California Champions Club at Retreat

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★½☆

Course Information

Course Name: California Champions Club at Retreat
Address: 8007 Softwinds Dr.
City: Corona
State: California
ZIP: 92883
Phone: 951-277-5378
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $45.00
Month/Year Played: January, 2011
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5073
Mens: 5757
Pros: 6765
Rating
Ladies: 71.5
Mens: 69.4
Pros: 71.7
Slope
Ladies: 135
Mens: 133
Pros: 139

Play Information:
Tees Played: Ladies
Time: 5:30
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: Built in the foothills of some of California’s most beautiful mountains, the views (any/all) from any lie are unbelievable. But, because the whole course is mountainous, it is a very difficult experience!.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Driving Range - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★★☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - No


California Trilogy at Glen Ivy

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★½

Course Information

Course Name: California Trilogy at Glen Ivy
Address: 24400 Trilogy Parkway
City: Glen Ivy
State: California
ZIP: 92883
Phone: 951-277-7900
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $50.00
Month/Year Played: March, 2010
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5439
Mens: 6000
Pros: 6673
Rating
Ladies: 66.2
Mens: 69.4
Pros: 72.5
Slope
Ladies: 119
Mens: 125
Pros: 131

Play Information:
Tees Played: Ladies
Time: N/A
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: Outstanding views. Enough water to “keep you on your toes”. 18th hole on a small foothill mountain overlooking the clubhouse and valley – if you hit the ball too well…it may get wet! One must play the slopes on this hilly course. Glen Ivy may be the most beautiful course in Southern California.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★★

Playability - Rating: ★★★★★

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★★

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★★

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - Yes


Talega Golf Club

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★½

Course Information

Course Name: Talega Golf Club
Address: 990 Avenida Talega
City: San Clemente
State: California
ZIP: 92673
Phone: 949-369-6226
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $65.00 (Senior)
Month/Year Played: April, 2009
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5245
Mens: 6583
Pros: 6951
Rating
Ladies: 71.1
Mens: 71.8
Pros: 73.6
Slope
Ladies: 121
Mens: 130
Pros: 137

Play Information:
Tees Played: Men’s
Time: 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: An outstanding, beautifully maintained course ala an exclusive private course… Reasonably priced for the public. Scenery is beautiful. It is a “must ride” – walking impossible in many hills and deep canyons. A fun day! Bring extra balls – the canyons are deep… and did I mention full of rattlesnakes?

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★★

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★★☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★★

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★★

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


Shorecliffs Golf Club

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★½☆

Course Information

Course Name: Shorecliffs Golf Club
Address: 501 Avenida Vaquero
City: San Clemente
State: California
ZIP: 92672
Phone: 949-492-1177
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $28.00
Month/Year Played: June, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Yardage
Ladies: 5176
Mens: 5959
Pros: 6309
Rating
Ladies: 71.1
Mens: 69.2
Pros: 71.1
Slope
Ladies: 123
Mens: 127
Pros: 130

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: This course is long (for anyone who doesn’t hit it straight) and narrow - but really rewards the down-the-middle golfer. There are several challenging holes and the scenery is California hilly. It is cheap…but you’ll get lots of enjoyment and you haven’t spent much money (except for balls).

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★★☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - Yes


San Juan Hills Golf Club

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★☆

Course Information

Course Name: San Juan Hills Golf Club
Address: 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
City: San Juan Capistrano
State: California
ZIP: 92675
Phone: 949-493-2991
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $49.00
Month/Year Played: July, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Yardage
Ladies: 5378
Mens: 5980
Pros: 6327
Rating
Ladies: 71.7
Mens: 68.7
Pros: 70.1
Slope
Ladies: 124
Mens: 124
Pros: 128

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens – North
Time: 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: Most frequent negative comment: “the grounds people are not golfer-friendly” (many long fairways are always roped-off). Bunkers are gravel and always wet. Greens and fairways are adequate, not poor but not good. The grass is old, the course needs up-grading.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★★

