Mt. Woodson Golf Club

4.1343000000 4.1 stars from 5 (417)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5764 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 16422 N Woodson Dr, Ramona, California 92065, San Diego County
  • (760) 788-3555
  • (760) 788-3565
  • www.mtwoodsongolfclub.com

Year built: 1991
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: 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
Blue 70 5764 yards 69.0 133
Blue (W) 70 5764 yards 74.5 138
White 70 5399 yards 67.3 129
White (W) 70 5399 yards 72.2 134
Red (W) 70 4229 yards 65.0 116
Red 70 4229 yards 63.1 111

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 417 Reviews
5 stars:
152
4 stars:
201
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

384 out of 410 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Complicated, yet, very exciting!"


u000003496718's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Very challenging course since the fairways are very narrow, and it is surrounded by beautiful canyons and cliffs. I will pretty much love to play again in such venue at least once a month. Precision or accuracy, as you wish to call it, is A MUST!. If you don't want to be buying more balls the next day, you'd better not be a person who slices or hooks, for you will be in big problems.

The fairways are well maintained, same as the greens, but the bunkers need a bit of work since they are a bit hard.

Definitely worth the money and the trip from San Diego.


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


"The little course that could outside of San Diego"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'm compiling a list of the best courses in the world less than 6,000 yards and you can bet this beauty will be on it.

What Mount Woodson lacks in amenities - no permanent clubhouse or driving range - it makes up for with a really cool golf course and outstanding scenery. There are some outstanding golf holes and thankfully none of the overly long, mundane par 4s that drag down the modern game. This place has charisma. It's got the elements of target golf with ponds and a few large fairway bunkers that are more like waste bunkers. If you can plot your way around and hit a few good wedge shots along the way, you'll shoot your best score of the season at Mount Woodson. What's so criminal about that?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring Balls"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Continues to be the great course it has been. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens all in great shape. Bunkers could use a better quality sand, just a little hard pan in the ones I found. A missed fairway usually results in a lost ball, but all that native growth is beautiful, especially this time of year. Amazing how the course has been worked into the boulders and terrain. We'll be back, as soon as I pick up some new golf balls.


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


"Nice little gem in SD"


Keith5326564's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played it with a friend yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. It's quite short but only par 70 but you won't be walking this course (unless you're part mountain goat). From the green to the next tee is sometimes more than a 1/4 mile. The bridge between 2 and 3 is impressive however. It winds over a canyon with drops in some spots over 50 feet or so. Then the par 3 third is just incredible. You better had worked out any iron problems before you get to the third or your going to lose some golf balls. Overall the course is in great condition. It may be short but it's tight, lots of blind shots, small and very undulating greens. The score card details the difficulties here. At only 5764 yards and par 70 the course rating is 74.5 and slope of 138!! This is no walk in the park ladies and gentlemen. Bring your A game if you plan to play the tips. And bring a friend who's played it before or you'll have NO idea where to hit your tee shot from several tees and you'll have no idea where to miss it. Very tricky course and well worth the price. Great views of the mountains and valleys. Bring your cameras.


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


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in pristeen condition. The greens run true and the fairways are perfect. The bunkers need some help. The pace of play is excellent. The staff is wonderful. What other golf course can you get a pulled pork sand which for $4.00?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mountain Top Beauty"


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

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

Reviewed on

This is such a fun course with amazing views ! Don't let the par 70 fool you . For a shorter course it's fairly difficult. Small greens make it diffficult to score along with tight fairways .

Super fun course though with a lot of elevated tee boxes and amazing views !

I'd recommend it to anyone and price can't be beat !


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



Stevewitt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Mt Woodson"


u000003032014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff and very well layed out. The course was in great shape and the greens were immaculate. Several of the sand traps need work, but overall This course is in excellent condition, and offers all level of golfers a challenging experience. Looking forward to playing here in the near future.


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


"Great Golf"


Esther1931917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed everyone we came in contact with from the Pro Dhop personnel to the starter to the other players we met. All in all a great day!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Really tough the first time around"


dnimura's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If we didn't have someone in the foursome that had played the course before we would have hit the wrong club off the tee a number of times. Its really short from the whites, but the challenge is in proper placement of your tee shots not length. Fun course that I would definitely play again if for no other reason than I would know where to hit my shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u982127613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
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


"Challanging course"


SoCalWaldo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played Woodson yesterday and had a great time and the course is in great shape. The only complaint I have is the green side bunkers, no sand just hard dirt, felt like hitting off compacted dirty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is going through a great renovation"


bobbyjones1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a very nice course challenging but fun to play good for all types of players from beginners to advance, beautiful scenery overall a great course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging Layout"


u000002725062's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Accuracy off the tee is job one here. Many blind tee shots over trouble. While very challenging I always find playing here enjoyable. A good place to test your game. Course is in excellent shape


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


"Amazing"


Gmoney62dvikqueen62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens rolled true and were quite fast.


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


"Beautiful unique course in the hills"


Ryan5653107's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great challenge for golf game with beautiful views. Choose your club wisely as this course is great target golf!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course keeps getting better"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Mt. Woodson several times over the past year or so, and they have done a fantastic job with all of the upgrades the last few months. I was a little surprised the fairways weren't a little more lush with all the recent rains, but the greens were in phenomenal shape. Very soft. The balls rolled true. Such a beautiful course, and their recent upgrades to the clubhouse have definitely paid off.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"This course a must to play"


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

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

Reviewed on

Played this course last year in Feb. and it was barely holding on because of drought.. Total changes with the much needed rains now the course is playing at it's best...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A fun day at Mt Woodson"


guccig02's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

IT is always a great day to play here. And, if you are hungry, order the Turkey sandwich with everything on it. It is just delicious!!

Great course. Even though it is short, it has always been a challenge. You need to be accurate in your aim and smart about club selection.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Andrew5824012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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