great 9 hole coarse
0 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: - great locals willing to help out
- amazing hole selection.
-restrooms and drinking fountain
- plenty of parking
- multiple pin position
Cons: - rangers can be dicks at closing time
- rubber pads get slick in the winter
Other Thoughts: come pretty much anytime from noon on and you can find a group of locals to play a pickup game with. this is the best 9 hole coarse i have played. they could have easily put a 18 hole coarse here but instead chose to make the best 9 holes as possible.
0 of 10 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: 9 very well laid out holes, challenging both right and left hand players. some very well placed slight elevation changes that must be worked around. great length here, with holes over 500' and 3 pin positions per hole. several holes offer different drive opportunities with only 2 mandos on the course. two very tough tunnel holes play longer than they are. on site bathrooms, water fountain, picnic tables, and BBQ pits. the course wraps back on its self and you start and finish in the same spot. great retention wall on hole 8 the keep debris off the pad.
Cons: nothing stands out. one kinda crossing fairway on 1 and 2. PO is out of bounds most of the time.
Other Thoughts: when this course is set up in all long pin placements, it has been as hard as any other nine holes i have ever played for score. very different from Hellyer only a half mile away. the course is now open all year. there will no longer be any winter shut down.
7 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: I can't think of a tougher course out there from my west-coast perspective... Distance (check), heavily wooded (check), lots of OB (check). Despite its difficulty, this course is a ton of fun to play.
Cons: Closed during the winter. Thats the main problem. Also if you are affected by poison oak
(as I am), you have to be extremely careful and get your various scrubs and cleansers ready.
Other Thoughts: This place is especially good because it is mostly shady, has water and bathrooms as well as many picnic tables and barbeque pits. To top it all off, La Raza is usually not crowded at all.
3 of 9 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 4 Not
Top Rated 9 hole in Cali!
Pros: Long, Technical, New DGA Mach V's, Nice parking lot, Nice rubber tee pads, Best 9 hole course in California, Very Challenging. Artificial lake OB. Lots of roped OB to protect natural habitat.
Cons: Hard to get there from the neighboring course Hellyer Park. Ask a local for directions from Hellyer. Also its shut down for the winter due to it being on a flood plain.
Other Thoughts: This course is simply the best 9 hole course ever designed. When all holes are set to its truly long positions it is very rare to walk away 1 or 2 under par. Most of the time you are fighting to stay at even par. Being a pro from Delaveaga in Santa Cruz, CA. I have to say that I really appreciate this quality course with it's very own unique challenges. All courses are not created equal... and once you visit La Raza you will see why!
10 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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