He says the turf is tremendously healthy due in large part to 12 inches of rain since November, about two inches more than usual. The course plays in a bowl in the Santa Monica Valley and rises to a crescendo on the last hole. Riviera is one of the most interesting courses in the game when it comes to forcing a player to think their way around the bunkers and doglegs, along the angled approaches into the greens.
|Primary Grasses||Height of Cut|
|Tees||bermudagrass; perennial ryegrass||0.375'|
|Greens||creeping bentgrass; Poa annua||0.112'|