Mt. Woodson Golf Club

4.3546941176 4.4 stars from 5 (488)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5764 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 16422 N Woodson Dr, Ramona, California 92065, San Diego County
  • (760) 788-3555
  • (760) 788-3565
  • www.mtwoodsongolfclub.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Lee E. Schmidt (1991), Brian Curley (1991)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Country Club attire. Collared Shirt required. Shorts are acceptable. Denim not preferred.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5764 yards 69.0 133
Blue (W) 70 5764 yards 74.5 138
White 70 5399 yards 67.3 129
White (W) 70 5399 yards 72.2 134
Gold 70 4642 yards 63.9 113
Gold (W) 70 4642 yards 68.2 122
Red (W) 70 4229 yards 65.0 116
Red 70 4229 yards 63.1 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 488 Reviews
5 stars:
190
4 stars:
232
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

454 out of 481 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mlocke782's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played 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


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


"WEDNESDAY BUT THIS SLOW?"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WOODSON HAS AN INTERESTING LAYOUT AND IS IN DECENT SHAPE BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR A NEARLY 5HOUR ROUND ON A WEDNESDAY ESP. WITH NO TOURNAMENTS OR CLUB OUTINGS. WHERE IS THE MARSHALL TO KEEP GOLFERS MOVING?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome day at Mt. Woodson"


Linda1961's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course if very challenging and you must play target golf. The course conditions were outstanding and the greens were fast. The best shape I've played on in a long time. Unfortunately it was a little chilly (for San Diego), but we still had a blast. Can't wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Thurmanjohnson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a Treat"


Sportnlyf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've long enjoyed playing Mt. Woodson and it is always a treat that my out-of-town guests look forward to. The greens have healed nicely from being punched and the tee boxes and fairways were fine. They are in the process of adding very good quality sand to some of the bunkers, but have many to go to complete the job. As a senior golfer who has lost some distance, I appreciate the fact that the white tees are placed so that all greens can be reached in regulation. The staff was friendly and the menu plus full bar in the "Stony Mountain Grille was above expectation. .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great target golf course"


drinkerk277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course because it makes you reach into your bag and use a variety of shots and clubs. I always enjoy my round, the views are amazing, and the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great holes Great views"


u155394296's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I, visiting from New England, played this course for the first time a couple of days ago. He is a 9, and I am a 16. I am used to playing a long (for women) 5600 course with 134 slope so I thought that I could handle White Tees 5400 yards with the same slope. Not true, particularly on the back nine where I was faced with a number of long carries, many into the wind and/or uphill. One hole, #12, was impossible for me to reach the fairway. Next time I’ll play from the Golds.

That being said, we loved the course. It has great views of boulder-strewn mountains and vistas with few houses. Most sounds were birds and wind in the trees (or other golfers cursing a duck hook). No hole is dull, and the variety of elevation changes keeps the golfer on his or her toes. My husband was challenged just fine with the Blue/5764 yards; there were a number of holes which he chose not to use a driver to provide a good approach shot. Accuracy is really important and a missed green can be penalizing. Greens have challenges has well and are well-maintained.

Terrific price value. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Target golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is shorter but challenging. It helps to know your iron distances. Lots of elevation changes.

Course was in great shape. The person at the check in warned me to keep my driver in the bag on most holes. Good advice. The course is very playable if you don't get too wild.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


drgould1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses for beauty and layouts that I love to play. Wish the greens were a little faster.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Thurmanjohnson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

short but challenging. greens recently punched but in great shape. great value. I will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000178532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Challenging yet playable and being from the east coast the views and terrain were awesome. Would love to play it again to understand course better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Although short, fun and challenging layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is short on yardage but it requires a lot of accurate shots. Otherwise, you'll be penalized by many lost balls. The layout is fun and interesting. There are beautiful views on most holes. I gave it a low condition score because the day that we played was shortly after all the greens were dressed. GolfNow should have warned us before prepaying.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointed after reading reviews"


dwaddle's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Firstly, a driving range is listed but instead there was a net to hit into if you buy balls from the pro shop. Both practice greens were sanded and unusable. When my wife and I were about to hit on the first tee, the pro shop guy came running out to stop us and advised that the front nine was closed due to maintenance and we would have to play back nine twice. The layout was interesting with nice views from elevated tees; however, we found the overall conditions lacking. The rough on the narrow fairways consisted of hard dirt with severe slopes which meant that any ball, even slightly off the fairway, would bounce into lost-ball territory. Based on our experience that day we are confounded by the 5 star rating on golfnow.

In frustration, we left after nine holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2018

Hello, our staff at Mt. Woodson are surprised and disappointed to hear that you did not have a five star experience here at our golf course. Sounds like you came on a week when we were aerating. That should have been communicated to you, and I believe our rates were lowered due to the inconvenience. The course is currently in great shape and we hope you'll come back again to better experience what all of our awesome customers are raving about!



billy3bogey's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000008055611's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000008119265's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice course to challenge your game, conditions were good but the fairways were lacking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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