Dairy Creek Golf Course

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Pace
3.4
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2.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6548
Slope 134
Rating 72.7
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6548 yards 72.7 134
Bruiser Combo 71 6274 yards 71.3 132
Blue (W) 71 6103 yards 76.8 140
Blue 71 6103 yards 70.7 128
Hollister Combo 71 5821 yards 69.4 123
White (W) 71 5561 yards 73.7 134
White 71 5561 yards 68.2 120
Romualdo Combo 71 5230 yards 66.7 116
Gold 71 4965 yards 70.7 128
Gold (W) 71 4965 yards 76.8 140
Scorecard for Dairy Creek Golf Course
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: 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
Handicap 13 1 9 7 5 15 11 17 3 4 2 16 10 6 8 18 12 14
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 35 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 36 71
Handicap (W) 9 11 5 7 1 13 15 17 3 4 2 16 14 6 8 18 10 12

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Kikyugrass
Greens Poannua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Harbottle III (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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1.0
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Average weather

Dairy Creek

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

dry conditions

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

This is my home course

Excellent. Need to Open the diner soon. Otherwise we like the greens and fairways. Great LInks style course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

jhill

The course was beautiful. We love to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

NO WATER

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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CenCalHack
Commented On 12/03/2014

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.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
San Francisco Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fantastic course!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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