National City Golf Course

3.7143000000 3.7 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2197 yards
  • Layout

  • 1439 Sweetwater Rd, National City, California 91950, San Diego County
  • (619) 474-1400
  • (619) 474-8910
  • www.nationalcity.americangolf.com

Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Harry Rainville
Type: Public
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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
back 34 2197 yards 0.0 0
forward 34 1877 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

38 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds locals walkers  

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3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u064135001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005399307's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recent rains are doing this course a good service! Players are always friendly and laid back, great value course and not too challenging for high handicappers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"course is in good conditions"


CENTURYUGOLF's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens are good shape and so are the fairways with a few long holes you may use every club in your bags,nice value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"FIX THE TEE BOXES!!"


Michaelfrye19's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
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Reviewed on

The course has better than expected greens, they are a bit slow but overall a smooth roll. The tee boxes are what is holding this place back, it is impossible to find an even lie. Fairways are decent but the rough is patchy crab grass which puts a great demand of making the fairways. Good thing is there is no one playing it so I never had to wait to take a shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"oovrpar NC"


OOVRPAR's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Fun course play 2x for the 18 (the back 9 cost is 10.00 with cart and lunch)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"9 in just enough time."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course if you want 9 holes at a reasonable pace. Some days 18 holes is just not doable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not a great course"


u000005051406's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course in in fair condition. It is very short. They had a bunch of groups of 5 people ahead of is so it was extremely slow. They also have soccer golf there and they play right on the course and that slows things down even further. I would not recommend this course unless you are a beginner with no expectations.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Don't expect much"


Lauren3166720's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were very shocked to find dogs running around the course, kids riding their bikes through the fairways, a few dumpsters on one of the holes, unraked sand traps, and teenage kids playing soccer golf at the same time we were. We felt it was a good course to practice our driving and putting, greens were a bit tricky at some of the holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Really affordable course"


SDMixed88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to practice on and it forces you to practice accuracy with the long irons. Definitely will come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good biggener course"


u034425831's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect practice course, i always enjoy playing here


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun and good value for the price"


blueagave13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. A couple of challenging holes. Good for beginners too.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time there"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a little envoy at a new course but turned out well we were a twosome but got paired up which I'm not a fan of. It was busy and that seems to be the way it is at most courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"August 29,2014"


Gregory1889178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was on the job! Professional. Helpful. Responsive.

The course was playable. The drought was reflected in the fairways yet not hard pan. Greens were in good shape. There should be more reminders to golfers to repair their ball marks on the greens. The water cart is always timely and the driver is always very courteous. The value is SUPER! I love National City Golf Course. It allows me to date my wife and play golf at the same time.


I recommend this course


"best golf for your buck"


grenasr6's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can't beat playing golf for 6 bucks ☆ their range could use a little maintenance but overall its a good golf course for beginners intermediate and advance golfers the green could use a little bit of slope like the 1st hole and 7th holes


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Benjamin5670172's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great small course to practice your short game and chalange you on the greens to make birdies


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great"


jdens03's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time and golfed well, course was in good.shape and greens were medium


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great bang for the buck"


bonus37's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Look, if your warming for Bandon Dunes, this is not your track. If you are looking for a good place to hit a few balls to a decent putting surface, you're in luck. I've been playing here for years. For barely more than the price of a bucket of balls, you can actually play for a while. Enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Hidden Jewel"


u000008087280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well taken care of. The fairways are nice and the course can be a challenge. You can use all the clubs in your bag to practice for a bigger course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great public access in San Diego"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

National City is a fairly typical municipal course - only fair condition and challenge, shortish, nothing special in layout or design, a useful place to keep your game in shape, particularly the middle and shorter irons. However, it's great advantages are that it's so accessible within San Diego and the price is right - making it a great starter for the beginner golfer but still useful for the average duffer who has a little time to spend at a favorite game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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