Reviewed by: kviser, Saugus, CA
Played today, teeing off at 11:18 with a GK Coupon, $28 walking by myself. It was mostly uncrowded today and after playing through a couple of groups on holes 2 and 14, I was able to finish in 3 hours and 10 minutes. I joined another walking single on holes 7 through 13, when he had to leave. Hole 13 is basically the old turn at the clubhouse and I think he had to pick up his kid. One of the marshals gave me a lift to 14 tee and that group there let me pass. After that it was wide open.
Tees: Level and lush. A few par threes and short par fours had some divot damage, but there was ample sand bottles if only folks would use them.
Fairways and rough: Not too much difference between either. Good lies and plenty of turf to hit from most everywhere except in a couple of areas of rough between holes 10 and 11 where you could find some scruffy lies. It seems like it’s always like that on this part of the course. Might be an irrigation issue because it seems like it’s up on the ridge and the ground appears dryer than other areas of the course. It’s not bad by any means and is comparable to many courses in So Cal. Everywhere else there is a lot of good turf.
Greens: You could see micro-punched holes on the greens, but it did not affect roll. Good speed; starter had a board stating they were 10′-8″. Not many ball marks were seen although the greens were soft enough for me to create deep craters with high approaches. I think the greens are great on this course and even though they were kind of medium fast, they held most shots with any spin.
Sand: I saw lots of good sand, at least in the one bunker I found on hole 17, about 10 yards in front of the green.
Overall, I like this course. I felt there were good playing conditions from tee to green. After the round I ran into t8fish, fellow GKer, and his dog. We all went to the snack shack for a bite and some good conversation; well, Kevin and I conversed while the dog was just being cool.
I have to recommend this course, especially with the GK Coupon. Thanks to Johnny and Otto to help out a fellow American!