Fountain Valley, CA
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Reviewed by: leef2020, Huntington Beach, CA
Played here as a 3some on Monday, 10/30, teeing off at 1:50pm. Pleasant greeting at the pro shop, and our group was called about 15 mins prior to tee time. POP was great, 3hrs 35mins with no waiting on the 4some in front. There was a quick, walking lady 2some that seemed to always be lurking behind us, so everyone was moving at a good pace on this cool and comfortable afternoon. They are usually pretty efficient getting people out on time, and golfers here keep POP moving along.
Tees and fairways were fairly long kikuyu, with not a lot of roll-out. Had a wet, muddy ball at least 5 times for a 2nd shot. Did not visit any sandy beaches today, but my playing partners had some good shots and ‘sandys’ out of them.
Greens seemed to be pretty much healed from their punching over 6 weeks ago and mostly decent. But, there were 3 or so greens that just seemed unhealthy, with large splotchy, uneven and bumpy areas. Otherwise, they were medium to medium-slow most of the day, with an annoying number of bumps and older ball marks in the way of my lines. A bit of a disappointment, to be honest.
I remember playing the ‘Classic’ course when it was the only course here back in the 80’s and early 90’s. The new 4 holes (14,15,16,17) are OK, but I’ve never really thought much of them and today didn’t change my opinion. They just seem like an afterthought, squeezed in, or ‘oh, btw’ and the fairways are still struggling to take hold (as with all of the Players course) 20 years later.
Cart girl was by twice. Never saw a marshal, but they weren’t needed on Classic today.
Playing from the whites is 6415 yards. Probably a bit long for my games these days. The gold tees are 5755. Something in-between those two yardages seems in order. I do enjoy the layout on most of the holes on Classic. Fairways are pretty wide, so grip it and rip it.