#GolfCourseReview @Sandpipergolf #Golf #Goleta #California
Reviewed by: mdames, Northridge
Played Sandpiper at 2pm on Tuesday 7/11. Got the $70 twilight rate walking. The front nine is a fairly benign walk. However, the back nine is a strenuous workout. I loved it! A lot of elevation changes and many uphill holes that will challenge your stamina if you’re walking. The weather started out mostly sunny and 73 degrees with a constant 5 – 10 mph breeze. After about 5 holes, the skies starting becoming overcast. By the back nine, it was totally overcast, with a little fog and temperatures in the high sixties.
Overall the course is in fine shape. Tee boxes are good. The rough closest to the fairway is very lush and about 2 inches in length. The fairways are in very good shape, with a nice cushion under the ball. However, there are some areas in most fairways that had been over-watered and were damaged by carts running over those areas. But for the most part the fairways are real nice to hit from. The fringe around the greens is cut low, but they have a nice cushion. Very nice to chip from. The bunkers were firm dark sand and posed no problems to hit out of. The greens were quite fast, especially down hill. However, they did hold well hit irons just fine. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Highly recommended, especially with the twilight rate. The rack rate is a bit high for my taste.