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1.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6587 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.2

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year Round
Architect Cary Bickler

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

1.8
37 Reviews (37)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible downgrade in service after COVID

Terrible downturn in the golf experience here after COVID. We live a few minutes away and I have been a loyal customer for years. Once COVID hit the staff got overaggressive, nasty, overcharging us. Horrible starters, hostile. Terrible pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What Happened to E Ranch ...

Grew up in Encinitas - E Ranch was always my local track playing it over 100 times. Before Covid , Easy Ranch was an enjoyable experience. Great staff and always a pleasure playing and supporting a local course.

Absolute horrendous experience after Covid. What used to be a course based off service and values has quickly turned into a money hungry business attempting to grab extra dollars anyway they can.

This business should be about taking care of its customers. When you take care of the customers , I will go out of my way to play your course. Friends and family in town? I'll take them to E Ranch. Taking care of customers will allways increase revenue.

The staff is aggressive and rude. They will up-sell everything they can to you. I don't know if its JC Course or Management at E Ranch, but the entire process is miserable.

It puts a bad name for Encinitas and a worse name for those who live here. Shame on this track for somewhere where i will no longer take my friends and go out of my way not to play. Sad to see honestly.

They will overbook, charge you extra for a cart, balls, and ask you to sign up 5 times for their JC Program. The have risen the rates consecutive times. The pace of play will be slow, and the worst part is - Nobody cares.

Love the track , sad to see it downward spiral from management taking a great thing and putting a bad name to it.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my favorites now

Stayed in Encinitas on a holiday and looked fora close course to play. Glad I was staying near this course. Had an issue trying to get a tee time on line as I was just a single which isn’t an option to book online. Called the course and spoke to Jack who was pleasant and a great help informing me of the why. Told me to show up at the course when I wanted to play and would be taken care of. That is exactly what happened. Showed up on a Thursday and was sent out 20 minutes later around 7a with a twosome. Good guys. Weather was cool to start but warmed up quickly. Course was in good condition and easy to get a sense for the layout. The twosome were locals and new the course which helped as well. They offered info as I asked. Greens were good and was not punished severely if not in fairway on the holes I missed the short stuff. A couple holes on course should not be the same experience I can say. Pace of play was good, 3 hours and 45 minutes with the ranger getting our group around a foursome of newbies on the 6th hole. Would have been a long day otherwise. Loved the course. Staff was friendly beyond reason. Could not be more impressed with their team. Starter use to live in my home town so had a good conversation with her as we waited to start. Shot a 86 not knowing the course. Enjoyed it so much I went back the next day and played again on Friday and shot a 84. Every time I return to San Diego from know on I will be playing this course. I recommend 100%

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tougher than it looks

Fun time with nice views. Will hurt you if not careful. Good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Fun course. Decent condition for this time of year. Expensive for what it is, but if you can get a Golf Now deal or something it's a fun course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 84
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
First Time Playing

Decent track bur overpriced

Some playing partners the other day recommended this course so I gave it a shot. As advertised, there are several views of the ocean throughout the course. Other than that it's a typical muni course with decent greens.

Tee boxes and fairways need some work but were playable. The greens rolled nice and a decent pace. Most greens sloped quite a bit from back to front (I seemed to always have a downhill putt), but were fairly easy to read the breaks.

The one sand trap I was in had nice fluffy sand

Customer service was very good and pace of play was ok. A little over 4.5 hrs for prime time holiday weekend isn't too bad actually.

I was dissapointed that for $104 they don't include range balls. Again, this is a muni course with nice views. Frankly, I felt it was overpriced. Locals get a price break as do members who purchase a JC players card. For a reduced rate, I'd p,ay it again but for the public rack rate, save your money.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout well run for pace of play

Nice course good layout good variety of holes. Greens and fairways were nice. I would paly this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Oklahoma Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun wide open course

I typically play a much harder course and found this to be an easy course. Don't get me wrong, you can get in trouble here. But of you play each hole the way it is set up to be played, you will score well. Miss a fairway and find yourself with a shot most of the time. I'm a 12 handicap and shot a 79 with 2 doubles and 3 birdies. a couple of 3 puts and elevated greens kept me from shooting even lower. Great fun for me and my wife.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beautiful views

First time playing this course. Heard it was beautiful and it was. Short but the elevation changes add to the challenge. Greens were in very good condition. Fairways had a little winter burn. Still a great round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Encinitas Ranch

Greens were great and the course well maintained. They keep the pace of play great. Beautiful ocean views while you play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Highly Enjoyable

I play a lot of great courses when I travel and I was tempted to play Aviara just up the road. However, I tried this course instead and had a great day (and paid a lot less). The weather was perfect. I thought the course seemed moderate to even a bit on the easy side, which was fine with me; overall the course was in really good shape, especially the greens. The interplay of canyon with the course design and the views were really great--even awesome. It's not an ocean course, but close enough to see the ocean. Its only about ten years old, so the trees are not mature, but this was a nice course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable day

Nice track that offers excellent risk/reward opportunities. Some fairways need some work as to grass evenness. Not real long for 10> handicap......requires good accuracy and smart play/course management..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A very enjoyable place to play golf.

Enjoyed the course very much. The greens are a little beat up, but looks like more a symptom of frequent play as opposed to poor maintenance. I really enjoy the layout though there are quite a few very short holes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course and plan to play it again when the opportunity presents itself.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens punched and nobody said anything

Love this course. Love the layout. It's fun, challenging, but not that tough.

However, the greens were punched and sanded, and nobody told us. Not when I booked it on GolfNow, and not when we paid at the front. It's not worth the $81 per round we paid to play it.

If the greens were normal, like they were the last time I played there, then it's worth whatever they want to charge. Love the course, they just need to charge less when the greens are punched.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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No Course will tell you that they punched the greens unless you ask.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the $68-$100

Well I booked on Golfnow and when I showed up they let me know that the entire back nine was closed for aeration, but there was no aeration alert on Golfnow when I booked.

Anyway, I NEVER play Encinitas Ranch because it's a very easy, average course and the cheapest deal is $68, and on weekends they want over $100. Fairways are WIDE. Par 5's are reachable for low handicappers. Greens were nice. The front nine winds through some canyons which creates some interesting elevation changes.

Lots of better courses for $40.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Player friendly and interesting lay out.

We played late in the day on a Sunday - 3:00. We hoped to get in 18 but pace of play slowed way down after 4 or 5 holes. We jumped from 9 back to 1 so never got to see the back nine. Greens were in good shape and receptive. Sand traps were excellent and very playable. I would suggest an earlier tee time and don't be in a hurry.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Enjoyed playing a cooler coastal course on this warm day. The course was very nicely maintained. Only noticed many ants in women's bathroom by 16th hole.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A fairly good value for the area.

Golf course is ok. Staff, especially the cart girls could be friendlier and no so disruptive.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like the course and the location

It seems like everytime I go here they are doing some type of work. I think they were doing construction on 7 or 8 so it was shut down. You would think with that type of work going on the course would be better shape especially being on the coast.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wide Open Track

Nothing very tricky about this place .. wide fairways and very little trouble should make for an enjoyable round. They're renovating bunkers right now so we had to play a 100-yard makeshift hole instead of the 2nd while they work on that hole. Started on 3 and ended on 1. Decent pace of play although it could have been even faster. Better deal for local residents than out-of-towners as I was.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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