#GolfCourseReview @CrossingsCbad #Golf #Carlsbad #California
Reviewed by: dconnally, Mission Viejo, CA
Joined GKers leef2020 and larryq2001 at 1:48 pm on a warm Thursday afternoon, 7/27/17. Many thanks to Lee, a Crossings member, for the invite at member rates. Went off on time behind a twosome and threesome, who joined up after a couple holes so we had some occasional waiting during the round, but not too bad. The course was in very good condition. Weather was great, wind a little less than usual, and we had a relaxed, enjoyable round in just over 4.5 hr. It’s easy to get relaxed watching Larry’s smooth, easy swing.
Greens were in very good shape, fairly soft and receptive, good coverage but a little bumpy. They rolled OK at medium speed. Our group stunned the numerous spectators by making a number of longer putts! [No, there were no spectators – WE were the ones who were stunned.] Fairways gave good lies. Rough was mostly cut low and playable; around greens, it was deeper and grabby, making delicate recovery pitches difficult. Fairway was adequate and firm, good for escapes, while green-side sand was playable. Tees were level and firm – par-3 tees were pretty torn up, and while the course provides divot sand bottles on those tees, few people use them (!). Sand was also provided in the layup areas on a couple of short par-4s (but same non-use problem). The blue teeing area on hole #12 had been recently watered and was soft, and good footing was difficult to find.
Saw the cart girl a couple of times. Our GPS wouldn’t respond in interactive mode (touch the screen to get a distance, etc.). Pleasant roving ranger tried to reset our GPS on hole 3 (no luck). We got a new cart after #9, but same problem. New carts are comfortable otherwise. Refill rack for divot sand on #10 was full and sand was not all wet/clotted up – yea!