#GolfCourseReview @GolfGooseCreek #Golf #MiraLoma #California
Reviewed by: lamitchw, Lake Balboa
The Mrs. and I wanted to play in Palm Springs on Saturday, 5/6 before the GK event at PGA West on Sunday, but the forecast called for 20-25 mph sustained winds on Saturday. Not wanting to subject ourselves to that, at the recommendation of Nickesquire, we chose to stop and play Goose Creek on our way out. All I have to say is “thanks, Nick!” We couldn’t have been happier with the choice we made. We went out as a twosome, and the weather was perfect…around 64 degrees and a 5 mph wind. POP was a leisurely 4:10. An interesting fact I learned from the starter just before we tee’d off: the superintendent is one of the investors in the course. Hence the reason the conditions are so good!
We walked, as it is a very walkable parkland style course. The conditions were spectacular. Tee boxes were all level and lush. The fairways were like carpet. There were some unfilled divots, but I did my best to use as much sand/seed mix as I could throughout the round. The greens were fabulous, running around 10.5 on the stimp and smoooooooth. I drained many a putt that day, and there wasn’t a bounce or bobble to be seen. They were receptive of any good shot that came into them. The rough was cut down to about 1 1/2 inches and was very lush and playable. My only complaint on conditions was the sand. It’s more dirt than sand. I found it difficult to really blast out from under the ball around the greens. I don’t mind firmer fairway bunkers, but around the greens they need to be softer.
The course was very peaceful, and it reminded me of Olivas Links…another course I love. We had a quick bite in the restaurant after the round, and the food was good. Service from everyone we met was impeccable. They were all very friendly and helpful. They host a ton of qualifying events for various tours, and with good reason. The entire facility is designed with golf as the main attraction, and we will DEFINITELY be heading back to Goose Creek very soon.