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Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Rode the Black Tees (73.8-142-7012) late morning this morning 2-27-2017 at 11:44am for a GK Guru round joined by JohnnyGK and Jerinthebox. Fun day on a colder damp late morning with not much wind. Our POP taking our time was a little over 4 hours. Took advantage of Moorpark’s nice chipping and putting greens before the round which were fantastic.
This is the 3rd time that I have played Moorpark in the last couple of months. Right now the course is super lush, in great shape and draining fairly well from the recent rains.
The rough was rated an 8.5-10 for me. Very healthy in places 2-3 inches green rough surrounding mostly all fairway and green complexes.
The greens had a minor topdressing that did not effect the line or speed of putts. Putts were pure and the greens were very soft holding like darts–to give you an example on the par 4 5th hole on Creekside I launched a drive from the top of the hill that landed on the back of the green on the fly and maybe moved 1 foot from its divot. The greens are usually always the highlight here and they did not disappoint today. Rated 8.5-10
The fairways were super lush, really greening up from the rains and with the cold air and lush conditions played long. Would call them perfect sponge fairways. With no rain in the forecast for the next couple weeks they should only get better and better. Rated 8.5-10
Was in 2 greenside bunkers and 1 fairway bunker that were raked and a pleasure to hit out of. Rated 8-10
The tees were very lush and level. In good shape cut beautifully. Rated 8.5-10
The layout on Creekside-Ridgeline is tough and you have to keep the ball in play to score well here. Most average-good drives on most courses might not be in play here. I love the challenge here and the conditions are awesome. Thanks to JohnnyGK for the invite and thanks to Moorpark CC for having us out!
I joined the Guru group yesterday, teeing off right around noon. I’ll be honest, Moorpark CC isn’t my favorite course for various reasons (layout etc,) but the course is in absolutely spectacular condition right now. Everything is greeen, green, green! Tee boxes are all lush and level. The fairways are still a bit wet from the rain in some places, hence the reason for cart path only yesterday. The fairways are green and lush, with the ball sitting up beautifully. The rough is extremely thick and penal right now. I found myself having to lay up multiple times because of the thickness of the rough. The greens had just been double cut and rolled, and were pretty fast…probably 11 on the stimp. They had just put a top coat of sand on, but that didn’t affect the ball from rolling perfectly true. Actually, the sand helped us see some of the lines for putts from where other balls had rolled. Kviser used this to his advantage, and put on a putting clinic for Mike, Matthew and I. He dropped at least 4 bombs from outside 20 ft. Great job Kevin!
Overall, we had a great time yesterday. Moorpark CC is a top-notch facility with everything you could need to have an awesome day of golf. If this style of course is your thing, don’t walk, but RUN to Moorpark right now! I think it’s only going to get better as things start to dry out a bit. Thank you to Johnny and Moorpark CC for a great day!