Barona Creek Golf Club

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4.9
Friendliness
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7092 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7092 yards 74.0 139
Gold 72 6632 yards 71.8 134
Silver 72 6231 yards 69.7 129
Burgundy (W) 72 5296 yards 70.8 124
Scorecard for Barona Creek Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 75.8/144 541 450 260 471 423 575 191 429 408 3748 449 189 419 566 338 446 174 580 484 3645 7393
Black M: 74.4/140 541 395 260 449 396 536 171 429 408 3585 449 189 409 534 316 417 174 566 472 3526 7111
Gold M: 72.0/136 512 377 215 416 370 522 151 406 383 3352 413 152 385 513 300 392 137 548 440 3280 6632
Silver M: 69.8/131 W: 76.5/137 491 354 196 399 348 508 131 364 361 3152 377 135 362 490 275 359 136 531 414 3079 6231
Teal M: 68.2/127 W: 73.8/130 466 334 172 378 310 493 120 348 340 2961 350 119 340 468 236 328 118 505 388 2852 5813
Burgundy M: 65.6/115 W: 70.6/126 430 299 107 341 279 458 91 317 319 2641 322 85 313 443 224 299 112 486 371 2655 5296
Handicap 3 15 5 1 13 11 17 7 9 10 12 14 8 16 4 18 6 2
Par 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 11 15 5 13 1 17 9 7 8 18 10 6 14 12 16 2 4

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Roger Baird (2001) Todd Eckenrode (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Dress code is Country Club attire (collared shirt, Bermuda length shorts)

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Used cart

Not worth the money

Barona, by far, has one of the best layouts in San Diego, but playing this course recently has me wondering if this course will ever be in the great condition it once was several years back. The greens were in pretty good condition, fast as always, but the fairways were in horrible condition. I can compare it to Salt Creek before it closed down. If Salt Creek weren't closed and I had a choice playing between the two, I would much rather play Salt Creek. If you are retired military or a first responder, Sycuan does try to take care of you with the Gold card, what does Barona do? If you want to play on a course that has grass in their fairways and a reasonable price, DON'T go to Barona.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course, Poor Weather

I went to San Diego to get away from the snowy winter of my home town. Barona Creek provided the golfing experience I desperately needed.

The weather tried to ruin the day. Having never played in fog before, I knew it would be interesting. The course itself wouldn't allow a wet foggy day ruin the day. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenging but fair layout that offered a links experience, mixed with Southern California scenery.

Everything was in great shape and the staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint was having to fork over another $60 to play another 18 holes that day...but I couldn't resist.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

You'd Expect More

Considering how much we paid to play here, we were disappointed in the overall conditions of the course. Fairways for the most part were brown with many dead patches. Some of the greens were suffering from some sort of problem and were damaged and difficult to putt on. They are shutting down for 10 days early next month. Hopefully the course will be in much better shape come October. One bright point is food and beverage is reasonably priced compared to many other courses. However, at this point, cannot recommend playing here.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Can't go wrong at Barona Creek

Colossal rocks and surrounding hillsides frame the scenic Barona Creek, located a half-hour's drive northeast of San Diego. It's got all the challenge and length (7,448 yards from the tips) of a championship course (it hosted the 2007 Web.com Tour Championship), but I love that it's still fun for everybody else not on a tour of significance. Fairways feel ultra-wide. Gentle elevation changes on the front nine give way to more extremes on the back. The short drivable par 4 at no. 14 and the elevated 15th tee overlooking the entire valley highlight the round. Taking the time to find and play Barona Creek never gets old.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of San Diego's best

Don't miss Barona, best course in San Diego after Torrey Pines. It's well worth the drive and the Money...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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$145 Starting price
Valid dates: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
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