Carlton Oaks Lodge & Country Club

3.6839764706 3.7 stars from 5 (428)
  • 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 428 Reviews
5 stars:
57
4 stars:
180
3 stars:
101
2 stars:
59
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

311 out of 422 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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"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 06/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Carlton Oaks is a very challenging Golf Course with its tight lies deep bunkers strong winds. The greens are in very good shape they're somewhat hilly some of the holes they're very close to the water very challenging. Very close to the city beautiful scenery great bar and restaurant area with the patio area overlooking the golf course this is definitely a must play course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 06/19/2018:

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and our excellent staff. We will definitely pass along the kind words. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 06/15/2018:

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.

"Good coarse for the money!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Reviewed on

I booked the coarse the day before and was extremely satisfied with Carlton Oaks. The ease of access to the pro shop, driving range, golf cart, and the first tee. Found that the coarse looked to be wide open but certainly had many hidden traps and hazards. Being that it was my first time, I played relatively safe with lay ups to the holes. The greens were a bit of mess since players didn't fix their divots. I will certainly look for future opportunities to play this coarse. Overall, a 4.5 rating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 06/21/2018:

Thank you for the 4-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.

"Rare find for a Pete Dye course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Loved the pace of play and good rate. Great combination.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 06/15/2018:

Thank you for the excellent review, we are so glad that you found value at Carlton Oaks Golf Club. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again this Father's Day Weekend!

"a work in progress"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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The greens were in good shape but slower than normal. The fairways do need some work and there was alot of work being done. The pace of play was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 06/11/2018:

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 Father's Day Weekend!

"Has potential.."


miclray's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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Very Friendly staff...As far as golf, I don't think i will ever play there again. For $40 I can play much much nicer courses.

Overall consensus from my golf partner and others I have talked to is, we wouldn't be surprised to hear it has cleared down and houses are going in. Hate to say it but just not up to par..Pun intended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 06/07/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We will take a closer look at our pricing and see if we can come up with a solution. Thank you for coming out, and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


u5544530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/31/2018:

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

"Great Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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142 slope from blacks, 135 from blues. This place is tough and great layout. If they could just clean up the rough and bunkers, this place would be completely legit. Replayed for $30, and enjoyed all 36 holes!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

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 05/29/2018:

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

"Pretty bad conditions and pace of play"


Rodney2280129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Overall the course has potential. It’s challenging and the layout is good, but the pace of play is awful and the conditions were bad. On hole 6, they’re doing some maintenance and had the Par 4 set up as a Par 3. That’s fine, but the way it was set up was stupid. It was an 80 yard shot set up on a downslope side hill lie. What’s that all about! It was also nice that they had a tractor parked in fr? It of the green. It was like obstacle golf. IDK if I’ll play there again. It needs a lot of maintenance.


Pace of Play: Poor

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 05/29/2018:

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

"Difficult course in difficult conditions."


cf3968032's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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This is a very tough course when the wind kicks up, which I understand is all the time. The greens were among the slowest I’ve ever played! Plays much longer the the yardage says, so wherever you play go 1 tee closer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carlton Oaks Golf Club on 05/29/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Thank you for the feedback regarding your challenging round today. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.


u317027414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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.


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