St. Mark Golf Course

3.5491000000 3.5 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6398 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

  • 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos, CA 92078
  • (760) 744-1310, (760) 744-9385
  • (760) 744-0748
  • www.stmarkgolf.com
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Year built: 1963
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
113
3 stars:
54
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

186 out of 218 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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sgbona's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is fun and in decent conditions, although the rough was a little ragged.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Experience Ever"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the worse golf experience ever! The course was saturated with water and with "cart path only" in effect it was not a pleasant experience. Several holes had all four tee boxes on the fairway due to the wet conditions. The fairways had not been cut due to the conditions and the rough was worse. Accessing the fairway on some holes was difficult due to the presence of open streams of water and wet and soggy ground under foot. Even the slightly discounted price on golf now.com was not worth it. I hate to say it but "going shopping" with my wife would have been a more pleasant afternoon!


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Avoid the Swamp!"


u00000344917's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst conditions I've experienced at any course played. Standing water all over the course; hard to find a dry lie. Walking from cart paths to ball an adventure; water almost up to ankles in "many" places. Golf course should be closed until the drainage is solved. I will not return for a very long time. Spend your money more wisely elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"course almost unplayable"


mysticaldragon's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Paid 39.00 for a 1:16 tee time on Sunday. course was cart path only due to rains which was totally fine. However no mention of the course conditions by staff. Most fairways not only had standing water on them but many had nothing less then rivers flowing through them. They actually used old pallets as a bridge to get to one fairway (was very unsafe). St. Marks has made a lot of progress lately but this is a set back. Should of a least been a reduced rate and honestly most course would of closed with that much water. would not recommend this course under current conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course - Not easy to walk when wet."


DZ99999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well layed out. Apparently it had been closed due to excessive rains. In spite of tremendous rainfall it was in excellent condition. Unfortunately for us it was 'cart path only' play on very, very wet grass.

Looking forward to returning when conditions are little more dryer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"no fun"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was raining and I called to cancel

pro shop said course was open and golfers were playing

got rained on all 10 holes, seat was always wet, mud all around, and saw only 3 other groups on course

guess since guy in golf shop had to be there anyways the course was "open"


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"No drainage"


Jude9746220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has no natural drainage. Should not be open after rainfall until dry. Playing even with Cart Parh Only does not help.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Sunny and Soggy"


u000002710649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While traveling through the area I needed a golf day. I found this course as a "Hot Deal" which I felt was a good price. The area had a break in a bad weather week so my only problem was soggy to very soggy conditions. The greens were in my opinion very good and suspect will be even better later in the season. I did play with a local, Allen, who guided me around the track. Many locals didn't play because of the wet conditions so we flew around in 3 hours. I would play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pace"


jayeflowerfrenzy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Love the course was in great condition but we had two guys in front of us and we are two females who were so slow we had a group of five guys behind us who were pushing us is very frustrating to say the least in a nice way we mention for the two guys to pick up the pace and then one guy got very argumentative and said that they were playing at their own pace another thing I didn't like is that we had to be on the cart path took a lot longer to play that wasn't too bad as frustrating as being behind these two guys I would come back and play hopefully we won't get behind slow pokes


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The fairways are in poor shape"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course but fairways in poor condition. Greens are well maintained and quite tough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


sportsdad1959's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had foursome, pace of play was terrific (especially for Saturday). Greens a little inconsistent.Fast then slow,etc. Carts had no GPS and snack area was out of condiments at 2ish. Otherwise, enjoyable afternoon at a reasonable price. Golf Now $37.50


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nightmare"


rpitrone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3pm tee time was too late tor 18 holes and groups were back up on every hole. Was not enjoyable for a single.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Solid Course"


tickets17's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good fairways and slow greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"St. Mark's is a beautiful course with a great layout."


valleyprincess's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed out round of golf at St. Mark's. The weather was perfect. Most of the fairways are wide and are 300-500 yards. There are a few shorter and one that is 600+ yards. On the front nine we had no waiting at all. On the back nine when we got to the 12th putting green, we could see 4 people putting and at the 13th, 4 people teeing off. We finished the 12th and decided to skip 13 and 14 because of the backup. It was a fun course,


Pace of Play: Good

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


"A very good value"


u000006242716's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played at 2 pm with a GolfNow hot deal. Course is in great shape fairway to green. Course layout seems to favor lefties with a fade or righties with draw. I prefer the back 9 layout over front 9 but not by a lot. Only minor complaint was I could not get a true roll on the greens... a bit of a bumpy ride to the hole but I suppose that had more to do with grass type and time of day I played. Definitely try this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience for the money."


sbd56540000000000000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf for the $$. Easily permits of a three hour 45 minute weekend pace. Notably friendly staff. Course apparently short, but interspersed with a few long holes, and many of the holes made very challenging by wind and course layout, all make this par 71 course a significant challenge, yet affording playability for golfers at all levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens Need Work"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in good shape. Except for the greens. The greens are spongy and inconsistent. Not to mention they don't roll true. I played here two weeks ago too and they were still bad. They need sand and rolling badly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Spongy Greens"


Joeybucks11's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape accept for the greens. The greens hold approach shots well but are really spongy. This causes the ball to hop all over the place and not hold a line. Very frustrating when you are putting well but give up strokes. Maybe if they sanded and rolled the greens the putting conditions would improve.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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