1. t8fish Posted: 06/25/21 1:38p Member Since: Jan 31, 2006 From: Altadena
Went out 6/24 at 2:00 as a two-some with my buddy. The round was a birthday gift to him from my wife and I and his first time there. We played the Creekside and Ridgeline 9s from the white tees. Condi... Continue »
Went out 6/24 at 2:00 as a two-some with my buddy. The round was a birthday gift to him from my wife and I and his first time there. We played the Creekside and Ridgeline 9s from the white tees. Conditions were excellent. It was a beautiful, cloudless day with a 2-club breeze through most of it to factor in. With one minor exception coming to mind, the teeing grounds were level with nice coverage. Fairways are in beautiful shape, offering consistent lies throughout. If there were thin or browned patches, I don't recall them. The rough near the fairways is well kept and length ranged from little issue to impacting advancement. Further off the fairway you can get into serious trouble with some deep natural growth and rugged terrain. I was in two bunkers and found them well groomed and playable. Sand was a bit granular, firm but not overly and the ball tended to sit up. Green-side areas were well groomed and set up the short game well. The greens' surfaces were very clean with a minimum of ball marks, running a brisk, medium quick — fast but not twitchy and you could play from above the hole. I think the practice green may have been a bit quicker but not radically.
My buddy was not striking it well and was finding the course particularly challenging for his first look. On a better day he would probably be OK here, but all three nines have their challenges and I would not recommend it to high handicappers. There are a lot of altitude changes and forced carries to deal with. But the altitude changes mean there are great views all around the course. The driving range and practice facilities are all you could ask for. The clubhouse has a very nice, but not stuffy, private course feel to it and the staff is friendly and well organized. I like the challenge, conditions and facilities and enjoy the rare playing opportunities I get here. Great back patio to hang out for food or a drink. It feels special. Recommended.
2. mdames Posted: 05/18/21 10:39a Member Since: Jan 18, 2006 From: Northridge
Had a thoroughly delightful round at Moorpark CC on Monday, May 17. We played the Canyon Crest/Creekside nines. Overall, the course is in excellent shape, with one exception: the bunkers. Although I w... Continue »
Had a thoroughly delightful round at Moorpark CC on Monday, May 17. We played the Canyon Crest/Creekside nines. Overall, the course is in excellent shape, with one exception: the bunkers. Although I was not in a bunker today, all of them were VERY firm (bordering on hard) and mostly dirt. You could get out of them with a very good shot, but it was challenging.
The rest of the course; tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in very nice condition. The fairways are not as green as I've seen them at Moorpark, but they provide excellent lies and decent roll out. I don't recall any bare areas on the course. The greens rolled medium/fast. They were smooth and more on the firm side. But they held well struck approach shots nicely. I highly recommend the course right now.
Most likly traveling to Moorepark Sat. morning to pick up a piece of machinery. Thinking of staying over night and playing a round of golf in the area, either Sat late afternoon or Sunday morning earl...