Long Beach, CA
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Reviewed by: roarksown1, Playa del Rey
Made it out to El Dorado again this weekend after reading some positive reviews about this Long Beach classic course. The reviews were pretty accurate.
Conditions are good all across the board at El Do right now. Greens were very nice, not particularly fast, but held (other people’s) shots well and rolled pretty nicely. Not a lot of damage or bumps to speak of so that was nice.
Fairways are pretty lush in most areas, but of course you’re going to find some dried out or thin areas, but nothing too thin to feel you’re getting a horrible lie. There were some really wet or thick crabgrass areas around some of the greens and it was really difficult to chip out of that stuff. But overall not too bad.
Tee boxes were a bit shaggy and probably about the worst aspect of the course currently. Sand was nice in the many traps that I was in but of varying quality – seemed to be much nicer sand in the fairways bunkers than greenside, which I found a bit odd. But both totally fine to play out of right now.
POP was a bit poor as they failed to inform us that there was a tournament going out right before us, so imagining that was part of the slowdown. We waited a bit on just about every hole so it ended up taking a little over five hours. Cart service was around though and there were many water stations on a hot day.
Not sure what the aeration schedule looks like but you can have a fun round at El Dorado right now if you’re looking for one. Pretty fun layout to boot.