Hesperia Golf & Country Club
|Red (W)||72||5442 yards||65.8||110|
|Black M: 73.5/131||409||421||519||387||159||535||173||377||429||3409||399||461||211||575||188||438||369||512||444||3597||7006|
|Blue M: 71.9/128||390||410||501||378||159||494||173||366||416||3287||384||444||195||558||177||424||355||500||416||3453||6740|
|White M: 71.9/128||373||365||462||366||150||468||159||355||399||3097||372||389||148||499||163||394||341||455||356||3117||6214|
|Red W: 74.5/128||320||327||391||346||139||384||137||321||352||2717||302||307||135||446||151||326||318||416||311||2712||5429|
|Gold M: 70.0/113||212||313||315||310||110||354||110||249||315||2288||230||276||115||416||132||300||297||382||289||2437||4725|
Worst course in the high desert now
What once was a great course, in great shape, has become a clusterduck in just a few years. Dead/bare spots, squirrels, leaks, fungus,... you name it, it's here! The attached photo is just a sample. I took it after leaving the course (it's hole 15 or 16 I believe). It's a picture of grass growing IN the sand trap. Yes, in the sand trap. They have a hard enough time mowing the fairways and rough on a regular schedule, now they have to mow the sand traps. This just goes to show you the level of care they have for their course. None!
There is very little maintenance being done on the course. It's being neglected, plain and simple. Parks and Rec did away with their maintenance staff, and it's showing.
This course is now the worst course in the high desert. I give it another year or so before they shut this place down, or turn it into a 9 hole course.
I guess you get what you pay for, and I paid 10 bucks to play. Pace of play was awesome because there was no one out there! I wonder why.
Parks department getting the hang of golf course maintenance
I've played here many times over the last thirty years and Don't recall better conditions. The greens are a little spongey but they roll well and the fairways are plush and green.they have also trimmed the bottoms of the trees up so recovery shots are much easier.overall I'd say that the parks department has learned a lot in the last couple of years and this course is again a joy to play... as long as the wind is reasonable
This is by far the hardest course in the High Desert. It has the 7th hardest finishing hole as rated by the SCGA in Southern California.
This course has the potential to be a great track once again, but without upkeep it has diminished into an almost unplayable condition for the intermediate or advanced player.
The maintenance is provided by only a couple of employees who have a hard time keeping up with the maintenance of sprinklers let alone mowing.
The greens are not top dressed regularly and are like walking on marshmallows which makes for a very difficult putting experience. Most times they stimp in the 7-8 range.
The bunkers may get raked once or twice a month, the rough is over 8-10 inches and varies according to what hole you're on.
The fairways need to be over seeded terribly and there are many barren or dead spots.
Thus my title, just imagine. This course was on the PGA Tour back in the late 50's and early 60's. The city has bought the course and entrusted the upkeep to the Hesperia Parks and Rec. These folks are real good at taking care of parks, but Golf Courses are definitely not their forte.
I sure wish a management company like Sierra who is managing Green Tree and Apple Valley could get in there and pep the old girl up, they sure would see a lot more play and maybe even a mini tour or two again.
I keep my hopes up though, maybe one day soon.
Nice old style course
Was in the area and decided to play based on the history of the course. Always like to play a course the PGA used to play on. Course has nice elevation changes, and decent lay out. Greens were in good shape and grass was actually green in spite of the drought. Only issue was pace of play. No marshaling of slow players.
Good mix of long and short holes. Par 3 are challenging. Overall course is challenging and good dog legs. Trees are positioned well
wide open course
The course was good and wide open. Pace was good even with a group of three walking in front of us. They were redoing the greens so they had sand on them which end up helping me out, they took ten dollars off the price for the greens. Staff was nice even other golfers were cool just everyone having agood time.
Great course for the $
The facilities at this course are dated but the course itself is challenging, casual, and fun!
A Hidden Delight
Hesperia is a former PGA tour stop in the 50's and 60'. One can easily imagine the likes of Hogan, Sneed, and Littler playing here with persimmon woods. The course is narrow with trees lining both sides of the fairway. Challenging holes require both fade and draw shots. Long hitters are rewarded with short chips to the green. Average golfers can score well too because every hole is not terribly far. Be careful of the trees! There are plenty and errant shots between the fairways will add 1 to 4 extra strokes. Keep it in the middle and you'll have fun.
Great challenging course
Overall a great place to challenge your game. May not be the nicest looking, but it gives you quite a test.
I play the course 3-4 times a year great layout but worsening conditions through the years. I looked at the reviews prior to making my tee time and they seemed reasonable. Even given that there was rain a couple of days prior and it is located in a river bed, the course was not maintained. I'll chaulk it up to bad timing, lesson learned.
Worth the drive
Course is about 60 so cal miles from home. Hadn't played it before but was interested. Greens were in excellent shape though a little slower on back nine. Fairways in great shape. Unfortunately there were many twosomes with no clue about etiquette, so round took well over 4 1/2 hours. Seems like an old school layout, which I really enjoyed. Will play again.
This course is accommodating and considerate to seniors and retired golfers.
Great day for golfing
Overcast and 75 degrees. What more do you want? The course was in good condition with no lag time. Played 18 holes in 3 hours. Greens are a little challenging but good enough to read if you take the time. I sure you will love course.
To Many Squirrels
Squirrles and holes all over the place. Fairway was more like rough because it was not manicured properly. Bunkers are dirt and not sand. What a dump.
It had been a long time since I had played Hesperia Golf Club. I was pleasantly surprised to see how green and in what great shape the course was in. It is in the best shape I've ever seen it. The course has a great design and plays long, specially when the wind picks up. The greens were a bit slow but rolled very true. The pace of play was great, we had nobody in front or in back of our twosome. We received great service from the staff. Very professional and helpful. We will play Hesperia again. Great deal for the money.
The Course layout is a great challenge. The Mature Trees can be a challenge. The course plays long. This was the best condition ive played this course My foursome.really enjoyed this.
I'm a local and have played this course many times over the past 5 years and this is the best it's ever looked. Course is green with lush fairways and light rough. Greens were very nice. New carts and friendly staff. For the money you can't beat it. FYI, hit it straight or you will post a high score. Nice with no homes on the course so no worries about hitting homes.
For $12.50 per player on a Hot Deal, my buddy and I had a teriffic time. Fairways and greens in pretty good shape, new carts to ride in, and very nice staff both in the pro shop, and the bar. This can be a frustrating course if you get sideways off the tee. Desert and Joshua trees, big dry gullies , but the course was wide open so we could spend a little extra time looking for our wayward tee shots, and still played in about 3&1/2 hours and that included eating lunch in the bar. Only complaint would be condition of the bunkers. They need to be churned up a bit to get the sand fluffed up.
I was really surprised to see the fairway condition, considering the drought condition that we're in. One of the best public courses I've played. The greens were in excellent shape too. We finished the round in less than 3.5 hours. Loved it!!
Clean it up
I know you should keep your ball in the fairway, but lets face it that does not always happen. If you miss the fairway good luck finding your ball. The rough is garbage and dead trees and what not.