Talega Golf Club

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3.5
447
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
182
3 Stars
86
2 Stars
50
1 Stars
41
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
71.0%
Recommend this course
324 out of 447 reviews
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Average Rating
2.7
29
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.6
41.4%
Recommend this course
12 out of 29 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
96
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
68.8%
Recommend this course
66 out of 96 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6951 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.5
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Copper 72 6951 yards 73.5 136
Blue 72 6583 yards 71.7 129
White 72 6187 yards 69.4 124
Red (W) 72 5245 yards 71.5 125
Scorecard for Talega Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Copper M: 73.5/136 415 505 341 386 228 584 183 161 428 3231 451 558 178 624 320 523 461 177 428 3720 6951
Blue M: 71.7/129 388 495 320 364 210 549 171 137 407 3041 423 524 165 613 296 503 439 171 408 3542 6583
White M: 69.4/124 363 489 291 331 185 528 151 132 380 2850 379 498 141 597 279 469 438 157 379 3337 6187
Red W: 71.1/125 342 444 267 299 119 449 109 109 308 2446 342 449 114 488 238 372 345 124 327 2799 5245
Handicap 10 12 18 14 6 2 8 16 4 7 9 13 5 17 3 1 15 11
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 3 4 35 4 5 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (2001) Brian Curley (2001) Lee E. Schmidt (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.5
447

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 18
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Forced Carries 48
Elevation Changes 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
Locals 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 32
Convenient to the City 29
In the 'Burbs 24

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

A Crime what has happened

I was a member here for 7 years and when joined this course was the jewel of South orange county, but new ownership has turned this once magnificent course from the best to the worst. 1. Gen Mgr is accountant no knowledge of golf course maintenance or administration only task is to save cost. 2. Unqualified greens keeper has no accredited training was promoted from the maintenance staff to save cost of qualified greens keeper. (he is very good at watering) 3, Owner will not allocate funds to properly maintain the course everything is reactive not proactive.The local San Clemente Muni is a far superior value and far better condition. For anyone who has played Shorecliffs in San Clemente only difference is Shorecliffs has better greens.To sum up this review in my opinion Talega is overpriced and under performed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful and Tough

Course is very beautiful, nothing was easy as most shots were on sloping areas, green very fast, the back nine was unforgiving for new players with several blind shots. Probably above my skill level

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overpriced and no amenities

Cart path only for no reason.

Driving range is closed.

Cart GPS stopped working on 8.

Staff was unprofessional and we were an inconvenience for being there.

At 6:30 we had to knock on the windo to get them to open the door.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the money

I had a great time on this course. Challenging and fun with lots of elevation changes. The course was in great shape. The greens were pretty decent. I think one more week and being cut they will play much faster. The back 9 gets a little jammed up but overall good pace. Got done I about 4.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in good shape

After reading some of the previous reviews, was a little concerned about course conditions. The course was in as good a condition as I remember it, probably because of the aeration done back in September. The only issue I had was the pace of play, which was spotty at times, but the last 4-5 holes were really slow due to a 2sum which moved at a snails pace. Could have used a Marshal. Otherwise, will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Really enjoyed playing here. Beautiful course. Definitely one of the best values in Orange County.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Small improvements could make this course great

I am a new golfer and play Talega about once a week. The course is in need of some repair but it is getting better. Staff is outstanding....I mean top notch. The issue that most of us have is pace of play. Example yesterday there was a group in front of us that made me (a new golfer) look like a pro. Did not play ready golf and were hitting more than one ball off the tee box with groups stacked up behind them.

The marshal offered to allow us to skip two holes and then come back and play holes 1 and 2. What? How about talking to the slow group and making them skip two holes to relive the bottleneck.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has great potential. However the bunkers were like concrete. The greens were shaggy. Hopefully I can get my money back. Hi

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great design mediocre conditions

Really fun design. Tees in poor shape several fairways need serious attention. Greens are in good shape but need to be mowed. Traps appear to have been neglected for weeks. Nice clubhouse and friendly staff.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

remember better

Talega used to be my favorite course, lately, somehow, it seams to be deteriorating. For a Sunday there was no players, no starter, no marshal. it seam the course hasn't seen ground or green keepers for days.The greens were uncut, unrolled, bumpy and spongy. The bunker still showed signs of the rain we had a few days ago.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout. The greens are 1 star

I love this course. Hopefully they can get the greens and tee boxes to come back after fall maintenance. Greens were punched about 3 weeks ago, but they are terribly slow coming back. Tee boxes are way furry. Absolutely terrible greens currently. No fun to putt. The staff needs to bring them back to playable condition at all costs.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little Information would be nice

I used to like this course a lot. I booked on Golf Now for the normal price and when I go to the course I found that they had recently punched the greens and overseeded. The course was not in good shape. Half of the first green was roped off and they had a temporary green on the back in the fairway. No mention of any of this was on the web site. Not a good deal.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too bad, so sad.

This course has gone down hill, no pun intended. Fairways dry as a bone mostly but then pools of water in places. Some bunkers with good same d but others like cement or very wet. Greens slower than I thought possible. We won't return at any price until we hear conditions have improved.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love Playing at Talega

Perfect weather. Perfect group. Greens just got punch but we battled through it. We knew they were punched going into it. No surprises! Second time playing here in a month. Love this course. Will play it again-soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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