Willowbrook Country Club

2.0000000000 2.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 5926 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 68.6
  • Layout

  • 11905 Riverside Dr, Lakeside, California 92040, San Diego County
  • (619) 561-1061
  • (619) 561-2068
  • www.willowbrookgolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1955
Architect(s): Jack Daray
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White/Blue 72 5926 yards 68.6 123
Yellow/Red (W) 72 4956 yards 68.1 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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4 stars:
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3 stars:
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2 stars:
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1 stars:
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recommend this course

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"Lakeside's hidden gem"


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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Even though it is a 9 hole track there are multiple teeing areas for most holes allowing for a different tee shot when playing 18 for a par 72 round.

Water is a factor on 4 of the 9 holes. Bunkers well maintained and the greens are generally in good or very good condition.

Fairways have a generous width but with enough of a challenge for the better player to keep it interesting.

First hole is a par 4 with a slight dog leg left and the fairway has a slight drop to a level about 5 feet below that of the teeing area. A two tiered green has bunkers protecting it and a mound along the back so an accurate approach shot is needed.

The second hole has a couple of well place obsticles midway to the green: a fairway bunker with a high back lip and immediately to the right of the bunker, a large oak tree. Between the tree and the duck pond there is an adequate open area of the fairway to land your tee shot. Again, bunkers left and right protecting the green. Going through the green will leave you among a couple of trees.

Hole 3 is a par three with bunkers left back to catch those tee shots that go left while those which are short and right will find another beach for their ball. The green has two tiers.

Hole 4 offers two teeing areas: for those with lesser ability to hit far enough to carry the water hazard, the left-most tees give you a straight shot down the fairway while those who are more confident and a bit longer in their carry can play the right tees and use their skills in estimating the distance the ball will need to carry to select how far down the fairway to try to hit their tee shot. A stand of trees and a bunker is on a direct line between the right-most tees and the green. Only the best will be able to hoist their tee shot over the trees on the far side of the duck pond and land it on the multiple level green.

The 5th hole is a par 5 that is more or less a straight line from tee to green, however, there are a couple of trees in the fairway which will keep the ball on the right side of the fairway both off the tee and for the approach shot. Again, bunkers left and right of the green makes the approach shot interesting. Going through the green can present a challenge with the perimeter fence and oleanders likely to force the big hitter to take an unplayable lie.

The 6th is another straight-forward keep-it-down-the-middle of the fairway off a slightly elevated teeing area. The challenge is the second shot. There is a large oak tree situated near the end of the fairway along the right side which narrows the options for the approach shot -- literally. The green has multiple levels and is very much longer than it is wide. There is a bunker along the right side of the green.

Hole 7 is a par 3 with a carry over water. A bunker along the left side of the green and mounds surround the left and back side of the green. It is possible to repeat a "V.J" skip over the water and up to the approach. For the less fortunate, there's a drop area.

Hole 8 is a par 4. The teeing area is placed somewhat to the right of both the fairway and a line of oak and cypress trees. This "offset" presents the golfer with a choice of going left, over or to the right of a moderate size oak tree that guards the entrance to the fairway. Bunkers appear both on the left and right of the green which slopes slightly from the back down to the front.

9 is a par 5 with the tee shot going left finding another duck pond or going right into one of many oak trees found in a stand along the right side. The fairway narrows somewhat where it is pinched by oaks both left and right while at the same time rising to the same level of the ground as the teeing area of the first hole. Again, greenside bunkers left and right with a green that gets progressively wider as it goes from front to back.

The reviewer finds the course a pleasant track, certainly easier than some other courses but enough of a challenge to keep it fun. You can play 9 or 18. Both electic and "pull" carts available. No practice driving range. Practice putting green.

White/blue tees are 68.5/123 while yellow/red are 68.1/118.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is not up to par"


jeremyt's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/2/2013

Reviewed on

This course has gotten progressively worse. The staff is very short and reluctant to help you. Ever since they built the new Clubhouse, its seems they don't worry about the condition of the course at all.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



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