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Saticoy Country Club4450 N Clubhouse Dr
Somis, CA 93066
Phone: (805)485-5216Fax: (805)647-1158
One of the U.S. Open qualifiers is held here every year. The greens are fast and in good shape. Robert Muir Graves redesigned the course in 1982. Guests are only allowed to play when accompanied by a club member.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Winter Rye|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Open all year (closed on Mondays)|
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Course reviews for Saticoy Country Club
Average Golfer Review (4.5 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 2
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| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
long time member, Dec 01, 2008
|reviewer: member since 1978
from ventura county, California
|Billy Bell jr. designed a tremendous golf course in the early 60's unfortunately several boards of directors have redesigned bunkers , numerous greens and have created elements of the course that have distracted from the original intent. Large bent grass greens over 10 on the stimpmeter make it necessary to hit close lag putts all day unless you want to have several three putts. The greens are pure but were designed in the 60's for slower speeds of 7-9 on the stimpmeter. So prepare yourself for frustration as you watch your good iron shots trickle off the greens. The fairway bunkers are brutal , they were redesigned by the devil himself (Harbottle) but the Board refused to buy the top sand (August White) and put in a heavier thicker Hildebrand sand which results in plugged lies under high sloping bunker lips. Then there is the fluffy grass on top of the bunkers that gobble up golf balls never to be seen again. The Board about ten years ago went (northern Ca. grass) Rye grassyear round which requires constant soaking so you'll never play a dry Saticoy even in the afternoon. A Bermudagrass pops through the dieing Ryegrass surface every summer since it was there before the Rye and with its 6-8 foot root system its virtually impossible to eliminate. The 18 designed holes are possibly the best in California , but be ready for a grind based on playing conditions. If you break 80 you've done something. Expect to shoot 5-15 shots higher than your regular course. Yes , the trees and views at Saticoy C.C. are spectacular.|
| 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Best kept secret in Ventura County, Feb 19, 2004
|reviewer: Uel Leite
from Oxnard, CA USA
|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.|