkers were well maintained and very course grained sand. They were uniform all throughout the course.
Flat and lush with some bare spots. Very Level and decently maintained. Some large deep divots took over a few of the par 3s.
About 1" long and somewhat thin. Resort course so I wasnt expecting real rough here.
This was a nice course and I am glad I got to play it but I would not recommend it for the rack rate. There are much more interesting courses in San Diego for the same price or cheaper.
2. sbarajasjr Posted: 05/06/19 5:39p Member Since: Dec 11, 2009 From: San Diego
Played here 5/4 with fellow GK member Jon (jpeairs85) on a Golf Moose deal ($100 with free replay) and my GM $50 voucher. Weather was absolutely beautiful with some slight wind at times. We had a 1:12... Continue »
Played here 5/4 with fellow GK member Jon (jpeairs85) on a Golf Moose deal ($100 with free replay) and my GM $50 voucher. Weather was absolutely beautiful with some slight wind at times. We had a 1:12pm tee time and finished in almost exactly 4 hours, thanks in part to a dreadfully slow foursome we ran into before the turn who let us pass after hole 12, otherwise it would have easily been a 5 hour round. Conditions were rather poor considering what the rack rate is so use a deal right now.
Tee boxes: Okay to good shape. Black-blue-white for males with blue tees getting most of the play today. I do distinctly remember hole 16 having rock hard ground that nearly snapped my tee when I tried to drive it into the ground. By the time we made our way through the course, the tee boxes were a bit chewed up. Ground seemed level.
Fairways: Probably the best part of the course; green and in good shape. Turf conditions weren't great, but they were good enough to allow for adequate roll (I'm sure the rain earlier in the week helped). No real divots I saw as members/guests filled them.
Rough: Thick in many areas. This course is riddled with OB/hazard areas that are equally tough, but the thick was indeed thick. Plenty of time I had to club up and take my medicine just to try and save bogey, which I promptly didn't do.
Sand: I thought the sand was possibly the worst of all aspects. Many greenside bunkers didn't have enough sand to be able to shape shots the way you're supposed to. More than a handful of them had pebbles and small rocks that are unacceptable.
Greens: In all fairness, I knew (thank you GK) that Legends had aerated almost three weeks ago so I knew it would be sandy all day, but they were about 70-80% healed and rolled well. Pin placements could have been better given how the greens were healing, but I guess you can't have it all.
ETC: Staff was very friendly, though this is to be expected at a place like this. Love the complimentary valet and I will always take it with the regular lot being a trek in. Cart was a mixed bag as the GPS never turned on, cooler had no ice, but battery lasted the whole round, good breaks, and turn radius. Layout here is fun but routing can get a bit confusing in spots. Recommend you wait another week or so and find a good deal.
Ok kinda a goofy hole here? Par 4 331 from the blue, with 3 areas seperated by a stream. The tee shot comes from the first area, over the stream to the landing area. Be as far right as you can be here so as not to be blocked by very tall trees blocking the left side. 215 yards to reach the bunker on the right. The second shot is the most demanding shot !130 yards up hill into the wind to a skinny green with bunkers all around .
Long par 3 , 211 from the tips. A stream is only in play if you hit one really fat. Elevated green with 4 very large bunkers all over the place. Be a pro for one shot and hit the green! Tuff up and down from any of the bunkers.