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Reviewed by: sixpez, Rancho Mirage
Played here last week with JohnnyGK and Ringworld. Wow, what a difference from the old Norwalk Golf Center! They really did a nice job with this place to make it a hub for junior/beginner golf. Cool little pro shop/community room, small double-decker driving range that’s fully enclosed, short-game practice areas, etc.
They basically leveled the old Norwalk course and built a new one on top. Some of the basic layout/routing has some similarities to the old skeleton. They kept some of the older/big trees and planted a bunch of new saplings to fill the property in more over time. They laid down all bermuda turf from tee to green. The tee boxes are nice quality mats with enough length that they can move the tee markers back and forth to keep the wear even. The greens are pure bent grass and in amazing shape right now. I’ll be curious how these greens do after a lot of play from novices and beginners.
The course itself is pretty basic with no holes longer than 100 yards. Greens relatively simple with some friendly mounding around them. Nothing too exciting, but a good little beginner’s pitch and putt layout. Good pricing and lots of junior programs. Adult lessons, as well. Cool little place along the lines of the Ely Callaway Center in Oceanside (except open to the public) or what they did with Colina Park down in SD.
Posted: 08/02/17 8:19p
From: Los Angeles
I’m glad this course is on the GK list. As mentioned, newly renovated 9 hole course. Much, much better condition and definitely kid friendly as this a designated junior golf site for SCGA.
Chaperoned at one of the junior events and greens are immaculate (hope they stay that way). Greens are smooth and rolled really nice. Soft enough to leave ball marks and did see a few unrepaired ones.
Course is short and ranging from 50 to 100 yards.
Driving range with mats to warm up and practice.
Recommended for short game practice and junior golfers.