Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club

3.7616411765 3.8 stars from 5 (329)
  • 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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 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 329 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
137
3 stars:
78
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

237 out of 323 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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"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


"Challenging"


u510553206's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the better courses in San Diego. Take your game and play from the Black.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003942236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not what it use to be!"


djcat57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Play it 25 years ago right after Pete Dye came in and change it. Now it's just a avg. course. golf carts are good, maintenance. required but that cost $. ( greens mostly ) at least mow the weeds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is challenging but fair."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable with good course conditions. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"SLOW"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always fun to play, as I really enjoy the Pete Dye layout. However, we were put behind a 5-some, so were waiting on most holes (especially near the end of the round, where it got worse on every hole). I really like that they offer a walking rate, and enjoy the course, but if 5-some's will be done, I will pass and find another course.


I don't recommend this course


"Carlton Oaks"


outkast6's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a great layout; however, the greens have multiple unrepaired pitch marks. The fairways are bare in several areas. A little work on the greens and fairways and this would be a great course. Not worth the normal rate, but worth the deal on GolfNow to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging course greens need work"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a challenge for sure,. as long as you would want if you play from the blacks. Many of the granns need some serious work however. People need to learn how to fix their divots also.Some Greens were riddled with craters. A couple also have three different types of grass as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value!"


u871011138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is in good shape and the staff is very friendly. i could play here every week!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here at least once a week, but normally when "hot deal" is available or twilight. Bit pricey for normal rates. Difficult course that tests drives off tee and quite a few long irons. Greens are in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002134193's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Manage your course!"


jdavis10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I know it's packed on weekends but move the slow players!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002384059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf in Santee"


u583737601's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time and would go back to play there again!


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"


tominsel9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A nice tough course, kind of forgiving but very long with lots to get in the way.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dawn Tee Time"


u9663280's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I bought a tee time for 31 bucks 5;54 in the AM. Jumped in a cart which was included and flew around the course in 2:10.

The layout reminds me of some Pete Dye courses I've played back east (without the mountain views obviously). Railroad ties. Hidden greens and some strategical trees which force players to really execute straight drives. Greens were a bit slow but they rolled true. I had some trouble with the tight lies as the fairways were quite short and it took me a few holes to adjust.

Overall I'd definitely play this course again. It definitely would take more than a few rounds to get accustomed to the unique layout. The course is difficult to score on but it would be a fun course for some match play with your buddies.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Nick5710503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"I expected much more. Disappointed"


u000003496718's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time playing here. The pictures in Google and in the website look quite decent. Once at the course the frustration kicked in. Not the worst in the area, but among the worst. In the first green there were some weeds growing in there next to the hole. Terrible. How are you supposed to putt that ball straight? Now, 14 out of 18 have divots all over the green. No way you can may your ball zig-zag and into the hole.

It will require a 5.00 fee for me to go back and play there for I am not willing to pay more for it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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