VENTURA COUNTY, CA— In response to the need for more playable golf courses and to keep recreational golfers in the game, Tierra Rejada Golf Club in Ventura County, California has introduced The Players Course. Tierra Rejada is located in the Tierra Rejada Valley, at the mid-point between three cities, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark, at the Tierra Rejada exit of the 23 Freeway, just a 10-minute drive from Westlake Village. Tierra Rejada is the first golf club in a major golf market to launch an initiative like “The Players Course.” It is, however, a trend that has received attention from golf industry experts.
Recent reports in the media and from researchers validate what will now happen at Tierra Rejada. The 5,600-yard layout is now open at the highly regarded and picturesque daily-fee golf club and features a combination of completely new and strategically placed tee boxes to shorten the course and make landing areas more accessible, thus reducing the intimidation of long shots over ravines and lakes. Designed by nationally renowned architect Bob Cupp (designer of Pumpkin Ridge, Crosswater and Liberty National among other modern classics), Tierra Rejada Golf Club opened in December, 1999.
The course is well-known for its natural beauty with stunning views of the Reagan Presidential Library, and also for the challenge it presents to lowhandicap golfers. With the introduction of “The Players Course” and its new Green Tees, Tierra Rejada officials aim to provide the average golfer with an experience that is more fun and definitely memorable. The result is a “course within a course,” measuring approximately 500 yards less than the shortest championship tees. Tierra Rejada Golf Club is targeting the following golfer segments with “The Players Course:” ~Older golfers who now find the game increasingly difficult. ~Mid- to high-handicap golfers. ~Infrequent golfers who play a limited number of times and then give it up. ~Players just entering the game who need a course that meets their ability.