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Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Played one of my favorites La Purisima yesterday Monday 4/10/2017 for a GK Guru round teeing off with my buddies Nickesquire1 and Pedro7170 at 8:20am on a cold tee off start around 42 degrees with little to no wind for most of the day. Temps warmed up nicely on the back nine. I think our pace of play was around 4 hrs 40 minutes taking our time enjoying the day. Nick and I rode the blue tees (73.1-136-6670).
The greens were in very good shape–there were only problem areas on #2 green in the middle/front section due to the darn coots in that area. Other than that the greens are holding higher trajectory irons and irons with spin. They are quick and firm enough that if you are short sided chipping–good luck. Hardly any ball marks to fix–a treat to putt on primarily smooth surfaces. Would say maybe rolling a 10.5 to 11 on the stimp. Greens were rated a 8/10 for me–great job.
The fairways were primarily lush with maybe exception to some spots here and there. For the most part you were sitting up nicely. The rains have done this place really good. Rated 7/10.
The tees were in good shape–mostly lush and level. Rated 7/10
Was in one green-side bunker on #14 that contained thicker, “beachier” sand that has to really be thumped. Thought the bunkers looked to be in above average shape. Rated 7/10.
The rough is really tough if you are in it. It’s 2-4 inches deep in some places and can just be an advancement of 50 yards, 75 yards or if your lucky further–was lucky today to only be in the rough chipping or pitching today so did not get to experience the nastiness of it today on full shots. Rating it 8.5/10. I know they have the US open qualifier here coming up next month and I can see the course keeping the rough at least this height if not worse for the next month or so prior to that event.
This is probably one of if not the toughest course I have played. It has everything you could want–length, deep rough, usually wind, uphill and side-hill lies in the fairways, protected green complexes and laterals and penalty areas if you get to far off the beaten path. But then there is the scenery, quietness and great layout to enjoy. A gem,
Of note and my buddy who is a member semi-explained it to me–the yardage markers are sprinklers that can be hard to find as there is not many of them. If you are to cheap like me to bring a range finder or distance marker it can take some time to get your yardage here–can be a little frustrating–possible POP issue but this place is golf to its purest.
Highly Recommended–enjoy and for sure bring your A game.
Reviewed by: jerry64, Brea ca
Fairways were lush and without any problems that i noticed. Rough is lush and approx 2-4 inches. Do not stray any further than that as the native grass takes over and its a lost ball almost certainly.
I enjoy playing from the sand so I kept a close eye on the bunkers. Most had very good sand although wet and making blast shot nearly impossible.
The property sits on a beautiful rolling terrain with a few forced carries. Nothing that cannot be manage however as they other distances that most would find playable. On this day I played the combo tees that run out to just over 6300 yards. It was well worth the time 3.5 hours for me to get there from Brea but i will surely return for another go at this one.
Reviewed by: Nickesquire, Simi Valley, CA
Played the Blues (6670/73.1/136) with GK Guru’s Gary & Pedro in brisk, breezy early morning conditions that warmed up to quite pleasant by the conclusion of the round. We played in around 4.5 H and enjoyed the surroundings.
The tees were above average with adequate coverage. Several are crowned but only the par 3’s needed divot repair. Only #3 (coots) was in poor shape.
The rough was lush, thick and punitive. Forget advancing clubs their regular distance out of this stuff. Much thicker than most So Cal courses, tough to chip out of or hit the longer clubs necessary to reach the green if you miss the fairway here.
The sand traps were nicely maintained with thick sand.
The large greens were mostly smooth, putted medium fast speed and held approach shots well. Only #2 (coots) was not in well above average condition.
Biggest negative is that there is no GPS on the carts and this is one of the poorest marked courses for yardage I have ever played. The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered. No drink cart, but adequate water on the course. Fun, very demanding layout. Love that there are zero houses anywhere close and all the old oak trees around the course. I get beat up by this course every time I play here but still enjoy the experience. Recommended = Yes.