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Reviewed by: sixpez, The Land of Very Belated 4-Stroke Penalties
Signed up at the last minute to join the GK Gurus this afternoon at Los Serranos. It was a good time out there with a little over a 4-hour pace (our group played as a fivesome behind the other foursome).
As evildrummerhb mentioned, the conditions were mostly pretty good. Tee boxes were pretty nice in general. Fairways were great. Nice fluffy pad of kikuyu provided great lies to hit from. Rough more of a mixed bag with the rough mostly very low and insignificant, some bare spots and other areas where the grass was thicker. I was in three bunkers. Two were good. The other (one of the nasty, yet awesome bunkers guarding the 16th green) had very little sand. Those bunkers are so cool, but it seems they never have much sand even though you need some softness there to pull off an intimidating escape. The greens still need another week or two to fully recover from the recent aeration. They were bumpy at times and speeds seemed inconsistent. They should only get better in the coming weeks, though.
I always enjoy my rounds on either LS course and this was no exception. It was made even more enjoyable alongside the GK Gurus!
Enjoyed a really fun round with some legendary GK’ers today as part of the Guru outing. The pace was fantastic clocking in at 4 hrs and the weather couldn’t be any better with a nice breeze to keep it cool all day.
As Evil mentioned, the course was in mostly good shape with highlights being the fairways and rough which were lush and very full. Tees were mostly level with minor damage on the expected holes. Bunkers were a mixed bag of fluffy and thin and unfortunately the pot bunkers on 16 were not in good shape which is too bad since they’re the focal point of that hole. Greens still need some time to recover from aeration. They were medium pace at best but were still bumpy. Another week or two and a good cut/roll will have them back in tip top shape.
Always a blast to tee it up in the guru outings and thanks Johnny for everything!
Reviewed by: evildrummerhb, La Habra, CA
Had a great time with the guru group today. We went out in two groups, with nobody ahead when we began and a single behind us that never really pressed us at all. Nice, low stress golf.
I found the course to be in pretty good shape overall. The tee boxes were mostly level with good coverage, I never had a bad lie in the fairways, and the rough ranged from just above fairway height to pretty deep and difficult. There are several areas that have been filled in with bark/mulch in an effort to conserve water. I found a few bunkers and they all had adequate sand in them, but my playing partners did mention that the pot bunkers on 16 need to be filled up a bit.
The greens were unfortunately the low point of the round. They were inconsistent in both speed and firmness from one green to the next, and still showed signs of recovery from aeration last month. There were also some chewed-up areas on a few of the collars that could use some attention. I found my putts didn’t want to hold the line, even very short putts.
Overall I had a lot of fun, and I’m sure the greens will be taken care of in the near future. Los Serranos is a great facility and I enjoy playing either course every chance I get.