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Will be aerating the Vineyard Course greens 9/25 – 9/28, reopening 9/29 and then the Victoria Lakes Course greens 9/5 – 9/8, reopening 9/9.
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Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Walked the Tips at RiverRidge Vineyard Golf Course on Tuesday 9/5/2017 teeing off at 8:40am with some buddies(Matt,Mack and his buddy). Our POP behind several slower groups in the morning was 4 hours 30 minutes. Used the free birthday round that RiverRidge offers 2 weeks before or after your birthday–you just need to sign up with their e-club online and provide drivers license at clubhouse. Weather was beautiful-foggy in the morning and the sun came out on the back nine–mostly in the high 70’s. The Lakes course was closed due to aerification so the Vineyard course was crowded. I always enjoy RiverRidge’s beautiful and challenging layouts. The staff here is always very professional. Marshall’s provided a ride up the hill to 3 tee along with a ride from 13 green to 14 tee which was appreciated!
The greens were rated a 7/10 for me. They were listed as a 9.5 on the stimp in the pro-shop. I thought they putted medium to slow speed and were rolling fairly well with just a few bumps here and there. Very few divots and looked nice.
The fairways contained very lush green Kikuyu grass and you had perfect lies in the fairways. My buddy thought they were a little thick but I thought they were in very good shape for the end of summer. Rated 8/10
Was in fairway bunker on #17 that contained raked and more compact sand which was nice. Was not in any green side bunkers so could not rate them.
The tees were mostly level and lush containing Kikuyu grass. Some divots filled in with sand on the par 3’s. Rated 7/10
The rough is very healthy lining some of the fairways. Very green and a club grabber. They had some of the maintenance mowers cutting it down between #10 and #11 as we were playing. Rough rating 8/10.
Layout has some strong long par 4’s and a couple of tough par 3’s with one of them being the finishing island hole which was playing 215 to a back pin today plus a 10 mph breeze. Playing this course for free today was unbelievable. For the GK coupon walking for $28 bucks in the morning is one of the better if not the best morning coupon that GK has around. Had a blast today capped off by an eagle chip in on hole 1.