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

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De Laveaga Golf Course -- Great course, Excellent value for money.
Review by: Rick De Laveaga is my favorite course in Santa Cruz. It's got some very challenging holes that I return again and again to try to beat. My nemisis is #10, a par 5 that needs a long drive and a great 2nd shot that needs a long carry cutting the corner over a large ravine to have a prayer at par (I've only succeed at once). It's on top of a hill overlooking Monterey Bay, with some fantastic views. Quiet and removed from the city. It's a great place to spend an afternoon away from everything. The course is public and conditions have varied over the years, but has generally been pretty good the last couple. They are currently doing a major renovation and I am anxiously awaiting it's re-opening to full operation in July 2005. What I've seen looks pretty good. Greens fees are the lowest of any 18-hole course in the area and gets my vote for best value-for-the-money in the area.
From Santa Cruz, CA




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