The Crossings At Carlsbad

4.2388823529 4.2 stars from 5 (271)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6835 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4717, United States
  • (760) 444-1800
  • (760) 444-1801
  • www.thecrossingsatcarlsbad.com

Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Greg Nash (2007)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Dress code: Shirts must have some type of collar or moc turtleneck, Denim, jeans of any color are NOT allowed
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6835 yards 72.6 132
Blue 72 6467 yards 71.0 129
White 72 6020 yards 68.7 125
Gold 72 5685 yards 67.4 118
Green 72 5030 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 271 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
131
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

240 out of 267 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Crosdings"


highball1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than greens punched few weeks ago I needy to come back and play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good track"


u786955506's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course but not over the top. I live locally but never played here and was pleasantly surprised. I would not recommend for high handicap or beginners.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spectacular"


u305374437's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well manicured and kept in top playing condition. Excellent in all aspects.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Sunday course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Whenever I golf on Sundays, I dont mind paying more but want to play a nice course. The Crossings did not disappoint. Had a great time. I only wished that they would mind their average time per round more and not book tee times they know people cannot finish due to darkness. I will return!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As I did in the last three summer when I visited the San Diego area, also this year I played The Crossing which in my opinion continues to be the best public golf course of the San Diego area (and I have played all of them including Aviara, Maderas, Steele Canyon, La Costa and the two Torrey Pine, which obviously have better views). If you add the $45 twilight rate we got I believe it is an unbeatable experience. The only negative are the electricity cables crossing the course several time. Apart from this is a challenging and enjoyable course. Fairways were immaculate and greens in very good conditions even though they could have been a little faster.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great scenic course"


u000005850426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Crossings is a beautiful course with scenic views. There are ravines to shoot over and elevated tee boxes way above the fairway. The greens and fairways were cut nicely and the rough not horribly menacing. The only problem, was the lack of many players fixing their ball marks on the greens. With this being such a beautiful course and not exactly inexpensive, I would expect a better caliber of golfing etiquette.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u000008049453's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful golf course"


u2752398's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy this beautiful place! Friendly staff and great service! Grass is always in great condition!


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


"crowded"


u000001924576's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tournament in front of us, 30 min late from scheduled t time,,,course never cleared and was a 5 hour round on a Monday at noon.,,Dissapointing


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



golfer5450's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
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


"Fun course"


Steve8073067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of elevation and canyons. Not easy but pretty fair. Fog eventually burned off and weather was great. Right next to LegoLand, Very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


td5780's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course for the second time while on vacation with my son. Abundant rains this spring have improved conditions measurably since we last played here in '15. Course was in great shape and a real value with the GolfNow Hot Deal. We enjoy this interesting and challenging track and have made it one our must play courses when in San Diego. The gentleman behind the counter in the pro shop checking us in was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Pace of play was excellent - we never waited. The elevation changes on several holes, especially on the back nine provide for scenic views and thought provoking club selection. A very enjoyable course to play.


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




adachikun's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


saschawagner71's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We teed off 25 minutes late. Due to an overbooking issue there were three extra groups ahead of us. I thought this was going to be a problem but the pace of play turned out fine. There were several Marshalls on the course keeping things going. The place is well managed.

Course was in good shape, very challenging layout, lots of tee balls over a canyon, tons of elevation change. Very scenic. Amenities are very nice, clubhouse, restaurant, carts with GPS, friendly staff, Good practice facility.

$100 green fee is pricey but worth it in my opinion for a course of this caliber. What I did not like was the cost of concessions. $8 for a can of beer, and $1 for a glass of ice water. I don't think I've ever had to pay for water or ice on a course anywhere. For $100 most other places include at least a small bucket of range balls. Not here though.

Overall a good experience and I would play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of My Favorite Courses in San Diego"


u000003557755's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I live in SD and I love this course. It is challenging and I would not recommend it to novice golfers. I shoot in the low 80's on an average difficulty course and I typically shoot in the mid to high 80's here. I have played this course numerous times and I always have a good time. The course layout is so interesting and no two holes are alike. There is a LOT of elevation change throughout the course.

The views of the surrounding area and ocean are great. While this course does not boarder the coast, it is probably only 2 miles inland so it is a perfect choice for the summer, when most inland course are uncomfortably hot. Also, there tends to be wind in the late afternoon that will make club selection even more difficult for shots with elevation change.

The course features many elevated tees, lots of bunkers, and some pretty water hazards. I should note that you cannot walk this course. There is a lot of distance between holes and some crazy hill climbs. I heard that the cart path measures about 6 miles.

One cool feature of this course is that prop planes and corporate jets take off from a nearby runway. It adds visual interest to the experience especially when your golf game is not worth watching.

I could go on and on about this course but let me just say this: It is one of the best courses and values in the area if you are a SD or Carlsbad resident. It is simply one of the best city/municipal courses in So Cal. I consider playing this course any time I can find a tee time for less than $90. At $80 or less the value is super good.


Pace of Play: Good

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



"Challenging and great value"


u979697468's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played The Crossings a few times now, and each time is like the first...the big multi-tier greens set-up for different hole challenges. The staff is great. Will be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007282827's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cool Roller coaste"


slew0302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played some mountain courses, but nothing compares with the stunning elevation changes here. Many of the holes bridge deep chasms, and the lowest part of the back nine must be 300 ft below the clubhouse. Many holes had fairways 50-80 feet blow the level of the tee. The fairways were decent, the poa annua greens rolled true. It was a ball. I'm glad we were playing with a couple who knew the course well, as some tee shots are blind. The rough are not punitive.

Interesting backstory: The city of Carlsbad built the course, and by the time it was finished, the cost had grown from around $15 million to somewhere in the neighborhood of $70 million. $60 on GolfNow was an excellent value. We started at noon on a weekday and finished before 4:30. The friendly greeter told us that our cart had traveled seven miles. Walking the course is out of the question. The restaurant was excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001404064's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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