Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club

3.7412764706 3.7 stars from 5 (347)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7228 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

  • 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, California 92071, San Diego County
  • (619) 448-8500, 1 (800) 831-6757
  • (619) 596-0604
  • www.carltonoaksgolf.com

Year built: 1958
Architect(s): William W. Mast (1958), Perry Dye (1989)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

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
Black 72 7228 yards 75.2 146
Blue 72 6700 yards 72.5 139
Regular (W) 72 6140 yards 76.3 143
White 72 6101 yards 69.8 132
Yellow 72 5684 yards 67.9 125
Yellow (W) 72 5684 yards 73.8 138
Red (W) 72 5039 yards 70.0 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 347 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
145
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

254 out of 341 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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ThomasWilliams2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good golf course to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in the best shape I have ever seen.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


David2946678's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a great lay out. Many dirt spots and lots of water on the fairways. Don’t understand why course was so wet. Greens were soft a slow. Don’t get off the fairways lots if dirt to navigate. Great staff, bar and amenities!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cheaper Customer"


Pablo7216916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this Golf course. But it seams that some rules have been added or changed. 100% of the time I have booked my tee time through Golf Now app for this Golf course.

I was told at the pro shop that I would have to share a cart simply because I was a Golf Now customer. So does it mean that by booking my tee time through Golf Now app makes me less of a customer?

I don't mind playing with someone I have never met before but sharing the cart with a total stranger wasn't really in my book. I explained to the young man in the pro shop which by the way, was a very nice and courteous staff member and asked him, what would happen if the person I get paired with likes to have a nice cigar or likes to smoke his cigarettes. He basically said, I would most likely had to create my own rules with this total stranger I would be playing with. I don't think it would have been fair for either one of us. Luckily, the person I was paired with turn out to be very enjoyable to play with. I don't think is fair to separate or lower your standards just because who you did not book your tee time straight through the club. I was treated it like a cheap customer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Carlton Oaks"


robbinsv3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has so much potential. It has an excellent layout and some good holes, dog legs, water, layups, trees Etc. It just needs some more grass. The greens are usually very good today front nine was a little fuzzy. But if this course could get some grass and some rough it would be a top Course in San Diego


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Carlton oaks"


Joey6667096's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good course.. booked a fast pace play time.. definitely wasn't fast.. otherwise fantastic.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track especially for the cost!!"


Cyoder's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. Everybody was super friendly and the course is tough but fair. Very demanding off the tee! But was in great shape and the staff was very nice and they make great bloody mary's!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Please give the fairway and surrounding areas some attention"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green in decent shape but most other areas of the course either need some maintenance or transformed into waste area bunkers.

Strong layout, only one questionable hole, #5 but otherwise a great track


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well-Maintained"


Tonynst's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course would be very tight, solid and dry with many bare spots in fair ways

this time in the previous years, so I did not like to play here. But it looks that the course condition and shape of the fair ways and greens have been much improved

this year and well-maintained with frequent watering. I enjoyed very much today.

The course lay-out is fun and somewhat challenging. This course can be more beautiful and enjoyable if the managements keep on paying more attentions to

the course maintenance by repairing some bare spots and sand traps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ThomasWilliams2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Carlton Oaks"


Jose6731981's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always good, but they seem to over book.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beware of Hot Deals here"


u000001993241's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The time was preceded by a partial field shotgun tournament. It took 4.5 hours to play 13 holes and would have taken another 3 to finish. No one at the clubhouse knew or seemed to care about the pace. Saw a volunteer marshal once and he said I can’t do much when it concerns a tournament. They offered only a nine hole rain check and said “the price was ok right?” And “ we only put large discounts when the times follow a tournament” like they know it’s going to be terrible pace!

Course was in fair shape dry rough, overwatered fairways that were still brown. Greens very slow and in so-so shape. Shame because the layout is a great Pete Dye design.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Carlton Oaks"


Dennis1954's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly Course was in great condition I Got a good deal and had lots of fun. My visit to the 19th hole was just as enjoyable. What a bunch of great people working here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good test of your game"


Discus2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carlton Oaks is my go to course when in San Diego , great layout and a good test of your game . Yes there are places in the rough that are in poor condition , but you miss the cut stuff that's what golf about !! . Once again the only negative pitch marks on the greens and that's down to us !! REPAIR PLEASE .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs some work"


u788349191's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time playing this course

1. Greens overall were in good shape . A few needed some repair and work.

2. Course layout is nice

3. The areas around the course need work, lots of weeds and debris. I can see this being a much better course , but the grounds crew needs to get get to work


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrific layout"


Mike3054722's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played many times before but have never been in this poor condition; especially greens. May have been time of year. Greens ran about a 6-7 on the stemp. Very slow. Will definitely play again, a different time of the year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor condition overall"


u000001304964's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very wet, sprinklers still going after 11 am. Tee boxes very poor. Grass far too short in fairways. Overall not a great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice surprise"


u000007194090's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked this 3-4 days in advance and did not know or notice the greens were going to be aerated.We were not happy when we arrived but even thought the greens were punched and sanded, they rolled well. Not bumpy just a little slow. Fairways were in really good shape and the course was fun to play. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course needs more than a little TLC, greens good."


u000001304964's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens just aerated but was done very well. Tee boxes were in very poor condition. Fairway grass is far too short which wastes water and causes deep divots. Only a decent bargain because of reduced fee due to aerating. Green fee would have been way too expensive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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