Golf Course Review Elkins Ranch Golf Course Fillmore California
Editor’s Note: Elkins Ranch Golf Course to close PERMANENTLY September 7, 2020. Time is limited to really take advantage of one of California’s unique and memorable golf experiences. Click HERE for additional information
Reviewed by: kviser, Saugus, CA
Back out again today. It’s good to see that they continue to maintain the course despite the imminent closure on Sept. 7, 2020. DKnight and I played from the white tees with another twosome. We arrived a little late and were sent out right away and caught our group on 3 tee. Check in was slow. We each received a cart and the senior discount. Calling the course is also quite the challenge. Several of my calls were routed through some outside service.
Everything is green here: tees, fairways, rough, greens. It’s pretty much every bit the municipal course it has always been, with Kikuyu grass/Bermuda grass fairways and rough. Greens are bent/Poa with occasional bits of Bermuda grass or Kikuyu encroaching in from the edges. They rolled true and were soft enough to hold any kind of shot. Speed was medium-I would venture to guess around a 9. I wasn’t in any bunkers, but Dean was in a couple. One was dry and soft. The other was wet and firm.
Good times today, although I did not play well. Pace of play was just over 4 hours. We did wait a little at times, but it seemed like a decent pace. Due to COVID 19, there are no rakes, sand bottles, or water jugs. Wear the mask when interacting with staff. You know the drill. I do plan to come back as often as possible before closing, so look for more reviews from me.