Thursday, February 19, 2015

Golfing Vista Valencia Review

Nestled near the 5 Freeway and Magic Mountain Amusement Park, Vista Valencia is a pleasant executive course with a surprising variety of holes. There are numerous par 4's with heavily bunkered fairways, par 3's with severe elevation gains and losses, greens with shelves and interesting undulations, this course is definitely a small gem in the Santa Clarita area.

The only downside to this course is allowing 5somes out and really dragging down the playing time, especially on the front side. That being said, if you hit this course during the off peak times, its a great time.

One of the really interesting quirks of this place is how many of the holes are bordered by water, whether on the fairways, creeks crossing through or ponds near greens, this place has a lot of water.

The one hole I was eagerly awaiting for was the island green 17th hole. Much like TPC Sawgrass this island green is the ultimate in shot making.

The hole did not disappoint.

While I played like a bucket-full of suck at Valencia, I put an iron shot on the green and two putted for par, it was a great feeling.

Overall if you are looking for a good executive course, you an't go wrong with Valencia, just go on some off peak times.

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