Formerly known as Meadow Lake Golf Club, the Escondido, Calif., property had a soft reopening in February, showcasing updates including grass replaced by large native areas, white bunkers, and adjusted tees. An official opening tournament is scheduled for May 14.
Boulder Oaks Golf Club, formerly Meadow Lake Golf Club in Escondido, Calif., has been operating after a soft re-opening in February, showcasing the property’s $6.2 million update, PGA.com reported.
The course was closed from July through January for the renovation, funded by the Metropolitan Water District’s turf removal program. Three holes were removed and three others added. The aesthetics are dramatically different, with grass replaced by large native areas or shaved redwood bark. Stark white bunkers define many of the holes now, PGA.com reported.
In a move that makes the course far more playable for higher-handicap golfers, the tees have been moved up to make Boulder Oaks somewhat of a hybrid of championship and executive courses. The yardages: blacks (5,726), blues (4,943), whites (4,377) and golds (3,774). The par is 70, though that’s a soft number, in that only one of the par 5s is more than 500 yards from the black tees, PGA.com reported.
Green fees (which include walking rates) range from $17 to $45 Monday-Friday, $27 to $55 Saturday-Sunday, PGA.com reported.
An official opening tournament is scheduled for May 14. The format is a 2-person scramble, PGA.com reported.