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3.7
612 Reviews (612)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
244
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
66
1 Stars
54
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
79.6%
Recommend this course
455 out of 612 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
92.3%
Recommend this course
72 out of 78 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
83.4%
Recommend this course
121 out of 145 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal/Public
Par 70
Length 5400 yards
Slope 118
Rating 66.7
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Mesa Linda - Costa Mesa Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1967) Ron Fream (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22 - $28
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Comfortable clothing; no strict dress code but no tank tops allowed.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
612 Reviews (612)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Undulating Greens 23
Water Hazards 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 27
Walkers 25
Beginners 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Near the Airport 19
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good weather ,excellent course

I love to play this course. I will be back every week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Decent Course but Pace of Play is Slow

I have played both courses and for the most part the course layout is decent. The course condition for the most part is good. There are holes here and there where the fairways are in rough shape but as much play as the course gets they do a good job of up keeping the course. The greens are challenging and are usually in great shape. However, the main reason why I give this course three stars is because of the pace of play. The pace of play is horrible! Be warned! There are no marshall to enforce pace of play and the pro shop do not spread out the tee times enough to give a proper distance between groups. The times that I have played this course have been during the weekdays and it has taken me close to 5 hours to finish up a round. There are many holes where you will sit and wait because it is backed up. At times there could be as many as three groups on the part 3 waiting to hit. So be warned if you are looking to get out and get a quick round in this course is not for you.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Tee off early to get a quick round. Conditions better than ave for public OC muni. Course more character than mile square. Greens were receptive. Roll is true. I’ll keep playing as my weekly municipal instead of mile square.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic shape

Favorite course in OC, the 2 courses are in great shape and there’s nothing better than an early morning round in Costa Mesa.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Staff

Everyone at this golf course is very courteous, friendly and helpful except for one individual name Sean.
He is very rude and has a condescendant attitude toward customers. He dislikes on-line booking specially Golfnow and treated us with disrespect because we used on-line booking. He should not be working as a starter and interface with people because he has no customer service skills.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/18/2020

Some people just get it wrong! Sean is one of the nicest guys in the industry! To Sean and everybody at Costa Mesa ! Thanks for all you do ! Your professionalism is unmatched ! Two of the best courses in all of Orange County !! Your work during this covid pandemic has been remarkable! I know your all working your butts off ! Again thanks! Hopefully you can all get out of dodge when this over and go enjoy your family’s for a while ! You been catering to the public now for a couple months ! Your turn !
Much love ! ging

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The New Normal

Management & staff are doing a Great Job creating a Safe, Fun & Respectful environment for playing golf. Slowly opening more services (the driving range was open & carts were available) in a sensible way, minimizing the risk of contraction the Covid Virus for both employees & patrons.
I enjoyed my round & applaud their efforts.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is in great shape and the pace of play is perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is in great condition, however...

Part of the new pandemic rules have instilled a section of a foam "Pool Noodle" so the ball doesn't fall all the way down in to the cup as to restrict touching the flag.
They've also removed the benches and rakes in the bunkers. So, the bunkers are in terrible shape with no way for the golfers to rake they're marks in the bunkers.

So, I feel the golf course should be raking the bunkers at least once a day, but some look like they haven't been raked in several days.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A Day On the Links

Los Lagos is a good course for a public facility. Rough is fairly consistent and has thickened this year making it much more difficult than winter play. The pace of play was good. As I understand it the management will be moving tee times closer together which will in all likelihood slow play down and cause longer rounds. This was the main complaint about this course prior to Covid 19. Since the course is doing such a great business I really can't see the purpose of this other than greed. Too bad, they'll probably start losing business again if that's the case.

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

The course is relatively short but tough

It’s beautiful course and affordable.. worth the money.
Short course par 70 fun to play hard to beat.
Location in town. Easy to get in.
Well managed ....been playing for 3 years now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/04/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great friendly course

Very well kept municipal course. Staff is very friendly and pace of play is very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Hi, We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Los Lagos at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Los Lagos at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club.

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

fun to play course

I had the luck joining a wonderful flight playing this course the first time. Course is in good shape and not so hard to play, but has nice long holes were you need a decent tee shot. Staff was very friendly and well organized. Overall I had a great afternoon on the golf course and will definitely come back. In fact, booked my next tee time already.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Hi, Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Los Lagos at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club.

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