Oak Glen Course
Well, all the hope and wishful thinking would not have any power over mother nature for day 2 at Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan. After a brief chat with Julie, in the pro shop, who assured us it was no problem if we decided to play or not we decided to give it a go. Myra and I agreed we would try to at least play the front nine and then decide if we would finish all 18 holes.
The Oak Glen course is a little tighter than Willow Glen and is a very good layout. Again, we were treated with a blend of solid Par 4’s especially the 5th, sweet Par 3’s with hole 6 being a downhill thriller and a beast of a Par 5, the 7th.
We were getting sprinkled on to start and considering we opted out of hitting any balls and practice putting our game didn’t suffer. We find that when we are playing on consecutive days, we don’t really need to hit any balls. We just stretch a little, take a couple of warm up swings and away we go. This was never more evident than on the Par 5 7th hole. From an elevated tee, 2 large trees only 50 yards off the tee on the right and a row of trees and OB left meant a pin point drive was vital. I bombed it some 290 yards, as good a strike I could have made especially now that the rain was starting to really come down. Myra also negotiated her drive with a great deal of skill and 2 solid 3 woods later saw her greenside.
I was 200 yards out with 2 huge oak trees about 100 yards away right in line with the flag. Knowing that with the rain really drenching us and the course getting soaked my thought was, “Take dead aim”. I absolutely pured my 3 hybrid and watched as it climbed over the trees and dropped onto the apron and rolled off the banked fringe towards the flag. From 200 away I could see it was inside 6 feet and the closer I got the closer the ball looked.
It was 2 and half feet away and perhaps the easiest eagle putt I’ve ever made. Even if it put me 2 under, we wouldn’t have been able to play another hole as we were soaked and getting wetter by the second. Myra and I both felt satisfied with only getting in 7 holes as it was enough to gauge how good a course Oak Glen is. Also, it means that we have to return, we can’t just say we played 7 of the 18 holes of a course we really like.
Like its sister course Willow Glen, the greens were awesome, the hole designs rewarding and a perfect complement to the experience of being a golfing guest of Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan.