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Old 01-23-2013, 10:41 AM
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S. Barbara, Monterey, & Bay Area 1/24-1/31

Iíll be out in California later this week. Iíve got a couple days each in Santa Barbara, Monterey, and SF. Iíll probably only have 1 day for DG in each area and I will have my wife and son with me.
How are playing conditions? Are any of these courses doable with a stroller? Any tournament related course closings that I should know about?

Santa Barbara Thursday Ė Sunday
Never played in this area. Probably playing:
Lake Casitas
Sylmar
Rabbit Flats

Monterey Sunday Ė Tuesday
Iíve played DeLa, Pinto Lake, and Ryan ranch.
What else should I play in this area? Or should I go back to DeLa?

SF Tuesday Ė Thursday
Iíve played GGP and Stafford.
What else? Napa?


Thanks,
Kevin
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:13 AM
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Add Waller when you're in the SB area. Casitas is a must play, but isn't stroller friendly. Rabbit Flats isn't essential. You should check out Black Mouse when you go play Dela again, but it is on school grounds, so not playable during school hours. Napa is definitely worth your time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:45 AM
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Thanks ToD. I'll check out Waller and Black Mouse to see if they fit in our plans.

Any locals care to chime in on course conditions?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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It's dry here right now and should be in great shape. Definitely play Napa. Hilly but a lot more compact than Stafford Lake.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:23 PM
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You lucky duck!

FWIW, Napa is not stroller friendly but it is a great course. Wonderful scenery and a lot of elevation.

The walk/hike from the parking lot to the first tee is about 15 minutes.

Waller is definitely stroller friendly.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:25 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll happily carry the little guy to play a great course, but would prefer the stroller to save time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:27 PM
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For sure play De La again. Aptos HS or Blackmouse are both fun courses as well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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GGP is as stroller friendly as it gets. Stafford and Napa, mmmm not so much. Some say Stafford is the best course around, but it comes down to prefference. Nice thing about Napa is the area. Wine country is very beautiful this time of year and the food is top notch! Also, down town Napa is less than 5 to 10 min away. So your wife a baby could go explore that area as well.
Have a fun and safe trip!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:13 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys. I'm getting really excited about this trip. A few more questions...
If I play Sylmar, how far of a drive is Oak Grove? How are current conditions?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:32 PM
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It's about 20 minutes from Sylmar to Oak Grove. I haven't played either of them since Christmas, but they should be fine.
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