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4.0
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
94.0%
Recommend this course
70 out of 77 reviews
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3.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
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3
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0
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0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Executive
Par 62
Length 4493 yards
Slope 98
Rating 61.1
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El Cariso Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1977
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
77 Reviews (77)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Darn near unplayable

Course was not in the condition it was first time played. I expect rough but this was beyond . Every golfer I spoke with had issue with course and them mowing created an even worse environment.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

It is what it is

It is a fun little course, but pace of play can be super slow and the regulars blast music from there carts

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Hello justimd. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Playing a good round of golf

Pace was a little slow because I was by myself but the threesome asked if I wanted to join them which was nice of them ,and the pace was not a factor anymore.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course

Nice course, on the short side but fun. A few of the holes can be interesting with narrow fairways and blind tee shots. All around a great value and fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I've played all over California and this course is a hidden gem!!!
Saturday play...no wait, no slow play, wide open course.

What a great experience!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice executive course

This is a nice executive course. It offers par 3 and par 4 holes. The layout is interesting and there are sand traps, water features, doglegs, and some elevation changes. Greens are in good shape. It's a good place to work on your short game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Changes with the course!

Been playing here for years and not sure what new management came through...but the course was great! Blue tees were actually placed at the back of the tee box where they should be. The greens were rolling very smooth with no dead/dry spots. And the pace of play was very quick (it was a very hot day with less people out on the course). But overall one of my best rounds/experience with El Cariso in the past 5-10 years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Executive Course

I hadn't played in three months, and just wanted to knock off some rust. For late summer, I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of the course. The greens were in good shape, and held approach shots well.

This is an executive course, but I ended up using every club in my bag. If you play the blue tees, many of the par 3s are 180+ yards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time @ El Cariso

Had a great time , & met a great dude. I’ll be back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Staff!!!

I havent played at El Cariso in years and honestly had no plans on returning. My brother booked a tee time this past weekend and we had a great time. For starters, there was a tournament that was going on right before our tee time so I was expecting a long round and a super late tee off. That was not the case at all, the front desk staffer was great in getting everyone out quickly and keeping everything in order. That really made the start to the round pleasant. Once we got out, everything moved pretty well and the course was kept up nicely, the beverage cart girl made multiple trips by us on both the front and back nine. The greens were rolling nice and it was a nice fun round of golf. I will certainly put El Cariso back on my list of fun courses to visit for a quick round of weekend golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Restaurant staff gets an A+ pro shop staff gets a C minus, they need to be a little more in tune with people that they do not know and stop showing favoritism to people that come to the course more often, my friend and I felt that we were pushed in line due to the fact of favoritism which should not be done on a public course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Course was in OK shape, some of the greens had been punched again. Many fairways sparse on grass, but then again it is a public course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Saturday challenge

Wind, water hazards, Narrow fairways with drop off on one side made this course a fun challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

An average, yet pleasant outing

I like this course because of its low par and low slope, which means my wife can actually drive the greens on some of the par 4s. She's not fond of the 500+ par 5s on the courses I prefer to play, but this is a great course where we can both have fun and no one gets frustrated. The greens are pretty unpredictable this winter (slow and you really have to under-read the breaks), but it's just a steady, low-key outing time and again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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Commented on 03/18/2019

Hello craigmantra, thank you for taking the time to review our course, El Cariso and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will continue to see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you and your wife had a smooth round, friendly experience and ultimately great time with us, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Goodfor a public course

Fun day, putting surfaces in good condition. Majority of the sand bunkers were raked. That is good for a public course

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