Lives
Redding, California
Handicap
10-14
Gender
Male
Skill
Intermediate
Plays
Once a week
Been playing off and on for 40+ years. Got my wife hooked about 15 years ago and we try to get out at least once a week. We play 18 holes in 2.5 to 3 hours. Slow play drives me nuts. If you insist on playing a 5 hour round so be it. Just remember that those behind you might not be so inclined.

Review Statistics

Average Rating

3.9
3.9
Total 27 Reviews

Rating Breakdown

27 Reviews
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Recommended Courses
22
Not Recommended Courses
5
Helpful Votes Count
2
Not Helpful Votes Count
0
First Review
07/14/2014
Last Review
10/10/2014

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Review of Kingarrock Golf Course

Played On 09/30/2014
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather

Don't miss this

I usually don't get too excited about 9-hole courses, but this one is special. You play with hickory-shafted clubs and hit balls designed more than a hundred years ago. If you want to fully appreciate today's technology play a round at nearby Kingsbarn or St. Andrews and the play like they did in the 1800's. It's a great way to unwind after a long day of golf. You also use "Reddy Tees". They're the patented short red tees that replaced the sand tees in the 1920's. Play this course and will probably be your most lasting golf memory of Scotland.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent

Review of Torwoodlee Golf Club

Played On 09/27/2014
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A different layout

This course was fun and had some challenging shots, but the thing that will always stick in my mind is the layout of the front and back nines. On what would normally be considered the front nine you will find holes 1 thru 4 and holes 14 thru 18. And in the area that would normally be the back nine, you will find holes 5 thru 9 and holes 10 thru 13. Sounds confusing, but it actually works alright. The greens are firm and the back nine area has some very interesting holes that will get your attention.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good

Review of Lundin Golf Club

Played On 09/16/2014
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather

The proverbial hidden gem

Most tourist golfers when they are in the area, head for nearby Kingsbarn or the courses at St. Andrews. If they don't include this course on their to-do list, they've missed out. It's been used as a qualifying course for the British Open. That should give a pretty good indication of the quality of the course itself. Another point in its favor is the lack of the crowds you have wade through at the other more well-known courses in the area. The course is so quiet that often twosomes or even singles are permitted. You won't find that at the Old Course even if you are lucky enough to get on.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average

Review of Prestwick Golf Club

Played On 09/16/2014
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Golfing history

After spending a very informative and pleasant half hour talking to the pro who informed us that the very first British Open was played here in 1860, we decided to play a round if possible. He squeezed us on and we had one of the more enjoyable rounds of our trip. Even though the 17th is the only original hole from that first Open, it was still a thrill to tread the same grounds a all those long-passed greats.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good

Review of Anderson Tucker Oaks Golf Course

Played On 07/13/2014
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

A little cramped

Not a bad course but you always have to be wary of errant shots from other golfers. The place is wide open and the holes are right next to each other. It's just something else to think about on your backswing. Slow play can also be an issue.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average

Review of Sevillano Links

Played On 07/12/2014
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

One of my favorites

It had been too long since my last round here. I had almost forgotten how much fun this place could be. The multiple tees give players the option of choosing one to fit their game. I'm always less than amused by those who insist on playing the John Daly tees and fail to reach the front tees. This course is long enough without adding unnecessary length. Golf carts are included with your green fees due mainly to the distance between holes and on those warm summer days, you'll appreciate the wheels. The greens are the most entertaining for me. They play fast and have tons of movement to them.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good

Review of Churn Creek Golf Course

Played On 07/12/2014
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

Not bad for a 9-holer

When it's in good shape this is a fun little course when it's in good shape. And therein lies the problem. Maintenance is streaky to put it mildly. I've played it when it's good and really enjoyed my round. On the other hand, I've played when it's not and seriously considered asking for my money back. In any case, give it a shot and maybe you'll get lucky with the conditions.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average

Review of Riverview Golf & Country Club

Played On 07/06/2014
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Watch out for that first tee shot.

When you are standing on the first tee it's tough to concentrate on hitting the ball because the view is so beautiful. It's on a bluff overlooking the river and it feels like you should be able to drive it forever so don't over swing. The elevation will do all the work. It can feel a little cramped at times with the holes playing back and forth in a somewhat confined area, but it's generally well-maintained and can make for a relaxing round of golf.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good

Review of River Tasalmi Golf Course

Played On 07/05/2014
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather

Not my first choice

When it first opened, it was a good little course. Unfortunately, it has gone through numerous changes since then. It would probably be one of my last choices for a round of golf in the area.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average

Review of Grape Ranch Golf Club

Played On 06/22/2014
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Save your money

A friend of mine is a member here and he invited me out for a round. He is constantly complaining about the condition of the course and I found out why. When this course first opened years ago, I played a round and was very impressed with it. Sadly, it has gone downhill since then. Maintenance is all but non-existent. Save your time and money and find another course. You'll enjoy your day a lot more.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Quality of food & beverage Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
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