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Reviewed by: 2xAlbatross, El Sobrante
I arrived a little early and was greeted by friendly staff and was encouraged to warm up on the grass driving range and practice green. The tee boxes and fairways were nicely manicured with medium depth rough and is fairly flat except for 2 holes. The bunkering was recently and in my opinion brilliantly done with Scottish links type fescue lips which if you don’t have a clean lie or too close will lose a shot. The course itself played pretty good considering it rained a couple of days prior, The greens were about 10 on the stimp
and were very receptive.
We had the pleasure of the director “Mike” joining us on the back 9 and he was telling us about the renovations/work that was done.. Kudos to the grounds crew staff in making this place a treat to play.
Reviewed by: JohnnyGK, Westlake Village
Played Quail Lodge & Golf Club on Tuesday with GK’ers Sixpez, Jerry64 and 2xAlbatross as a GK Review Guru visit. The golf course was in immaculate condition. Super lush tee to green. Interestingly to find out the golf course is 100% Poa turf. Poa greens, fairways, rough, tee boxes – all of it. Groomed very nicely. The highlight for me was the newly renovated bunkers. White sand, perfect texture, perfectly raked, beautifully designed, well positioned and challenging. The golf course also has a full practice area with grass range, putting, chipping and sand practice. The layout it not overly difficult, typical of a resort course, but it definitely is still challenging. It will test your ball striking and accuracy. Be careful not to find the fairways bunkers as they are steep and difficult to cleanly escape.
In addition to a wonderful course, the resort also has a large comfortable clubhouse and lodge to stay at. The lodge is located adjacent to hole #14, with bungalows only steps away. The rooms have been recently renovated with modern upgrades, glass shower, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, big screen TV, the works. Very friendly service and all the amenities.
I will be back to play this course and stay at the lodge. Highly recommended. Make Quail Lodge part of your Monterey experience.
Reviewed by: sixpez, Irvine
First leg of the Norcal GK Guru week was at Quail Lodge. JohnnyGK and I were joined by jerry64 and 2xalbatross for a fun round on this great course. The staff treated us great and even gave us all some free swag (sleeve of ProV1s, bag tags, divot tools). We enjoyed a nice relaxed pace in the afternoon, teeing off around 1:50.
The course is in phenomenal shape. It is so lush and deep green in color with all poa annua turf throughout the tees, fairways, rough and greens. Everything is beautifully manicured with clean cut lines and minimal blemishes to be found anywhere. Pretty fantastic on every level. Excellent bunkers with soft white sand that was great to hit from.
Speaking of the bunkers, they were the key part of some big renovations to the course that have happened since my first visit here a few years back. The bunkers were totally redone and look amazing with intricate shapes and rough faces with deep grass around the edges. The big water hazard that guarded the 17th green has also been removed and that hole has a totally new look (was nice before and also looks great now). I found the course enjoyable the first time, but they stepped up their game even more since then and it really is impressive all the way around. Staying at the Lodge tonight and the renovated rooms are awesome, as well. Another course worth adding to your must-play list on the Monterey Peninsula!