Tuesday, February 27, 2018
El Prado Golf Review
El Prado is a fascinating track deep in the heart of Chino offering 36 holes including the Creek course which I checked out the other week.
Sure the fairway and the rough are two sides of the same coin. Sure the sand is hard and offers little relief. However with the mountain views seemingly surrounding the course and the aforementioned creek coming into play on the back 9, El Prado offers a picturesque round which was super enjoyable.
Also tumbleweeds, lots of tumbleweeds.
The front side is pretty straightforward and the backside it really picks up with multiple creek crossings at various points on par 4s and 5s which brings a lot of strategy into the mix.
Where the course may lack in terms of length, it makes up for in challenging greens with subtle breaks. They also have a small footprint so much like a Nicklaus course which necessitates a precise second or third shot.
Perhaps one of the most picturesque holes is a reverse cape hole which from the back tees is quite the challenge.
If the conditioning of the course was a little bit better this would be a pretty sweet track. If you ever are in the Chino area you should definitely check it out!
For more info on El Prado, check out the link: http://www.elpradogolfcourses.com/