Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Reviewed by: leef2020, Huntington Beach, CA
Played TC today at 1:30pm, finishing in 4.5hrs. It was a sunny and very hot day. There were lots of cold/ice water jugs every 2nd/3rd hole which was a very welcome sight.
Course looked great from the pro-shop, and was pleased overall with the condition. Greens were the best part today, which I was glad to see.
Last time here, the green grass was very short with some bare spots. It seems like the small-punch they did 2 weeks ago, along with profuse watering over the entire course has resulted in nice green, plush conditions on the greens and throughout the course, really.
Greens putted medium-speed but my playing partners complained that they did not hold shots well. I agree, balls tended to bounce and roll-out a bit, while leaving healthy ball-marks. We encountered too many unrepaired, as usual.
Soft-footing on the tees and fairways. Both were a bit long/uncut within the last several days, but the rough was cut recently, only about 2″ long.
Bunkers were mostly a combo of mud from the morning watering, and wet firm sand, even that late in the day. Not real happy about it, as I was in 4 today.
Saw the ever-cheerful cart lady 3 times and the marshal twice. No deer today.
Glad to see the course getting so much water, very green and lush. Just need to get the mowers out on the tees and fairways and not water the sand traps! They’ve got a 25% off deal on items in the pro-shop until the 18th, and pleased to get a bit of a deal on a new golf bag and a UCLA ball repair tool (my late father’s alma mater).