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Round Up: GK Guru Visit Oak Quarry Golf Club Riverside California

Oak Quarry Golf Club Hole 14 Riverside CA

Oak Quarry Golf Club

Round Up: GK Guru Visit Oak Quarry Golf Club Riverside California

Reviewed by: JohnnyGK, Thousand Oaks

Golf Playing Conditions 6.87 GOOD
Golf Playing Conditions 6.87 GOOD

Played with 11 other GK Gurus (please contact me at or message here on GK to learn more) at Oak Quarry yesterday (2/12). Postcard weather day in Southern California.

The main purpose of a GK Guru visit with a golf course is to help spread the word of current very good/great playing conditions. Typically Oak Quarry being predominately a summer turf course plays its best in May, June and July. Well they have the golf course dialed in beautifully right now for February which is impressive. Come March they will aerate the greens and during Late March through April depending on how warm it is there will be a turf transition where the green rye grass gives way to the warm weather grasses. Long story short, get out there and play Oak Quarry this month!

The Review

Greens are as expected firm for this time of year, smooth and excellent speed. Fairways are dormant Bermuda with full coverage, firm for lots of roll and plenty of padding under the ball to compress shots. Rough mostly lush, not too penalizing and beautiful contrast to the fairways. Tee boxes are in good shape, mostly level, well cared for. Bunkers are a mixed bag. I was in a lot of them (which is not good if you want to score well there). The fairways bunkers are very firm, with some occasional scattered small rocks here in there you want to pick away from you ball, however I much prefer fairway bunkers like that than too much sand. Makes them easy to escape from. On the flip side the green side bunkers had decent sand and featured very steep faces. It took me a couple shots at times to escape them. They are well positioned so to avoid them during your round is quite an accomplishment. Bring your high lob sand game.

The layout at Oak Quarry can be best summed up as a bold statement. The unique visuals and setting set the golf course apart. It is a bucket list golf course for every golfer in Southern California. Extremely challenging, especially if the wind kicks up and loaded with scenic fun holes.

During the whole experience the customer services was excellent. Friendly professional staff.

Highly Recommend.

BTW – fresh photos coming soon.