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3.9
420 Reviews (420)
5 Stars
175
4 Stars
177
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
83.0%
Recommend this course
381 out of 420 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.1%
Recommend this course
19 out of 26 reviews
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3.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.3%
Recommend this course
45 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6850 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.6
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The Golf Club of California
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 6850 yards 73.6 143
Blue 72 6497 yards 72.0 136
White 72 6083 yards 69.9 130
Red (W) 72 5337 yards 72.1 134
Scorecard for Golf Club
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: 74.0/139 383 548 372 399 156 593 189 449 445 3534 528 391 334 413 504 370 185 436 230 3391 6925
Black/Blue M: 72.9/134 363 509 372 369 156 563 189 423 419 3363 509 391 334 404 504 370 185 408 230 3335 6698
Blue M: 72.0/132 363 509 367 369 138 563 171 423 419 3322 509 366 315 404 483 348 164 408 183 3180 6502
Blue/White M: 70.7/129 340 509 367 333 138 528 171 398 387 3171 493 366 293 373 483 348 138 408 183 3085 6256
White M: 69.8/126 340 487 340 333 130 528 140 398 387 3083 493 347 293 373 474 326 138 389 166 2999 6082
Red W: 72.5/135 322 451 306 287 107 448 107 349 362 2739 370 326 268 328 429 299 108 343 145 2616 5355
Gold/Red W: 70.4/131 241 451 278 287 85 390 107 292 362 2493 370 326 236 294 429 299 108 322 100 2484 4977
Gold W: 68.5/124 241 380 278 250 85 390 104 292 332 2352 350 295 236 294 375 247 99 322 100 2318 4670
Handicap 13 5 11 9 17 1 15 7 3 10 14 6 2 8 18 16 4 12
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 3 7 13 15 1 17 5 9 12 8 10 2 4 14 18 6 16

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
420 Reviews (420)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
19th Hole Scenic Views 22
Patio Dining 21
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 51
Bunkers 50
Elevation Changes 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 51
Locals 38
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 38
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 54
In the 'Burbs 21
Convenient to the City 9

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

GolfNow didn’t disclose the green is aerification.

When we booked the Tee Time on GolfNow, it didn’t disclose the green is punched and sanded. We felt it is a huge letdown. The green fee we. Paid for this round is NOT worthwhile. We believe we are entitled for refund!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Has so much potential

The course was a little chewed up and dry but greens were in excellent condition. Staff was a little gruff, we just didn't get a friendly vibe from them. We asked about food when we checked in (7:30am) and was told by pro shop that no food was available, just the coffee in the shop.

Got out on the course, it's a gettable, but challenging track (i'm an 18 handicap, so YMMV).

The amenities on the course were SPARSE. For a high-desert course, there was only one water cooler on the entire course. Saw the cart girl twice (once each 9), which is when we learned that, indeed there was a snack bar with food, drinks, etc.

Got stuck behind a 3-some that wouldn't let our 4-some through, so we waited a lot, but still got around in 4.5 hours.

I will say, we had a group of members behind us that were some of the nicest guys we've met. Never pressed us, never hit in to us and had a good chat while waiting for our shots.

There were marshal's on the course, but as far as we could tell they never pressed the group to speed up, probably because they weren't that far behind schedule.

The clubhouse is beautiful, the course is a little chewed up, but OK. If they can fix the staff friendliness and the fairways, this would be a great excursion. Overall an OK experience, but probably wouldn't play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course continues tp deteriorate

This started as a top condition course. We have played it several times over the years and the condition of the fairways gets worse every time. We hadn't played here in 2 years and were told by staff that things were better. BIG NOT...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A great find!

Our first time playing this course and it was an adventure. Each hole had its challenges and we were given an informative brochure with tips for each hole and some humour too. We had a great time and would highly recommend this course. Mark and Jim in the pro shop were extremely helpful.

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

Nice round in April

So really happy we found this place. Tough course but overall in good shape. Pace of play was quite slow unfortunately, staff were very good. Vistas from various hole were beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

punched

The fairways were punched a little. Probably a week or so ago. Tee boxes as well, but not a big problem. Plays much easier from the whites. Very hard course, tricky greens but a beautiful course. Hate #9. Never get in position to go for that green. Shot 40 on the B9, so that helped the ride home.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

wet fairways

With all the rain we've had, I'm surprised it wasn't more soggy in the fairways. Cart path only made this course extremely long since the cart paths are usually not very near the fairways. Only had to lift, clean and replace a few times. This course holds the rain better than most. Great greens, which means they will probably be aerating soon. Always a pleasure playing this difficult but fair course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course in good shape green from all the recent rains.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great challenge for my level of play

I am a 20+ handicapper. The fairways are pretty tight, and there is a lot of OB throughout the course. Deffinately need to keep it in the fairway or close to it. Greens have been under repair, but they are in great shape. I will definitely come back to this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, loved this course

The course was in great condition, fairways, bunkers and greens all lovely. The layout is fantastic with lots of twists and bends and elevation, one of the more interesting golf courses I have played in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

Always my favorite course. Last two times out the greens have been patchy. Hope they consider putting some effort into getting them back in shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good layout good price

The golf club of California is a good layout with a lot of fun holes. The course was in very good condition considering the large amounts of rain we have had lately. There wasn’t much stuff around but the ones I did talk to were very and friendly. The halfway house could have some better amenities

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Greens are still inconsistant

I haven't played in over a year due to #1 green being lost. It has been repaired, although still in rough shape.
The course is in really good shape, bunkers are maintained, fairways are rolling fast, it's just the greens, they are the worst greens in all of north county..Besides being very slow, some are patchy and inconsistent from one to the next. It's too bad I love the layout and the feel of the amenities, but until the greens become more playable, I will only play at a discount price.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Worth the weekend price

5 1/2 hour round; most greens were diseased and some had tractor/tire tracks in some areas; $60 price; cart lost power on hole 16? Not worth the money to play the course. The staff and cart person were very nice! Other than that, we were not happy at all.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bumpy Greens

Love this course, the layout is superior to those in the area. But what is going on with the greens? Very bumpy and shoddy, especially on the front 9. Granted, we played like crap, but the greens didn't help. And we lost a few balls in the leaves on the fairways. Reminds me of the old Fallbrook Course. Lots of work going on around the course. Hope some of it is done to the greens. They need TLC. Still one of my favorite courses even though I feel like I went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson after it's over.

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