Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club

3.7035176471 3.7 stars from 5 (307)
  • 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 307 Reviews
5 stars:
66
4 stars:
145
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

246 out of 306 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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"CMR"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blues (6235/70.6/126) with 3 really nice super seniors. The POP was dreadful, 5H to play Friday morning? The weather was in the 70's, breezy and partly cloudy.

Interesting layout, up/down rolling hills. I would have liked to have played the course before the "turf reduction". IMO, courses with crowned fairways make poor candidates for "turf reduction" projects. The original design of CMR had balls on the outer portion on each side of most fairways funneling toward the rough. When much of the rough is removed, it creates conditions where balls often roll 40-60 yards farther than the course was designed for. Especially true on a course that is so hilly. This creates POP challenges, which further irritates the same players a course in trouble is trying to entice to play there.

The tees were okay, most had decent coverage but are getting thin from a lack of watering.

Same for the fairways and rough. Fairways were more consistent and playable than the rough that is still present.

The sand traps were mediocre to poor. Fine dirt and many were thin.

From tee to green, the course was average to below average. However, the greens were excellent. The putted fast and held shots well. Some of the best greens I have putted on this golf season.

No driving range, they provide nets beside the starter. Friendly Starter. Sorry to hear that this course is scheduled for closure. You can see the bones are there for an above average, hilly, challenging course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course except for the bunkers."


sstro66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee boxes and fairways are pretty nice for being a desert like course. The greens are great. The are fast and challenging. The bunkers don't really have sand. They are hard compact sand/dirt that is extremely hard to get out of especially if you are at a greenside bunker. It's hard to get under the ball. If they would add some sand to the bunkers this would be a great course all around.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible"


u000002102931's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in absolutely terrible condition. It is due to be shut down on July 8. Do your clients a favor and take it off your web site. Management will take your money and you will be extremely disappointed. Pace of play is fast cause you’ll be the only one on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice"


Junger32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track, not a beginners course. Greens true and fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Dd4skinz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. If only they had a drivng range. My second time playing there, like it better than first time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


Dd4skinz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing the course, fortunately I was grouped with someone that was familiar with the course. Fairways are tight and very hard, you pay a price for missing them. The greens are hard to read, extremely quick and nearly impossible to stick (for me).

Overall a great course, my only complaint is the lack of a driving range. Hitting into a net doesn't prepare you for how your ball is flying that day.

Definitely playing it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001203408's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that you need to play a few times to know where to hit shot. A great deal of blind shots, and challenging elevation changes on approach shots.

But overall a good layout and a FUN course to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needs more water to the fairways. The rough is the better surface than the low cut fairways. Greens are wicked fast. Several really nice looking holes. Very nice staff!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My daughters birthday."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course, nice greens. However, we never saw a marshall nor a cart lady. It took us 5.5 hours to play the 18 and we had people hitting down on us. We let them pass ahead only to find them backed up at yhe next 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Joseph3551545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I don’t play any course that allows 5 some"


traderhh's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Unfortunately this place allowed it and ruined my very first round here. Had I known this , I would have not bothered. Going forward I am going to avoid this joint as if it is a plague because I don’t want to spend more than 5 hours to play a course using dirt in lieu of sand in its bunkers -among numerous other corner cutting things. Although it is impossible to fathom the thinking process of the genius minds working in the pro shop, today it must went like this : gee, we only have less than 40 customers a day, how about sticking in a 5 some noob players in the middle to ensure all customers behind them playing a 5 hours plus round, won’t that be fun?! Surreal!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



oslo0968's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course but slow play"


u822139308's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with lots of elevation change. Very fast greens with texture and some tough pin placements. Friendly well organized staff. Limited practice facilities, hitting off mats into a screen a few feet away. Play was extremely slow. After 4 hours we finished#14. Had to wait for every shot. I had to leave for the airport and didn't play last 4 holes. When I complained to staff, I was told their pace of play is 4.5 hours. Really? My group would have been 5+. Great course to play if you have all day.


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


"Great Course and Pretty Challenging"


u568617336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gorgeous, very well kept greens, and lots of challenging holes (bring extra balls). Great views of the canyons as well. GPS carts were nice minus the ads.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


ireneandsean's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course and is well maintained. Hard to hit par without having played before. We'll be back, but bring extra balls!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"One of the course doesn’t mind playing over and over again."


jseng921's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a challenging course requiring precision placement, and using all clubs in your bag. The fairways are undulating but very well kept. Greens are usually fast and also very good condition. You don’t get tired of playing here, because you always think you can do better next week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Up and down"


Mark9002439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast and smooth greens. Lots of elevation changes and blind shots. I was lucky to play with people who knew the course. Course was in decent shape. I would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Bunkers Have Sand!"


uCZVQ1595CZ's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just got done playing CMR and they have all new bunker sand! Yahoo!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough course....place seems to have seen better days"


moorepete's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018

Reviewed on

Short but tough....small greens with a lot odulation...on top of that the greens were rock hard . Tee boxes and bunkers were in poor shape. Challenging and Intresting course just wish it was kept up better.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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