#GolfCourseReview @LosAmigosGC #Golf #Downey #California
Reviewed by: roarksown1, Playa Del Rey
Spent the final day of the holiday weekend at Los Amigos on Sunday with two buddies playing from the blue tees and walking. We had a 10:20 tee time and got off without a hitch, however the two guys playing in front of us managed to make what should have been a fast round into a five-hour ordeal. They just chatted all round, took their sweet time catching up to the group in front of them, played two balls on numerous occasions, etc. It was quite exasperating to say the least.
For some reason Los Amigos also has a dire shortage of good push carts, as the one I rented did not have a front wheel (which I was duly warned about), so I had to keep it jacked up all day in order for it to work properly. No big deal, however not a single cart girl in sight all day was a shame. It wasn’t exactly hot like summer time, but it was a fairly busy Sunday and they should have that covered for sure.
As for the course conditions, Los Amigos always has some of the best sand around. You’ll always get the fluffy stuff here so kudos to them for that. The greens were also in pretty good shape all around, rolling nicely and medium speed. Definitely too many ball marks around the greens but for the most part no complaints there.
Fairways and rough are in less than optimal shape. There were some major areas on a few of the fairways that were roped off (assumed GUR from afar), but when we got there, they were in better shape than the thin fairways around them. Many a burned out or thin lie that made wedge shots extremely difficult today. However the rough around the greens was grabby but consistent enough. Tee boxes were also a bit of an uneven mess, and the one on the par 3 7th was a total disaster. Definitely need to do some work there.
Overall, a little bit sub-par from Los Amigos today, but I expect them to be better in the future as they usually are. It’s a fun little track that definitely should help the confidence in your game, however the front nine is significantly easier than the back nine (and especially the last three holes), which goes completely against the logic of how my scoring went. But this will always remain a regular course in my rotation.