Golf Course Review San Clemente Golf Course San Clemente California
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Reviewed by: sngernz, Redondo Beach
Wanted to stay south of the Atmospheric Rivers crossing southern California so booked a Sunday mid-morning time at San Clemente, $44 walking rate. Super nice guy in the Pro Shop tossed us a range ball token to warm up, in fact, the entire staff I encountered were courteous and engaging. Stayed dry all day. The course was remarkably very playable albeit an incredible amount of debris from the recent winds and rains which scattered the course. No casual water but a few semi-muddy areas to avoid. The Kikuyu is as green as I’ve ever seen Kikuyu and after the mowers get a chance to come out and give the fairways and rough a trim, will be outstanding to play from.
Greens looked a bit scruffy with various grass types, but actually rolled decent at medium pace. Relatively flat but very tricky to read if you do not play here as everything breaks to the Pacific … we were fooled several times even with little 2 ft putts. Bunkers were not maintained and some had very wet sand at the bottom.
Interesting layout with some nice views of the ocean and a constant buzz from the nearby 5 freeway. Most of the front is flat (1-6) and traditional municipal stuff but the back (12-18) winds up the hills thru the San Clemente neighborhood and can be a challenge if you’re not familiar with the layout. The course is walkable but there some steep elevations to negotiate. We were paired with a couple teenagers who helped us out and restored my faith in the next generation. They were good, well mannered kids. Would like to come back sometime after the greens get cut and the course is cleaned up.
Additional information: Pace of Play (PoP) was 4.5 hrs following a 5-some of riders Cart Path Only(CPO) attempting to play golf. Otherwise, it would have been a 4 hr round.