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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 7165 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.5
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
I 71 7165 yards 75.5 142
II 71 6641 yards 73.1 137
Combinacion 71 6340 yards 71.9 134
III 71 6117 yards 70.7 133
III (W) 71 6117 yards 76.5 142
IV (W) 71 5257 yards 71.6 129
Scorecard for Escondido Golf & Lake Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tee I M: 75.5/142 415 482 182 582 209 465 405 356 573 3669 187 597 426 348 494 252 430 167 595 3496 7165
Tee II M: 73.1/137 383 443 161 554 189 430 362 338 536 3396 173 574 400 330 449 214 403 154 548 3245 6641
Combo M: 71.9/134 383 398 161 535 189 393 362 338 488 3247 173 510 400 330 420 180 378 154 548 3093 6340
Tee III M: 70.7/133 W: 76.5/142 354 398 151 535 173 393 331 321 488 3144 163 510 356 300 420 180 378 141 525 2973 6117
Tee IV M: 66.8/126 314 338 132 492 139 357 290 261 447 2770 121 423 267 274 387 140 316 121 438 2487 5257
IV W: 71.6/129 314 338 132 492 139 357 290 261 447 2770 121 423 267 274 387 140 316 121 438 2487 5257
Handicap 13 1 15 7 17 3 11 9 5 18 2 12 10 4 14 8 16 6
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 9 7 17 3 15 1 11 13 5 16 6 14 12 4 18 2 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Champions Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2006) Beau Welling (2006) Roy Bechtol (2006) Roy Bechtol

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Escondido is Top Notch

Escondido is by far the nicest course I have ever played. The course layout is tough for a high handicap guy like me but still enjoyable. The entire course is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is so courteous that I felt like royalty.

A truly magical experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

This course was an unexpected treat!

I have driven by the outer wall of the Escondido Golf & Lake Club many times. The Tuscan-themed rock wall and the smattering of visible houses hint there is more to the property than what you see from the road. What I found blew me away. This review is about the course, not so much the amenities. Fazio had a lot to work with here. Rolling land, creeks, and live oaks. He did a masterful job of routing this course to take advantage of it. The fairways are wide, the greens are well protected, and mistakes are costly. The course was in perfection condition. The greens roll true and quick. Every hole was fun to play. The scenery of the course left me speechless many times. Not a lot of views; its just each hole has attributes that can be appreciated by a discerning player. Service is top-shelf and the Smoke Shack cook at the 10th hole was engaging and funny. This is a private course and play with a member is required. Where there is a will there is a way for non-members. Worth every bit to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best course in the Hill Country

I have played here a few times and I am always impressed by the conditions and the hospitality. I was at the resort for a party and we were lucky enough to play 2 rounds. If you play in July....it is HOT. There was a small wind but the weather is absolutly draining. I was exhausted after the round. There are tons of water stops on the course and you will use them. Staying hydrated is a must,

The course is long and FAST!! I hit a drive on #4 that went over 350. I am not a long hitter but got massive roll out of the fairways. If you have ever played off zoysia you will understand. This course requires accuracy off the tee and a daft short game. The par 3's are challenging, and the greens are as fast as I have ever putted on.

If you get the chance to play....do it! It is the best in the Hill Country.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

This is about as luxurious as it gets in the Hill Country

We had the opportunity to spend the day at Escondido, known to be one of the Hill Country's most exclusive and opulent clubs. Unlike some of the other area clubs built around the time of the economic downturn like nearby Summit Rock, pretty much all the facilities are built out here, and conceptualized extremely well. Each facility is better than the next, and the locker room is a sight to behold.

Service is off-the-charts good. It's also one of these "no tipping" clubs, and staff is at your beck-and-call throughout your day. We had coffees delivered out to us, before I left they shined my shoes, and valeted and cleaned my car.

So how's the course? It's a Fazio design that is a little more mellow compared to some more up-and-down Hill Country designs. It's very much a club-feel with a compact and easy to walk routing with no holes that will really kill you. The finishing holes are really good and the 18th is a tough par 5 that plays along a river tee-to-green.

But as good as the course is, it's the overall experience here that is going to blow you away. It's dues are priced among the top country clubs in Texas and there are some state icons who are members here. Suffice to say, chances are you can't afford to join here but anytime you're invited out, do not pass up the opportunity. There is also a Dave Pelz Scoring School held here at various times of the year, a popular way for non-members to get inside the gates.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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