Sylmar, CA 
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3 / 275ft.   3 / 290ft.   3 / 310ft. Par / Distance:
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 Hot course but fun round

1    6/1/2013   6/5/2013
Review By: Hector Chain
Played: 189  Reviewed: 183  Exp: 9.6 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: When I first parked, it appeared that my round was going to be impeded by the many park users nearby. Not so. The park nicely utilizes a section of the park that doesn't appear to be used for much of anything else. After the first couple holes on the grass, the rest plays down and around a gentle slope on lightly wooded fairways of woodchips, dirt, and sand.

The design is pretty solid. There are a few holes with nice elevation changes where you need to hit a certain gap to have a good shot. The course is not super tight, but none of the holes were just grip and rip.

Tee signs were a mixed bag (see below). All tee pads were concrete. Navigation was pretty easy, and I only referred to the map I printed a couple times.

Every hole had 4-5 positions. I love when designers take the time to put in a bunch of positions. Ordinary courses can stay continually interesting for locals when positions are changed frequently.
Cons: The tee signs have color-coded basket locations. The baskets are the same colors, but they don't correspond. For instance, there might be a blue basket that is clearly in the red position on the tee sign, or a gold basket in the black position. So ignore the colors. But it was confusing some times when I wasn't sure if I was throwing to the 255' position or the 290' position.

On hole 17 I apparently played to the basket for 18 and didn't see the basket for 17 until after I left. I teed from 18 straight up the fairway and was confused when I couldn't find the basket since I'd already played to it.
Other Thoughts: When I came to hole 5, I had a strange feeling of deją vu. I believe this is the hole that Dave Feldberg and Ken Climo were driving on in their instructional video.

From the pictures on the site, it looks like there are some cool positions that weren't in use while I was there (the pyramid, the mound, inside that bush). Too bad, but a good excuse for me to return.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 I would rate 4 star but...

2-4    9/4/2010   9/18/2010
Review By: The Meat Truck
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/21/2010
4 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great hole variety, nice elevation on certain holes, all baskets are clearly marked.
Easy to find your way around hole to hole.
Nice pro shop.
Good tee pads.
Park right at hole one and finish near your car.
Cons: Can be very busy, had to wait for two people in front of my group last time, but not everytime.
2 dollars to play not a big deal really but still.
My one BIG issue with this course is the overgrown weeds with thorny stickers, that stuck everywhere, and i mean everywhere the entire bottom of my shoes were covered with them and for a course i have to pay to play at, they should really have better upkeep.
Other Thoughts: Good challenging course that I would give 4 stars if they would clean it up a bit.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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