Golf Course Review The Links at Summerly Lake Elsinore California
Reviewed by: gary00, san clemente
My rating came out lower than I anticipated more fairly 6.2. 1/29 using GK coupon $22 real friendly welcome and easy check in with directions to go when ready so started about 40 min ahead of 9 am time since it was quite open. Comfortable 340 POP with some delays hunting down a few errant shots in the sand and brush. Started out with about a 1/2 club wind that was up to 2 clubs by the back and finished the last 6 in 3 clubs. Most wind was cross with only a couple of holes where it was dead straight. As I heard quoted purportedly from some Scotsman “if its na windy its na golf” appropriate for the links design.
Fairways are patchy with some very thin areas a few bare spots and then some ok grass and some areas that were sodded seem to have taken hold. Still pretty dry and dormant this time of year. No rough except for some areas near the greens but fairly dry and whispy. Fairways are bordered by bare sandy/dirt which is adjacent to the brush or gorse.
Tees mostly level some thin some with good cover and some major divot damage on the 3s where it appeared the markers had not been moved on a daily basis.
Bunkers were in various conditions with some good some thin.
Greens played better than they looked with some having multi shades of green and some looking to be rather thin like having been mowed too closely and not recovering quickly. Speed medium fast mostly smooth. Some pins took advantage of the slope or were near change in level so a shot that was off by a foot left you 20 feet away.
Grass range, basic GPS but helpful info about distances to trouble.
Word from the pro shop is that more improvements are in the works.