St. Mark Executive Golf Course

4.0387000000 4.0 stars from 5 (181)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 58
  • Length: 2700 yards
  • Layout

  • 1556 Camino Del Arroyo, San Marcos, CA 92078,
  • (800) 447-6556, (760) 744-1310
  • (760) 744-0748
  • www.stmarkexecutive.com
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Year built: 1980
Architect(s): David Rainville
Type: Resort
Style: Executive
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 58 2700 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 58 2226 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 181 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
95
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

165 out of 179 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs at a resort   Great for walkers locals beginners   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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Reviews


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"very slow"


u6098221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While I love this course the pace of play is very slow. Etiquette a far as letting people thru is non-existent. There should be a course ranger to hurry people along. There are lots of old people on the course, although I am 80 years old myself, but I can go round walking in just over 2 hours. The attitude is "couldn't care less" about other players. There should be a course marshall to hurry people along or at least a notice reminding people of their

speed of play.

Yesterday it took 3 1/2 hours in perfect conditions.

This is a pace for a full 18 hole course, not for an Executive layout.

3 1/2 hours for a round ??? Disgusting and players don't even care. Should take no more than 2 hours.

I am 80 years old and can play this course, walking, in 2 hours. Marshals needed who will do their job and

remind players to move !!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Great executive"


u911522850's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

St. Marks Executive is a gem of an executive course. With 14 par 3s, and 4 par 4s, this course offers a range of fun short shots and the opportunity to bring out a longer club here and there. The greens were recently aerated, but should be prestine in a month or so. Elevation changes make the course fun. Get out and play it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Greens were carpet smooth and true"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an executive course. We played all 18 holes in 2 hours. It had three holes over 200 yards and was quite tight. The greens were outstanding with a challenge to read. Great peaceful round. No hyped up staff or players. A lot of fun.


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


"A pleasant round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is located in a wonderful area. Well kept. The only minus is that the great part of the holes are around 90 yards. A bit boresome. It's useful practice though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


madison8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Staff very friendly. Great day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GREAT EXEC COURSE"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had not played this course in over 10 years... it is under new ownership and they have done great improvements. The greens are flawless.

Highly recommend!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for an executive course"


Nirvi's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect for what it is. Can be finished in a timely manner and still have most of the day still left. Green, fairways & roughs are really good. Overall would recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"We like this course"


hunterr41's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I like to play this course. Greens are great.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u5021012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome course!"


heffner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

St. Marks has done extensive work on their Executive Course and it shows! They have a really fun restaurant/bar called Tap In with great food and drinks. The course itself is a great place to brush up on your short game or just enjoy a beautiful walk while you swing the club. One of the best deals in golf!


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Big OOPS"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to live in the area and have golfed at both the courses before. They are nice. So when i saw the "hot deal" I bought for a few days out. On Moinday it was raining where i live and I called the course at 11. My tee time was 12:20. The guy I spoke to said the course was open and no rain although it had been on and off. I would have to use my Golf Now purchase or lose it. I drove the 40 minutes to the course and got there just before noon. It was not raining but was told they were closing at 2 PM. I could get nine holes in, they told me. While they gave be a rain check, I drove 40 minutes and then another 40 to get home for nothing. NOT A HAPPY GOLFER.

While i may use my rain check WITH "walking only" written on it. I think it will be the last time. (This was my mistake, I don't usually buy items without a cart. I didn't not see the disclaimer.). If you live close by and it it is sunny, the two courses are good. A tad over-priced, maybe. But don't trust the service at the executive course.


I don't recommend this course


"I'll Return"


randjf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace was poor due to a young foursome in front of our twosome. They seemed confused, and maybe unappreciative of etiquette. Surely it doesn't happen often. Course was wondeful! Didn't lose a ball. Greens were full of small bumps that were a little irritating but did not prevent the ball from rolling generally true. Look forward to another round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf"


salomon160's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always have a great time at st marks! Shorter course but very challenging greens and tough hole placements! Don't for get to bring 10$ cash Friday-Sunday for the hole 11 challenge!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short game work!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to work on your short irons but several par 4s allow you to stretch it out. Brought three friends for first time & they loved the course. There were areas so over watered, though, that you could lose a ball in the muck! Very friendly staff got us on the course immediately.

Play there often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My GOTO Weekend Course"


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

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

Reviewed on

This is a good course to practice your short game. Well maintained and very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun course with some challenging holes."


socaltom2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The "19th hole" ,Tap In Tavern, is great!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good time"


Blamadrid's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great. Only thing I suggest is to fix the tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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