Upland Hills Country Club
As a general rule, we at B4UPlay.com have a rule that no course where you are paired with a single wearing a tee shirt and tennis shoes should be called a "country club". Despite the misnomer, Upland Hills is a short muni track that can yield very low scores. It's not the place to play if you're looking to pad your pre-tournament handicaps.
Located in the foothills of San Bernardino County, the course has taken a beating according to recent reviews and when our team played it, nothing came up to counter that reputation. The fairways were nearly indistinguishable from the rough. In fact, some lies in the rough were better than the fairway a few feet away. Perhaps it's because the locals have been drinking the course water as we saw several warnings in the middle of the fairways that are generally reserved for hazard-side signage.
That is not to say that the course doesn't have some positive traits. About 2/3 of the greens were in decent shape and the layout is fun if not particularly long. It is affordable and at one point was clearly a nice place. Perhaps the rumored new owners will bring it back to its former glory.
There also seems to be a perception that it's fairly easy to get a quick round in at Upland Hills, which as we all know isn't all that common for affordable courses nowadays. Our early morning round finished in just over 4 hours, so we haven't seen evidence that the perception is false.
Be sure to book your round with the all you can eat dine and golf special. The food is surprisingly good and if you're really nice to the staff, they'll even let you take home a "sneaky" snack for later in the day.