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51
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.7
Layout
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4 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
50.0%
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Staff Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
2.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7006
Slope 129
Rating 73.0
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7006 yards 73.0 129
Blue 72 6756 yards 71.8 126
White 72 6261 yards 69.7 120
Red (W) 72 5442 yards 65.8 110
Gold 72 3336 yards 55.6 88
Scorecard for Hesperia
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1957)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.5
51

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
19th Hole Specials 1
Brunch 1
Course Challenges Include:
Plays Long 7
Bunkers 6
Narrow Fairways 5
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 9
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9
Convenient to the City 5
In the 'Burbs 3
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Imagine....

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

Good mix of long and short holes. Par 3 are challenging. Overall course is challenging and good dog legs. Trees are positioned well
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the $

The facilities at this course are dated but the course itself is challenging, casual, and fun!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenging course

Overall a great place to challenge your game. May not be the nicest looking, but it gives you quite a test.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

ummm...not good!!!!!

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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor

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