St. Mark Golf Course

3.5695235294 3.6 stars from 5 (252)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6398 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Golf School at St. Mark"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6398 yards 71.7 129
White 71 6146 yards 70.6 127
Gold (W) 72 5663 yards 68.0 122
Red 71 5480 yards 76.6 140
Red (W) 72 5480 yards 72.1 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 252 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
131
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

209 out of 246 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"North county gem"


Weezyrider's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice course in north San Diego county.

Some thin and wet spots but overall a good bargain for the price.

Be prepared for the 606 yard par 5 from the championship tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Needs work"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
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Reviewed on

They are really upgrading the facilities like the bar, restaurant, cart paths, carts, etc. but the course is in terrible shape. Fairways are a mess, poor sand in the bunkers, and the greens are not in good shape even though they aerated a month ago. Not sure what is going on with the course conditions but not worth the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000274477's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Miss Management"


Peter1993844's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Got there early told to wait for assigned tee time. No one teed off for at least 15 minutes. Then a walking 4, a single and 2 seperate two sums. Finally just went ahead to tee with my partner and joined single for a 3 sum. Would have been happier to tee off upon arrival when no one else around. The whole time no names were called as to who was next on tee as I was instructed when I checked in.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Kikuya kills"


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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
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This is a very nice course, a little narrow with houses all around. My buddy hit about three. But the grass off the fairways is what you have to look out for. I hit a drive on #12 and had to drive back to find it. It dove into the grass and I couldn't get a club on the ball. Very penal if you are off the fairway. The greens were fantastic but the course was a little wet and soggy.

A couple very challenging holes are out there. It's a fun course, just stay in the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


u000001480292's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Best greens I've played in San Diego, quick and true . Really enjoyed the layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Thankyou"


gsgriffin2001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Vert fun but challenging course with equal number of shaping holes. What I mean is that some holes you need to draw and others you need to fade with no discrimination. If you take some chances you can score well but of course the opposite could happen.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Big improvement in last few years"


u9129910's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
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Reviewed on

St. Marks has undergone significant improvements in the past couple of years under new ownership. The facilities have been upgraded and the staff is courteous and attentive, unlike past years. I think is a good but not great layout. Course conditions are much improved. The greens are still a bit slow. Golf carts need replacement.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent Course with nice views"


SpaGirl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
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This course was just ok for me. Although it was in nice shape and had nice views it was a bit too frustrating. The greens were very soggy and we played thru a few holes because it was too muddy. I can hold my own on the long holes and I frequently can get to the green in two shots on a par 4. But most of the long holes here were WAY too long. It took forever to get to the green and I had plenty of nice clean shots to get down there. Just too frustrating for me.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



codydebruyn1991's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u098009096's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

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

Enjoyed myself and paid what I would consider to be a great rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u488082012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Course in great shape. Left handed rental clubs were short on clubs....made the round less enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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The course is a really good value in the San Diego area; course was crowded but the pace of play was still good. We definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



135JLMVictor's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Quagmire"


RaiderNSanDiego's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My first impression as I saw the course was very plush and green then I stepped on the course and my impression changes a bit. The beauty of the course was directly related to the moisture content of the soil, a large percentage of the holes fairways were damp to quagmire to pooling water. Mind you I was part of a tournament and must admit the course had a couple tournaments (local members) at the same time which brought into play an overzealous course ambassador that was rude and obnoxious. Additionally, as we stood on one the tee boxes we had to wait for the grounds attendant to pull a hose across the tee box and begin watering the very box that we were standing in.

The course never really dried out, but was green. Some of my team mates enjoyed the course, so did I, let me clarify; the vista beautiful, bar and grill personnel outstanding, course difficulty decent, soil moisture content unsatisfactory, course ambassador customer service horrible, grounds attendant needs golf etiquette training.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Drain system trouble"


u399700534's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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Reviewed on

I played this course when all the rains came, some of the holes were swamps, completely soaked, that was after a week of drying out, I went out on June 3 , got to the second hole, fairway was soaked, we havent had any rains. Over watering issue? Drainage issue? The staff is awesome, but he course has serious issues. The greens were good, as usual.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"My old stomping grounds"


inthewoods309's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played this course pre El Nino 1996 and post El Nino 1996. I revisited this course for the first time in over 15 years. Back then, the front 9, is now the back and vice versa. I enjoyed playing the old back 9, old #10 (Now the first hole), because NOW the old #1 Par 4 460 hole now #10 plays downwind. Gives the average player some help on the long par 4.

I also enjoyed the rebuilds on hole #13 and on #14. Pre El Nino 1996 those two holes had 2 of the most gnarliest greens you would ever putt. However the El Nino flooded those holes and that portion of the course never recovered.

Great course! Great Layout! Always enjoy playing here. Good food and amenities. Practice facilities are great too.

Will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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