Paso Robles, CA
Reviewed by: Nickesquire, Cambria, CA
Rode the Blues (6751/72.7/138) in less than 3 hours as a single. The weather was around 60, completely cloudy and misting when I left Hunter Ranch around 1030a. Just pulled into Rancho Mirage, 102 and clear — go figure.
HR is a hilly, challenging layout in very nice condition. The fairways are framed by hundreds of 100+ year old oak trees. It is unusual to get a level lies anywhere on a course set among rolling hills. The fairways are generous in width but the course can be really penal if you stray barely off many fairways.
The tees were mostly lush and were well maintained for divots. Some could use leveling would be the only negative.
The fairways are a mixture of grasses and are mostly lush, nice to play from.
The rough was mostly lush close to the fairway, thinner the farther you got from the fairway. Stray off in the oaks and you are playing on hardpan.
The sand traps were well maintained with nice, soft, white sand.
The large, undulating greens are firm but still usually held irons well. They putted smooth and medium fast.
The customer service was good as usual here. No drink cart or Marshall usually, nice restaurant beside the well stocked, beautiful clubhouse. Definitely recommended.