Palm Springs, CA
Reviewed by: jjrauen, Brea
Played here for first time, Saturday 5/27/17.
Landed here after finding a $45 Saturday 745am tee time online. Called Pro-Shop to be sure everything was in order as I was surprised to find such a reasonable price. They assured me course conditions were great, and they were right.
Conditions were excellent. Tee boxes level with very good coverage.
Fairways, while just a bit firm and thin, were also very good. Good coverage and green throughout.
Greens were also excellent. Very smooth, rolling beautifully. Minimal ball mark damage, and a well defined fringe / first cut, surrounded by a very nicely manicured and lush 2nd cut. Most greens are receptive and relatively flat. There are a couple tiered greens, #12 has a huge bowl on lower right which made for a very reachable pin location.
Layout is unspectacular but well done. Very wide fairways (widest landing areas, in some cases, that I can recall of any course in the area.) Greens are well protected with bunkers, and the last 3, a par 4, 3, and then a good risk / reward par 5, are perhaps the toughest on the course. Challenging finish.
Not a lot of traffic on the course. Very nice and large restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating, which was pretty full when we arrived. Appears to be a popular spot with the locals. Has a classic ’50’s vibe throughout.
One negative was lack of driving range. Only a handful of hitting stations, off of a very hard surface, into a net. However, nice chipping a putting areas.
Enjoyed the round, feels like a course which can yield a good score.
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