Carmel Highland Golf Resort

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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
37
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.4
Value
3.6
Layout
0
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6428 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.4
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2015.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6428 yards 71.4 129
White 72 6018 yards 69.4 126
White (W) 72 6018 yards 75.2 130
Red (W) 72 5286 yards 71.9 125
Scorecard for Doubletree
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.4/129 340 442 316 217 502 522 438 420 162 3359 304 309 460 388 315 495 123 314 361 3069 6428
White M: 69.4/126 333 412 303 159 488 508 406 342 154 3105 293 289 445 367 295 470 115 307 332 2913 6018
Red W: 71.9/125 325 321 286 137 437 441 314 321 107 2689 259 258 338 352 275 436 105 259 315 2597 5286
Handicap 11 1 13 15 9 5 3 7 17 16 14 2 4 18 12 10 6 8
Par 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 36 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 3 13 15 5 1 11 9 17 14 10 8 6 18 2 4 12 16

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.2
224

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 12
Entertaining Clients 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 23
Convenient to the City 20
In the 'Burbs 14

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Closing today

For a course that is closing for good this afternoon the course was great. Greens were fantastic and the fairways were good. Doesn't hurt that I had my first hole in one on #9. Sad to see it go.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

a good walk not spoiled

I was impressed with the overall condition of the golf course: tee boxes,fairways,bunkers and greens: of the four courses we played in the San Diego area it was the best value for the money:cart,breakfast and well maintained track- too bad it will be closing at the end of the month and it was our last round before our return- would have played it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great greens. Too Bad they are closing course 3/31/15

Sorry this course is closing 3/31/15, but greens were in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging greens

This course is laid out on the side of the 15 freeway on a hill,so everything runs toward the freeway. A very challenging course indeed, but also fun! Was my first time & I broke 95!! I think a must course if you like a challenge!! Thanks loft golfer :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good for the money

Played at 2pm on a Thursday and finished in 3.5 hours. No driving range but chipping and putting area were good but didn't represent the speed of the greens on the course, which were in good shape. The course was fun to play and everything rolls to the freeway. Some of the course was hard to look at but did not affect the experience much. Beer was expensive and didn't see a drink cart at all.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens, course is in good shape.

The greens were running fast and true. Not sure what happened to the lake in front of the par 5 6th hole. It's playing as ground under repair. There's no water and it looks like it's going away. Other than that the overall course conditions were pretty good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

To Bad It's Closing

Great course. I love playing here. To bad it's closing. I think San Diego is loosing one of it nicer courses. Been playing once a month or so for 20 years. We will miss it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better than expected

Don't understand what people are looking for when they write a bad review about this course. It was in good shape and its a fun course design.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shot for shot deciplian

Good overal for shot control. Can not just swing and hope.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

so so

Course is good greens are great if you miss a fairway you slope 3 holes towards highway stopped by two days earlier for left handed clubs told they were New they weren't lame excuse from guy that said it was bad info. Typically us lefties are treated this way anywhere.Used to being lied to.E.G. Mesa Maui

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

most expensive beer in san Diego

Why charge $8.50 for a pint of torpedo? That's more than any 5-star resort! Guaranteed to have no return visitors to the bar.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Course Except

The course was very nice except distance markers are scarce and hard to locate. Quality of play would be greatly increased with GPS on carts or yardage poles.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Why the Hate?

I read a lot of reviews on this course, and most were very negative. I was staying at the hotel for Christmas, only had to pay 27 dollars for 18 with a cart at 9am, and I could walk right from my room to the course. Good deal all around. The whole time I was playing, I kept on thinking, why did so many folks hate this place? I was paired up with a local twosome (Nice to meet you Jason and Colin) and asked if they knew why, because we were all enjoying the place. Apparently, with the drought, this course really struggled, but with the recent rains, it's looking really good. It's not all good though. As you'll see in many reviews, the warmup leaves A LOT to be desired. The starter is inside now, but the wiring is bad, so you can't actually understand a word that is said from the speakers. But, after shooting a 10 over par 82, I was happy with my play, and the course, but then they went above and beyond and had someone cleaning your clubs as you putted on 18! Thanks guys, and I'll see you all again when I visit SD again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pretty fun course but don't step on mud

I live around this course and visit often when I am too lazy to drive long hours. The course is pretty challenging when played from back tees. Fairway condition became better because of recent rains. It is probably the best time of the year to play this course. Not many advanced players are playing meaning that sometime people don't seem to know of etiquette. Please keep from stepping on mud since it stays on your shoes almost forever. Hard to remove.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Get what you pay for

Wanted to get a round in, more as a practice round. For $29 good value for that. I've played there before many times and the course has slowly gotten worse over time. Drought and economic conditions have taken their toll. Got paired up with 3 older gentlemen. They were nice guys and were playing forward tees but really slow anyway. 5 hours + No marshal to come out and give them a boost, not my job to do that. Anyway, the course is ok for $29 but the type of golfer there reflects the cost. So... basically ok but there are other places to play for a bit more money that are better.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

The death knell

Haven't played this course in years but it is pretty easy to walk and it's close to home and the price was right...so I went out to wish it a not so fond farewell as everything I read says it will be closing up for good in the near future...losing another North County course is not good news but this one won't be missed by many. For one that is going under, it played pretty well and was in decent shape...just not a very interesting of fun to play layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

nice place

fairways need some work but over all nice course fairly hilly but makes for some challenging shots

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

Overall good course, there is no real driving range just a net you hit into too. The only negative i had was there are no hole layouts or pictures. You have to download an app and it didnt work for me.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Course is worn

The course is in pretty rough shape. Not much grass on fairways. Greens were good.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fast round

Went out at 645, finished at 915. few singles a few holes ahead that paired group. Over all nice fast round and greens were nice. Some fairways were dry but welcome to San Diego, most course are like that. Did not do it this time but the round of golf with the breakfast included is a great deal..... Will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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$145 Starting price
Valid dates: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
4 days/ 3 nights with unlimited golf, starting at $145 pp/pn
14455 Penasquitos Dr, San Diego, California 92129, San Diego County
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