Crystalaire Country Club
|White (W)||74||6629 yards||79.4||143|
|Red (W)||74||6212 yards||76.3||135|
|Silver (W)||74||5799 yards||74.6||133|
|Gold (W)||74||5277 yards||71.7||127|
|Blue M: 72.7/129||526||425||428||353||579||174||447||166||379||3477||416||173||571||374||440||222||421||355||513||3485||6962|
|White M: 71.1/125 W: 78.6/141||505||415||411||339||561||150||437||152||366||3336||396||131||535||356||428||204||406||333||504||3293||6629|
|Red M: 68.9/121 W: 76.3/135||497||369||409||332||506||110||436||144||361||3164||379||113||490||324||389||178||359||323||493||3048||6212|
|Silver M: 67.1/117 W: 74.0/130||438||369||374||332||506||110||404||106||298||2937||379||113||490||324||329||178||314||323||412||2862||5799|
|Gold M: 64.5/110 W: 71.0/124||364||337||374||257||431||106||404||106||298||2677||339||95||418||286||329||124||314||283||412||2600||5277|
Played the Blues (6962/72.7/129) with Sixpez, Itslikeimsayin and RGM2525. We had a free 4some won through their monthly website drawing, playing in 4H, 10M on a very breezy weekday midday. Afterwards, we replayed for $15 in about 3H, 20M and it was downright windy. Thanks much to Crystalaire for having us out!
Enjoy the layout and the variety. You rarely see cactus and Joshua trees on other So Cal courses, especially parkland style courses with beautiful tree lines fairways. Not a tight course overall, but tight in a few spots. The courses main defense is the greens. No tiers or gimmicks, but they are usually slick and hard to read. The lakes are really down, dry or 1/2 filled.
The tees had recently been aerated, but were still very nice overall. The poa annua was mowed close and only a few had unfixed divots.
The fairways were also poa annua mowed close. Good coverage, few unfixed divots, nice to play out of.
On the rough, you could tell where they were concentrating their water allocation. The rough near the fairways was fairly lush. The farther you got from the fairway the more spotty and hardpan the rough became.
I found the sand traps to be good to very good. The fairways bunkers were mostly hard packed and good to play out of. The green side bunkers were medium brown sand and very well maintained.
The greens were nearly back to normal from spring aeration. Not as fast as I remembered them my last visit here, but still medium fast, firm and fairly smooth.
No drink cart, but they provide cups/ice and there is water on the course. The customer service from everyone encountered was excellent. Functional, no frills clubhouse and decent practice facilities.
I would play here regularly if the courses location was not so remote. Recommended = Yes.