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Roundup:  GK Review Gurus Visit Westlake Golf Course Westlake Village California

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Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 16 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 16 GK Review Guru Visit

Westlake Golf Course

Westlake Village, CA
Reviewed by: kviser, Saugus, CA
Played today with the GK Meetup. Fairly soggy conditions overall as it was raining overnight and into the morning hours before teeing off. There were a intermittent sprinkles as the latest storm passed.
This is a well-maintained course and I would like to come back with better weather. Overall, I thought the greens were a good speed: medium-fast and mostly rolling true. There were some subtle breaks and it was challenging to read the speed and break just right. Tees were good: mostly level and not too beat up. The fairways were good; however, it was a mix of wet and wetter areas.
The course drained well.  There was not a lot of deep standing water. Some areas were roped off.  We also played it as cart path only (CPO), although I don’t remember seeing any signs or any course personnel telling us. Good times with fellow GKers.
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California GK Review Guru Visit (Shown L to R), Roaksown1, Mattias, Apisarski, Mpisarski, Kviser, JohnnyGK, and Abbacat
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 1 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 1 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 1 Green-side GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 1 Green-side GK Review Guru Visit

Westlake Golf Course

Westlake Village, CA
Reviewed by:  abbacat, Trabuco Canyon
I played today, 12-26-17, with the GK Review Gurus. This was my second time playing here and I enjoyed it even more this time. It’s a very fun layout and surprisingly challenging for a short course. Even though I wasn’t entirely successful on them today, my favorite holes are the three par-3’s over water. The conditions were pretty good considering all of the recent rain. There were many very wet areas on the fairways but the grass was in really nice shape. The tee boxes were level and not too badly chewed up. The practice green was pretty bumpy but the course greens were smooth and medium fast. I found 2 bunkers. One was a giant puddle, the other was dry with heavy, coarse sand that was really easy to hit out of. I look forward to playing here again when the weather is nicer. I’m determined to get a better score than I did today. Many thanks to Johnny and everyone else for another great outing.
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 5 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 5 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 7 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 7 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 9 GK Review Guru Visit
Westlake Golf Course Westlake California Hole 9 GK Review Guru Visit

Westlake Golf Course

Westlake Village, CA
Reviewed by:  roarksown1, Playa del Rey

Tough to gauge today’s wet conditions at Westlake with the GK Guru team, but I’m going to imagine the course dried out in terms of ratings, but an honest assessment of their current state here. They’re wet, plain and simple, or at least were today after getting on just as the overnight and morning rains began to slowly dissipate.

It’s easy to imagine Westlake in just a few sunny days though being in great shape. Once the large swaths of marshland in the fairways dry up, you’re going to have some very nice, green fairways to work with, and the rough is great right now already (often times today better as it wasn’t as soaked as some of the shorter grass).

The bunkers were lagoons today so it’s very tough to tell their state right now, but looked as if they could be fine with a few hours under the blow dryer. The tee boxes? Unfortunately for me this was the worst part of the course – many uneven sections and very shaggy and unkempt on the blue tees – but that could also simply be a case of my not truly understanding course management due to the wet conditions – I wholly concede that possibility. Only reporting what I saw.

I thought the greens were very tricky and tough – soaked and expected to be slow, but were actually quite fast, despite the huge ball marks being left with most every shot onto the green. It was odd, but they ran true enough as well. Tricky greens in many areas at Westlake (and one in particular with a dodgy pin placement to boot) – the defense along with a lot of water against this shorter, par 67 executive course.

In terms of layout though, I hate to say it but it’s far more interesting and engaging than my home executive course at Westchester. This is just a condensed ‘big course’ as it does have a few par 5s to test your longer clubs, good variety of length par 4s, and many a tricky par 3 to challenge you. I would not mind coming back another day, in better health, and under warmer, bluer skies, to right some wrongs on the scorecard.

Special thanks go to all the Gurus who made it a very fun day though scorecard aside, and to Johnny for all his hard work getting us these ridiculously good deals throughout the region.

Westlake Golf Course Westlake Village California GK Coupon Tee Time Special
Westlake Golf Course Westlake Village California GK Coupon Tee Time Special