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Golf Course Review The Saticoy Club Somis California

The Saticoy Club: Private

Golf Course Review The Saticoy Club Somis California

Reviewed by: sbarajasjr, San Diego
Played here 3/2 with my men’s club on an absolutely gorgeous 70 degree day in Somis. It’s been almost 4 months since the GK Guru’s made it out and the course has only gotten better since then (no CPO today thank goodness), with every aspect of the course improving slightly since last November. Pace today was atrocious, but no fault of the course, all the older gentlemen today spent more than the allotted 3 minutes looking for shots. For my money, this is the hardest golf course I have played yet, playing tougher all-around than Torrey, Aviara, or Maderas for me, but I still enjoy coming out here every time.

Golf Course Review

Golf Playing Conditions 8.94 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 8.94 GREAT

Tee boxes: The weakest aspect of the course that was near perfection so let the rating of 8 gauge how “bad” they truly were. A few un-level lies and a some chewed up boxes, not helped by the fact everyone today played from whites.

Fairways: Comparable to the over-seeded fairways I just played in Palm Springs; wonderfully lush but finely manicured carpet of forest green. Roll was more than adequate and not a bad lie all day.

Rough: Penal with Torrey-like blades of tall grass, lots of ice plant, native brush, etc. to flank the traditional rough as well. A humbling amount of tall rough lines just about every hole and trees peppered throughout.

Sand: Plenty of sand on the course and every bunker had ample amount of raked sand that allowed for sand saves and/or shot shaping as necessary.

Greens: The green complexes here are insane. Any shot short will run right off (I had three separate approach shots spin right off the green and about 20 yards down the way) and any chip/flop shot that doesn’t sit, will also scram right away from the hole. Speed on putts varied from quick to lightning fast with some pin placements being complete head-scratchers and/or unfair. Be ready for pain!

Final Thoughts

ETC: Newer carts with no GPS. Staff today was skeleton crew as you’d expect on a Monday at a country club, those present were very friendly. Full field today so parking was a problem as club is older with minimal parking and homes a few yards away from clubhouse. Layout here is excellent with great mix of holes, par 3’s some of the best in my opinion. No cart attendant or clubhouse access outside of restroom. Few drinking stations on course and two bathrooms (on either 9) that could use some TLC. Thankful to be able to return to this club a few miles from home and would easily recommend.