Playability - Rating: ★★★★☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


Los Serranos Golf and Country Club

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★½

Course Information

Course Name: Los Serranos Golf and Country Club
Address: 15656 Yorba Ave.
City: Chino Hills
State: California
ZIP: 91709
Phone: 909-597-1769
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $38.00
Month/Year Played: July, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 74
Yardage
Ladies: 5845
Mens: 6144
Pros: 6375
Rating
Ladies: 69.2
Mens: 70.7
Pros: 71.5
Slope
Ladies: 121
Mens: 127
Pros: 131

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens – North
Time: 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: Fast greens, beautifully mown. Fairways are tight, some trouble if you stray – straight is good! Sand in bunkers is white (!) and playable. One of Southern California’s best, especially for the money.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★★

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★★

Playability - Rating: ★★★★★

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★★

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★★

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


Green River Golf Club - Riverside Course

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★½

Course Information

Course Name: Green River Golf Club - Riverside Course
Address: 5215 Green River Road
City: Corona
State: California
ZIP: 92880
Phone: 714-970-8411
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $34.00 (Senior Weekday)
Month/Year Played: June, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Yardage
Ladies: 5497
Mens: 6077
Pros: 6469
Rating
Ladies: 71.7
Mens: 69.2
Pros: 71.1
Slope
Ladies: 123
Mens: 117
Pros: 123

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens –Riverside Course
Time: 0 Hours 0 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: A truly “fun” course with many challenges. For the money, it is very near the top of my list.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★★

Playability - Rating: ★★★★★

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★★

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★★

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★★

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - Yes


Eagle Glen Golf Club

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★½☆

Course Information

Course Name: California Eagle Glen Golf Club
Address: 1800 Eagle Glen Parkway
City: Corona
State: California
ZIP: 92883
Phone: 951-272-4653
Type of Course: Desert/Mountain
Price Paid: $49.00
Month/Year Played: October, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5659
Mens: 6290
Pros: 6930
Rating
Ladies: 72.6
Mens: 70.3
Pros: 73.3
Slope
Ladies: 121
Mens: 129
Pros: 136

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

Stone: A mountain course with very nice views of the surrounding town on the front nine. The back nine is more or less flat, but also with some good views. It is a “shot maker’s course” for sure on the front nine, with deceptive lengths and strategically placed washes and hazards. Travelling wedding groups slowed our progress, as the beautiful setting encourages numerous weddings on site. The restaurant and bar are upper deck with an outside full length balcony to enjoy the views. The only negative was the dirt sand traps, but the cheerful and friendly staff more than made up for it. One of the best California courses I have played so far – play it if you get a chance!

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


Green River Golf Club - Orange Course

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★½

Course Information

Course Name: Green River Golf Club
Address: 5215 Green River Road
City: Corona
State: California
ZIP: 92880
Phone: 714-970-8411
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $34.00
Month/Year Played: June, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Yardage
Ladies: 5350
Mens: 5786
Pros: 6241
Rating
Ladies: 71.3
Mens: 67.2
Pros: 69.1
Slope
Ladies: 124
Mens: 117
Pros: 122

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: A fun, quite easy course which, however, has some interesting and difficult holes. Simply a good 4 ½ hour course which is not a great challenge.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★★

Playability - Rating: ★★★★★

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★★

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★★

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★★

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - Yes


Arroyo Trabuco

2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★★

Course Information

Course Name: Arroyo Trabuco
Address: 26772 Avery Parkway
City: Mission Viejo
State: California
ZIP: 92692
Phone: 949-305-5100
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $95.00 (Weekend) $45.00 (Weekday)
Month/Year Played: July, 2008
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5553
Mens: 6602
Pros: 7011
Rating
Ladies: 73.1
Mens: 71.3
Pros: 73.7
Slope
Ladies: 126
Mens: 129
Pros: 134

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: N/A
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

DufferDoc: This is one of the most spectacular courses I have ever played. Smooth fairways, slick (and true greens), trouble if you go too far afield. The most like a “professional” course in Southern California… which is a reasonable, on weekdays, value for the money.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★★★

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★★★

Playability - Rating: ★★★★★

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★★

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★★

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★★

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★★

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★★★

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes