While deciding which country club to join I visited and played many clubs in Orange County. Ultimately, I chose Mesa Verde because of the quality of the course and clubhouse. Now that I have been here awhile I think I made an excellent choice.
I wish I could say after being at MVCC for approx 8 years that my overall experience was good, but it seems there are a few people that are either on the board now or have been on the board that can make the experience miserable. It seems a few have an awful lot of power over the other members and unless you want to get on the board and try to change things, they won't care if you sell your membership, because you will probably lose money and the club gets $10k with every sale. If you don't mind kukuya grass all over, then join. The supposed 5 year plan is to have all kukuya grass and since I was there, there was always numerous dead spots that they said was part of the plan. In the fall and winter, plan on many frost delays, that don't seem reasonable, but there is nothing you can do about it. Most other courses close by do not have such delays. I got in trouble because workers were being too friendly and they were told to stop. The head pro didn't acknowledge me for approx 4 years until I complained enough so that he had to. He also gets all the profits from the pro shop. I questioned some of the clubs rules as they did not give me the bylaws and rules before I joined and then didn't like it when I questioned them. Overall experience 2 out of 10. Very expensive for the treatment and service you will get. I lost approx $30000 with my membership. They get the course in excellent shape for one event, member/guest, then it deteriorates. Good luck if you join.
The finest club in Orange County bar none. I call it the Big Canyon of Costa Mesa
My in-laws are members and I have yet to play golf here. Although, I have had the pleasure of dining here on several occasions. The food is top notch and the staff is very attentive. My kids even like coming here! How's that for total family satisfaction?
My whole family will have golfed here by the end of this Summer. Stay tuned for an update on the golf course! ;)
Hidden gem smack dab in the middle of OC. I went as a guest for a wine and chocolate tasting and we sampled some delicious Norman Love chocolate. It was amazing. The place is upscale yet not overly pretentious. Very modest. The decor was pleasantly updated for the age of this country club. The view of the grounds from the club house level was spectacular. I forgot I was in Costa Mesa, near the 405 freeeway, for a moment. If you get a chance to go, just say yes! What a lovely event.