Pine Glen at Sycuan Resort

4.2744352941 4.3 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
  • Length: 2508 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 53.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 54 2508 yards 53.4 113
Back (W) 54 2508 yards 55.3 0
Front 54 2198 yards 52.3 0
Front (W) 54 2198 yards 54.1 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 114 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

107 out of 113 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for walkers beginners locals   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Depends on the price"


landzone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All three of the courses are in very good condition.

Pine is a par 3 course to sharpen your iorn and wedge play. Sycaun is expensive, unless you find a discount deal of some kind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

Thank you for the great 4-star review! We are glad you enjoy all 3 courses. To find the best deals, be sure to book online!


thomascalderon22's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

Thanks for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!

"Another Sycuan Gem"


u000003557755's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the Par 3 course at Sycuan. I've played the championship courses (willow and glen) a couple of times each before. I appreciated that the quality was only a few notches below the other two courses. It's nice to see that the management cares also for the course that caters to novice golfers and those who wish to work on short irons, chipping, and putting.

The layout was more interesting than I expected and as a 10 handicapper playing with a less experienced golfer I was pleased that there were several 140-180 yard par three's. My main issue was that the blue tee boxes are not officially in use since the blue markers are not placed. That said, I played the "back" tees anyway. Frustratingly, there are no tee distance markers to show the reference point for the posted yardage for either the white or blue tees. To SYCUAN MANAGEMENT: Please install tee reference markers so that golfers can choose correct club without need for rangefinder.

In terms of course conditions, the grass on the trees is anywhere from bad to above average, with some tees having grass that is too long. I only saw one bunker and I didn't go in it so I can't vouch for its quality. The fairways were in decent shape. The greens were in good shape and I felt that if I hit a putt on my line it would go into the hole. The speed of the greens is moderate, which is appropriate for a par 3 course. I plan to play this course again, expecially if I'm booking a round of golf with someone new to the game. If you are looking to play every club in the bag, play one of the other courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you decided to try out the Pine Glen course for the first time. We will look into your tee marker concern. We look forward to your next round!

"Pitch and Putt Challenge"


bharpe619's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Long par three at times, with some challenging greens, makes for a good practice round of iron usage.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

We are glad you enjoyed the challenges the course has to offer. Come play again soon!


u5544530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

Thanks for the 4 stars! Come play again soon!


u157534375's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

Thanks for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sycuan Resort on 09/14/2017:

Thanks for the 5 stars! We hope to see you out there again soon!

"Sharpen your skills"


u000006487229's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Solid little executive course to get your short game tuned up for the season, or just to practice shorter par 3's


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pat 3"


u000005511737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a nice par three.. easy pace since you know the course is short so there's no rush to get done . Greens and fairways are good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Par Three for Days"


u032552757's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, par 3's only, the two groups in front of us were walking so slowly. Never saw a drink cart go by which was a bust but overall good experience!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



dickpatrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, great value"


u000004817148's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well kept greens and fairway. Pace of play was excellent. Likely the best executive par 3 course out there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great short course!"


Byrdman65's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great 18 hole short course! Nice, mature tree-lined fairways, good greens with a lot of contour and slope. Played in 3 hours walking. Great value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pune glen good for beginners"


dagibson72's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good beginners course or a good warm up for a real round. Decent variation of length with some under 100 yards and a few over 200. I took my niece for her first golf round here and she thoroughly enjoyed it. I then played a round at willow glen at s very economical replay rate. Pu would do it again. (Plus good restaurant and practice facility)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pine Glenn"


ss487dad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fantastic shape! Greens, fairways, tee grounds..all a+.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


u000002612011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoy this course and will return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course to walk"


