Eagle Crest Golf Club

3.5902000000 3.6 stars from 5 (427)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6537 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.7
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  • 2492 Old Ranch Rd, Escondido, California 92027, San Diego County
  • (760) 737-9762
  • (760) 737-9788
  • www.eaglecrestgc.com
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Year built: 1989
Architect(s): David Rainville
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required – collared shirt, no denim. Length of shorts must be between knee and 4 inches above.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6537 yards 71.7 133
White 72 6035 yards 69.6 125
Red (W) 72 4941 yards 70.5 125

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 427 Reviews
5 stars:
62
4 stars:
220
3 stars:
84
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

340 out of 418 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"No Fairways only Greens"


Bret66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in horrible shape. The rough is not controlled(loose your ball), fairways (what fairways),

the greens were fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout (needs to be better maintained):"


Matthew5245089's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun design / layout ... Overall, found this course really enjoyable to play. The only "knock" that I have on this course is that all the rough was too overgrown. Good luck finding your ball, if you hit anywhere other than fairway (lost a lot of golf balls because of that). Many shots that were still "in-play", simply couldn't be seen in the tall grass / weeds closely lining the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/22/2017:

Thank you Matthew for taking the time to leave your comments. We love hearing you enjoyed the design and layout and besides the rough being a little over grown in some areas, you had an overall great experience on the course. Please know our staff is working hard on these areas and we hope you will come back and see us again very soon for another fantastic round of golf in Escondito, CA.

"Pick a different course to play!!!"


Vctrmilo's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is seriously under maintained. For the $40 green fees it seems like none of it goes into maintaining the course. The course seem like it hasn't been mowed in weeks . If you hit a ball into the rough, you might as well just drop another ball because you're not gonna find your previous ball or you're going to be looking for a while for it. Range balls were completely dead and probably shouldn't have been issued out. Finally the 14th tee box was moved about 100 yards onto the fairway. Will not return to play this course and do not recommend to anyone to play this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/20/2017:

Thank you Vctrmilo for your review and feedback of the course. We apologize for your experience and we hope you will come back and see us again once all the new changes have set in.


drawd101's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Reviewed on

If you play fairways and greens it is a great course, but if not take 3 or 4 extra sleeves of balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/20/2017:

Thank you drawd101 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed the course and hope you find some extra balls out there. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"deplorable condition"


u00000893084's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played today course had not had the rough mowed in weeks. Golf balls hit into the rough were not findable. Not one sand trap had been raked in days if not weeks. Greens had not been mowed today and during Poa blooming greens were very slow and bumpy. Range balls were basically dead and should not have been used any longer. Recent rains in SanDiego area have really messed this course up but it doesnt look like anything has been done in the three weeks since the last rain. No maintenance workers were seen throughout the day. Pro shop employees didnt really seem to care telling us that the owner had hired lawn care people but they have not worked on the course in sometime. Dont waste your money going here unless you have alot of golf balls and alot of time to search for lost balls. our round took almost five hours because we had to search way too much and no one was ahead of us.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/20/2017:

Thanks for the review and feedback of the course. We appreciate you taking the time and we apologize for the course conditions. Our staff is working very hard on getting everything back up to par and we hope to see you back again very soon once all the new changes have had some time to settle in.

Commented on 03/21/2017

Thanks for answering my e mail but it doesnt excuse the condition of the course. I wont be back unless I hear the course is in much better condition. I find it hard to believe that people think this is a good course for the money. I truly believe that this course will be just like Escondido Country Club, San Luis Rey and Fallbrook golf course closed and used to vineyards or just laying vacant.


"Course in good shape despite the recent rains"


u079141742's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were perfect. The par 5 on the back was converted to a par 3 due to the damage from recent storms. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/15/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of our golf course. We love to hear you enjoyed the greens and found it to be a good value. Please come back and see us again as we would love to have you back!

"Worst course"


u000001086272's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very bad condition. It had suffered some water damage from an overflowed creek during the recent heavy rains. The rough was like a cow pasture. There was only one mowing machine running on the entire course. The course recently outsourced its course maintenance, and there were few workers there. The 'non Golfnow' green fees quoted me were $49. This is way overpriced for the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/15/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the conditions as the recent rains have really put a damper on course conditions. Please come back and see us again very soon as you are sure to be pleasantly surprised!

"Good value and good greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value. Greens were soft and somewhat challenging. Fairways were So-so and first/second cut I rate 3/10. There was 0 sand in any sand traps; hard pan dirt pits. Will play again for tho for < $30.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/14/2017:

Thank you Seagroatt for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and found the course to be a challenge. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and come back and see us again soon for more excellent golf in Escondito, CA.

