Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club

3.6849352941 3.7 stars from 5 (418)
  • 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 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 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 418 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
175
3 stars:
98
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

305 out of 412 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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u317027414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played 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 05/21/2018:

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 so that we can increase your overall star rating.

"Very enjoyable"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed it very much. The pace of play was good. The course was in good shape . There was a couple of areas that had mud /water puddles but they were easy to get around. The price was excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We are so glad that your pace of play was up to par today! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again Mother's Day Weekend!


u7208187's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was good, unfortunately the upkeep of the course especially the greens were horrible, I will take in consideration that they had junior golfers that day but even with them playing earlier in the day I can’t see a reason why the course Would be in such a bad condition. Hole six is currently under MAJOR repair with a huge backhoe in the middle of the fairway. None of this was mentioned prior to booking our reservation...Disappointing!! I probably will not play this course again until some maintenance is performed. I would not recommend this course until repairs are complete.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for your honest 4-Star review, we appreciate the feedback and your patience as the course is transitioning into the Summer months. As we continue to work on the course conditions we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

"Nice COurse in Fair COndition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice COurse and staff. Fairways and rough need more attention.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

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 05/14/2018:

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

"Beautiful Monday"


jackpersinger's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day, play a little slow. No rangers seen a ll day, no cart girls either. Course in good shape, fairways shaved a little too short for my liking. Greens were a little slow, but running very true. Overall a great day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we are sorry that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We appreciate your patience as we have received a lot of play this peak season. Thank you for playing Carlton Oaks Golf Club!

"Nice layout. Tight fairways."


u786331004's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

A well designed and more difficult course. Good hole variety, except for the par threes, where hole distance Similarity was the issue, as from the white tees I only used a 7, 8 or 9 iron to hit close tee shots to all the flags. Greens were slow especially on uphill or flat puts, though they were in good condition. Fairways are very tight and thin with what appears to be a dry dormant bermuda. Bunkers were well positioned and often could have used more and less crusty sand. Many tee boxes are not flat so finding the best place to tee the ball can take some effort. A good deal of local knowledge would be a great benefit on par 4 and par 5 tee shots in order to avoid trouble and position your tee shots for the best approach. A fun course that would be much improved with fairways that would allow the ball to sit up a bit, but maybe not possible in this price range.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

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

"good value"


harddraw's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good design, improving conditions. Bunkers are still an issue. Greens are much better than in the past. The fairways will always be inconsistent and won't improve as the weather heats up. Great value, great design, wind will always test your ball striking here. Playing Carlton Oaks will make a lot of other courses seem easy. I enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your challenging round with us. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


Jack9923502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

Thank you for the 5-Star review!

"The best value, for one of the toughest Tracks."


Bret4965763's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Carlton oaks is Diabolical. It is a true test of your ability to be creative, hit your lines and distances. If you pick your tee box appropriately, it is very playable and pleasant. The greens are as good as they have been in years. With the railroad ties and true Dye features pulling a 25 dollar hot deal is like stealing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/01/2018:

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


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/>


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