Willow Glen at Sycuan Resort

4.0667000000 4.1 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6687 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 3007 Dehesa Rd, El Cajon, California 92019, San Diego County
  • (800) 457-5568, (619) 442-3425
  • (619) 444-5500
  • www.sycuanresort.com
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Year built: 1961
Type: Resort
Greens: Poa/Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6687 yards 72.4 128
Gold 72 6429 yards 71.0 125
Silver 72 6151 yards 69.7 122
Burgundy (W) 72 5555 yards 66.7 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

52 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for playing multiple courses locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Garystockwell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been a number of years since I golfed Willow Glen. The course looked great and I saw many improvements. Sichuan has done a nice job making improvements.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"perfect day"


harddraw's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

willow glen is a great layout. not overly long, but it will test your whole bag. greens were perfect. the bunkers were in consistent, excellent shape. will play it again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice setting, Fairways and Greens in good shape. Pace of play was an issue.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"worth the trip"


fordc46's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of those courses which may not be your favorite but it never seems there's anything to complain about. I don't play here alot but I always enjoy the visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003426857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2, 18 hole courses and a 18 hole executive course that'll test you. Must play and if you don't return for any of these 3 gems, there's always tennis.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always in good condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always look forward to playing a round at Willow Glen. The course is always in good condition --especially now after we've had rain.

But most of all, this course has the best sand in the county --well drained, fluffy and deep --every trap!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



grzitln2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great time with friends"


rmercado59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this was my firs time playing willow Glen golf course I very happy that my experience was excellent great, course, the girl in the service car was a lot of help I'll be back soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Willow 16Jan17"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Sycuan (Willow Glen) has always been a favorite of mine. Today was no exception. The associates are always helpful and friendly and the course remains in good shape even the recent rains did not leave the course in disarray. I wish the holiday golfers would fix their fresh divots/gouges on the greens.

Speaking of the greens they were fairly quick but rolled true, bunker play requires finesse with the soft sand and the fairways were there for the taking all carry until they are completely dry. A couple of holes have area’s under repair but not obtrusive. The carts are outfitted with GPS and a notice that the rates are increasing soon. This is a prime time to purchase the $75 gold club membership card…..not a bad deal if you play Sycuan three or more times a year.

I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot Deal Great Choice"


DufferCA's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is awesome If you get a hot deal it is even better!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"BOOK IT"


kushstrain1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

a must play.GPS on all carts.great greens.very well kept.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Happy NJ Visitors"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After finding a rambunctious parking lot upon arrival, we were quickly able to confirm our reservation and get started. We had a reservation and did not have to wait to start. The help was great. It was Thanksgiving day and the number of staff people working was reduced. The snack bar was closed, but the refreshment cart came around a couple of times. Tee boxes,fairways and greens were all in good shape. The greens were a bit faster than we were used to,but we quickly adjusted. we would plan to play here again, especially with the GolfNow hot special. Other golfers we met along the way were friendly and very polite. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good day at Sycuan"


echo42's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is my first review, so I'm gonna give it some thought. Great golf shop, lots of apparel and equipment as well. The range has synthetic mats and I don't like those too much, but to each their own.

The golf cart was probably the nicest I've ever sat in. Big cushy seats, good suspension, and GPS thingy with hole layout.

The tee boxes were a little beat up but recently over seeded. The fairways were good with very few patch parts. The greens were first rate, probably the best in San Diego right now. Smooth, true and fast. Complex and difficult.

I could not discern if this was a hard course or a strange layout. There are some holes that don't make sense to me and awkward tree placement in some spots. Not just challenging tree placement but sometimes just weird.

The marshall was on us around the 9th hole and we were ahead of the group behind us by two holes. I can appreciate pace of play but I don't know where he was coming from. We finished our round in 4:10.

Anyways, it was a good time and beautiful day. I would like to come back and play it again with a little more course knowledge, maybe play with a local.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First Time Golfer"


loganjt's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just recently pickup playing golf. Love the sport. I have been playing just 9 holes, but decided to play my first 18 holes. It was challenging, exciting, fun. I played with two other friends of mined that have been playing for many years. They had a great time. They found the course very challenging as well. I can't wait to get back out there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great course"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent greens, fairways will be better after fall maintaince, some rain. Enjoyable day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


foote86's avatar
Age:  25-34
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fantastic course. Chris and Clint were very welcoming and only added to the experience. Worth the drive from San Diego, Ca. Amenities were abundant and could have easily played 27 if time would have allowed. Thanks everyone for a great time.


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



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