GK Guru Visit Roundup
Roundup: #GKGuru Visit @Fairfieldgolf #ParadiseValley #Golf July 20 2017
Round 2 of the Day with JohnnyGK & CIT. First time to Paradise Valley which is also directly off HWY 80 and about 10 minutes from Rancho Solano.
Started off in the Club House before our 2PM tee time. The food, service, and staff were exceptional. Do not pass up an opportunity to grab a bite here before or after your round! Also looked like they have live music on the patio on Thursday nights!
I had zero knowledge of this course prior to the day so I played extremely vanilla till I got comfortable. I found the course to be very fair with the right amount of of challenge.
This course is on the longer side compared to Rancho Solano with long, narrow fairways and smaller greens.
The greens are not particularly tricky, just smaller compared to it’s sister course up the hill.
Small creeks come into play along with some aggressive doglegs into elevated and in some instances tucked greens.
Overall it’s a fun course with a good challenge at a great value and easily accessible!
Played Paradise Valley GC with GK’ers parman72, BGarcelon and Cit. Last time it was an early morning start in October and this time a hot afternoon start at 2:00pm. I liked the hot afternoon start better!
It was a fast place of play and the golf course was in very good condition. Greens ran well, moderately fast, mostly smooth and firm. Fairways and Rough not as lush as in October but still in good shape. You can have a perfect lie to a thin dry lie. You can tell the course has been a little stressed from the recent 100+ heat. Bunkers had firm sand but playable. Tee boxes good shape, lush with a little divot damage. Overall the course presents itself beautifully. I liked it this time seeing the lakes more full than last year during the drought. Especially hole #6. This time we played the white tees as opposed to the blue tees. Big difference in challenge. Actually, more fun IMO and I’m a long hitter. Before the round, I made it point to eat again in the restaurant sports ball. Grabbed beer and burger, tasty. Big place that I’m sure will be blast on NFL Sundays. I liked this layout even better the second time. Course keeps growing on me. I’ll make sure to play it again if in town. Excellent practice facilities. Posted some fresh photos so check them out. Highly recommended.