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3.8
450 Reviews (450)
5 Stars
182
4 Stars
191
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
79.1%
Recommend this course
404 out of 450 reviews
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3.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
70.6%
Recommend this course
24 out of 34 reviews
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3.8
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 56 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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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

3.8
450 Reviews (450)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Tale of Two Courses

This course has a fantastic layout, which is challenging for advanced players yet quite playable for the beginner. The fairways and greens were in good shape with plenty of grass. The greens rolled at a medium to slow pace. The tee boxes were level, but they were beginning to aerate them on the day we were there. The rough on the other hand was in horrible shape. The majority of the rough was either nothing but dirt or weeds. It was like playing two different courses as it related to conditions. The practice facility is great with grass tees and a large chipping area. Even though the rough is in bad shape, I would definitely play here again. Great course with friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Honest Review

I like to break down parts of the experience.

1. Clubhouse/Staff: Easy check-in. The guy in the pro shop was nice and no issuse checking in. The starter was funny and asked if we had any course questions.

2: Course/Pace of Play: Course was in good shape for where the course is located. It's hot up there, so don't expect plush fairways. The fairways are more than playable, and people who complain about the fairways during the summer months in SD are just fools. The greens need a lot of work. Very patchy, dead grass and patchwork. San traps had dirt, just a little hard-packed, but you can get your club under it. The pace of play was very respectable. Couple hole we waited an extra min, but never really slowed you down. Overall, if you play the correct tee, then you should enjoy the course.

Issues: started at 1 and was told cart girl was working. 18 holes and did not see her once. Did not make us very happy. There were plenty of tee times on the course in front of us and behind. Maybe the course needs to understand people do golf at twilight times too. Water stations are non-existent. Its dam hot out there and no cart girl makes it a long dry day of you have no water. Come on management, you need to put a water cooler every 4 holes in this heat.

Overall: For $40 bucks at twilight its a fun course to play. Has a great challenge from all tee boxes, if you play the correct one. Bring some extra balls, the course gets tight in a couple of places. I would play the course again, as well recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

But not for a beginning golfer
As a +1 GHIN, I found it challenging from back tees. Definitely must use yardage book as staff will tell you often.
Greens a bit slow this day, about 8-9.
But interesting layout, lots hazards fronting greens, especially par 5's !! Very few will try to reach in 2, me included.
Quiet course, hot this day with temps in high 80's.
Staff great. For my wife, restroom on course was challenge with drinking so much water on hot day. Other than clubhouse, Restrooms near #2 green, #12-13 tees. So ladies plan accordingly if you can.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

RUDE STAFF

The last time I played this course was about eight years ago, couldn't remember why it took me so long to come back... I was quickly reminded why.

Guy in pro shop yelled at me for attempting to fill up the ice chest that was provided on the cart from the ice machine, not sure why? When I ask where to fill it up he said the bar, but that it wasn't open until noon, so that didn't help.

But the worst part of the course was the crabby old lady they have for a marshal, up our butts during the entire round for slow play, mind you there was no one around us and the only reason we fell behind for a moment was when we went to get a hot dog. After using the phone on course to order two dogs you have to go way off course to get to the snack shack and they didn't even have them ready? Go figure! And then you get yelled at by the some old hag!

Later in the round she rolled up while I was putting and I simply made a roll of my hand to politely tell her to "hit the road" and she yelled at me stating "Sir! You are way out of line to point your finger at me!" It was hilarious, this course used to be private and wishes it still was, but it isn't, so deal with it. Especially considering that for the San Diego area this is easily considered the middle of nowhere and hard to get to.

You couldn't pay me to come back. I suggest you do the same with so many quality options in the area.

Outside of all of this, the course is ok.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Going downhill

Unfortunately this course is, like Rancho California golf club, going downhill. Fairways are merely ok but the collars around the greens are spotty. Greens are a mixed lt due to unrepaired ball marks. A couple of years ago I thought this was a course I would really enjoy though the price was pretty spendy but now, even with a good rate it is not worth the drive. Too bad.

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

wish it were closer

really fun course - opened as a private club, now open to us and when it started, it must of been great. They are working on the water features but does not detract from a challenge: tight tee shot and blind lay-ups are terrific fun and a break from up and back routing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

really enjoy this course

what it was and what it is - you gotta enjoy the value of a private club gone public. This isn't a hundred dollar a round course only because it isn't - IF they charged that, everything would be perfect. They don't and it is not, but the layout is a challenge and enjoyable and attractive and that is good enough for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

What a awesome course

Love the course , staff was very friendly and helpful. Very challenging but playable will play any time. Very beautiful layout the starter gave us tips on how to play the course that help make playing there fun . Only thing they need to do is make sure the directions to the tee box are plentiful. Kind of got confused where to go. Other than that we had a great time. Thank you !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring your sledgehammer

I really enjoy this course. Lots of beautiful, interesting and difficult holes. But...the greens are horribly slow. Literally the slowest I’ve ever played. The grass on the greens was in good shape & didn’t appear to be overly long.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice track

The course is in good condition the greens are excellent and hold very well it’s starting to dry out a little summers here but overall very nice experience

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better.

The course is a great test of golf, makes you hit every club in your bag. The course conditions are much better. Greens were a little slow but in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

was thinking of membership

beautiful course great trac staff is great but the pace of play was stupid I will play again but only during the week. I left after 9 holes and went and played another course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shape

Course is almost back to it's old self. Great job to get the greens in shape!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Course was in excellent condition. Weather was awesome. Could not ask for more.

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
Previously Played

Best condition for thr past 15 YEARS

Great shap. 90 %of greens atr the same roll and prime condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful place

Very fun with some challenging carries and narrow greens.. Greens a bit rough on the front nine; better on back. Really nice bar and good margs!

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