The Crossings At Carlsbad

4.0706000000 4.1 stars from 5 (255)
  • 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
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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

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

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 255 Reviews
5 stars:
83
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

225 out of 251 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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"Challenging and great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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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
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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

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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
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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


"hidden jewel"


Daraius64's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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This course was a great course to play, the holes were challenging but not discouraging. The views were spectacular


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


"One of the nicest I've played!"


Howard7053956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Beautiful layout, challenging, well kept and great value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day Despite Pace and Aeration"


u000007873313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course. The views are outstanding and the course winds its way through canyons providing many different shots and changes in elevation. The two negatives were the nearly 5:30 hour round and the aerated greens. The aeration did provide a serious discount on the greens fees which typically double the rate I paid. Staff were pleasant and courteous, carts were new and the property was very well maintained.

Despite the pace, I would certainly return.


Pace of Play: Poor

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


"Nice to play there again after a bit of time since"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I took advantage of the Sunday $49 to play the course again. It so happened the greens had just been punched, covered with the usual thin layer of sand. I gave that Category an Fair rating, but I'm sure the course conditions are Good or Excellent any other time.

On the 10th, I strongly suggest a low, straight shot about 150 to 175 yards, akin to playing a shot through the trees. I will never again hit my standard 175 yard shot on that hole.

Enjoyed the round nonetheless.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting Course, Great Views"


Jimgre's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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Played it when it was not at its best but it was still a good experience. Greens had just been aerated and the course had 3" of rain on it 24 hours before we teed off. The rain had erode the bunkers and course workers were beginning to restore them as we played. Fairways were soggy when we started and it was cartpaths only when we started but they relaxed it to 90 degrees later.

Pace of play was slow that day at 5 plus hours and conversations with the PAs indicated that there were 4 holes open about 4 groups in front of us but it seemed to stay about the same... too slow for us but just right for the group with the gap in front.

The course has many "environmentally sensitive" areas that run along most fairways, are marked with blue stakes and play as lateral hazards so if you're directionally challenged, as I was that day, bring a couple extra sleeves because ball hawking is discouraged and most of those areas are thick. The good part...absolutely no houses to hit.

It's a course that would be near impossible to walk, even if they let you, as they appeared to have some spatial issues during design that necessitated a full length ride to one of the back nine par fours tees but even without that, the elevation changes would make it tough.

Minor Irritants that can't be changed: constant air traffic takeoffs from the end of the runway at the local municipal airport. Lots of power transmission lines over the course.

Real Good things: The back nine has some great vistas from tees. All staff, from the greeter at the club drop, through the pro shop and players assistants were very friendly and welcoming.

Go play it if you're in the area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slipped since our last time here."


cory94's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The should give carts sooner so seniors don't have to walk down to range and back. The carts should be charged. Both carts in our group ran out of power, one on front nine which thank god it was because it had to push us in three holes. The pace of play on the back nine was atrocious, and the group in front you could smell the booze from our cart as we waited on every hole. The marshals surely could have done a better job. We played here twice before but may not again. I welcome a reply or what good are your surveys.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Mixed feelings"


Steve3535757's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So to start. The only person in the pro shop for check in was not interested in checking people in. Rather than to talk to a member or friend. This put the normal warm up time to just putting for 10 minutes waiting around 15-20 to pay and get checked in. The GPS is only in a few select carts. Pace of play was behind. We got stuck behind a group that was horrid to watch. The Marshall apologized and kept us behind them. The hut at the turn was almost out of everything. 1 hot dog no ketchup just mayo and relish packets. Now with that behind. The course itself has challenge. I enjoyed the course itself and layout. Some great views. Greens are in decent shape and a lot of elevation change. Personal advice. If you are going to play this course show up really early and pack your own lunch/snacks. Don't expect to be greeted with a smile. Felt like a funeral check in.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice holes, terrible layout"


Matt4799110's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I play this course 4-5 times a year only because I am a Carlsbad resident and get the resident discount. Even then at $80 on the weekend it seems high - I would never pay the rack rate. My visiting buddy had to pay $99 with the senior discount. Yikes!

