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More details.

 

  1. Now open to all members.
  2. Members interested in playing free to write a review should become members of GolfZing http://www.golfzing.com/discount-tee-times and send a PM to Mike (mvmac) indicating that they'd like to play - tell Mike the name of the course, the date, and the time you'd like to play. Also tell us the email address you used to sign up at GolfZing so they can identify you and ensure that your round is completely complimentary.
  3. We'll coordinate and get back to you on the tee time.
  4. You'll be expected to write a review within a week of playing the course (ideally more quickly) similar to or longer than this one: http://thesandtrap.com/products/tilden-park-golf-course/reviews/4505 .

 

That's it! They'd like two reviews of each course (18 total). Golfers (you guys) can play any time Mon-Fri and after 11am on Saturday and Sunday (except Santa Clara, as noted above, is only Mon-Thurs).

 

If possible, please pair up in twosomes. You'll each write a review but it will be good to play together and meet up.

 

You can play and review more than one course, too.

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Come on guys, FREE golf! c3_clap.gif

post #4 of 20

When the hell is the SoCal thread coming to a TST forum?! :P  I'd be all over free golf!!!

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I live an work in Oklahoma, but my wife and I are from the Bay Area. I've played Seascape and Tilden, and I'd like to give Monarch Bay a try since it's halfway between my family and my in-laws.  I'll probably be out in CA for the second half of September. If no one else has jumped in on this deal, I'd be happy to.

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I have played Tildon, Sumittpointe, Franklin Canyon and Monarch Bay those are the course that are close to me.  My schedule varies so if you have another member that wants to play a certain day you could let me know.

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I am here in san jose , my schedule is pretty open

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I'm interested, I'll do the golf zing membership tomorrow (going to bed). Just wondering why my course was not included,http://www.roddyranch.com/

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I would like to start by thanking Jessie Hogue & Mike McLoughlin they set me up with Summitpointe in milpitas for 10 am today I got there checked in all was well the starter Victor was 

great - now the good stuff  if you have never played here  well--- it is not a flat course now that's not bad just a little different for me  it will challenge you the fairway's are sloped on most of the

hole's my driver was working pretty good today i was using my new anser :)  on some of the hole's the ball would land on one side of the fairway and roll to the other side you would definitely

need to spend time here to get the local knowledge, there are number of water hazard's , the greens are fast and in great shape there were no problem's with slow play it went about 4hr's for me  would i go back? sure without a doubt i will be back  it was fun 

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Okay just got back from Stockton about an hour ago, anyways I want to thank Mike and Jessie as well The Reserve at Spanos was expecting me and there were no hang ups getting started. The course lays on the outskirts of Stockton CA adjacent to a newer housing development across the street however there are no homes bordering this course +1. This is a flat course and is very walkable, there are a couple long walks between greens and the next tee but not ridiculous. The course appears fairly new but has a decent amount of moderate size trees for the amount of wind that hits this area. Did I say wind? Well living fairly close to this area and knowing what the summer months bring I was pleasantly lucky enough to get to play this course on a calm day, usually out in the CA delta region we have heavy winds from about noontime everyday during the summer months but fall is another story all together it's like someone turns a switch off from the first of october till mid december.Anyways the course itself I found in good condition for the amount of play it probably gets during the weekends, I played with a local that said it does get crowded and the weekends and can yield some long rounds however today we pretty much had the course to ourselves and were able to finish in a little more than 3 hours. The greens rolled smooth and had a good pace to them not extremely quick but fast enough for good players but not too fast to embarrass weekend warriors. For being a flat course it had just enough variety to keep every hole as a unique experience, the only downside I could think of was the drainage collection areas alongside the greens were sometimes so darn soggy that I only tried using my 58* once to get out and that was obviously after I chunked it in this low laying wet tight lie area after that it was bump and run only, but even this is something hard to really blame the course, one has to realize Stockton is probably only a few feet above sea level so keeping a dry course is gonna be a bit of a challenge and these were the only spots that were like that the rest of the course drained beautifully.Okay grass driving range nice clubhouse inside and out, friendly staff, unfortunately no beverage cart girl but they did have a notice to let us know so no harm no foul there just not enough patrons I guess,nice newer EZ go golf carts, easy to find location,reasonable rates online (think my playing partner paid less that $25). I would recommend this course, the conditions are more than adequate, just try to avoid wind if possible the online deals are an excellent value The Reserve at Spanos is a course that all skill levels can enjoy.
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Bidwell Park is only about 10 miles from where I am. I'll sign up.

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Here's our two reviews so far.  For future reference, please make sure to take some pics, like Erik said in his second post, write the review similar to or longer than this one: http://thesandtrap.com/products/tilden-park-golf-course/reviews/4505 .

 

 

http://thesandtrap.com/products/summitpointe-golf-club


http://thesandtrap.com/products/the-reserve-at-spanos-park

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So, I'm assuming you don't need any more reviews of The Reserve?  Considering it's where I shot my personal best, I would have loved to go back out there for free :)

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Thread Starter 

I believe we still could use some more reviews.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I believe we still could use some more reviews.

 

Yes more reviews would be great, ideally we'd like all the courses to get reviewed and I think a "repeat" review is ok.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

More details.

 

  1. Now open to all members.
  2. Members interested in playing free to write a review should become members of GolfZing http://www.golfzing.com/discount-tee-times and send a PM to Mike (mvmac) indicating that they'd like to play - tell Mike the name of the course, the date, and the time you'd like to play. Also tell us the email address you used to sign up at GolfZing so they can identify you and ensure that your round is completely complimentary.
  3. We'll coordinate and get back to you on the tee time.
  4. You'll be expected to write a review within a week of playing the course (ideally more quickly) similar to or longer than this one: http://thesandtrap.com/products/tilden-park-golf-course/reviews/4505 .

 

That's it! They'd like two reviews of each course (18 total). Golfers (you guys) can play any time Mon-Fri and after 11am on Saturday and Sunday (except Santa Clara, as noted above, is only Mon-Thurs).

 

If possible, please pair up in twosomes. You'll each write a review but it will be good to play together and meet up.

 

You can play and review more than one course, too.

 

I'll be in the Bay Area from 11/9 - 11/26 on vacation with nothing to do but chill out with my family and play golf. Are these dates too late for you? If not, I'd love to do some reviews for you. I don;t have an offical USGA handicap, but I usually score in the low-80s. I also used to do reviews for a magazine, so I'd try to do as thorough and professional a job as possible.  I'd need to play as a single, as I don;t have any golfing buddies in the Bay Area. Let me know. Thanks - MJM

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Originally Posted by mmoan2 View Post

 

I'll be in the Bay Area from 11/9 - 11/26 on vacation with nothing to do but chill out with my family and play golf. Are these dates too late for you? If not, I'd love to do some reviews for you. I don;t have an offical USGA handicap, but I usually score in the low-80s. I also used to do reviews for a magazine, so I'd try to do as thorough and professional a job as possible.  I'd need to play as a single, as I don;t have any golfing buddies in the Bay Area. Let me know. Thanks - MJM

 

What course were you planning on playing?

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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

What course were you planning on playing?

Probably Franklin Canyon, Santa Clara, and Monarch Bay. I haven't looked at all of the available ones, though. Maybe others.

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