A view from tee #12 at Meadowlark Golf Course.
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3.6
545 Reviews (545)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
234
3 Stars
155
2 Stars
61
1 Stars
46
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.7
84.9%
Recommend this course
409 out of 545 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
73.3%
Recommend this course
11 out of 15 reviews
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3.7
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.7%
Recommend this course
39 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5609 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.0
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Meadowlark Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Bermuda/Kikuyu Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1922)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
545 Reviews (545)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Watching the Game 19
Brunch 13
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 46
Elevation Changes 34
Bunkers 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 64
Beginners 37
Walkers 35
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 49
In the 'Burbs 16
Near Local Attractions 15

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Did not let me know course was closed....wasted my time going to the course....poor communication.....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Poor water drainage

Due to late night/early morning rain the course was in rough condition. However outside of conditions that are outside the course and staffs control the course played well.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Broke the mark

Best pace of play in a long time, finished the round in 2 hours and 55 minutes to break the 3 hour mark at this course. Was paired up with a very nice gentleman and we played well together. Course conditions were very good and the greens were running pretty fast with some very precarious pin placements for a nice challenging finish to each hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Worst Round EVER!

9:45 tee time finally went off at 10:30 Three groups waiting on every hole. Course conditions were fair at best. Beginners playing on a Sunday morning. Wait Wait Wait every hole. Made the turn at 1:45 - 3 hours for the front nine. Went to Starter who said it was slow on the back they gave our group a 9 hole rain check... doubt I'll be back....

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Short but fun

Teed off at 7:45AM in a three-some. Great pace of play. Finished by around 11:00AM. The course is in decent shape for a muni. I would definitely play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Course not honoring tee times

Course will just accommodate golfers by bumping those that made prior reservations. I am not sure why they even use reservation system. Also, foursomes will sneak in between groups. Happened in 7th hope.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

QUIT AFTER 13 HOLES. tOO MANY GOLFERS. WILL TRY NOT TO PLAY DURING HOLIDAYS.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Cold wet Christmas Eve round

It was a very cold and wet morning after the heavy rain on the 23rd. The course was cart path only with most fairways flooded or heavily soggy which made the conditions anything but desirable. Those conditions and being paired up with the worlds slowest walker made this almost a 5 hour round (that would have been closer to 3-1/2). With all of that said the greens were almost perfect and ran very fast like a dry summer day. The real highlight were those amazing breakfast burritos we got. Really hit the spot on that cold morning. Overall it was a good round but could have been better.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Best Muni In Orange County For The Price

Meadowlark is a course that exceeds your expectations when you think of a muni course. The greens are always in excellent condition. There is a defined border from the fairway and rough. Due to the course being in Southern California (drought), the rough is kept very low. The course is walk able, but do expect some holes where you will have to hike an incline. What brings this course to the top is the price. Within close proximity to the ocean, even on a hot day, the weather is still comfortable to play in. After a rain storm, the course drains pretty well. If there is any accumulation of water, it is in locations that shouldn't affect play. Bunkers are the exception. The only downfall is the Pace of Play. There are time where I would be able to finish the course in four hours. There are time when it is quite longer. There is good news though, the marshals are on top of informing and speeding up the slower players. When you sign for their e-mail list, they offer specials that cannot be beat in Orange County.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Solid Course

I've been going to Meadowlark for a bit over 2 years now, and it never disappoints. The greens and fairways are good enough for the price, and the layout of the course is great. The people are very friendly, and you can get a really cheap twilight round on the weekends. It's never overly crowded.

One complaint I have is that the course can get backed up on hole 7. For whatever reason, this intimidating par 3 seems to slow the pace of play down a bit. Piece of advice: on hole7, always club up. The wind swirls on that hole like Amen Corner at Augusta. It plays like 180 or so, which is usually a 6/7 iron for me. But this weekend, I took a 5 iron, hit it flush, and it still went in the water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

first and last probably lol

May be the last time i beat my son...he did well today....84 but somehow i pulled off an 83 but that don't matter. If he does win some day I believe I win too. so much fun getting out with your boy on days like this....priceless.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow

Nice course and layout. Course is short and wide open. Played on a Sunday and pace was slow. I wish the marshals would’ve punched the slow groups along. 60 bucks a bit steep for the value but I’d play again during the week when it may be cheaper and pace may be a bit faster.

Decent experience

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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