Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan – Day 2

Oak Glen Course

Myra, with rain pelting down, gets ready to nail it over the water.

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.

Your second shot here has to negotiate the narrow gap between two ponds.

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.

A pretty little nugget, the Par 3 4th hole.

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.

Looking down the narrow corridor of a fairway on the Par 4 5th.

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.

Par 3’s like this down hiller on the 6th are simply a treat to play.

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.

The relentless rain finally caught up with us on this the Par 5 7th hole….

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.

….but not before I tapped in this putt for an amazing eagle.

Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan
El Cajon, California
Phone (800) 457-5568

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Bill Flower

Bill Flower is a passionate golfer and lover of the game who lives on Vancouver Island in Parksville, BC. He has played the game since the age of 10 and has spent many years in the golf business ranging from full time teaching pro to part time professional caddy, golf tour operator and golf writer. He loves to travel with his wife Myra throughout the US and Canada playing and reviewing golf courses of all styles. To date he has reviewed over 125 golf courses.

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