Cottonwood Golf Club - Ivanhoe Course

2.7692000000 2.8 stars from 5 (130)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6764 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 3121 Willow Glen Dr, El Cajon, California 92019, San Diego County
  • (619) 442-9891, Toll free: (800) 455-1902
  • (619) 442-2361
  • www.cottonwoodgolf.com

Year built: 1953
Architect(s): O. W. Moorman, A. C. Sears
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 72 6764 yards 72.6 126
White (W) 72 6445 yards 76.6 128
Regular 72 6445 yards 70.5 116
Red (W) 73 5686 yards 72.4 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

88 out of 128 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Surprisingly in good shape"


u000005511737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was is good shape. I heard a lot of bad things but surprisingly the course was in good shape.. I'll play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"gritty golf"


harddraw's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We've played here many times over many years. The course has been pretty much run into the ground and now is trying to be improved by its latest owner or manager.

The original layout was good. The course has been altered and doesn't play as well.

Hopefully, the new management can bring it up to an acceptable standard. The driving range netting is falling down. Various fencing has also fallen down. If the price is really low, play it. If it's a special occasion go elsewhere. Hopefully Ivanhoe can be brought back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Price does not include cart"


u000001971129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One month ago Cottonwood stopped including the cart with Golf Now. So, instead of $21 it ended up $33.49 with all fees. Course is not worth that much in its current condition. Both courses are great layouts and I'll plan on walking next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"it's a construction zone!"


Johnny7871177's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in bad shape!.. and it was like playing in a construction zone with semi trucks moving dirt from the pond back and forth kicking up dust clouds as far as the eye can see.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great price"


dstew8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great price for a round with a cart. Course was in pretty good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens need work"


u000003496718's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played for the first time, alone, for it was a slow day according to a staff member.

Undergoing construction in some holes, so the distances were adjusted. Greens too fast, I say they should not have the grass so short. Car paths are dirt, so, quite jumpy. I guess in rainy days they must be muddy and a complete mess.

For the price, not bad. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens roll true and fast"


minpin911's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Wide fairways and landing areas .Length of holes have has a tee box for everyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



tonydamon9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"needs work"


bigdog1030's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am glad that the course is still open. I have played them both for many years. The greens were in poor shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"OLD FAITHFUL"


kushstrain1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

good long challenging course not always in the best condition but at the price point with hot deal easy choice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overall good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice people can play two courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poorly maintained"


jctabor19's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in kind of rough shape. Greens were thin and not very"green". Leaves all over the place. Difficult to find ball in roughs because leaves were no picked up. Played other courses in SD in same price range and this was the worst. Won't play here again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Greens need some love"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course in reasonable condition, fairways decent, but some patchy areas on the greens made putting a bit of a lottery. Pace of play was pretty good for a weekend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Tee times are a joke."


jvdgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Called and made a tee times. Got to the course on time and 4 groups all with the same tee times waiting to tee off 20 min uses after reserved time. Waited at every hole. 5.5 hour round.

Course is improving on the side of conditions but still one of the worst in San Diego County.not worth the price on weekends.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Some heavy equipment in action."


Pablo4304898's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little of work going on , possibly improvement for the golf course but wasn't sure. Could be a little distracting.


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


"Looks not so great, Plays way better than it looks"


Nathaniel1493972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They are digging out a lot and the back 9 to create more lakes is what we are told. It's a free drop if your ball goes beyond the construction fence so that is nice. The course doesn't look nice as you are playing but the greens had a good feel and roll. Fairways were typical southern California in a drought. Areas of dry grass and areas of plush grass. All in all I was happy with the round, just not sure its worth the $60+. I will probably come back to try out the Lakes but will be waiting for the construction to be over.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It is coming back"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been a while since I have played this course, just because the greens the last couple of times were so poor. That being said I am sure all of the diehard Golf Enthusiasts that have played in San Diego for some time remember how good they used to be.

Not saying they are back to that quality but might be making the turn.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not recommended"


bryanaasen's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Worst greens I've ever seen. I won't be coming back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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