Stevinson Ranch - Public Review

Stevinson Ranch: #17, #11Stevinson Ranch - Public in Stevinson

2700 N Van Clief Rd
Stevinson, California 95374
Merced County

September 19th, 2006 19:59


First Name Jim
Last Name Skamel
Handicap 0

Course Review and Comments

The course layout was good. The greens were hard as a formica table top. The pin placement on a number of holes was totally unfair to the average player. The pins were placed atop crests and crowns on the green. One par 4 was so bad that we were on in two and 7-putts later we picked up! That's not right. The rough was totally unplayable. If you were anywhere off the fairway you had better tee up again as you were never going to find your ball. To top off the afternoon our foursome was eaten alive with the Mosquitos! There was no mention by anyone that this was a breeding ground for the deadliest critter in the valley. You had approx 5 of them on each leg every tee box and they were eating away. The player assist person on the course was very helpful until you mentioned that the Mosquitos were everywhere. At no time did he offer any repellant to anyone. That would have been the most hospitable thing to do for a course like this. I'm sure this infestation is a daily occurance. None of the water areas were areated and the still water made a perfect camping ground for the vultures! We finished the day and stopped for lunch at the clubhouse before leaving. We had a great meal and were shortly back on the road. The next day one of our players had to go to the emergency clinic as both of his legs swelled up with what appeared to be 100's of bites on each leg. I myself was bitten and still recovering from the soreness. It would appear to me that a course that has a national rating, such as Stevinson Ranch, could do more to control their Mosquito population. I personally will not return nor reccommend this course to anyone because of this condition.


Date course was played Monday 11th of September 2006
Price paid for golf 60
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments Good layout. Greens could be a little more player friendly
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments No softness to greens too hard. Bad pin placement, rough too deep
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments Great Club house restaurant and service
Course Overall Rating
Play Again No
Recommend No

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