Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club

3.6748000000 3.7 stars from 5 (246)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6627 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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: 3.7 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 246 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
115
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

197 out of 245 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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"Post renovation condition"


hferriss's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course since the late 90's, and am not a huge fan of some of the renovations made. However, the course is currently in the best condition I have seen it since renovations were "completed" late last year. It was hot yesterday, and yet the course did not play hard and dry. If you miss fairways on a regular basis, you may have some issues hitting off of hard pan decomposed granite on some holes. The greens were in good shape, and if anything, were over watered. I hit my approach shot on #18 with a 9 iron and the ball plugged on the green (instead of rolling back towards the hole on a down slope). For me, the biggest disappointment is the bunkers. JC Golf has resources and should spend a little on some decent bunker sand. I got into two bunkers over 18 holes, so not a huge deal. And I got of each okay, but its like hitting out of the hard pan decomposed granite I mentioned earlier. Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised at the overall condition of the course. It is target golf for the most part and need to hit a club off the tee that you are confident will keep you in the fairway. As with most all of the JC facilities around town, the greens were in good to very good shape. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointing to say the least"


u3601153's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It would appear as though the owners of this property are not concerned whatsoever with putting money back into the course. The golf course has been cut down to the point where there is no rough lining the fairways. Additionally, there is no sand in the bunkers. I play to a pretty low handicap and will offer this: hit a ball 2-5 yards off line... you probably won't find it. The run off from the fairways here (hard pan dirt) lends toward you ball rolling an additional 50 yards, possibly into someone's yard, and being lost. The bunkers do not qualify as bunkers, they are hard pan dirt. There is no evident sign of actual "golf course" sand being placed in them. The only saving grace about CMRGC is the greens were an 8 out of 10 condition.... although that didn't matter much considering a ball hit a few yards offline is probably lost. Lastly, I was eaten alive by mosquitoes in the swampy parts of the course... bring the "OFF".


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



LoraLee13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Missed the mark!"


gregorio10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting day. Our T-time was delayed from 3 pm to 3:18. As 3:30 approached we expressed our frustration to the starter. He relayed our issue to the pro. The pro explained that they had issues with an earlier tournament and assured us he would make it right, and boy did he! He took us in the club and bought us a round of drinks, refunded our money, gave us certificates for 2 free future rounds each (4-some), and made arrangements for a free round with another local course so we were able to get a round in that afternoon! Over the top customer service! Highly recommend this course!


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Good Golf Course"


jlarkin777's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, not excellent, but good. Lots of blind shots...course knowledge would have been very helpful.

Played on Easter Sunday, so no "extras" available. Restaurant was closed due to special event. Course is a bit rough, but green were super.

Difficult course for women... my girlfriend had issues!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dog Track"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super odd layout and terrible conditions. Greens were ok- but not the fairways.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Carmel Mountain a half dozen times. The staff is always friendly and the course it well maintained. I look forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Starter!!!"


u000003426728's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Checked in about 50 minutes prior to reserved 9:27am tee time as a single. Pro Shop said I was grouped with a three-some and I had no problem with this. Met starter who let two four-some & a three-some go ahead and then I was paired with another single. the two of us finally tee'd off at 10:00am. Because of this starter, we waited on every hole about 10 to 15 minutes before teeing off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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


"Perfektne, nadherne ihrisko"


u6310241's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Krasna prirodna sceneria, clenitost, krasny zazitok a nadherny den s golfom


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

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



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