1. weber Posted: 09/17/20 2:05p Member Since: Dec 4, 2002 From: coto de caza
I always look forward to playing the goat. I can not believe just how much better the course is condition wise from my last time here. Night & Day. And I suspect it will only get better. While the... Continue »
I always look forward to playing the goat. I can not believe just how much better the course is condition wise from my last time here. Night & Day. And I suspect it will only get better. While the greens roll well, they are still too slow for my taste, but I suspect if they were firm and fast, one would never be able to finish a round of golf there. They are small, undulating and just tough !
As i did not bring any kind of game with me, the course absolutely humbled me. This course can humble you when you play well, so when you struggle, it makes for a brutal day, BUT, despite that, still love playing here and will return again soon. For those who have never played the Goat, don't me put off by the short yardage, this course is all you've be able to handle.
2. JohnnyGK Posted: 09/05/20 6:54a Member Since: Dec 30, 2002 From: Thousand Oaks
Had a 12 noon tee time in Carlsbad Thursday (9/2) so it was an easy decision to grab a quick 18 holes at Goat Hill Park in the morning (7:30am). Thanks AndrewZ28 for setting it up and mpisarski01 for ... Continue »
Had a 12 noon tee time in Carlsbad Thursday (9/2) so it was an easy decision to grab a quick 18 holes at Goat Hill Park in the morning (7:30am). Thanks AndrewZ28 for setting it up and mpisarski01 for joining in! We played in 2.5 hours riding.
Always a great time at a golf course with the coolest vibe around. Fun to wear a t-shirt and shorts enjoying the relaxing Oceanside coastal temps. It’s a unique golf experience on many levels. First and foremost you have to hit the ball straight out there and be on with your iron game/putting. The golf course is vastly, massively, underrated in difficulty. Want some great exercise, walk Goat “Hill”. Want a tasty local craft beer to chill and lick your wounds after the round, they got that too. Anyway, the golf course in the middle of a ton of big improvements as AndrewZ28 describes so please read his review. I remember playing it years ago when LINKSOUL (owner) took on the restoration project and there were so many large bare areas (like over 100 yards large). They had a phrase there called “goated” which meant you just missed the green or fairway and your ball decided it was at a skate park vanishing hundreds of feet wherever the hard pan bare areas would take it. That’s all but gone now. Amazing. So much new turf and more grass being planted. Come Spring 2021 I think the complete facelift of the place will be near complete. But I doubt the improvements will ever stop. Linksoul has so much passion for this place.
Current conditions are spot on with how mpisarski01 and AndrewZ28 describe. Place was very wet although in preparation for the Labor Day heat wave. I posted a bunch of photos. I love this little track. It’s rough around the edges right now for sure but still worth a visit in IMO. Just don’t expect great conditions. I’d say they are fair to good overall right now. Give it another month and it should be much better.