Mt. Woodson Golf Club

4.1178000000 4.1 stars from 5 (399)
  • 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
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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

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: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 399 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
192
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

366 out of 392 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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"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


"Sitting water and mud most holes at full price"


Shinrich's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Booked a tee time and played Saturday morning. It hadn't rained since Monday so was expecting decent conditions and since they were charging full rack rates, assumed they would be decent. No warning, even at check in, that a large portion of the course was going to be mud and/or sitting water. Holes 1 and 10 literally had "ponds" several inches deep in the fairways and deep mud that you could easily get your cart stuck in with nothing roped off. The grass under these fairway "ponds" was all dead and there was just dirt left so it had obviously been there for a significant period of time. Most bunkers were full of water as well. But at least the greens were in pretty good shape. We'd already paid and drove all the way out there so we just played.

I went to the pro shop after the round to give them some feedback on their conditions and failure to notify us that their course was in such poor shape. I wasn't asking for a refund or anything, just wanted to let them know how disappointing it was that their conditions were so bad and that it didn't seem reasonable to be charging full price for that. There were a couple holes that I literally needed to get a ball retriever out to pull my ball out of the water in the middle of the fairway. The guy in the pro shop said they got 8 inches of rain on Monday which is not even close to the truth. San Diego annual rainfall is about 10 inches per year. Plus the dead grass in those puddles/ponds show that the water had been sitting there for some time without any attempt to prepare the course to playable conditions. He then went on to say that nobody else complained so it was okay to charge full price. And when I said that they should at least give people some notice that the conditions are that poor/flooded, even if it's when we're checking in, he didn't really have a response.

I probably won't be playing again here anytime soon at least until I know their conditions have improved significantly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


u046069370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on

Mount Woodson has to be one of my favorite courses in San Diego County. Though it's rather short it is quite challenging and the views are amazing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Slow play"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No one will let you play through. I was a signal behind 2 foursomes and they wouldn't let me play through.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, challenging and tight"


Mhuppert4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of elevation and carries over canyons. Tight course, lots of ways to lose balls! Staff were great but they only have a net driving range to warm up. Greens were very quick and tough to read, but it was a great day!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Unique"


B7658271's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The views are very enjoyable. The course is not long, but accuracy is rewarded. From the "tree top" bridge to the boulders, the course is very unique. We were a 3-some following a slow 4-some on the front, but we had no waiting after playing through after 9.


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


"What a change!!"


u898588370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played Mt. Woodson for about 18 months. There have been lots of great improvements and it looks like that is continuing. The course was in fantastic shape. The new pro shop and grille were lovely. The menu was appetizing but we came in too late for food (grille closes at 3:30). As always this is target golf - you need to play a straight ball. I'm looking forward to the new practice area that appears to be opening in April. I was impressed with all of the improvements to amenities at Mt. Woodson.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Woodson in the Wind"


pwrless1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in very good shape after much rain. Starter Jim was very helpful. Winds came up and made the day tougher but still a good outing at a fair price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slower than slow"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played multiple times at Mt. Woodson, purely from the price and challenge perspective. But I'm finding it harder and harder to want to go back. The pace of play is continuously extremely slow....and no one does anything about it!

The course was in wonderful condition and the weather was great. My partner and I joined another couple of guys and we had a great time. But once again, we spent a great deal of time waiting between shots and it took away from what should have been a great day of golf.

I won't be going back to Mt. Woodson for quite a while.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Challenging"


brovarnm's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Narrow fairways. Forced carries. Great scenery and diversity of holes.

I found this course to be old tyme and a bit rundown. In spite of recent rains the fairways still had dead patches of grass and/or bare spots. The greens were really fast and took my ball away! Definitely worth checking out if you enjoy the target golf styled challenge.

Should have used my iron off the tee box more but I guess I'm a little stubborn and paid the price in lost balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast Greens in Rainy Conditions"


hopj545's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wet, drizzly day. Course drained well and greens remained in great condition. Carts were well equipped to play in rain. Cover provided to keep clubs and bag dry. Haven't seen that at any other course in San Diego area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Its a great course with few challenges. Hole #3 Par 3 being my favorite. Its worth the long drive and value of money. I recommend any one drive out there for a round of golf and trust me you will want get out there and play gain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, but with some bite!"


mkchrist's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways; good shape. Greens: very nice shape. Bunkers: very little sand; have needed work for 15 yrs.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Great views and excellent shape."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and every hole is different and beautiful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


u000005270599's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is not easy but I would definitely recommend that you play it at least once. Some very pretty and challenging holes.


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


"Mt Woodsen review"


mwj49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is just a great track!

I love playing here because you just can't beat the scenery. Course conditions were quite good and the greens were in VERY good condition. They played consistent and faster than the starter stated.

Started at 11 on a Friday and was never pushed or held up. You need a cart for sure.

A definite MUST PLAY (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


"Beautiful and tight"


ballardjm1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic layout and very beautiful setting. You have some room in the fairways, but if you miss, reload. You can go through a few golf balls, but there is plenty of room. I had my phone out taking pictures all day. Challenging for all levels. A real joy to play. The staff was wonderful. The only issue was the beverage cart did not come by until almost 11am when we were on the 17th green. I will definitely play again when in the San Diego area. Not walkable, must ride.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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