Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club

3.6391411765 3.6 stars from 5 (409)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7228 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

  • 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, California 92071, San Diego County
  • (619) 448-8500, 1 (800) 831-6757
  • (619) 596-0604
  • www.carltonoaksgolf.com

Year built: 1958
Architect(s): William W. Mast (1958), Perry Dye (1989)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7228 yards 75.2 146
Blue 72 6700 yards 72.5 139
Regular (W) 72 6140 yards 76.3 143
White 72 6101 yards 69.8 132
Yellow 72 5684 yards 67.9 125
Yellow (W) 72 5684 yards 73.8 138
Red (W) 72 5039 yards 70.0 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 409 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
169
3 stars:
97
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

298 out of 403 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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Reviews


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/25/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

"The course has great features with these tight lies deep bunkers"


CENTURYUGOLF's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in very good condition it's also very challenging with the dog legs and all the bunkers in the water hazards usually has a good place to play I would definitely recommend this course to everybody to play and the club house inside is really good the food is great atmospheres good they have a great patio overlooking the golf course I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and challenging course layout. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon. <br/>

"Nice Course"


RICHARD2332061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was very challenging playing from the Black tees. Bring your A game as it has a Par 5 over 600 yards. Course was in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your challenging round today. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


Mark9763348's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon.

"Good Memories"


u765087396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to play here often in the late 60s and early 70s. Only once since then about 5 years ago. But always enjoyed the challenge of the course. And the snack bar grill has great food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we enjoyed having you out at the course today! Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again more often.


u510553206's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

"Course Conditions Improving"


mrbcanfan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Carlton Oaks during Easter Sunday. Finished in exactly 4 hours. Course was in the best shape I have seen in a few years. Fairways were green and in good condition and the greens were in really good shape. Rough was a bit rough with some dead areas but this course has some waste bunkers so the poor areas almost fit in with the rest of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We appreciate you pointing out any maintenance issues at the course, we will definitly look into this more. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"A day in the sun"


u000001483093's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time but found a couple dead spots on the course. Our assumption was after the rain the course would be in great shape, unfortunately not so.

Golf Now also screwed up our time as the tee time I reserved and prepaid for was not listed in there system, so Carlton Oaks had to bend over backwards in order to get us out.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

Thank you for your honest review, we did give GolfNow a call about this situation. They informed us that there was an issue with the interface of our tee sheet and that your tee time did not register on our end. They informed us that they did call and email you regarding the issue and reserved the next available tee time that day. We apologize for any confusion on GolfNow or our end. Thank you for coming out and we hope that you will give us another try in the near future!


davethao71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.<br/>

"Oh boy!"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was hoping for the course to get better since spring is here. But there are some really bad spots where there is no grass. The positive is that greens are in great shape and around the greens the grass is well kept. The T-boxes were aweful, bare spots, weeds and tough to find a flat spot. Then on hole 10 I got the answer to why the boxes are so bad. The course Marshal rode his golf cart across all the t-boxes. To bad one of SD's best courses is not living up to its potential.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

Thank you for your honest 3-Star review, we appreciate the feedback and your patience as the course is transitioning into the Summer months.Thanks for coming out and we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

"Cheap but discouraging"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes it was only 30 dollars but if I want to enjoy golfing I d better to pay more and have a good 18 holes


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 04/05/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars.Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.<br/>

"Underwhelmed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I chose this course based on recent reviews. I was somewhat underwhelmed. The course was in fair shape but the greens were very good. A little slow but that helped if you were above the hole. I found the fairways a bit thin and that seems to be a common thread with courses this time of year here. I was expecting a much tougher layout based on the fact that they held the Canadian "Q" school tryouts a couple of weeks ago. Maybe from the tips it gets much harder. I played from over 6000 yards and there was plenty of room on most holes for off line shots.The practice area was good with a driving range long enough for driver. Chipping and putting greens looked good as well. Not a bad track and away from the traffic of SD.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/26/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Thank you for letting us know of any pace of play issues. We did have a qualifier this week for a tournament that was in town so the play was slower than usual. We appreciate your patience and hope you will give us another try in the near future.

"all set up to shine"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Canadian Q school qualifier coming up and all the young guns were practicing - slowed pace of play

green were great, fairways ok


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we apologize for the Q school qualifier this week, it did hold up the pace of play slightly and appreciate your patience. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon. <br/>


Francesc6815214's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

"Challenging"


randjf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For perspective, I am a recreational hacker that shoots 1.5 to double bogey scores. This course requires some accuracy and strategy. I play it every year or two just because it's hard, and nearby. Greens were fabulous and fast. Fairways pretty good. Hazards abundant but.not overwhelming. Take it on!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we are glad you enjoyed your challenging round with us! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon. <br/>

"Carlton"


Joey6667096's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
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Reviewed on

5.5 hour round was ridiculous! Horrible pace of play. Had me join 3 other players . Didn't have a good time at all.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate you letting us know of any pace of play issues. We did have a qualifier this week for a tournament that was in town so the play was slower than usual. We appreciate your patience and hope you will give us another try in the near future.

"Outstanding course"


u510553206's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are a little thin like most of the county. This is a great course with Tees for any level of player. The staff, starter and marshals are all really helpful. This one should stay on your bucket list.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback. We are so glad our starter and marshals were able to point you in the right direction!

"TEE Boxes"


Parris's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee Boxes starting to crown and a little beat up..

Staff are excellent as always


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our excellent staff! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

"Challenging Greens"


u000005826017's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good condition considering it is winter (off season for fairway grass). The greens were in excellent shape, fast, and true. Hats off to the Greens Keeper's!


Pace of Play: Good

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


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/15/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our excellent staff and course conditions. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good layout and greens."


HappyGilmore31's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carlton Oaks is a fun challenging course. Greens were in excellent shape and the layout is great. Unfortunately the fairways and tee boxes have seen better days. In desperate need of some water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 03/08/2018:

Thank you for your honest review/ We appreciate your patience as our course continues to move out of its winter dormant stages. Thank you for coming out and we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.


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