El Prado Golf Course
poor scheduling and etiquette
Tee time was at 1220, they let out 2 groups of juniors, a 4some and a 5some each with a parent supervising so 18 people total. These junior's were learning and also playing like it was a tournament, each green was 10-15min of waiting. I'm all for learning the game but anyone teeing off after noon is playing time sensitively since sunset is around 445 so letting out 18 slow paced people isn't the best idea especially not playing best ball or at will golf. Slowed down every group behind them and they should have broken them into smaller group's. Lastly we were playing the 18th with very minimal light left, based one the 40min of waiting behind the 18some and the Marshall came and grabbed one of our balls. Once we yelled over that he was grabbing our balk he drive over to us and handed it to us, didn't say a word then proceeded to drive over and pick up our other ball, we then yelled at him again and he proceeded to just toss it in our General direction. No words again. He then said you need to go turn in the cart cause I need to lock up, so we were forced to quit the 18th with enough light to still finish the hole. Very very poor management and experience. I've played there many times and haven't seen that but if it happens again it will be my last time.
December 1, 2014
Course in poor condition
I know we are in a drought, but other courses seem to be keeping their grass alive with no problem. There are more dirt patches on some holes than playable grass. I understand that some grass goes dormant in fall and winter, but there isn't even any grass to play on in some areas. We had to use "friendly" drops more times than not every hole. I love the Butterfield course layout but due to poor conditions I will not be playing here for a long time. Please fix the course!!!!!!!!!!
November 30, 2014
Always fun to play El Prado. Have played Butterfield Stage Course many of times, Chino Creek Course is a bit more challenging. Greens are always a treat to roll on. Good ol guys in the starter shop. Good grub at the turn. Will be back for more....
November 29, 2014
Average condition of play
some holes were challenging otherwise average in play
November 17, 2014
Good course for a practice round
course needs water fairway are just about dirt Good course to practice driver and long irons
November 16, 2014
Played from the whites shot a 89 im a 25 handicap so it was good for me.
November 12, 2014
Course is OK
The reason I am writing this is because I got bumped as a single. I booked a tee time trough GolfNow to fill a spot, and the three players brought a fourth. So I was bumped, and not happy about it. It was a Sunday, so it was busy, and they said they would get me out when they could. Not real cool. The course is wide open, so if you spray the ball, this is a course for you.
November 11, 2014
where did you go?
this course has always been fun for me in the past but this time not so much. It is a fun layout but the fairways were not in good condition. the greens were nice. getting food was difficult. I would play there again but not for $33, maybe $20.
November 5, 2014