"Let Us Know"


briangrvll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually a big fan of Eagle Crest for the price point but i played this weekend and there were a numbers of areas of the course closed/blocked off due to what the rain has done. Obviously there isn't a problem with that but when booking a tee time maybe put an asterisk saying *Par 5 14 is playing as Par 3 this weekend* also it was just over a six hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/14/2017:

Thank you briangrvll for your review and feedback of our golf course. It is so great to see you had a good time on the course regardless of the rain and blocked sections. Please come back and see us again soon once everything dries up again.

"Keep it in the fairway"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Much of the rough is simply overgrown weeds which makes finding your ball difficult. The fairways and greens were in great condition but the rough and sand traps were not maintained. No Marshall enforcing pace of play caused a 5 hour round even though the course was not very busy (teed off at 10:07 on Saturday). Overall it was worth it for the money.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/14/2017:

Thank you nickmaiorani for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you see the value in golfing here. We apologize for the pace of play as we are always monitoring this, but it can be quite difficult sometimes. Please come back and see us again very soon for more great golf in Escondito, California.

"Round review"


u000006736294's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course a few times before. Was just disappointed to arrive, on our first day of vacation, to find that we could only play the back 9 twice. This was due to weather damage and I understand that. However we were not notified in time to charge our plans. (Email was sent, the day prior, however we were travelling....I believe someone could have called)? Staff was great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/07/2017:

Thank you for the feedback and comments about our golf course. We apologize for not getting a hold of you earlier as we try to make every attempt in notify our golfers. It is great to hear our staff took such good care of you and we hope you will come back and see us again soon on your next visit to the area.

"Patrons need to fix their ball marks"


u000008053763's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I would have rather played on aerated or overgrown greens than to have had 9 out of every 10 puts' trajectory altered due to previous players' inconsideration. The staff was great - 10/10 - the regulars need to learn some common golf etiquette and repair their ball marks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 03/14/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are apologize for the inconsistency in the greens as our staff is working hard on getting this back up to par. It is great to hear our staff took excellent care of you and we hope to see you again very soon!


RobHuelskamp's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A really good find, especially for the value. A good layout and some challenging holes. You will hit it straight or you will not find your ball. (fairways are sufficiently wide, just will punish a hook or slice.)

The only negative at all would be the condition of the rough. It could be a function of the plentiful rain, but the rough was quite high in many places, making it easy to loose a ball in it when it otherwise would be findable and hittable. I imagine under typical conditions that is not an issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/28/2017:

Thanks RobHuelskamp for the 4star review and comments of Eagle Crest Golf Club. We appreciate your time and are so happy to hear you enjoyed the layout and challenge to the course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Fun course if you can hit fairway every time"


u4825161's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a fun course but the greens and fairways are not smoothed and it doesn't seem as if they cut their grass all that often also the employees are rude short and give off the feeling as if they hate their job.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/27/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled to hear you had a good time on the course besides the staff. We will address this internally and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Really played as expected"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
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Recent rains and new management has brought this course back to excellent playability... rough was high but can understand that they want the whole course to have thick lush grass after it was so sparse during last summer drought... going back in two weeks to play it again !!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/24/2017:

Thank you Jciaccio for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking notice to the course conditions as our staff has worked so hard on getting them back up to par. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon for more great golf in Escondido, CA!

"poor conditions"


bjorn56's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the fairways and rough were in poor condition - they had not been cut in a number of days. To be fair - mother nature had dumped a lot of rain in the area over the last few weeks, but other courses in the area seemed to be in better shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/27/2017:

Thank you bjorn56 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the course conditions as our staff is working diligently to getting everything back up to par. Please come back and see us again soon once all the new changes have set it.


u6480997's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/28/2017:

Thank you very much for the 4-star review of Eagle Crest Golf Club. Please come back and see us again soon for more fantastic golf in Escondito, Ca.


TTrim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/24/2017:

Thank you TTrim for the 4-star and feedback of Eagle Crest Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will come back and see us again very soon for more great golf in Escondido, CA.

"Pretty good"


Trevor8481741's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a holiday it was a little slow. Also just after 3 days of rain. Good shape and well layed out course. Played a few years ago and it's still a nice track to play. Our foursome in included a Canadian, two from down in San Diego and one from riverside county. All made a lengthy trip to play. Speaks to the notiriaty of this coarse. The Canadian was here visiting of course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Eagle Crest Golf Club on 02/22/2017:

Thank you Trevor8481741 for the feedback and four star review. We are happy to hear that your friends would come all that way to play our course and we hope they will make the trip back again soon. We strive to give our golfers the best experience possible and hope to give you and your friends an even better round next time here at Eagle Crest Golf Club!


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