Course has some very nicely designed holes, but the layout leaves a lot to be desired. For example, they clearly crammed #8 and #9 into a space that is really only big enough for 1 hole. #8 is a fun little par 4, but #9 is a joke - a par 3 so short that you have to tee off with a sand wedge from the back tees. After finishing #11 you have to drive about 10 minutes to get to the tee box at #12, including the entire length of the hole backwards. Not sure what the designer was thinking on that one, but there had to be a way to avoid doing that.

Pace of play is a big problem on this course - I don't think I've ever finished a round in under 4:30 and I've routinely played much more crowded tracks like Encinitas Ranch under 4 hours. They really need to do something about that. It always stacks up on #4 and then is slow for the rest of the round.

Constant use of mats on the range is disappointing. Grass tees should be open on weekends, especially for the fees they are charging.

Conditions are usually pretty good and the clubhouse facilities are excellent.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not a Walking Course!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
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Got a good GN Hot Deal and read some favourable reviews so we thought we'd give The Crossings a try as it wasn't too far from our holiday location. We were met by very friendly bag drop, pro and starter. Cart was included in the fee but no range balls which had to be purchased from the Pro. Range a bit limited and off mats on the day we played but good enough to loosen the muscles.

Starter let us go a bit earlier than our booked time but with it being Super Bowl Sunday afternoon there weren't many other groups around. The 4 some we caught up with let us through as we were only a twosome and from then on there were no other hold ups. One thing about this course is that there are huge distances between each hole and despite not having to wait for other groups, or hunt for any balls it still took the two of us 4 hours to get round and this is purely due to the distances between greens and tees. I imagine if the course is busy POP could be very slow with traffic getting to the 12th possibly impersonating the I5 interstate!

Course had suffered a bit of damage from the recent rains and some of the semi rough was very patchy but the greens played and rolled well and not overly quick which made putting a bit easier than some of the previous course we'd played.

Overall we enjoyed the course, the elevations from some of the tees were spectacular and on a sunny day I expect the views of the Pacific would be great, unfortunately we had a cloudy day and didn't see much in the way of views.would probably play here again if we could get the same rate from GN but the rack rate for non Carlsbad residents seems a bit high.

Swing slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
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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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens!!!"


stharnish's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
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Reviewed on

Great course but it was a five and a half hour round on a Tuesday.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Already Rebooked the Next Round"


uKQBF4563KQ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
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Perhaps the nicest public course we have played. The facilities are beautiful and the staff is friendly and helpful. The value for a Hot Deal far surpasses every other SoCal course we've played. At the regular rate, it's still worth playing here. The course is well maintained and while other courses in the area have a lot of dry patches, there's very little of that here. It's very scenic with views of the canyons, the ocean and some planes taking off from the Carlsbad Airport. The course covers a large geography and is well marked to get you to the next hole. It's definitely a cart only course, but carts are included. There is one blind tee shot, but there's a person on the course to tell you where to play the ball and also to let you know when you are clear to hit. The greens are large and often teired, but rolling nicely. They break a little less than you think. There are some protected habitat areas that must be carried, so it's probably wise to carry a few extra balls. Currently, range balls are hit off of mats - not my favorite, but usually needed at times. Overall, we enjoyed the course so much, we rebooked it for our next round this week, rather than trying another area course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great venue and staff"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
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The course was in super condition. Greens are big and undulating. The marshals kept the pace of play up without making you feel rushed.


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


"Very tough course."


u000005290188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grass in many sections was dead. This was difficult to hit off of this hard pan ground with no grass or dead grass. Grass in many areas was extremely difficult to hit off of. Club would stop or open face of club when trying to hit ball off of this crab grass.

Ball rolled very badly on greens. Some greens soft, other greens hard and bumpy.

Many tee off areas had only dead grass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Really good track"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time at the Crossings and maybe the best I have played in San Diego, especially for the price. Aviara is really good but for the buck this place rocks!


I recommend this course



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