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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.2
Amenities
4.1
81.4%
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116 out of 141 reviews
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6631 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6631 yards 72.3 133
Blue 72 6243 yards 70.4 129
White 72 5780 yards 68.0 124
White (W) 72 5780 yards 73.6 129
Gold 72 4945 yards 68.5 119
Scorecard for Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/133 343 196 501 210 379 386 451 500 300 3266 409 173 509 139 432 376 393 370 543 3344 6610
Blue M: 70.7/129 W: 76.4/136 330 167 470 174 367 362 435 477 285 3067 389 150 479 124 417 362 384 351 528 3184 6251
Tournament M: 68.5/123 W: 78.3/140 309 135 441 174 353 322 414 467 266 2881 368 127 470 97 417 349 332 323 503 2986 5867
White M: 68.3/123 W: 73.8/130 309 135 441 140 353 322 414 467 266 2847 368 127 470 97 360 349 332 323 503 2929 5776
Gold M: 63.9/114 W: 68.9/119 256 108 353 91 293 278 353 415 242 2389 303 80 424 81 314 300 275 289 431 2497 4886
Handicap 15 11 5 13 7 9 1 3 17 6 16 8 18 2 4 14 12 10
Par 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1962) Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986) Lee E. Schmidt (1998) Brian Curley (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.0
141 Reviews (141)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 16
Dinner 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 17
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 18
Locals 18
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
Convenient to the City 18
Worth the Drive 16

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5.0
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First Time @ RBI! Loved it.

Absolutely worth the premium to play such an immaculately maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A very Nice Setting

I played RBI three times paying greens fees ranging from $52 to $89 (GolfNow was $65) A cart comes with the fees. Carts have GPS but no cooler. Beverage cart service is available. I found the course to be a very pleasant experience with one caveat; pace of play. Round 1 was 4 hours, round 2 4.5 and round 3 5 hours. The course’s layout and cart policy can lead to a slow start. Hole 1 is cart path only, 2 is a par 3, 3 a par 4 and 4 a par3. It can back up. My last round was slow due to the foursome in front of us. The course is in good shape with some places where some work needs to be done. I was told they had an unusually wet and cool winter. I thoughts the greens were in very good shape. A little bumpy in places but no bare spots. If you are staying at the Inn, bring the clubs. Guest rate is $75 during the week (if you cannot access GolfNow. Higher on weekends). I really enjoyed the setting and the weather was excellent. Pleasant course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Picturesque

Beautiful course set into the hills of northeast San Diego. Tee boxes clean but ground was hard to place tee into.. Busy day as men’s club was delayed in finishing. Tee times were pushed back. Starters seemed a little confused as to who was supposed to tee off and when. No player assistants to keep the pace of play moving. Round got a little too long. but when you’re on vacation, from the midwest in March, you’re grateful for 72 degrees! Most of the fairways had shown some effects from winter but not overly concerning. I’d play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

For the first time playing the course I surprised on how well kept it was. The driving range could use some work. You can’t hit a driver at all if you are a long hitter like myself. They just Aerated the greens but they still rolled pretty nice. Can’t imagine what it will be like in the coming months.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great expectations

5 hour round. Carts not allowed anywhere on the course (which was unnecessary on most of the holes) which meant club selection erratic. Will not be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

slower than slow

Booked my round at Rancho Bernardo a few months ago for a place to play while on a trip from Arizona. To start off the course is lacking any signs for bag drop, Pro Shop etc. The staff in the Pro shop was rude like we were interrupting him. The starter goes over the course rules like we need to be sure we play on pace. Our foursome waited on all 18 holes. We NEVER saw a Marshall. The round was just under five hours and we were lucky to finish. The greens were terrible, bumpy like putting on a washboard. We did however see the beverage cart at least 20 times. We stayed for dinner which was very tasty but the service was not to the standard a resort like Rancho Bernardo should be. I would never recommend this course to anyone. It is a shame that such a nice course is so poorly managed. Play somewhere else if you are looking for an enjoyable day on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a beautiful setting....

This course was perfect from the word go! I thought I was at a Country Club! Gorgeous!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play can be very slow here.

Some days the pace of play is fine. Some days it is not. The course is really nice. Staff is really nice, but on the wrong day the pace of play is very very slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Course

I made a tee time at 1:20 in order to use one of my VIP discount certificates. That made the greens fee much more palatable. I live in MA but visit my sister in San Diego a few times a year. Rancho Bernardo is close by, so I decided to play it. The course was in good shape, and the greens rolled well, although I had a really hard time reading them. There was an outing going out at the same time, so they sent us out on 13, which worked out well, as we ended up playing the round in about 3 hours. The course is not too tight or long, but there are a few hazards out there. I probably hit driver more often than I should, and that cost me some strokes, as well as my troubles on and around the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

San Diego treasure

Once you find the course entrance, it is a local treasure. We played a weekday round at 7:40 am and had nothing but clear sailing. Played in 3.5 hours, almost unheard of in this area. Course was in pristine condition and a very fair test of golf. Enjoy it if you get the chance!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee.time not honored

Did not honor our Golfnow tee time. We booked the first tee time. When we arrived and checked in at the.pro shop we we're told we had ben moved to later tee time. No apology. I expected a little better customer service from such a nice resort. It will definitely impact my decision to play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Definitely worth a shot

Great track for the money. In great shape. A good amount of risk/reward shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Gem at a San Diego resort

My wife and I had an 8:30 tee time and enjoyed a beautiful morning on the golf course. The course is well-maintained, very fair yet challenging. The toughest holes for us were #10 and #18. Staff was very friendly and offered compliments to my wife after one witnessed her approach shot on #9 as shown on the attached video.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

outstanding greens, slow play

Fun layout with greens in excellent shape. Best I've played on in a while. Played on the 4th of July, so expected it to be busy. But when we got to the 2nd hole (a par 3) there where 5 groups on the hole including ours. It was a 30+ minute wait on that tee. Insane for a course of this caliber. Things didn't start to open up until the last couple of holes on the front. Despite the brutally slow pace of play it was a fun day and I will definitely play there again. Just not on a holiday!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but bad service

Course was good. The staff was rude and botched my time then tried to charge me more money.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course - Great People

This is an excellent golf course. Challenging enough but not too much. Great friendly staff. Beautiful setting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout in the mountains

Very enjoyable round.
The fairways have brown patches due to winter conditions. The greens are great with shuttle breaks. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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