La Habra, CA
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Reviewed by: 24hourgolf, Redondo Beach
Having seen no reviews (and the last one ??) we took a chance on their $35 Monday special. Getting out early to beat the heat, our POP was 3 hours.
I have not played here in likely 1 to 1.5 years and while the conditions then were very good, conditions have changed, but not for the worse. Unlike many rumors I have heard over the past months, they are still here.
Customer service was excellent. Tee boxes were level and recently cut, so no issues; rough was thick and sticky; fairways (like many in Southern California.) The course could be a lot more greener, but today they were in good shape and provided roll and good lies, 90% of the time. To qualify, I have played a lot worse recently. Bunkers were nice and playable, heard no complaints; greens are good/bad, as we found a couple in need of TLC (looked like heat issues) but overall they were playable. Mileage will vary. Please note we played early AM, who knows how they are in the afternoon.
I hope over the coming months, they get better. In my honest opinion the course is going through a transition period and it appears positive in my eyes – not negative.
I personally have always liked this course. This is not a walking course by any means and maybe that is why many don’t like to play it. My personal tip is to play early morning, if at all possible.
It is a beautiful layout in the La Habra hills, with some wonderful holes (# 4 Par 5 is a good example, along with # 9 downhill Par 5 water fronting green, to mention just 2) and good/challenging Par 3’s. It is also, a stern test of golf and personal will. I am hoping management does not give up on this course and I will go back in September (after the heat) and check it out again.