North at Admiral Baker Golf Course

4.2357705882 4.2 stars from 5 (141)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6811 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 2400 Admiral Baker Rd, San Diego, California 92120, San Diego County
  • (619) 487-0090
  • (619) 528-0227
  • navylifesw.com

Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Jack Daray
Type: Military
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Paspalum Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $13 - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6811 yards 72.4 126
White (W) 72 6482 yards 77.7 133
White 72 6482 yards 70.9 122
Red (W) 72 5844 yards 73.9 126
Gold 72 5833 yards 67.9 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 141 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
82
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

139 out of 141 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole scenic views  

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u708158557's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"always love this course"


batray's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was excellent until the 17th hole but the Marshall took care of it quickly. The greens and fairways are real good shape. One of the nicest staff members to deal with. Always a pleasure to play there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun riund"


u000006376589's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Great time at the Admiral Baker North course on a Friday afternoon. A few spots on the course were ground under repair, but only a few. Staff was great. Greens were fine.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Can't beat value"


lperez82's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good condition. A little slow play due to some yahoos hacking it out there, but finished in about 4.5 hrs. Fairways were in good shape. Greens need a little bit of work (seems like no one fixed their divots) and half looked like they were recently punched.

But overall, I don't think there's a nicer course for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"As good as it gets"


davidkline08's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Highly recommend. Great signature holes. Plays easier than its length suggests. Great for all levels (assuming you understand basic pace of play guidelines). Carts have GPS, as they should these days.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Admiral baker north"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Great layout. Gets a lot of play. Maintenance is worse than in past years.

Large number of unprepared divots and ball marks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Everything was good except the staff's attitude"


29palms34's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
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Staff's attitude was very poor. They did not make you feel welcome and were not professional. When you ask a simple question they respond very rudely and make you feel like you are not welcome on 'their' course. If the course would invest in some people skills training and the proper way to treat someone spending money at your business, this would receive an overall better rating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a pleasure to play the course.."Usually"."


miclray's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Tee time was just after 6am. Doors to the pro shop were still closed and lights were out. I saw a couple golf carts in the parking lot with Golfers loading their clubs and gear into the cart so I walked down the steps where the golf cart attendant's pedistal is. I stood there as (who appeared to be) the cart attendant was bringing carts from the back and lining them up. He saw me every time he drove a cart up and parked it. It was very obvious I was a golfer and was waiting for some assistance. I kept standing there for several minutes and even walked and stood by the path he was taking with the carts just in case he didn't see me. He knew I was there and choose not to even ask if he could help me or acknowledge me in any way.

Knowing he was busy, I kept standing there as he rushed by several more times with carts.

I finally asked very politely, " the pro shop doesn't appear to be open right now but would you mind if I grabbed a cart and load my clubs and gear while I wait?". He seemed perturbed and said "no, you will have to wait until the shop opens". I then asked about the 4 guys in the parking lot loading their clubs..How did they get their carts? He said, "oh, they're employees and they take water etc out on the course". I said "oh so they play golf I guess while they're out there since I didn't see anything other than golf clubs being put into their carts". I said never mind and went back to my car and waited until the shop opened. When I got my receipt and took it to him for my cart, he kept his head down the entire time and when I accidentally wrote something on his cart log the wrong way, he grabbed a pen and violently scratched it out wanting me to know I made a mistake and that he was upset (I'm sure from me fronting him off earlier).

Another thing that happened was when we got on (I believe) the 10th tee box, we saw a tractor in the middle of the fairway approaching us with this huge cloud of what looked like dust or smoke coming from the trailer he was pulling. This wasn't a small cloud dust or smoke, it was huge. He saw us standing at the tee box and continued running back and forth as if he wanted us to go ahead and tee off while he was doing his thing. Clouds of whatever it was floated everywhere.

We were concerned to even breathe since it became obvious he was dusting the fairway with chemicals (possibly weed killer or fertilizer). Large amounts of foam was all over the fairway and literally wet from the chemicals.

He finally pulled to one side of the fairway as we waited for the clouds to clear so we could see where we were driving are balls.

We teed off and the worker decided to take off . As we reached our drives, our eyes were burning as we stood in wet chemical and seeing all the foam left all over the fairway.

A course ranger approached to our left. As I made eye contact with him. I said "man, did the guy need to do that right now?". The ranger replied in a arrogant, load voice , "well when would you like for him to do it sir"? I have to admit I was very ticked off at his attitude and replied " how about when someone's not on the F'in tee box! We don't want to have to inhale all of this"!

He just drove off not saying another word.

When I'm asked by Golf Now to write reviews, I write them. If someone needs to be called out on something, or praised for their good work or course conditions, I give it.

I have never had any problems at Adimal Baker and have the utmost respect for the establishment there.

The starter and pro shop personnel were very professional and their customer service was an A+ along with the course in general.

The cart attendant and ranger should find other employment or volunteer work!

Also, it is absolute nonsense to have maintenance workers despensing chemicals/fertilizers of any kind while golfers are anywhere on the course. Period. There's a law suit waiting to happen.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004737327's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sycuan and 5 Soms"


u000004080158's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Be peppered as they allow 5 Soms when ever they feel like it. Mostly they are members who feel they are entitled. Our group came up on back to back 5 Soms who were in no hurry. Surprised to see Ambassador ignore them when ever he came by.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


u655672661's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not overly challenging, but a few longer par 3's and some risk-reward shots. Course was in great condition and the pace was right on the 4 hour mark.


Pace of Play: Good

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As senior adults, we found this course very challenging, but also very fair in rewarding good shots. It was a pleasure to be able to play it at an affordable rate for retired people. We look forward to finding future special deals that allow us to be able to afford to play. Thank you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"always love this course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love this course. you always run into nice people to play with. The pace of play was excellent. the staff is always friendly. Greens were a little slower than normal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


u000004591311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. Could use more water and fertilizer. Greens a bit slow,but an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course at an amazing price"


lperez82's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course for the money. Challenging holes as well as easy holes. Greens were not in the best shape, but also not terrible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"North Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Got behind pace quickly due to many groups ahead of us which was expected. However, the Marshall did little to remedy the situation. Additionally the course has seen better days. Rather than just fixing the fairways you’ll find their solution is large white circles all over the place. Not bad considering you can then spot your ball but the course has definitely taken a turn for the worse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"MORE PACE OF PLAY ISSUES"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

NEARLY 5 HOURS FOR 18 HOLES IS TOO LONG BY ANYONE'S STANDARDS. AND THIS WAS A WEDNESDAY!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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