Somis California Golf Courses

Saticoy Country Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
Saticoy Country Club -- Best kept secret in Ventura County
Review by: Uel Leite SCC is the best golf course I've played in Ventura County. Surprisingly, it seems to be the best kept secret as well. While it is not as immaculate as Sherwood Country Club or Spanish Hills, it's layout is superior. #17 is one of the most exciting par 4's I've ever played - in both asthetics and difficulty. The golf course is mature with lightning quick greens. I've heard that Fred Couples went to Saticoy when preparing for Augusta. Every par 3 and par 5 on the golf course could be a signature hole anywhere else. SCC's strongest course feature is the use of elevation changes - no blind shots. There are only 3 or 4 "average" holes. It's not a surprise that the USGA chose it for US Open qualifying. If you get an opportunity to play SCC, don't pass it up. I recommend playing with a member who knows which side of the green to target. Perhaps in the near future, I will be lucky enough to do somebody that favor.
From Oxnard, CA USA

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Bel-Air Country Club -- Fantastic walk in a high class park
Review by: D. Windley I really liked this course. The view south toward L.A. and Santa Monica Blvd from the first tee is really quite spectacular. The course is neatly carved into the hills of Bel-Air. It is a short course, requiring good shot-making, but one on which you can "go low" if you hit the tee-ball straight (don't even need driver on several holes), hit your short irons well, and tap it with your putter. These greens were fast I thought and several were small to boot. And they told me that they were mowing them high. Whew! I three-putted three times on the front. A player faces elevation changes throughout the course, but particularly on relatively long par threes on the back side - 10, 13, 16. The single par 5 on the back is a very long straight away hole with a steep hill to the right and a stream to the left. If you're in the groove, it looks like a runway and makes you want to swing away from the tee and go for the green in two. Long hole though and green is well-guarded by traps. The surrounding "real estate" adds to the views. Playing with someone who knows the history makes the round a very interesting experience. A lot of fun...would love to play it again.
From Nashville, TN




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