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Golf Course Review SilverRock Resort La Quinta California

SilverRock Resort

La Quinta, CA

Reviewed by: jjrauen, Brea

Golf Playing Conditions 7.13 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.13 GREAT

Played here Saturday April 14. First time here and was well worth it with use of an Under Par voucher ($69).

Very nice practice area, grass driving range, good sized chipping area and sand bunker practice area. Large putting green adjacent to 1st tee box. Starter calls / announces who’s up on tee and kept everyone right on time. I teed it up at 908a.

Played with (3) others who had played before so got a good amount of intel from then and along with the onboard GPS, no problem at all. Without it, however, navigation of the tee could be tricky. Some blinds shots and some tee shots which don’t show you the landing area from tee, but as mentioned in other reviews, fairways are mostly very generous, just doesn’t always appear that way from tee box.

Conditions overall were good to very good.

Tee boxes and fairways very good. Thought fairways in particular were excellent. Great coverage, just enough bounce and roll, and lush.

Greens were a mixed bag. Quite firm, most were very good but a handful were spotty and thin. Not as lush as I had hoped. Others who had played there before indicated greens were usually a bit better.

Sand bunkers, not to be mistaken for waste areas, were very good, and plentiful. Designed with the intention to keep you very aware and to plan your shot precisely. A few area that look like sand bunkers were waste areas and had significantly different quality of surface to play from.

Layout was interesting. Given my first time here, I didn’t know any thing different about the back 9, but group I played with indicated there were significant changes. #11 in particular. A 175ish yard par 3 over water with narrow sloped green was new. (Play to right edge as slope take it down to green). A little awkward from tee box. They indicate routing was different since re-open after canal work was completed. For anyone that had played prior to closing, the re-opened back 9 will look different. Kind of unusual finishing hole. 300 yard par 4, which could be drivable, and may be the right strategy, given the shape of green. Easiest to play as short a shot as possible on approach.

Great customer service in pro shop, starter, on course and at bag drop.

Very picturesque venue up against the rocky backdrop. Recommend.

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