Meadowlark Golf Club

Meadowlark Golf Club
16782 Graham St
Huntington Beach , CA
714 846 1364

Public Course with $55 Green Fees

"This course features some rolling hills and many water hazards. The course is very tight, so you must keep an eye out for the golfers on adjacent holes. The greens are fast, short and very deceiving. At least half of the holes have sand bunkers incorporated into their designs. A new clubhouse was completed in 1994. There are lights on the driving range for night practice. The course is very busy and you will find players of all skill levels visiting here. "

The description above is the course description. I played this course on a nice, balmy 80 degree day. Gentle breezes from the Pacific were always blowing across the course. If one is not a long ball hitter, this is a good course. It is 5,568 yards from the back tees, and is rated (slope) at 113 ( the USGA average course rating). It looks easier than it is, however I played fairly decent, and managed to shoot well under my handicap of 23, for a 85. (This was equivalent to 10 under par) Putting well helped as did laser shots with short irons. On the front nine, almost all of my second shots were a short iron and it parred 5 holes, never 3 putted on a GIR. One round here lowered my handicap to 22. However, the next time I play it I probably wont be so lucky. The course was in very good shape, the driving rage is located next to the course for practice and warm up. The greens are protected by bunkers and water is present near a few greens. On the short parr 4's I used a iron off the tees to keep it in the fairway and leave a full swing with a wedge to the green. This strategy worked well as I shot 10 under. Sometimes my ball did not stay on the greens, though as I was going for the pin on most shots. The rough is a bit rough, I lost 1 ball and hit a couple of trees, but also hit the green by driving a iron through a 2 foot clearing in the branches and hitting the green.

It is a very pleasant course to play, the staff and club house were excellent and I will definitely be playing it again.