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Recent Golf Course Review Links at Summerly Lake Elsinore California

The Links at Summerly

Lake Elsinore, CA

Reviewed by: gary00, san clemente
Played February 19 (2/19) using Underpar $49 Two-some on a blustery cool am cruising around for a Pace of Play (POP) of 3:40 even with a pretty steady stream of golfers leaving the 1st tee.

Starting with the Worst

Golf Playing Conditions 5.71 GOOD
Golf Playing Conditions 5.71 GOOD

Bunkers have a real abundance of rocks and pebbles.  They look groomed but are generally thin.  Good for shots from the fairway type but not so much for green-side.

Fairways are dormant and most have OK cover which is better toward the center and sketchy on the perimeters.  There are some bare areas on 3-4 of the holes for the most part had OK lies except maybe 5-6 times from the fairway.

There is no rough fairways are flanked by bare/sandy soil which at times can amplify marginal shots as they roll into more trouble like the many burms that populate the course.
Played the whites (6281 on the card and a little shorter in reality) tees level with OK cover.

Now for the Best

Greens firm generally smooth medium fast rolling well but harder to read than I remembered not being here for about 4 months. Greens are the best feature most are large with opportunity for variable pin placements and with the slope and subtle contours.  Today add the wind we faced some extra challenges and were totally out of our depth on those down wind putts toward front pin placements.  That ball just ran forever!

Friendly staff easy check in.  Very casual; go to 1st tee with no starter,  Everyone just kind of fell into line to get going. Beverage cart came around 3-4 times during the round.

The course does reflect that effort has been extended to make improvements and according to staff more is on the way. The layout is good and entertaining.  There are still has some rough spots but is worth the occasional play.