Golf Course Review Sierra Lakes Golf Club Fontana California
Reviewed by: Kahoutek, San Diego
Aerated the greens 9/3 & 9/4.
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Played in a 8am shotgun tournament on Saturday, 9/21. There were actually two shotgun tournaments that started at the same time.
The course moved surprisingly quick. Within a few holes, the group in front of us were usually putting out by the time we got to the tee, and the group behind us could not be seen. I think the nice pace of the course may have had a lot to do with the generous layout.
Playing from the white tees, the course was mostly a progression of 360 yard par 4s with fairly wide fairways. The rough did tend to fairly lush and would tend to grab and catch your club-face. There were quite a bit of brown spots on some of the fairways, spots I would have expected to be marked as ground under repair. The greens were fairly soft and putted nicely at a medium-fast speed.
My playing partner and I did have some bad luck with golf carts. Our first cart would stall on startup, and we would have to throw it into reverse and then back to forward for it to move. At the turn, we exchanged it for another cart. This second cart, when we would slow down, would suddenly slam on the brakes by itself, jerking us to an abrupt stop.
I didn’t get a chance to interact with the pro shop, but the Marshall on course was very nice and very helpful when we told him about our problems with our first cart. The young lady in the beverage cart was also very nice and showed up a few times on a day that got into the mid-80s. We really couldn’t ask for better weather in Fontana, and we finished the round in what felt like a quick 4 hr 20 min, done before any afternoon winds would kick up.