El Prado Golf Course
The cow farms are gone, so those who remember the old El Prado with the rank smell and flies, that is not the case anymore. A good deal and in decent shape. Not a nice course, but you aren't paying $60-$100 to play it either.
April 5, 2014
El Prado - Butterfield stage, Nice course for the money.
Our first time playing this side of El Prado, the last time here and first time ever, we played the Chino side. This side was a good course and pace was OK. Only saw the Marshall once and he apologized for the slow groups ahead of us but we didn't think it was a problem. It was a nice day anyway. we started as a foursome but the other two we were paired with seemed to be in a hurry and left us after the third or fourth hole to skip ahead of the group ahead of us. Found all staff really friendly and would come back and would recommend to friends.
Course conditions were good and greens were great. Only problem was our cart was slowing down and seemed ready to die but staff replaced without questioning it on the turn.
March 23, 2014
$19, cart included. Good time
Had fun, greens were fast, fairways were in good condition.
March 22, 2014
Played Butterfield Stage, walking solo for first 9 holes, then paired up with another single for the last 9 holes - finished just under 4 hours with early afternoon start, playing behind a group of 4, who were behind a group of 5..
Played Chino Creek for 9 more holes, joined by a pair of walkers.
Greens were fine on both courses - rolled true and relatively quick. Shots into green held nicely!
All of the tee boxes were in fine shape - level, with fresh grass.
Fairways were in good shape, much better than last November. Bunkers had relatively clean sand - one bunker from which I had to extract myself had hardpacked, clean sand.
Wind blew from the east for first several holes, then as forecast shifted to the west for the balance of the afternoon, and blew significantly throughout.
The range is fine too, hitting from fresh grass!
This isn't fancy golf, but it is fun - have been playing El Prado since the mid-80's. A coach once told me the greens at El Prado were the best around - still holds true after all these years.
March 20, 2014
Prado Chino creek
Average course, good for the double digit handicapper player
March 20, 2014
For the money this can't be beat. Paid $26 for 18 with a cart on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
March 17, 2014
Let me begin by saying that I played El Prado's other course, Chino Creek, late last year, and it was a wonderful experience. Under a 4 hr round, 5 birdies on the card and very well priced refreshments along the way. So with most LA courses out of morning tee times, for $50 I figured that my Saturday morning round at the Butterfield course would turn out in a similar manner. Well, It didn't.
The course needs some work. It could have been the storm a few weeks ago, or just the general state of the course, but the fairways needed attention throughout the 18. However, as long as you hit the ball fairly straight, your lies were serviceable. Plus the greens rolled OK, and the tee boxes were in a fairly good shape.
The real atrocity of the round was the pace of play. We waited on EVERY SINGLE SHOT. There were neither marshals to move people along, nor a cart girl to provide adequate libation relief. It took over 5 and a half hours for us to finish 18 holes, and that will likely be the last time i drive to Chino HIlls for weekend golf.
March 10, 2014
Needs clean up
Debris from recent rain all over the place. Fairways were uneven and bumpy - probably from all the critters (e.g., squirrels and ground varmints) I saw running around.
March 5, 2014