Kings Country Club
|Red (W)||72||5919 yards||74.2||128|
|Blue M: 72.2/128||472||388||503||205||295||432||167||410||416||3288||190||405||328||475||361||615||434||136||424||3368||6656|
|White M: 71.1/126||460||374||488||191||289||418||158||403||399||3180||177||391||314||464||353||579||421||119||413||3231||6411|
|Red W: 74.4/129||448||362||467||171||255||368||137||397||383||2988||164||364||300||445||317||513||382||98||405||2988||5976|
The course is in fantastic condition even with all of the rain and the grass coming out of dormancy.
Tight tree lined layout with small fast greens that will challenge the best.
If you can mange a reciprocal or get an invite I highly recommend a visit.
The course is coming out of aeration and is a week or so from being back in its normal excellent conditions and top rating.
Pace of play was awesome at just over 3 hours. This is the only place I have played recently where I haven't wanted to lay down and take a nap during the 5 hour rounds that have seemed to become the norm at so many places.
Overall-5- Secluded between railroad tracks and the river and orchards, this is an ideal setting for a course. The lack of houses is one of my favorite aspects of this club. The older design is short compared to modern courses, but that does not mean it lacks challenge. Narrow fairways lined with mature trees place a premium on driving accuracy. Small well protected greens demand precise iron play. The fast smooth surfaces of the greens combined with the undulations/slopes makes putting testing and fun.
Once again an older design that proves that a course can challenge better players without bashing average/recreational players over the head. Why can't so many modern designers seem to figure this out?
Pace-5- As with most private courses, members police themselves and rounds are always well paced. We played in under 4hr.
Conditions-4- The greens were slightly softer than normal due to recent heat wave. There were areas where the course was allowed to dry out due to the drought. Typically this course is in 5 star condition.
Staff-5- Treated me like a member. Enough said.
Value-4- Few courses in the area match the value for quality vs cost.
Food-5- Great menu, well prepared, something for every taste.
Facilities-4- Everything is in fantastic shape. Large banquet area, patio area and bar/grill area. The clubhouse was rebuilt in the recent past due to fire. The 4 rating is based on the dry range which is only because of water conservation efforts.
I highly recommend this course.