Sevillano Links - Corning, CA
Sevillano Links is a signature John Daly design and neighbor to the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, CA. Opening in 2007, the course was on the short list of Golf Week's "Best Casino Courses in America."
The course starts and finishes with par 5's, has a course rating of 77.7, and plays 7,823 yards from the back tees... like John Daly would have it any other way. When I saw the yardage on the scorecard, I knew I was just stupid enough to go for it. I actually played pretty well navigating the 509 yard par 4's and 262 yard par 3's. My buddy John owes me $10 for thinking there was no way I would break 80 (I shot 77). The course also plays very nice from normal distances and most of the back tee boxes are actually closed... most likely for pace of play issues from idiots like me thinking they are John Daly.
The most entertaining part of the round was the 18th hole, which is listed as a 686 yard par 5, but plays much longer. I hit my drive 292 off the tee and had 455 left for my second shot.. 455 YARDS for my SECOND SHOT!!. After hitting a hard 3 wood, I was left with a 3 iron, and then a 3 putt for a disappointing 6. Overall, Sevillano Links is definitely a great place to "Grip it and Rip it."