#GolfCourseReview @OakQuarry #Golf #Riverside #California
Reviewed by: wangster, Santa Monica
Played Oak Quarry on Sunday, June 25th, day that got as high as 104 degrees. Never saw the group in front or behind us so it felt like we had the entire course to ourselves. Teed off at 11 am and finished in just under 4 hours.
I always enjoy playing Oak Quarry and today was no different. The conditions are great most of the time and service is great. I have mixed feelings about one starter (a skinny older gentleman) who usually seems very cranky but he was in a great mood this day. He was smiling and making jokes. Maybe he gets overwhelmed when it is busy and gets cranky because golfers don’t listen. Anyways, conditions were what you’d expect from Oak Quarry except I feel like there was a small improvement on the bunkers since the last time I played.
Tee Boxes – Green, lush, mostly flat, not too many divots. I have to point out that on this day, blue tees were moved up from their usual location.
Fairways – Visually, it’s not as green as I would like it to be on some holes but other than a few small brown spots here and there, fairways are in great condition.
Bunkers – Last few times I played Oak Quarry, I felt, along with other reviewers, that bunkers could use some improvement. I was in three bunkers this day and I felt like there was some improvement. The green-side bunker on #4 (the long L-shaped one right before the hill which I seem to go into every time I play this course) was much softer than I remember it being. Also, I didn’t see all the little rocks that are usually in that bunker. I like fairway bunkers to be a little harder so the ball doesn’t get buried and fairway bunkers on #12 and #16 were just that.
Greens – I feel like greens at Oak Quarry don’t break as much as they look. Other than that, greens held shots well and were smooth. Maybe a little slower than what you’d expect from a course of this caliber.
- The Marshall (the same gentleman that I mentioned as the starter above) came around several times, and he offered iced water which is very much appreciated.