Sierra Vista

Dean Lowdon

  • Date Added: 4/26/2015
  • Theme: Desert
  • Type: Fictional
  • Par: 71
  • Yardage: 7050
  • Green Speed: Medium-Fast
  • Firmness: Medium-Firm
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Likes: 1

Course Description:

A desert course with firm greens requiring accurate club selection and approach play.

Member Reviews:

A nice looking course with a suspect setup.

I thought this was a very well done course appearance wise for the esoteric desert theme.The fairways were well created, and often tilted getting the ball the stick more challenging, There were some nice instances of risk/reward shot making.

The greens were generally fairly easy to read, and no cases of extreme break. There were a few that had gouging plunges or a shelf here and there, but none that affected you unless you missed badly.

My biggest problem with the course is that I feel it wasn't properly setup for it firmness. Too many times I encountered a bunker, smack dab in front of the green making it impossible to execute the bounce and roll up required to navigate them. Many of the flags were also positioned too far to the front of the green. I always shoot my review rounds to see how other players are affected by a courses design, and generally found that all 4 of  us were constantly forced with having to chip or pitch back to the flag from behind the green. 

Like I said, the course was nice looking, and there was some balance between the relaxed slope compared to the challenge of landing on the green, but I feel a tour calibre course needs to be able to achieve GIR, and not a constant scramble to get up and down. 

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

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Arden Hills 2015 Course Boreal 72
Lake Starnberg 2015 Course Alpine 72
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Sherwood Forest Retreat Harvest 27
Hook Island Delta 71
Lochmead Highlands Highlands 72
Kilton Paradiso Tropical 71
Sunset Valley Golf Club Desert 71
Doolough Manor Highlands 71
Doolough Manor Black Tees Highlands 71
Kilsbergen Skog Boreal 71
Interlaken Imperial Swiss 71
Whitefish Mountain Winter 71
Lac de Verde Club de Golf Rustic 71
Interlaken Imperial Black Swiss 71
Crooked Stick Harvest 72
TGC@ Scottsdale Silverado Desert 71
Clube Olimpico Rocinha Delta 71
Le Golf National 2016 Countryside 71
Tvismark Golf Klub Highlands 72
Karlstad Golfklubb Winter 71
Le Golf National Countryside 71
Harvest Hills Par 3 Course Harvest 27
Royal Doolough Highlands 71
Interlaken Imperial Swiss 71
Kilsbergen Skog 2017 Boreal 71
Wangsa Maju Resort Tropical 70
Crooked Stick Harvest 70
Clube Olimpico Rochina Delta 71
Le Golf National Countryside 70
Tvismark Golf Klub Highlands 72
Kota Kinabalu Resort Tropical 71
Dallow Hill Rustic 71
Windermere Farms Countryside 71
Cook Island Delta 71
Cherry Lakes Country Club Countryside 72
Dainton Village Autumn 72