GK Guru Visit La Quinta, CA
Reviewed by: Nickesquire, Rancho Mirage, CA
Played the Blacks (6666/72.9/135) with GK Guru’s John & Ron in 3H, 50M. The weather was overcast and calm around 70.
Typical Pete Dye design with some raised greens, numerous mounds and massive waste bunkers.
The over seeded tees were a mixed bag. Most were lush and near immaculate. However, a few were in mediocre condition. Only some par 3’s had a decent amount of divot damage.
The over seeded fairways were lush, near immaculate and nice to play from.
The over seeded rough around the greens was very lush. The dormant Bermuda primary rough was the weakest part of the course. Good coverage and usually mowed down, you could easily find your ball. The native rough is an almost sure lost ball.
The sand traps were very well maintained. Other than large waste bunkers, most of the sand traps here are relatively small but there are a lot of them.
The small over seeded greens looked thin. However, they putted much better than they looked. Medium fast speed, firm and smooth with few ball marks.
Overall, this is a challenging layout and the conditions were very good except for the rough, which was mediocre. Enjoy holes 13-17, which are about as good a consecutive 5 hole stretch as you will find anywhere. The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Cart gal around numerous times. Recommended.