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Reviewed by: rgm2525, chatsworth
Reviewed by: Itslikeimsayin, Aliso Viejo
Played in the first group of Monday’s GK Review Guru outing with JohnnyGK, rgm2525 and GDR23. Great times as always! Started a little past 11:00 and finished all 27 holes in about 6:45. Huge thanks to GK for setting this up and to Moorpark CC for having us out!
Conditions were outstanding! Greens were smooth, medium-fast and accepted full shots well. Fairways and rough were both very lush. The ball sat up great on the fairways. The rough was 2-3 inches deep and sticky in spots. Definitely a premium on staying in the fairway. The tee boxes were great, a little soft underneath the surface for my preference (my tee felt a little wobbly sometimes), but that’s only if I want to get nitpicky. All of the bunkers I was in were good with plentiful sand. Not sure if this sand plays tough or I was having an off day, but I had a hard time hitting good sand shots and failed to escape the bunkers several times.
This was my first time here and I absolutely loved everything about the whole experience. It really surpassed my expectations. Right when you arrive there’s a private club aura to the place. Big, beautiful driving range, nice chipping and putting greens. The course itself is unbelievably beautiful, lots of fun and also quite difficult. There are ESA lateral hazards on probably every hole and often on both sides, so controlling your direction is paramount. We played the tips, which also put a premium on distance (and makes a few holes extra fun and challenging). Tons of elevation changes. Just a fantastic course all around. The guys I played with have all played it several times and had their favorite nine. I think I’d have to agree with Johnny that Creekside was my favorite, but they are all wonderful. For me, it’s not one of those 27-hole facilities where you definitely want a certain two nines. They’re all great.
I took a ton of photos and created a Flickr photo album of 72 images that can be viewed by copying and pasting this URL: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm23w9Mf
Reviewed by: GDR23, Thousand Oaks
Played Moorpark CC riding with the GK gurus JohnnyGK, RGM2525 and Itslikeimsaying this morning 6/5/2017 teeing off around 11am. We took our time enjoying the day with a POP around 4 hours 35 minutes not waiting on any shots. We played the Black tees at (73.0-138-7010). Weather was perfect low 80’s with a little bit of a breeze cooling things down some.
Moorpark has a great practice facility with a nice grass driving range, nice chipping green and a huge putting green. Starters here are always so friendly and nice.
The course is in very good shape.
The greens were super soft and holding irons like darts. There is more and more poa creeping into them. I remember when I first played here they were all bent grass greens. They were rolling very nice for the amount of poa that was in them. The pins today were tucked and challenging. Moorpark CC has many green complexes where you can tuck and hide pins which makes accuracy with your irons very important. I thought the greens were rated a 8/10 for me.
The fairways were nicely padded and mostly lush in all places. Mix between dormant and light green in color for the most part. Rated a 8/10
The tees were mostly lush, level and sand divots on the par 3’s were filled in nicely. Rated 8/10.
Was in one bunker on Canyon Crest #7 that contained raked nice sand that looked crusty on top but had plenty of sand to splash out of. Rated 7.5/10
The rough was very healthy and green lining the fairways. It was a club grabber. Would say 2-3 inches in places and was a nice contrast to the more dormant color fairways. Rated 8.5/10.
Moorpark CC is a canyon course that really puts the accuracy on the driver and iron play on most holes. You must hit the ball fairly straight to score well here or there is doom lurking. I personally think its the perfect mix of a tough course while still providing fun and shot value for any type of player. Amazing layout and views make this course one of the better courses in all of Ventura County. Highly recommended.