Unless you want to risk complete humilitation out on the golf links high handicap golfers should probably avoid La Purisima GC on a windy, or wintery day. But for those who live for challenging a tough unique course, go for it. In my case, I live 115 miles distant - each way - but I have enjoyed taking many golfers - out of town golfers, esp. - to L.P, for an unforgetable round. Course developer, Mr. Hunter may not have inspired creation of a large # of courses, but the 3 courses he did help develop, all have a touch of golf magic - Sandpiper, L.P, and Hunter Ranch. Whenever I come across a younger high school age golfer of promise, I always urge them to travel up to L.P, to truly test themselves. There are many golfers who don't have access to the finest private clubs, and, L.P. daily public rate, gives them a feel for what a U.S. Open caliber course can offer. One of the best benefis in playing L.P. is the pure, quiet, solitude, of the surrounding rural fields, ranchs, and hills. For those who can relate, my experience of playing L.P, all 18 by myself, one quiet weekday morning, - well, it was akin to being in a cathedral of golf. Try it when you find yourself in Solvang, Santa Ynez wine country, too. Just try to absorb the local weather forecast first. And, if your are able - slowly study the course yardage book, the night before the round.
RMD, Thousand Oaks, CA
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