#GolfCourseReview @ Mountain Meadows #Golf #Pomona #California
Reviewed by: jjrauen, Brea
Played here Tuesday twilight, 9/26, on an email special $32, which included green fee, small bucket and 2 domestic beers. Good deal from my perspective.
Always a little wary of course which allow you to choose 5 players on their on-line booking system, and turns our 3 ball was behind a 5 ball, so made for some occasional backup.
I have not played here for probably 20 years, and did not recall much about the course or layout, but found it to be quite a fun trip. Granted there are not a lot of holes with flat lies in the fairway, or at least fairways with hills to carry or to navigate with sideways rollout, but for the most part, nothing extremely mysterious here. A couple of semi blind tee shots over hills with parts unknown beyond, but for those that play here regularly, probably not an issue.
Conditions were good to very good. Some tee boxes were uneven, and chewed up. Fairways when a little spotty. Mostly old kikuyu throughout, with some unidentifiable other ‘grasses’ mixed in, but very playable.
Greens were very good. Very good dense coverage, nicely cut and very smooth, if not a little slow. Better than a lot of other local munis I’ve played recently.
Nice, bunkers with the right amount of weight to the sand.
Very interesting layout and some good elevation changes with excellent vistas. A couple of crazy dogleg, side hill par 5’s (8 and 11 come to mind), but some really well designed holes too. Narrow in spots, not overly long from white tees (about 6200), and driver isn’t always the best play unless you are Fred Funk straight.
I will return and give it another go, as this one falls squarely into the ‘need to place more than once’ category. Excellent service from Proshop, however, no beverage cart / ambulance on the course.