Dairy Creek Golf Course
|Bruiser Combo||71||6274 yards||71.3||132|
|Blue (W)||71||6103 yards||76.8||140|
|Hollister Combo||71||5821 yards||69.4||123|
|White (W)||71||5561 yards||73.7||134|
|Romualdo Combo||71||5230 yards||66.7||116|
|Gold (W)||71||4965 yards||76.8||140|
|Black M: 72.7/134||389||427||204||370||466||398||518||135||418||3325||500||438||372||164||549||206||310||500||184||3223||6548|
|Brulser M: 71.3/132||389||398||173||347||446||352||518||135||393||3151||500||417||372||144||516||180||310||500||184||3123||6274|
|Blue M: 70.7/128 W: 76.8/140||375||398||173||347||446||352||500||115||393||3099||472||417||348||144||516||180||281||477||169||3004||6103|
|Hollister M: 69.4/123||375||367||160||160||372||372||500||115||370||2791||472||393||348||144||481||134||281||477||169||2899||5690|
|White M: 68.2/120 W: 73.7/134||355||367||160||311||372||322||474||97||370||2828||439||393||324||121||481||134||245||452||144||2733||5561|
|Romualdo M: 66.7/116||355||271||160||288||372||322||429||97||317||2611||404||370||324||121||447||134||245||430||144||2619||5230|
|Gold M: 65.5/114 W: 70.5/123||329||271||123||288||351||293||429||85||317||2486||404||370||297||91||447||111||215||430||114||2479||4965|
Nice 9 hole course
Walked the Blue (3004/70.7/128) in slightly less than 2H super twilight. Thanks to Dairy Creek for a free B-Day round! The weather was breezy, overcast and around 65.
Last time here in early 2015, the 18 hole course was in bad shape due to a lack of water. Fast forward 3 1/2 years, and they closed the front 9 and made them practice holes and concentrate their water resources on what used to be the back 9. It is now a very good 9 hole course, with three each par 3/4/5 to reach a par 36. Several of the old front 9 holes are maintained by the Cal Poly SLO golf team and for a fee, you can go play the practice holes. You can also play 9 twice to still get in 18, with players coming off #9 making the turn having priority over players starting on #1.
The tees were good, lush with few unfixed divots.
The fairways were very playable, usually lush.
The rough was a combination of lush/thin. You could be on hardpan, in 3" tall rough or somewhere in between. It was punitive because the lies could be ???
The sand traps were very good, nicely maintained with thick sand.
The greens were smooth, medium fast speed consistent from green to green and very receptive to holding iron shots. These greens have more break that you would think on 1st glance. This is a challenging track that will test your game, especially in the wind, which always seems to blow here. Constantly up/down hills, it is a very challenging course to walk.
The customer service was excellent, I like the layout, good variety of holes. Very good practice range that includes a green to practice sand/chipping/pitching shots in addition to the practice holes. Tragic that SLO County chose to cut 9 from Dairy Creek and make it a 9 hole course and keep Chalk Mountain a fully operational 18 hole course. The layout was so far superior at Dairy Creek. Recommended.
Wow an Amazing Experience for All Involved
If you close your eyes and take a deep breath, you might feel transported to Augusta National. Really an amazing course. Fun for both new golfers and championship golfers alike. Would recommend to anyone. Definitely will be returning.
If it's summer - do yourself a favor and play elsewhere
Played here for the first time in five or so years. The last time I played here there was actually grass on the course(!). Today, other than the greens rolling at a decent pace, the course was in terrible shape. The fairways were all hard pan and I was almost afraid to hit my irons off of them. For a great golf climate such as the central coast, it's unacceptable. Don't be deceived by the "inexpensive" greens fees. I paid $38 to ride and I wouldn't pay a dime to play there again!
Walked the Blacks (6548/72.7/134) in 4H, 15M on their midday rate of $20 on 10/28. Paired up with 2 local seniors for an enjoyable round. The weather was VERY windy, overcast and around 70.
Last time here in early 2012, the rough was thick and punitive. Fast forward 3 1/2 years, and there basically is no rough here. Chatted with the guy in the pro shop, they use reclaimed water and concentrate on the tees, fringes + greens and it really shows. They do not concentrate on the fairways and rough, which is obvious from 1/2 mile away. The parts they concentrate watering are well above average, the parts they don't are very poor.
The tees were very good, lush with few unfixed divots.
The fairways were very poor, basically hardpan, weeds and occasionally a grassy area. Tight lies on almost every shot AD from the fairway unless you were relatively close to a green.
The rough usually had more grass than the fairway, but it was also very thin.
The sand traps were flat out excellent. I was in 3, and all were very well maintained with an adequate amount of fine, high quality sand.
The greens were very good. Smooth, medium speed consistent from green to green and very receptive to holding iron shots. These greens have more break that you would think on 1st glance.
This is a challenging track that will test your game, especially in the wind, which always seems to blow here. Constantly up/down hills, it is a very challenging course to walk. The customer service was excellent, I got some tips from the pro shop beforehand on where to aim on certain holes that came in handy in dealing with the thin fairways.
I like the layout, good variety of holes (five par 5's, six par 3's, seven par 4's, par 71). While also thin, a decent practice range that includes a green to practice sand/chipping/pitching shots. I would play here on a regular basis if I lived in the area. Recommended IF you can tolerate very thin fairways and rough with the rest of the course above average.
Interesting but dusty and windy
It was a lot of real dry areas, no water on course, limited green areas. a lot of highs and lows.
What a great track!
The architect of this course has built a few other courses in this area and by far this one exceeds them all. The imagination that he used to form the holes were great. You better have your game on to keep your ball in play because all of the fairways are very challenging All of the courses in this area are suffering from drought conditions but that did not take away from the experience of playing this track The elevation changes and contours of the green keep you on your toes at all times. If I lived in this area I would definitely make this my home course
Greens were in poor shape,fairways were very dry.difficult to keep ball in play. We were hitting shots off dirt all day. The drought is taking it's toll on this course.
This is my home course
Excellent. Need to Open the diner soon. Otherwise we like the greens and fairways. Great LInks style course.
Do not, repeat, do not attempt to play this golf course. Their water supply has apparently dried up and so have the fairways. Greens and tee boxes are OK. Fairways are absolutely unplayable, dirt or dead grass only.
County still charges full price.
You played two months after we played and I can see how that extra time with no water could be disastrous. Hopefully the recent rains will bring the turf back to life.
Drought made course tougher - lower rating due to conditions.
This is a great design that is, like many California courses, dealing with drought. The tees and greens were all that were being watered and they were in above average condition. The fairways had been let go and what little grass that was left was dead and disappearing. The hard baked soil also made what is normally a difficult driving course into a luck of the draw situation. The slope/elevation change/small targets on many of the fairways made it necessary to aim at the highest points possible and then diligently watch as tee balls rolled and rolled and rolled and rolled. The good part about the firm fairways was the ability to spin any shot and the prodigious length gained from roll on well struck shots.
I think that the effort on the part of the course to conserve water is commendable. Under normal conditions this is a challenging course in above average shape (and would get higher condition ratings). This design has many elevation changes combined with a good variety of holes and a great setting in the rolling hills of the central cal coast.
The bar/grill was offering only drinks and prepackaged snacks at 3 pm on a Saturday. Was this due to reduced play? IDK, but it would have been nice to enjoy a bite with a beverage on the large deck in the perfect coast weather.
The course is challenging for beginners like me. The fairways were well maintained. Some of the greens just got aerated when I played, though. But, in general, the greens were in good shape.