Mission Trails Golf Course

3.2685294118 3.3 stars from 5 (354)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5940 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout


Year built: 1964
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1964)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $12
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Mission Trails Golf Academy"

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 5940 yards 68.8 118
Middle 71 5515 yards 66.7 114
Forward 71 5045 yards 64.6 107
Forward (W) 71 5045 yards 70.0 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 354 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
170
3 stars:
100
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

285 out of 349 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Always a Good Time"


fregan's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I have been frequenting Mission Trains since I started playing back in 2014. This was the first time I had been back in over a year however. It was nice to see an upgraded food truck for lunch and the driving range stalls were in great shape. This course can be very challenging on the back 9 with elevation changes and some blind tee shots. This course did not live up to the "Mission Snails" name on this day and the course played very well despite it being windy and rainy for a majority of the round. Cant blame my 87 on anything other then my miss hits and failed pitch shots. Greens rolled very well all be it a little sticky probably due to it being over cast.

As always the staff was great, the two-some I was paired with made the round even more enjoyable. I always recommend this course to friends if they have around 5hrs to dedicate to a round as it can get backed up a little bit on the weekends, but hey, that's a result of it being a great and challenging course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for young and oldl"


freistedt1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a little dry in spots, but the ball rolled a lot farther. Greens were in great shape. It was a fun time. I shot a 96 for 18 from the white tees and that is pretty good for an 87 year old guy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



david1004's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Reflects neglect"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course for years and this is the worst condition I've ever seen. Fairway were dry with dirt spots Sandtrap's your hard and there was no beverage service.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Mission Snails"


u000002874866's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the weakest course in all of San Diego county. Save your money and save your time (6 hours).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/08/2018

Best review ever, and super accurate. Mission Snails!!!!


"Trashy golf course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are 60% dirt. Greens are like hitting a ball into a slow mushy mess. Pace of play is the worst in the county and always is. If you have a spare 5 1/2 to 6 hours and want to hit off dirt lies into horribly maintained greens this is your place!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Awful Fairways"


SoCalWaldo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played Mission Trails today and was very disappointed in the fairways. Not sure what is going on but almost every fairway was nothing but dry grass or just large patches of dirt. To make playing even more time consuming many of holes were cart path only, not sure way. The tee boxes where bare, hardly any grass. But I must say that the green were in were in good shape very few dry or brown patches.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were recovering from being punched, otherwise the course was in good condition. There has always been a lot of crab grass on this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Faster than Usual"


pwrless1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don’t know what happened here but the pace of play is much improved. Even tho we waited on a few holes we were still able to finish our round in just under 4 hours. This course is always an adventure and the surrounding views are great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



epetrivelli's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Blaming golf now"


barryo1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You sent me a e-mail and asked .

The course was aerate the day before .We signed up to play 18 holes .

We had to play the front 9 twice .

Would you be happy ?

Why did not Golf Now tell us ?

My wife and are are Canadians and we spend 3-4 a year in the United States .

We go to different locations . Currently in San Diego . Next month Phoenix .

I use Golf Now exclusively . You can check my history .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great rainy day playing golf"


rmercado59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

We started right on time we play the first 8 holes dri after finishing the 9 hole we went to the 19 hole the rain just come out n hard after about 15 muinute we went back to re play the front 9 we could play the back 9 because the túnel was floored but that did not stop us to finish 18 holes the staff and the. People playing were the best we all have a a great time no matter the rain


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004930121's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"DO NOT PLAY HERE"


Parguy5261's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is barely even playable anymore! Only grass on the course is on the greens.. they make so much money you think they also use it to water the grass. Pace of play was awful, took more than 5 hours to play! People playing from the back tees when they can't hit a fairway all day is absurd. Save your money and play someplace else. Won't be coming back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Over Booked again 30 minute delay"


Low14's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over booked again. No cart available upon check in. Teed off 30 minutes behind paid for and scheduled tee time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"yuck!"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place has been slowly going down hill for the last couple of years. Pace of play is always the worst in the county. Course conditions are a joke; 75% dirt lies. Horrible bumpy sloooow greens. Probably time for a GM change here before the course is completely unplayable. Yucky overall experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good, Bad and some Ugly"


SoCalWaldo's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First let give the Good, the greens were in great shape. The Bad is the almost half the holes are cart path only for some reason which really slows the pace of play. The Ugly is everything between from the tee box to the green. Fairways are a mixture of dirt, dead grass/weeds and very dry grass on 3/4 of the holes. I will not be going back any time soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000003672320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'll never play this course again! Didn't get my cart til I was suppose to tee off. Started 15 minutes late due to slow play by other golfers.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Golf course"


maggie77's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is mismanaged it took us over 5 hours to play I believe they overbooked the course tee times are too close also the ambassador never tried to help move the traffic I liked the course but I’m tried of mission snails all done with that place


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"my day at mission trails"


johnplein's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was very disappointed when I got to the golf course. If I dont receive some kind of resolution this will be the last time I use your service and will post a review about my situation. I made a reservation online and tried to use my rewards. You charged me 31,99 plus took my 10.00 reward and when I got to the golf course I found out that I could have just walked in to pay for 18 holes with a cart for 30.00. Not only did I pay more for 18 holes than the highest rate they had but you also took away my 10.00 reward. What a great savings I got. The whole idea of booking online with you is to get a discount. It cost me more to do business with you. What a deal. Please respond.

John Plein

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I don't recommend this course



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