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RoundUp: GK Review Guru Visit Golf Club of California Fallbrook California

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RoundUp: GK Review Guru Visit Golf Club of California Fallbrook California

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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 15

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The Golf Club of California

Fallbrook, CA
Reviewed by:  Rat-Patrol, San Diego
What a difference a week makes . . . after reading the GK Guru reviews from last week I was looking forward to getting back up there. I have always liked the layout as it is a real challenge in many spots. Well, conditions weren’t exactly, (with apologies to Andrew) “best I’ve ever seen them”. The greens (and the guy at the front desk told D-Con they would be a bit slower than last week after the Member/Guest tournament so we were warned) were overall pretty slow and I saw a few putts get bounced off line. The fairways were dry and hard, but mostly were fine to hit from as long as your ball avoided the aeration holes. Rough was rough, spotty and inconsistent. I had a few “how am I going to hit this” lies. Puffs of grass, hard pan, sandy areas, rough. Bunkers were ok, mostly groomed dark colored sandy dirt, but playable. On hole #5, the short par 3 the reeds have been allowed to grow so tall you can’t see the green from the tee box at all, just the top of the flag. Not an overly hot day but the water stations were empty. POP 6 hrs, never waited and had to let some elderly ladies play through. Clubhouse is nice?
I really like this course and hope I’m not being overly picky due to the anticipation of thinking the course was in great shape and finding it dry and hard with slow bumpy greens. maybe they just hadn’t watered since last week?
. . . and I will throw out the disclaimer that I played pretty well, especially playing from the Blues and won my GK Cup match so these aren’t just sour grapes, just disappointed ones.I still strongly recommend this course as a great place to play, usually an all around great golf experience from the clubhouse to the warm-up areas, course, customer service, etc. Just look for a deal and don’t expect resort conditions.
 
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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 2 Approach
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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 4 Green-side
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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 7
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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 9

The Golf Club of California

Fallbrook, CA
Reviewed by:  dconnally, Mission Viejo, CA

I have to echo Jim’s comments on the Golf Club of California – the entire course could use more water! After seeing the Guru reviews last week we were expecting better, although amicable Harvey in the shop told us they had slowed the greens down a little after the Member tourney. It was still difficult to get used to putts slowing down on downhill slopes to the southwest!, and a lot of putts were left short yesterday. Almost all lies were tight, and with the recent fairway/rough aeration you could easily get a lie in an unfilled punch hole.

Positives – greens were in good shape, although we did see scattered thin/bare areas. Most greens held shots, but green firmness and speeds were inconsistent through the round. Sand was in good shape, although I found a crusty surface layer in the fairway bunker on #17 that broke up into thumb-sized chunks when raked. Tees were level and sand was available to fill divots on par-3s.

Driving range is well away from the clubhouse but has an accurate clock – nice! Range is on grass and a practice bunker is available, but balls looked discolored and older. No GPS, but a yardage book is available, and many sprinkler heads are marked. Carts have a daily pin sheet – also nice (but hole #1 was inaccurate).

Still recommended for layout and challenge.

 
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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 12 Approach
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Golf Club of California Fallbrook California Hole 17