Balboa Golf Course
|White (W)||73||5878 yards||76.0||142|
|Silver (W)||73||5541 yards||74.1||138|
|Gold (W)||73||5362 yards||73.2||135|
|Black M: 73.2/136||481||437||383||205||511||457||166||340||391||3371||548||339||411||494||196||424||332||170||440||3354||6725|
|Blue M: 71.3/132||462||418||367||162||487||428||149||321||372||3166||521||327||376||473||180||382||317||162||403||3141||6307|
|White M: 69.2/124 W: 76.0/142||436||394||351||145||473||410||137||280||350||2976||490||308||332||449||157||342||298||146||380||2902||5878|
|Silver M: 67.3/121 W: 74.1/138||345||384||319||122||446||389||136||274||317||2732||478||301||325||440||137||335||290||140||363||2809||5541|
|Gold M: 66.8/119 W: 73.2/135||340||359||312||120||441||379||119||268||313||2651||466||294||319||419||133||329||281||135||335||2711||5362|
Rain soaked and muddy.
It rained a day or 2 before we played the course, water stood in places. Walking out from cart path only spot I left footprints in the fairway. Drives were like wedge shots sinking in the mud. The greens were really bumpy from footprints, it did not appear the greens could be mowed because it was so soft. Make sure if you are a guest golfer to go to Dakota drive, that is the ONLY gate to get in the other gates need a pass to scan. Lots of tees and it could be a nice course to play when it is dry. Would I play again, no. Twenty two miles took 48 minutes to get to the course.
Good Course/Slow Play
This was probably the slowest 18 holes that I have ever played. I was a single playing behind a twosome that were the SLOWEST players i have ever seen. They could not walk any slower from the cart to their ball, and then putting was really slow. I like to play a little on the slow side and take more practice swings when I play by myself but I had to wait at least 10-12 minutes on every hole. I usually play 18 by myself in 2-1/2 hours but this round took me 5 hours to play.
Had not played any of the Billage course in 10-12 years. Decided to start again with Balboa and am glad I did. Staff was EXTREMELY nice and went out of their way to be sure we were well taken care of. The course was in Fabulous condition as were the greens. Great time and we’ll be back.
Overall a very nice course. Front 9 is tight but short holes while the back is long and wide. Lots of variation between uphill and downhill. Sand was in good condition. Boxes looked great. The only thing I don't like is the location. It's inside HSV, which is a retirement community so you have to go thru a gate that's super inconvenient to the course and there are no businesses close by (bars, restaurants, etc.). That's not a knock on the course though, so not a big deal as long as you aren't going to the course with the sole intention of getting food.
Challenging but greens were way to soft even though there hasn't been rain. Pro shop lady was clueless and charged me fees and taxes even though I showed her I was I VIP and my confirmation she still charged me the fees. Nice course even so.
even better if you buy the annual pass
All the courses in the village are what you want to play. All are beautiful!!!!!!