Reviewed by: Tubedude, Lake Forest, Ca
Played on 5/18/17 with John after the Guru outing. First time here and it really is an interesting place to play. I can officially state that in the wind we started in I cleaned out my old ball stash within the first 3 holes and had to play “good” balls. Very demanding for it’s length. Don’t expect to hit many drivers here, but do expect to be penalized for poor decisions and poor swings. Also, expect your great shots to be rewarded with relatively easy birdies.
Tee boxes were not very level on some holes, but the grass coverage was solid and you could find a relatively flat spot to play from. Fairways are in great condition as well as the greens themselves. Sand would be my big gripe for the course. As with most courses in SoCal these days, there just isn’t any sand to allow one to splash the ball out onto the green. You almost have to play pitch shots instead.
These holes, while short, have a TON of character and the views are amazing! Huge boulders, lakes, and various trees adorn all the holes. There’s tons of wildlife (bunnies, squirrels, hawks, and even the occasional rattlesnake based on signs and some probable dens observed under said rocks), and don’t be surprised if the rabbits just stare you down while you play the hole. They are not exactly skittish about being around golfers.
If I get my game in order, I will be back for a second attempt at conquering this gem. You cannot go wrong with a course this much fun to play … even if every major error turns into a look in the bag for another ball.