u000005039169's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With my wife just starting to play golf back in October this is a perfect course for her. I think it's a great course to work on my short game and my long irons.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pine"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played the White tees (2198/52.3) using Forelinx. Played in 2H with my son and we did not finish due to darkness. The weather sunny, in the 70's and breezy. It was $25 for my son to play. Every hole is surrounded by mature trees. Good mixture of distances, I used middle irons on several holes even though the majority of the holes are pitching wedge or less. Decent layout for a parkland style par 3 course. The tees are less than average. Some are winter thin, some are like playing out of the rough. Most had severe divot damage and were in need of divot repair. Many are not level. The blue markers were not even out for my 3rd straight visit here? The fairways and the rough are not that significant on a par 3 course. My overall rating for this course will be higher because they were both in good condition, getting ratings in the 5/6 range. However, the parts of the course that matter are more like a 4. There is only 1 sand trap on the 18 holes, and it looked to be in decent condition. The greens are poor. Very bumpy poa annua with tons of ball marks. They are firm, putted medium speed and held well struck irons well. A couple greens actually had oak tree roots growing up through areas you would be putting over and many greens had bare spots. This is a good course for walkers & beginners, short/flat. Quick efficient check-in, customer service very good. No GPS on the carts. No Drink cart today. They obviously put much less emphasis into maintaining Pine Glen than they do to to the Oak/Willow regulation length sister courses. Recommended = No, the tees and greens need radical improvement.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Sycuan Pine Glen"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Round 3 of my "Sycuan Day" was back to the par 3 course. Played the White tees (2198/52.3) in 1H using Forelinx. Did not finish due to darkness, the weather was breezy and getting cold as the sun went down.

A few of the the tees looked like they had been mowed from the previous day but were still long. The rest were like playing out of the rough. And a few were like playing from deep rough. All had severe divot damage and were in need of divot repair. Most of the markers appeared to be in the same place as the previous day, so more regular rotation of the markers is definitely needed. They still did not have the Blue tees out, which meant every single person was playing the Whites and chewing them up even more.

The fairways and the rough are not as significant on a par 3 course as a regulation course. My overall course rating will be inflated because they were both semi lush and in good condition getting a 6/10 rating. However, the parts of the course that matter are more like a 3.5/10.

I only remember seeing 1 sand trap on the 18 holes, and it looked to be in good condition.

The greens are poor. Very bumpy poa annua with tons of ball marks. They are firm and held well struck irons well, putting medium fast. A couple greens actually had oak tree roots growing up through areas you would be putting over and many greens had some bare spots. The condition of these greens typify why I usually stay away from short courses.

Decent layout for a parkland style par 3 course. Every hole is surrounded by mature trees. Good mixture of distances, I used middle irons on several holes even though the majority of the holes are pitching wedge or less. This is a good course for walkers & beginners, short/flat. Quick efficient check-in, customer service a + and the carts had good GPS. Drink cart out patrolling.

However, despite some positives... they obviously put only a small amount of the effort into maintaining Pine Glen that they do to in it's two regulation length sister courses. Recommended = No, the tees and greens need radical improvement.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Pine Glen"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played the White tees (2198/52.3) in 1H, 45M using Forelinx. The weather was breezy and in the 60's.

The tees had not been mowed in several days and were like playing out of light rough. All had severe divot damage, were in need of divot repair and more regular rotation of the markers. Speaking of the markers, they did not even have the Blues out, which meant every single person was playing the Whites. Not a huge difference difficulty wise, 310 extra yards, but it meant the White tees were getting even more chewed up.

The fairways and the rough don't matter that much since it's a par 3 course. The overall course rating will be inflated because they were both semi lush and in good condition.

I only saw 1 sand trap, and it looked to be in good condition.

The greens were poor. These greens typified why I usually stay away from short courses. Very bumpy poa annua with tons of ball marks. They were firm and held well struck irons well and putted medium fast, but a 20' putt could bounce in 2-3 different directions on the way to the hole. Additionally, a couple greens actually had oak tree roots growing up through areas you would be putting over and many greens had some bare spots.

Okay layout for a par 3 course, every hole is surrounded by mature trees. Good mixture of distances, I used a 4 to 6 iron on several holes even though the majority of the holes are pitching wedge or less. Good course for walkers. Recommended? Probably not unless they improved the greens and tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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