Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club

3.6723000000 3.7 stars from 5 (235)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6627 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 14050 Carmel Ridge Rd, San Diego, California 92128, San Diego County
  • (858) 487-9224
  • (858) 487-9075
  • www.clubcmr.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Ron Fream
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts/blouses must be worn at all times. Tank tops, tube tops, halter-tops and spaghetti straps are not allowed for women. Sleeveless, and collarless shirts are not allowed for men
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6627 yards 73.2 133
Blue 71 6263 yards 71.6 128
Blue (W) 71 6263 yards 77.5 144
White 71 5844 yards 69.7 124
White (W) 71 5844 yards 75.1 139
Red 71 5013 yards 64.5 111
Red (W) 71 5013 yards 71.0 126

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 235 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

188 out of 234 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"aerification"


maggie77's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There was no notice provided from golfnow, or this course about aerification.I looked again today and there is still nothing posted about aerification. This in my opinion is bad business. And because of this style of business i will not play at this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course good parking lot bad"


pablog23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Parking lot sits right off fairway and ball came smashing through my back window of my brand new SUV. -not great.


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


"Worthwhile experience."


u00000344917's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great rate due to punched & sanded greens. greens rolled fairly quick and true even with the current conditions. course has held up well considering the heavy rains recently in So. Cal. Fairways in great shape; no really bare areas encountered. course is maturing well since the redesign in the past year or so. still a challenging layout that makes you think twice before hitting driver on every hole; definitely you'll use every club in your bag.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Interesting layout"


u590634418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in okay shape considering the recent deluge of rain but many of the pin placements made the greens unfair. My biggest complaint was the lack of drinking water available on the course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Over-rated"


u000001473077's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The layout/routing can best be described as bizarre. The course conditions varied ... poor on the front and marginally better on the back. Most greens were nearly impossible to putt given the speed and undulations. Have zero interest in returning and would not recommend to others ... there are better options.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Shooperman's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was a lot of fun to play. The pace was a little slow, but that was alright, it was a beautiful day out. However, there were so many employees driving around on carts and watching my group. I didn't pay $44 to be baby sat. It was pretty annoying. Other than that, it was a solid 5 out of 7.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value. Course in great shape"


Brandon6018069's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played it here a lot over the years. Less than $50 in the morning, it's great value. Course is in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow , slow, slow"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 5 and 1/2 hours to play 18. No marshals, no control, no management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Horriable coruse"


moldz23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst course in San Diego would not play if someone paid me to


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Play too slow, greens too fast and some rough patches"


mlewis1029's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Why invest in a GPS system that tracks speed of play and then let play lag? I rarely play any more because I am tired of twiddling my thumbs for 5 or 6 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Carmel Mountain Ranch is great again."


DougMain's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had played CMR a couple of years ago while on a vacation trip. It was an interesting enough layout but the greens were so slow and fuzzy as to make the entire experience very unenjoyable. There have been some changes, chief among them the greens. Perfect! The speed was great; the surfaces were smooth and the challenges were everywhere. And the layout is really a lot of fun, with short holes and long, lots of elevation changes and just a right amount of hazards and obstacles. There are some long drives between holes and some doubling back and forth to get around the housing development, but other than that it's a great layout and a lot of fun. I'm a convert and will be back. The only shortcoming is no range.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Course to Play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A lot of rain a week ago, but greens were fantastic, Course wanders thru the neighberhood with distances between greens and tees, but interesting and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some neighborhood kids about 13 or 14 years old standing on the 9th tbox hitting balls whole bag of balls and I'm standing there waiting for the so I could take off I asked him what they were doing they looked at me like How Dare I ask I asked them to move on so I could play too I was a paying customer and of course they or somebody that lived in the neighborhood and they did not pay to play there there were just out hitting balls this was at 4:45 I called the clubhouse nobody there everybody was gone good thing my car didn't break down nobody would help me


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



richpelo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sand Bunkers"


robbiesoxsd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was actually no real "sand" in the bunkers. It was more like infield diet at a baseball field.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"difficult"


Carl9838935's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is course is difficult course from the whites (green) at Carmel Mountain. We played blues. I think they tried to make the course more playable but need to make it more playable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Under construction"


Drew4209501's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So much gravel everywhere. Fun course but too high a price for course conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"No enough signs"


sergiogmusic's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately there's a lot of construction work going on when I visited we found it a little confusing to navigate through the course because of the lack of signs and path bypass/detours. Other than that I think it is a very decent course; I'm definitely coming back hopefully when construction is completed.

Thank you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time!"


spyke4ever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, challenge to your accuracy, greens read true but you better watch speed.

Overall thoroughly enjoyed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


joevertg's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a fairly well designed course with the exception of some missing signs to lead us to the next hole. Got lost a couple times and even the group in front of us had the same challenge. The greens were being aerated so a bit unfortunate when we found out after the fact. Overall, good course to practice your technical skills.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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