Had the chance to play California Club (Cal Club) and I was not disappointed. I came in with very high expectations which is always dangerous but not only is the course terrific, so is the experience. For a course with no water, there is plenty of challenge due to the superb bunkering.
Holes that jump out
#18 - (par 4)In my opinion, the best hole on the course. Great way to finish an amazing day with a challenging approach shot to a very guarded green. Club house in the back ground
#3 - (par 4)begins with an elevated tee-shot, wraps itself around an incredible assembly of bunkers and finishes on a beautiful pushed up green.
#7 - (par 4) definitely the most dramatic hole on the course. It is a severe dogleg right playing over a little canyon.
#8 - (par 3) elevated tee shot on a long par 3 with an interesting knoll in front of the green that needs to be utilized for shorter hitters
Shocking it isn't in some top 100 world rankings. It is private, not the easiest place to get on but if you do get the chance, play it....immediately. Also, stick around the bar after the round, the men's clubhouse is a great place to unwind after a round with some of the friendliest members I have ever met.
Date: October 22, 2019