Lake Arrowhead California Golf Courses

Lake Arrowhead Country Club

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Lake Arrowhead Country Club -- Too bad it's private
Review by: Geoff Levy This is a very nice course and its quite a shame it's private. It is located in a dense forest with trees lining most all of the fairways. The course, being in the mountains, is very hilly and there are some dramatic elevation changes on the back nine. It is closed until april 2004 so you can sneak on if you are that kind of person, but be prepared to deal with subpar conditions and no flagsticks to mark the hole. If you do sneak on I recomend you play the four holes that are seperated from the rest of the course because the guys don't ussually patrol there. The signature hole, the 15th or "The Monster," is the most difficult hole I've ever played. You drive from an elevated tee through a narrow valley onto a fairway that is only about 25 yards wide. Then you must hit your second shot completly blind up a steep hill to a difficult green. This is the hole where Michael Jordan was ubducted by the movie "Space Jam". If you play in the winter, be prepared for the 40 degree temperatures that are the norm and possible snow and ice coming into play. Above all, I recomend playing this course if you have a friend with a membership but unless you are a millionare, you can't afford a membership.
From Lake Arrowhead, CA USA

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Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course -- Who is responsible for the TRAGEDY at Rancho?
Review by: Carl Williams Just for the record; Rancho San Joaquin is my home course, and I've played at least 30 full rounds over 5 years. My handicap is currently 12, and I've played nearly every course in Orange County. This is a great "track"! I love the layout of this course because it's a great challenge for any golfer playing at the intermediate level. If I had a billion dollars, I'd buy this place, CLOSE it down for a year, and get it back into shape! The current daily fees for this course is a total JOKE when you compare it with other courses in the area. Costa Mesa Country Club has MUCH better conditions, and the fee is much more reasonable. The problem is with the course maintenance, and I'd like to know who is responsible?! Does the AGPA hire the groundskeeper and maintenance staff?? Read the review of this course at the site, and then PLAY it...I think you'll get a laugh! It's false advertising to say the least! The fairways are in HORRIBLE shape, and it seems like the greens have been punched and sanded for the third time this year! Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it normal to expect this kind of maintenance just twice a year? The fairways are a JOKE! Dirt patches and crab grass is rampant! There isn't any "rough" to penalize a missed fairway. In fact, you might suggest a missed fairway will give you a BETTER lie in some areas! If you want to play a course in Irvine that gives you a return for your greens fee, I would suggest Oak Creek or Strawberry Farms. But if you don't have $130 to spend on the weekend, you should probably stay away from Irvine golf. Rancho is a RIP OFF at $60.00. The course condition has steadily declined over the years...I hope the trend will reverse itself soon!
From Irvine, CA