Links Course of Paso Robles

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I like the layout of this course as it winds around the many vineyards. The greens were in very good condition, however the cart-paths are rutted badly and the rough areas are overgrown. If you hook or fade a ball outside of the fairway, chances are good that your ball won't be found. The fairways are decent but could also use some attention.

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Was pretty wet after the big rain last week and it needs mowing. The hay fields and the vinyards has really narrowed it down. Makes it alot tougher than it used to be. Greens are good. We'll be back.

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Played this course for the first time. Upon arrival checked in at clubhouse and got a bucket of balls. Nice staff. Clubhouse is surprisingly spacious for being a light structure. Was given old school gas like cart which was only cart outside of clubhouse. Went down to the driving range and hit a bucket. Nice range. Had to ask someone where 1st tee was. No marker or sign.

As advertised it's a link style course. No trees and pretty flat. Hitting fairways is a must or good chance ball is lost in vineyard or green weeds/hay. Not just errant shots are in danger but balls that just miss fairway. On some holes, because of the layout, it's hard to tell what a good shot will be. I had to rely HEAVILY on my gps app to guide me around. Again, even what could be a good shot, could be lost. Even from tee box, it's very hard to decide where to aim. Blind drives are common.

Most of the greens are huge. Lag putting is a needed skill here. Great for Greens in Regulation but bad for total putts. Course is not very challenging but unique. Conditions are nice when ball is in small fairways. Tough to navigate.

Overall, enjoyable afternoon here. This is a course you probably need to play a lot to be comfortable with.

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Played the Blues (6642/70.8/112) in less than 3H as a single in overcast conditions. Previous reviews prepared me for the lack of trees, the all grass or dirt sand traps and the flat lay of the land. You start out with two straight par 5's and later have two straight par 3's on the front. You have played three par 5's before your second par 4 which is very unique. Like the five par 5, five par 3 setup. The par 5's are scoreable, the par 4's are average while the par 3's overall are challenging. (210/231/168/161/181 from the Blues). The layout is decent with numerous dog legs and large greens. However, the playing conditions are below average. The tees were mostly level and decent. Mixture of grasses, winter thin but few unfixed divots. The fairways were a mixture of grasses and had good coverage, winter thin. The primary rough was winter thin, mowed down and not much of a factor. The secondary rough had been recently plowed under and the surroundings of hole after hole looked like a farm about to be planted? All the traps are grass bunkers. Looks like they were converted sand traps? They are large and some of the thickest grass on the course was in a few of them, while others were hardpan. The greens did not look good but they putted decently. Medium speed, relatively smooth and they held well struck irons very well. Been a long time since I have backed up so many irons on greens. The customer service was perfect, quick efficient check-in and they let me out before my scheduled tee time. Pro Shop is a trailer, no Starter, Marshall or Drink cart. The gas powered carts do not have GPS. The course was marked every 50 yards old school. Would only recommend the course currently if you get a deal and are willing to play in thin, spotty conditions.

He would not play this course again.

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The course is flat track surrounded by grapevines. The greens are in great shape, but if everyone repaired their ball marks they would be excellent.

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