Great course to play... for the long hitters

Sevillano L: driving rangeSevillano Links in Corning

2657 Everett Freeman Way
Corning, California 96021

October 24th, 2010 21:55

Reviewer

First Name Nathan
Last Name Thompson
Handicap 12

Course Review and Comments

So, I have played the course at least a dozen times.To everyone who has difficulty with this course, and I am no exception, I have found that learning to putt better, choosing the CORRECT tee blocks, and not muscling up EVERY shot will improve your game. The first time I played the course, I had the wrong mentality when approaching it. I played form the Bronze challenge tees. this is where they reccomend you play the first time. Like I stated earlier, I hit the ball 275 in the air, this results in VERY long drives, albeit a little off line sometimes. I had a 24 handicap back then and got off the course with a 125, that's a 50 index for those who don't keap track. The problem was that I was thinning all my wedge shots, 3 and 4 putting almost every hole and loosing at least a ball on every hole. Most of the lost balls came form my distance. the next time I played I choose the silver tournament tees, this resulted in less balls throught the fairways on miss hits and less lost balls. I was still putting terribly, but I had brought my score down 10 strokes at the time. Now I feal more than confortable playing on their long Gold tees the championship tees. This fits perfectly for my game and if the wind will alow I can still cut certain dog leggs right off, but just bearely. it's very fun to play. this summer I played 88 89 91. from the golf tess these come out to 12 index, so I know this course can play to your handicap, the key is that you have to be on your A game and be willing to hit different clubs off the tee. I suppose that if you can bomb hits like m,yself, then you can play this course a little easier, afterall I would expect a john daly signature course to be geared to the big hitters, wouldn't you?

Ratings

Date course was played Sunday 10th of October 2010
Price paid for golf 45
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments The disign is a wonderful figure 8 with hidden undulation not only on the greans but the fairways also, the course is flat but the holes are so spread out that you never really see other golfers, very nice.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments The greens are always fast. if you don't spend 15 minutes practicing you will loose 10 strokes on the putting greens. the fairways are always VERY tight, so 9 iron bump and runs are a must for ANY shot around the green, unless you are in the thick ruff of course.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments On course service is always superb. I have had more experience in the club house, buying clubs, using their services for club repair etc. I will admit that the guys who run the shop do tend to be on the snooty side, luckily I have played enough that they respect my game.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments great practice green, and warmup practice green, excelent short game facilities, superb driving range. The only down side to the range is a, I feel cramped. I hit a drive about 275 in the air, I know my shots can some times run inot the fairways on the left, this worries me a little. if they had desigened the range with mor eroom to the right I wouldn't fret. b, this is a big one for buisness. No night range practice. I live about 50 minutes away, but I would come down twice a week to hit balls in the evening. this would result in a higher prbability of me dropping a few bucks at the casino also. THEIR reasoning is that it would detract from the casino, my rebuttle to this? Why build a golf course then? I come to golf, not gamble, I'd have a higher likelyhood of gambling if I'm on the premisses, right?
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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