Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club

3.6854411765 3.7 stars from 5 (284)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6627 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts/blouses must be worn at all times. Tank tops, tube tops, halter-tops and spaghetti straps are not allowed for women. Sleeveless, and collarless shirts are not allowed for men
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6627 yards 73.2 133
Blue 71 6263 yards 71.6 128
Blue (W) 71 6263 yards 77.5 144
White 71 5844 yards 69.7 124
White (W) 71 5844 yards 75.1 139
Red 71 5013 yards 64.5 111
Red (W) 71 5013 yards 71.0 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 284 Reviews
5 stars:
62
4 stars:
133
3 stars:
53
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

229 out of 283 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"To to SLOW"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the little time spent there. I quit after 9 holes. Nice course, but you have allow yourself 6 hours to play this course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Pretty but tough"


u000005525204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful views, excellent greens,fun layout. Fairways could use work but overall excellent value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great greens- but S L O W pace."


U00005659807's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting layout in that the course snaked through housing development and no holes visible except the one you are playing. “Rough” consists of dirt and fairways needed water badly but the greens are superb- best feature of the course. The pace of play was very slow because of a tournament and on one par three hole, there were 4 groups waiting to play and no marshall in sight all day. Fair value for the money.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



x5j206's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don’t bother with so many other courses around"


Etherton0303's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don’t bother with so many other courses around the San Diego area. The construction they did really ruined it and hurt the condition of the overall course. Hard pan for fairways, dead brown tee boxes and dirt surrounding the course. The only positive was that the greens were in great shape. Do not pay over $35 to play this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Cool course but lots of trouble."


ejlpar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your shots are not precise you can find yourself hitting the same shot again and again. But we had a great time and will play the course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bare areas"


Kenneth1275818's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only thing i didn't like was the bare area on the course if you did not hit the fairways. Greens were perfect. But fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens have too much slope for the speed"


1stume's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I'm ok with fast greens but when you can drop a ball at the hole and it rolls off the green, well, no one want to play in these conditions. This was the case on multiple holes including putting the put within a foot of a drop off. Try reading the fair play of golf for greens before finalizing hole selection...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



highball1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



Slarson's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pics on website looked nice"


Zack3688546's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Disappointed in the condition of the course. Fairways were a bit bare and greens were pretty beat up. There were a few nice holes, 10 had a great view and was a good hole. Bunkers had standing water in them on a feeble holes and were like concrete. Vegetation aro tee and holes was dead and dry. I would give the course a 3. Not what I expected but hey it was better than sitting at home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent Time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was very well organized and fun. Greens were awesome, you could take your cart anywhere. The thing I liked most was the freedom you felt on the course.

Nothing to complain about. Had lots of fun, and the speed of play was awesome!

You will enjoy it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006152303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad for a Saturday afternoon"


Shawn5932249's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course good greens (a tad hairy here and there but nice and green). The only thing I did not like was the ugly backside of homes that are eye-sores and also a lot of rough areas have been converted to mulch and dirt. Course is good though - we’ll worth $40 and pace wasn’t awful either.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u891315595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Reviews are True when it comes to Bunkers"


tseeger73's avatar
Age:  25-34

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was interesting. Very much target golf for most of the course. I fond my self repeatedly thinking they just said "hey, there some land how about a hole there?" This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just tight fairways and aggressive doglegs.

Overall I enjoyed the course.

However, the bunkers were awful. I didnt want to believe the other reviews that they were just dirt. They were. This is especially a problem as the course relies upon bunkers to punish bad shots.

Overall fun course. Certainly challenging. Due to desert fauna and tight fairways bring a few extra balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u3922845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course inside pretty nice neighborhood...Fooore!"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on Columbus Day and it was sloooooowwwww. Friendly staff nice practice greens. Weirdest looking irons practice area with netting and willy wonka contraption, it was hilarious. I got paired with a couple locals helped me navigate the course. Thanks guys! Houses left and right so keep your drives straight. How do you turn off that beeping sound when you work the scorecard/gps on the cart really irritating hahaha. Some par 4s play short so many try to drive the green which adds to the slow pace. Will be back but not on a holiday...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Return after a long absence"


u2939094's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course many times 10+ years ago, this was my first time back in a while. They've since remodeled, and changed the hole order (which was not only confusing, but somewhat convoluted). Some very long cart drives between holes (making walking this course an impossibility).

Fairways and tee boxes in pretty good shape after a long summer, greens were exceptional. Way too much hard dirt just off the fairways, though -- which doesn't make the course "demanding," but a bit silly. Miss a tight fairway by 5 yards and you're in dirt. Ugh.

I like the challenging setup, but some holes are rather contrived (like a 295-yard par 4 where you *cannot* drive the green, but MUST lay up to less than 150 yards). And the "driving range" into nets, while free, wasn't a very good warm-up.

Overall I enjoyed playing, and the actual course was in quite good shape, but I didn't feel as much "challenged" as I did on the old layout as I felt manipulated into no-choice shotmaking. At the price I paid ($33), I'd play again. At $65 or more, I probably wouldn't.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout, friendly staff, fun course"


Roger9458896's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a very enjoyable round of golf ... staff was very friendly ... rented 2 sets of clubs and the staff gave us a dozen Taylormade golf balls and two golf towels .. clubs were Taylormade M1-- nice! Very enjoyable golf course, greens in great shape, challenging par 3's and some really good par 4's and 5's!! Great value too with GolfNow!! Thanks... we'll definitely return!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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