La Habra, CA
Reviewed by: golferic420, Redondo Beach
Gotta say that Westridge is in darn fine shape!
Tee’d off as a threesome at 7 AM on Sunday the 7/29. Behind multiple foursomes and pace was still great 4:10. A little waiting here and there, but we were a threesome, so understandable.
I am blown away at how they ‘saved’ this course. 3-4 years ago, it was really bad. I thought it was lost for good. The course is still penal, as if you miss too much to the right or left, you’re gone (down the hill to the other holes – which you sometimes can’t get to), or up in the hills towards the homes).
Most tee boxes were good. Flat, with nice grooming (a few were not mowed yet).
Fairways were in great summer shape. A couple dried out areas, but not bad at all. The fairways provided great turf to hit from, as well as decent roll out on well struck shots. That also hurts you here, as too much roll, you roll off the side of a hill to a penalty stroke.
Rough was ok. Not too penal, just less spin on approach shots. Bunkers were all pretty good. A few were still wet from the morning. Greens were probably the best I’ve ever seen here! No joke! Held great shots, rolled true, med-fast, and not too many bad ball marks. Very impressed.
All in all, I highly recommend right now. And still shocked at the conditions.