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3.5
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
74.8%
Recommend this course
73 out of 93 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
14 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
70.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 27 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 56
Length 2396 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1959
Golf Season Year round
Architect Art Saprico

Rentals/Services

Carts No
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.5
93 Reviews (93)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Beginners 11
Walkers 11
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course!

Rancho Carlsbad is a great course for us. Par 3s the whole way but still challenging! The landscape is gorgeous...trees and hills everywhere makes for good shade & lovely views.
The staff is always friendly and accommodating...looking forward to our next visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Not for true Golfers

This course is a beginners course. Very short and easy. If you want to take your kids out for some fun, this is the course to do so. If you are expecting to have any sort of challenge, dont go here. Beginners! Beginners! Beginners!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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Commented on 10/13/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
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 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Tight fairways & Minigolf greens

Don’t get me wrong. This is a fun course and relaxed environment. But don’t come here if you’re a stuffy golfer or someone who needs pure silence on the course - you share it with foot golf (soccer) players as well (the orange flags are their holes) so abandon the idea.

Two bad spots:

1. The greens keepers 100% need to get their upkeep on with the tee boxes. Clumpy, sandy and way too uneven.

2. The greens are (maybe all but a few) like that one ant hill hole (minor exaggeration I promise) at a mini-golf course. So either putt short or slam it in to hole and hit the flagstick for a “COVID-19” acceptable putt because a miss will cost you dearly as you watch your nice “on in one” green shot turn into a bogey as your putt rolls down to the fringe.

So, if you live near by - enjoy. If not, try somewhere nearby else for sure That is until they tidy up the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun executive course

Wonder staff that sets a fun feeling on arrival This is a casual course with all par 3s. Greens are in great shape. Tee box take a beating but they are rotated to provide a chance at a decent area to hit from but definitely could use help. Delicious food truck and good selection of beers. Highly recommend this if you are looking for casual, short golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Should be a nine hole

It’s a great course but to close together. The staff is amazing. It’s a good course for a quick scramble or a beginner

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Hello and 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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent

Super short, decent greens, could be a few bucks cheaper

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hi Ryian, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad course

This course is way over priced for what you are getting and never plan to play golf there again. For a par three course i was expecting at least one decent fairway but there just wasnt. The carts are way over priced for the thpe of course you are playing. Over half the holes are less than 85 yards and just isnt the course to go to. There are so many better par three courses that dont cost as much and play way better. Ive never been to a course where you drive backwards to get to the next tee box but today i did. Overall would not golf here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/09/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are very important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A flat piece of crap!

This shouldn’t even be called a golf course. There is no elevation change the entire time. And the hole locations are basically right on top of the next tee box. Another huge problem is the greens resemble more of a mini-put green in the sense that they are miniature and shaped like a freaking dome.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi Joshua, thank you for taking the time to review your round with us! We are sorry to see that you did not enjoy the layout of the course. It is always our goal to work on making the necessary changes to improve upon our golfers overall experience with us and will make sure to use your comments as guidance in doing so. We hope to welcome you back again for a more enjoyable round with us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place to work on short game!

Had a great time at this little course. Perfect for working on shots with 7-iron and up. Fairways were in decent shape but the greens were a bit soft and slow.

If you are a sliver, get ready to yell Fore quite a bit as the fairways and tee boxes are very close together.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Best Value in Carlsbad, CA

The booking was super easy, The place is beautiful, full of trees, running brooks, bridges, blue skies. The staff is super friendly and complete satisfaction every time. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is in rough shape.....
Not very good value for the money....even at a discount

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Challenging short course

Even though it is a par three course, it has some pretty challenging holes. The green are in good shape. They are domed, which adds to the challenge. In the past the sand traps were not sand, but more like dirt. That has finally been rectified with nice sand in the traps. The staff is super friendly. There are both grass and mat ranges, as well as a practice putting green. Definitely a walking course, even for seniors.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad~

Practice short game is good..
Driving range and putting green is better than the other courses.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/07/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Short with challenging greens

It’s short and cheap. Great for a beginner. 3-4 of the greens are serious domes, but in good shape. Two of the tee boxes have just been redone so you had to tee off from turf mats placed to the side until the sod takes hold. Aside from teeing off of turf though, the course was better than I expected. Much better maintained that other execs I’ve played recently.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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