A view from a tee at Warner Springs Ranch
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3.0
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
56.3%
Recommend this course
62 out of 96 reviews
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2.5
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
2.8
25.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 4 reviews
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3.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.5
57.1%
Recommend this course
8 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6775 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.8
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Warner Springs Ranch Resort Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Rainville (1965) Cary Bickler (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2017 #24) (2016 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2016 #19)

Reviews

3.0
96 Reviews (96)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Patio Dining 8
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
A Weekend Splurge 7
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice fairways and greens

Had a great time fairways and greens were very well maintained very scenic and beautiful enjoyed my round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Course closed

We drove 85 miles, to try a mountain course. Golf Now booked us for Monday 27th. The course is only open Thursday to Sunday. 170 miles, a day wasted, and Golf Now has my money, as they made me pre pay.
There were some staff on had, but they would not let us walk the course!
I will wait and see if my review is read!
Gordon Mc

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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Commented on 03/14/2020

Have you contacted GolfNow about this? They are very good about dealing with compalints.
They will probably offer you some kind of credit. They have done that for me in the past.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stay away

Host at club house was extremely rude. Played in full and booked through golfnow. Host was rude about paying fees for cart rental when it was included in the booking with golf now. I had proof it was included in the price, host didn't care. First time playing this course, will never play again. For the drive out to Warner Springs, course not worth it. Extremely dry conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Cart fee

They now charge a $10 per player cart fee even though the tee time reservation clearly states cart included, I guess they don't want you to know that until you get all the way out there.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Correction to My Previous Review

THe frequency of play should be a few time a week, not twice a year.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course, Friendly, Really Good Food

The review on 9/01/2019 by wgonyea is REALLY questionable. There is NO way he/she spent $90 for a round for two at GolfNow for this course.....usually we pay $17 each but have seen up to $31 on Sunday. Perhaps this person has another reason for being so high on San Vicente, a nice course but priced closer to his/her $45 per person rate.

The people at Warner Springs are so nice, EVERYONE is friendly and professional, from the Pro Shop to the chef/cook and servers. The greens are slower than some others as they have been reseeding and aerating and holding off on mowing as often. The fairways are fast, though, and often a little narrow for my errant drive. :-) Overall, this is a fun course with a couple of really challenging holes (Number 11)! When we discovered WS in late Spring, we just kept coming back, same time every Friday, same routine, have breakfast and play. Warner Springs is like our own country club, except there are no food/beverage minimums!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible condition of course

We came to this course due to other reviews of it being in great shape. I don't know what others were talking about. We were going to play 36 holes. When we got there the pro shop guy went into a rant about Golf Now and how they shouldn't have had our tee time available and how the course would only be getting the cart fee. Ridiculous. The course is in terrible shape. The greens were way over grown. You literally couldn't get the ball to roll even downhill without way overhitting it. Greens are diseased as well and a good portion of the rough was way over grown. It was a joke. We left after 3 holes and went to San Vicente and played 36 holes and I thoroughly encourage others who are headed out east of San Diego to play SV instead. Warner Springs is a goat ranch with poor service. They don't even try. Will never come back. Spent about $90 for a twosome and we left in disgust without trying to continue past hole 3. Don't waste your time or money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

A nice quiet round

Worth the drive... A nice location for a golf course away from everyone. We have the course by ourselves on a hot Saturday morning (except for a group at the 18th), so pace of play was great. The tee box, fareways and greens are OK for SoCal summer and for the price. Lots of wild turkey and cayotes around the area. Not much challenge for single digit handicap but we have a blast.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course come-back

After a one year hiatus due to poor course conditions, I decided to give WSRR another try after hearing that the course was on the rebound.

I was pleasantly surprised at the improvement. Fairways were very good, the rough was mowed to a manageable height and the greens are now rolling true again. Granted, they aren't as fast as the old days before the sale but they are much faster than one year ago.

The beauty and wildlife haven't changed so give it a try.

Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

much improved

they've made good strides toward improvement,,,greens are much better...constant mowing of fairways...rough is pretty rough in places...layout has always been great...there's no "sameness" to these holes, each one is a separate adventure....interesting wildlife, I've seen coyote,bobcat,wild turkey, & eagles....mark & don are always accommodating in the clubhouse....keep up the good work

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fairways ruf

Overall nice course need to trim ruffs shorter too tall. Greens were very well maintained.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need more maintenance staff.

The rough was jungle like and while the tiny crew is trying to cope with that, the grass in the fairways continues to grow and some fairways will be like normal rough soon. The owner refuses to invest in staff and equipment to keep this course decently maintained. It’s only worth playing when there are hot deals. Would be a great course if the owner wasn’t such a cheapskate and hired more staff and hired a qualified greens superintendent!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Last round of the year

Booked this round to get one last round in for the year. The course is very nice the staff is very friendly. The only draw back is there is not a snack shop, they do have a grill (more of a restaurant) but not a place to pick up snacks and beverages, fortunately there is a gas station with a store next to the parking lot. Overall had a great time as we we're the only ones on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mow the fairways

Staff was friendly as could be. However I would have to guess the course hasn’t been mowed in weeks. No exaggeration that we struggled finding balls in the fairways. It was irresponsible to charge me to charge me to play in these conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs mowing

I was told the golf course crew was short a few workers

Entire course needed to be cut!!!!!!

Greens are much better than last year or so

When the course is cut it will be enjoyable for many golfers

Needs a little Care!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is in poor condition

Was very disappointed with the condition of the course.......and was diappointed with golfnow.....cost too much for the quality of the course......would not recommend!!!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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