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Reviewed by: larryq2001, Brea
Played Wednesday, 3/8 as part a GK Guru outing with gary00 and alan_grant. Great deal and tough to pass up. Thanks johnnygk! Our pace of play was about 3.5 hours. We caught up with a 4 some on the 3rd hole and they let us play through which was great as they fell way back.
Have not played here in several years and was very surprised to see so many cars in the parking lot. Nice to see as the last time I was here, which was also during the week, had very few cars. Great customer service. Walked up to the starter and when I mentioned I was with the GK group, the GM, Dave Garner came out to say hello. It was so nice of him to come out, shake hands and thank us for coming out. Very classy.
Of course, we caught this course on a great day. A little warm but not much wind to speak of. The course is in great shape and is fun to play. Some of the holes were weird, particularly on the back. Pretty narrow and some blind landing areas. Don’t have to use driver on many of the holes. The scenery is fabulous on the back 9. Had to stop and take some pictures.
The course is playing great right now. Fairways were in great shape. Didn’t have a bad lie out there but you can’t be spraying it around or it will be un playable. The rough was thick but was able to get a club on the ball. Tee boxes were fine. Some were being worked on and were covered with sand but for the most part all of the tee boxes were in pretty good shape. I was only in one bunker and it was hard pan. I am guessing the other bunkers were similar.
The greens! Ah the Greens! Well, they were in great shape. Fast and rolled true but were hard. Couldn’t hold em’. Very few ball marks out there so you always had a nice role but there were some undulations with significant breaks.
Having not played this course in several years, I forgot many of the holes and course knowledge is essential here. As such, a big thank you to Alan who was great in guiding us through the course. And thank you Gary for being a great cart partner! All in all a great day out at Cross Creek. This course is a must play.
Reviewed by: gary00, san clemente