Golf Club At Terra Lago - North Course

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4.0
658
5 Stars
199
4 Stars
314
3 Stars
82
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
80.6%
Recommend this course
549 out of 658 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
64
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
82.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 64 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
104
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
80.8%
Recommend this course
84 out of 104 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7060 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.7
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The Golf Club at Terra Lago North
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7060 yards 73.7 137
Blue 72 6511 yards 71.4 132
White (W) 72 5870 yards 75.0 134
White 72 5870 yards 68.5 125
Red (W) 72 5067 yards 69.7 124
Scorecard for North
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Professional M: 73.7/137 379 423 363 172 576 576 156 391 490 3526 556 431 373 232 334 183 408 541 476 3534 7060
Championship M: 71.4/132 356 376 340 167 551 546 132 358 436 3262 519 395 332 201 301 152 376 518 452 3246 6508
Regular M: 68.5/125 W: 75.0/134 314 347 310 120 509 482 109 337 392 2920 489 353 302 172 278 112 330 493 421 2950 5870
Forward W: 69.7/124 277 254 233 87 431 430 88 287 324 2411 458 274 280 141 251 86 301 461 404 2656 5067
Handicap 9 1 17 5 13 7 15 11 3 18 10 12 2 16 6 8 14 4
Par 4 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 13 9 15 3 1 17 11 7 4 8 10 14 16 18 12 6 2

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Curley (1999) Lee E. Schmidt (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
658

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 70
19th Hole Scenic Views 56
Brunch 32
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 128
Elevation Changes 99
Undulating Greens 83
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 92
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 73
Playing Multiple Courses 52
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 80
Convenient to the City 52
At a Resort 37

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course - but not welcoming.

Proshop staff acted like I was interrupting them. Forgot range ball code and range half mile away. Starter was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a good experience is an understatement

We booked for 2 of us the day before to play at 12:30. When we got to the 1st tee, we were told things were a little backed up. We then were told that we would be a two-some and would be following a five-some that was teeing off ‘soon’.

We finally got going at 12:55 (now a little worried about completing our round before dark and about following a group of 5). The first half of the front nine was fine, but then the 5 in front of us started to fall behind. When we started, the starter assured us they would keep an eye on things and ensure this 5-some kept up.

At the turn, we stopped to give the back shop a wedge we had found beside the 9th green and the 5-some came up behind us, then said ‘hi’ and drove ahead to tee off. That bothered us to no end as the front 9 took 2 hours and 45 minutes to play. On the back we waited on every shot. When the marshal drove up to us on 13 we said that they were way behind and his answer was ‘hang in there’.

That kind of summed it up.

This place was badly organized, not managed and made several really bad decisions in putting groups out the way they did.

The course was interesteing but the management was so bad I would never risk going back there again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast greens

Greens were very fast and difficult to read This course will provide a very good challenge from a good variety of tee boxes.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very disappointed

Round not finished 40 minutes behind after only playing 14 holes. Not only Waited every hole, waited every shot!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Where is the Windmill?

One of the worse designed golf courses I have ever played. I am a 6 handicap and at my best could not ever break 80 on this venue. If you took the best designed Jim Engh golf course then this one would be 10 times worse. Elevation changes fine but never any relief and penalized for any shot that is not perfect. Don’t play this course! What a horrible experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Customer service needed a bit of help

Had to wait for the two employees at the pro shop to finish arguing with some unexpectable language before we could pay. After that they did not put the driving code for balls on one ticket. They are part of your golf fee. When we got to the driving range they had no golf balls. Found that out by using the one code we did have for a bucket of balls. Once they finally got more golf balls, our code would not work as it was already enter when empty. When we asked there was nothing they could do about it. Have not seen this kind of customer service at any course before. Our starter was super friendly though. We still had a nice round and day, but they need to figure some things out

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terra lago

Played this track many times. Usually turf problems on several fairways. Course is in the best shape i’ve seen in 10+ years.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Cart return time an issue.

We booked our tee time for 1:08pm which included range balls. We got to the course 1 hr early to warm and hit some balls. We got there and found out the driving range closes on Thursdays from 12 - 1pm for maintenance. We checked in and headed out on time. The pace was quiet slow, we waited on every shot, then we arrived at hole 15 at about 4:40pm and the GPS on the cart notified us that we had to turn the cart in by 5pm. Nothing was mention about this at checkin or when we got our cart. We asked if we could walk the last 3 holes because there was still at least 40 minutes of daylight and they told us we couldn't and said that's why the rates go down after 1pm. They did not care one bit that we didn't finish.

This policy should be stated on the site when bookings are made so people don't find out like us and leaving with a bad experience.

The course is in nice shape, only play it if you can tee off by noon or you may not finish!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Course

Good course in good condition; greens were fast and have considerable contour; chipping competency is required to secure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is great. Fairways are on the narrow side and the greens are tough.

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

Tougher Than The Slope / Rating

The course is very nice. Worth the trip for sure.

However, the slope is not well reflective of reality based on two recent rounds. The greens are VERY fast. I've play at very nice courses (not the super expensive ones, but country clubs at least) and these are the fastest green I've played on which takes time to get used to and often requires landing your ball in front of the green and letting it roll unless you have a backspin or great height. As well, though the course is not exceptionally long, the fairways are pretty tight, especially in typical landing zones.

But - as I said - it's a very good course and I do recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They flat out lied to us and would not fulfill their promise on our tee time.

Our kids came to visit us in Palm Desert while we were here for a month and wanted to golf on their last day, so I searched for tee times through GolfNow.com and came across the Terra Lago course. We had a few extra riders (non-golfers) and so before I confirmed our tee time, I called the course to verify this would work with them. It took 2 days and 6 calls to finally get an answer and they said they would make it work for $25 per rider, up to 4 extra people. .

We showed up early to get everything arranged and the golf pro told us he couldn’t and wouldn’t allow our extra riders and would not accomadate as promised. Not only did he fail to perform as promised (on our last day together) but he was EXTREMELY rude to us. It was too late to reschedule at another course, and it was one of the most awkward situations I have ever been in. And to top it off, we got billed $305 for canceling too late.

There are way too many beautiful courses with amazing staff to put up with this unacceptable behavior.

I would not recommend this course to anyone.

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't Bother

Everything is 2nd rate. Course is in substandard shape. GPS was off by 20 yards. No ball washer on the cart or at the tee boxes. Fairways are narrow and greens are gimickie. Snack bar closed and no one in the clubhouse to take a quick order after nine.On and on and on. Never again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tricky and tricked up, THEREFORE worth the time, energy and $$

After we played over a dozen courses, this was as good as any in PS! this week . The ton of rain last week may have helped this course over others. Today this course was in great shape and as green as any. However fairways are rock hard and tightly moved. So every miss hit drive, still went over 300 yards. Therefore this is well worth the 30 minute driver and ,$70 cost. But the North is much harder, especially the greens. The course is very very long, but they have shorter tees to make it very easy for the high handycapiers in our group. Also know the weather here is tricky. Don't play this course, if any chance of 10, mph wind ior 100 degrees in the forecast. They don't have many trees. However they do have a few tees for shade near tees. But need a lot more, especially around the tees.

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

Fun round

Course is great for those with high or low handicaps

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terra Lago. Take your pick

These 2 courses are outstanding. Well laid out, very challenging greens and do not go wide on any tee shots. Big rewards for accurate tee shots but you will suffer if you deviate from the fairway. Love these courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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