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Hidden Gem of the Day: Diamond Valley Golf Club in Hemet, California

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX Member the bishop, who takes us to Diamond Valley Golf Club in Hemet, California. Art Magnuson and Bill Martin designed the course in 1999, and in the bishop’s detailed description of the track, he highlights the great mix of easy and challenging holes on offer.

“It’s a shame this property is falling into some disrepair because it is just a fantastically fun course.  For starters, they did a wonderful job utilizing the property because it is pretty compact, but you never feel crowded on any hole.  So the routing is excellent.

“There is a great mix of easy and difficult holes with several really fun risk/reward holes that present just the right ratio of that to make it tempting provided you are playing the proper tees.  It’s visually stimulating, and no two holes are really the same.  Love that place and it’s a shame what is happening to it.  I hope someone can rescue it because the fun factor there is really high.”

According to Diamond Valley Golf Club’s website, 18 holes during the week costs $40, while the rate rises to $54 if you want to play on the weekend.

@CODYOTTESON101

@acegolfpass

Check out the full forum thread here, and submit your Hidden Gem.

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. PT Burke

    Feb 19, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Its important to point out. In this write up, the conditions having fallen off is mentioned, but it’s important to point something out.
    While true, Diamond Valley is struggling with conditioning, it is due to an enormous problem with water.
    Diamond Valley relies on well water to irrigate the course. Due to the massive amount of water being used in the Hemet valley, in the farms raising Alfalfa noteably, Diamond Valley Golf Course has had to try to keep a golf course alive with about one half of one well working.
    The other 5 wells have gone dry due to the water table drop created by overuse.

    Bill Martin is the superintendent and was the co designer of the course. He has basically somehow kept his course alive for more than 3 years (it actually is likely longer) with less than 10% of his wells able to draw water for the course.
    It certainly doesn’t change the conditioning issues from a customer viewpoint, but the work Bill Martin has done at Diamond Valley should be a story, especially as we move deeper towards a future in which water resources become more expensive and scarce. He should write a book on how to manage a golf agronomy program with little to no resources

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Hidden Gem of the Day: WildHorse Golf Club in Gothenburg, Nebraska

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member Gizmogolf, who takes us to WildHorse Golf Club in Gothenburg, Nebraska. In Gizmogolf’s description of the course, he singles out the fast greens as being the main attraction for a visit to this track.

“Nearly as good as Sand Hills.  Less isolated just off I-80.  Best greens you’ll ever play–lightning fast.”

According to WildHorse Golf Club’s website, walking 18 holes during the week will set you back $51.50, while the rate rises to $61.50 should you want to play on the weekend.

@ericpeytongolf

@MellissaTeaches

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member gvogel, who takes us to Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine. A Walter Travis designed course, Cape Arundel is a short links-style track, and gvogel has a good rationale as to why this place is well worth a visit.

“Cape Arundel in Kennebunkport ME is $50 before May 18 or after October 2. I would think that after October 2, this Walter Travis course would be a hidden gem. I haven’t played it, but many Presidents have. That’s good enough for me.”

Gvogel isn’t the only member who thinks this course is a hidden gem either, with fellow GolfWRX member runningdog stating

“The course is well worth the price of admission. It’s short but tight and tough.”

According to Cape Arundel Golf Club’s website, 18 holes from October-May will set you back $50, while to play after 4 pm ‘in-season’ it costs $55.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, California

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member ChanceMan, who takes us to Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, California. Yocha Dehe measures over 7,300 yards and according to ChanceMan it’s a “beautiful and interesting course”, while fellow GolfWRX member theboypinoy backs up that claim saying

“Probably my favorite course in the Sacramento area. Love playing there.”

According to Yocha Dehe Golf Club’s website, the rates for 18 holes on both weekday’s and weekends start at $39, but can rise significantly so make sure to keep an eye on Yocha Dehe’s online booking section should you want to play here.

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