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Reviewed by: JohnnyGK, Westlake Village
Teed it up Thursday with GK Review Gurus at Los Serranos North Course. Super time as always with fellow GK’ers. One of the things I’ve noticed in my experiences playing the North Course is pace of play has always been pretty fast and today was no exception as we finished in just over 4 hours. As for the conditions, I thought iit was overall good but it could have been much better if the greens were fully healed from aeration. I was surprised they were still bumpy given the punch happened approximately 6 weeks prior. But they certainly looked healthy and were playable. I’d guess in couple weeks they are going to be excellent. What was excellent were the fairways. The kikuyu turf was already playing like it was summer time with a lush padding and the ball sitting up great. The rough was in not as good of shape as the fairways but in good condition overall. It was cut low with occasional thin spots and thick spots. Regarding the bunkers, there we some traps with fresher quality sand but most had a darker firm texture sand that I was not a fan of. My guess is they are in an ongoing sand replenishing project but I am not sure about that and will follow up. Most bunkers needed more sand. Lastly the tee boxes where mostly level and lush. Posted some fresh photos so check them out.
One of my favorite parts of a Los Serranos Country Club experience is always the friendly community vibe. Everything about the place is comfortable to me. Love how respectful the facility is to the tradition of golf, the big clubhouse, reasonable food & drink prices, commentary iced water in lobby and just good people working there.
I’d like to return the course in June to take on the South Course and maybe do 36 with another round on the North Course.
Chino Hills, CA
Reviewed by: larryq2001, Brea
I regularly play LS and I guess I can consider this my home course. Always enjoy playing here and today played in a GK Guru outing. On a fairly warm afternoon, it’s not unusual for the winds to pick up here and on this day it was true to form. With the 4 of us walking, we finished in just about 4 hours. We didn’t wait on anyone all day.
The course is in good shape but not like I usually see it. Tee boxes are just ok but need some work. Some were a bit ragged and uneven. Fairway were really nice. In the fairway, the ball sat up on that kikuyu grass. Noticed that they had cut down the rough a bit. Not nearly as thick as I have always seen. Bunkers overall were in good shape. I should know as I was in 5 of them. They actually had repaired many of them over the past couple of months and have seen vast improvement. Some were damp which made it very heavy. One day however, they will fix the “Hell Bunkers” which are hard pan protecting 16 and 18 greens.
Greens however were a disappointment and wasn’t expecting this since it has been about 6 weeks since they aerated. Don’t know a lot about green maintenance and maybe they take more than 6 weeks to recover?? Guess so. Know that the greens here are always in great shape and hope that in the next week or two, they will be back to normal.