|Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)
December 23, 2011
2 of 5
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Reviewed by: herbsewell, Shoots in the 80s
Do not play this course in the winter. There has not been any rain this winter so the every thing is rock hard. This course should be called Concrete Mountain during the winter. The greens are extremely hard. I had many good shots into greens today and they all bounced off of the greens as if they were cart path. I pity the grounds person who has to change cups. My wrists hurt after playing there today. I shot 84 on a par 70. Not too bad considering that greens were nowhere close to holding.
Don't get me wrong the silence that is experienced there during a slow winter day is magical. The breeze blowing between the pine needles was peaceful and relaxing. I almost didn't want to play golf. I just wanted to stop and sit next to a tree and listen to the wind. Views of the snowless Sierras was breathtaking. Never have I seen those mountains snowless during Christmas week. Got on 2 par 5's in 2. 18 was a driver and 9 iron, got a par.
It is best to play here during the spring and summer.
Nice folks in the pro shop.
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lincoln hills orchard, diamond oaks, morgan creek, ancil hoffman, sunset whitney.
September 19, 2008
4 of 5
3 of 5
Reviewed by: J H Schwarzkopf, Shoots in the 80s
This was my first visit to this course. I had the Honor to be invited to play by R. Caldwell on this wonderful course.
If you like Pine trees on both sides of the fairway, mind-bending elevation tee boxes and challenging greens...give this a try.
Don't even think of walking this course...unless your a professional athlete, your going to expend all your energy getting to the next hole.
This course is so tucked away...once your round begins, your on a fantastic journey of sight and imagination.
Par 3s - there are 6 of these gems here. W-Tees 132-138-157-154-102-131 and if you beleive that this is a cakewalk, think again. This is a perfect setup to play greenies within your group. Height elevation will just play with your mind.
Par 4s - 8 of em...Target Golf...
Par 5s - 4 of em...On a couple of holes, getting there in 3 is quite do-able...getting par is another thing.
If you play a Top Flite or a Pinuckle...your going to go belly up in putting. These greens are so very decieving, quick, and the reading the slope will just put your putting skill to a good test. Soft covers will be able to back the ball up, however, in doing so, be prepared to pay the price of a runaway ball back into the fringe.
The rough around the greens is kind for flop shots.
I found my attempts to dial in my yardage to the flag to be of little effect...the elevation change and valley shots will just cause you to end up short.
Be prepared to loose 1-2 balls...but do not fret, you will find 3-4 in looking for yours.
I you really enjoy teeing off with a driver from the elevated tees, your going to just love it! There a couple of hole in which, you have no choice but to lay up your drive with a easy 3w.
This is such a visual challenge to the senses...This is a course that you would want to bring a friend that is from out of state to go play.
Without this invitation from Russ, I probably would have never played this course...But, with his kindness, I got to live a golf dream with a good group of guys on a course that deserves mentioning more than what has been said.
The staff is happy to serve, and will not act like a bunch of higher ups. The drink gal is a sweetie.
December 26, 2006
4 of 5
4 of 5
Reviewed by: Roy 1, Shoots in the 70s
A beautiful mountain course. Many elevation changes. Mostly target golf, with pine trees lining the fairways. Some forced carriers here and there. Many memorable holes. Conditions are very good from tee to green. Best played by those that shoot in the 90's or better. Not a good beginner course. About $70. to play with cart. You need the cart. (Look for discounts)
A lot of fun to play!!
Very good! Has all the golfer needs.
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Reminds me a bit of Mt. Woodson, or maybe Bailey Creek.