Montague California Golf Courses

Shasta Valley Golf Club


Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Calabasas Golf & Country Club -- A diamond in the rough
Review by: Francis Deveroux This course has had some of the basic design features of it changed through the years. Although still a classic Trent Jones lay-out the former first hole is now the sixth, so the order of play on the front nine is changed. The existing ninth hole has had major changes; what once was a great dog-leg left is now a straight, albeit difficult hole. On the tenth a water hazard on the left has been filled in, as was a water hazard that crossed the fairway just short of the drive landing area on the par 5 fifteenth. The greens are now completely poa, and tend to get spongy in the summer and bumpy in the afternoon. The fairways are very very thin in the winter as the bermuda grass is not overseeded. The rough is a little inconsistant, with clumps of rye, bermuda and other grasses. There is also not an established "first" and "second" cut of rough, so a ball three inches off the fairway could really be sitting down, and be very penal in nature. Whenever the deferred maintainance gets taken care of this could be a spectacular course. It is a true diamond in the rough. I still would enjoy playing this course on a regular basis, it is fun to play, tough yet forgiving, but not at all at its true potential. The members seem to be friendly and warm, and the professional staff are fantastic.
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