Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course - Championship Course
|Red (W)||72||5793 yards||71.8||125|
|Blue M: 71.4/124||501||407||423||205||538||308||401||465||207||3455||365||515||198||411||411||539||187||404||431||3461||6916|
|White M: 69.5/120||470||384||411||177||526||287||389||401||192||3237||346||501||173||382||393||524||172||381||400||3272||6509|
|Gold M: 67.9/116||452||370||401||166||515||279||368||348||187||3086||336||492||143||367||378||512||152||284||375||3039||6125|
|Red M: 65.7/113 W: 70.3/129||440||324||391||157||466||269||359||298||180||2884||329||481||132||322||313||426||146||276||358||2783||5667|
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Walk down Memory Lane
I played the Arroyo Del Oso course in '89-'90 as I lived one block away. I was only a teen, so was not really good at gold.
Now, 25 years later, a little better at golf, and the championship course was on my bucket list. BUT...the weekend I was in town, they were having a tournment and didn't open the course to public until after 11am. As I didn't want to wait, I played the 9-hole course instead.
The course wasn't terribly difficult. Placement shots on some, leth shots on other made for a very good mix to challenge anyone.
My issue was the course did not have seem to have a second cut If you hit off the fairway, the grass was tall enough that unless you stepped on your ball, there was a good chance it was lost (even if it just was on the edge of the fairway/grass).
Also, it had rained pretty well the night before, and the course did not hold the water well. A few spots seemed to feel like walking on a water bed with the water trapped under the fairway.
As it was a five our trip for me, this will probably be the last time I play this course. Wish I had played the 18, but the 9 was just as satisfying. Glad I made the trip.
Arroyo is the by far the best of the four city owned golf courses. Gets a lot of play, but is normally in good condition except the greens are ridiculously slow. Staff is very friendly, and they have good practice facilities.