#GolfCourseReview @SilverRockGolf #Golf #LaQuinta #California
Reviewed by: lamitchw, Lake Balboa
I had the pleasure of joining mendel, caligolfer1031, and nickesquire for a round Sunday morning, 5/7, before the PGA West event. The back 9 is closed, so we played the front twice for our 18. I have no idea what the rack rate is, but I paid $30…which I’m assuming is Mendel’s rate for being a local in La Quinta. $30 for SilverRock is a freaking steal, no matter if it is only for playing the front twice! I had my push cart with me and it was cool enough, so I walked. There is some distance from the pro shop to the range/first tee, but other than that it’s very walk-able.
We played the blue tees, and it was definitely challenging. It was my first ever round in the desert, so I had no idea what to expect. Tons of bunkers! Now i know. From tee to green, everything was in great shape. Tee boxes-perfect. Fairways-lush green carpets. Rough-not penal and very lush. Greens-really smooth and receptive, but slower than they looked. And ALL of those traps-very tough, but perfect with beautiful white sand. The layout is tough, especially the par 5’s, and going around the second time helped. The carts have very detailed GPS’s, so that was a big help in seeing the trouble that lurked ahead.
The service and staff were great. We saw the cart girl at least 5 times, and the guys in the pro-shop were very friendly. I’d have to say the best part of the day was hanging out with Marlin, Greg and Nick. It was early and my game slept in a bit (except for almost holing out a wedge and blowing out the hole on 5,) but it was a really great start to a perfect GK day. Thanks again Mendel for setting it up! I definitely recommend SilverRock.